Alexander ’65 boosts town-gown relations

September 29, 2005
Bruce Alexander ’65’s day began at 8:30 a.m. when he met with a representative from Achievement First, a program that aims to bring qualified teachers to New Haven public schools. At 10, he met with a member of the Board of Education to brainstorm a site for a start-up high school in New Haven, followed »

City’s redevelopment recalls Lee

September 27, 2005
Many of the most puzzling parts of New Haven — the patternless one-ways streets, the never-finished Highway 34 West and the eternally vacant Coliseum, are products of an era that began 50 years ago, when building and bulldozing en masse was the norm. Under Mayor Richard C. Lee, New Haven led the nation in its »

Shops find success at second locations

September 26, 2005
The city of New Haven prides itself on being large enough to find everything you need but small enough maintain a tight community fabric. Although it plays host to a few national retailers like J. Crew and Urban Outfitters, New Haven is better known for its small, specialized, locally-run businesses such as Peter Indorf Jewelers, »

Commission delays building of school

September 15, 2005
In recent weeks, the construction of a New Haven high school has been put in doubt because of controversial plans to demolish the historic building currently on the site. In response to protests against the demolition of 230-232 Crown Street in the pending Arts Coop High School project on Crown Street, the Connecticut Commission on »

Whole Foods scouts seek site for new store

September 13, 2005
Representatives from Whole Foods Market, the world’s largest retailer of natural and organic foods, visited New Haven last week in search of potential sites for a new store opening. The product of a year-long effort to bring a healthy grocery store to New Haven, the visit marks the first step in an economic development strategy »

Co-op may fill cinema

September 9, 2005
The closing of York Square Cinema this summer left open a prime piece of retail space on Broadway, but not all students are ready to let the convenient movie-going spot be absorbed by a new chain store or restaurant. Ward 1 Alderman Rebecca Livengood ’07 has proposed to replace York Square with a cooperative movie »

City moves forward on high school

September 8, 2005
After years of searching for a site, the city is moving forward with construction of the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School on College Street between Crown and George. COOP, on which construction is slated to begin in Spring 2006, is a visual and performing arts magnet high school currently located on the corner of »

Eatery to go below annex

September 1, 2005
Next year, some 46 Silliman College students will temporarily trade their dining hall for wings, beer, and Monday Night Football. Construction of a new annex space and restaurant in the Elm Street parking lot next to Davenport College began this summer. For the first time in University history, a Yale dorm building will share its »

City works toward balance in housing costs

April 28, 2005
Demand for housing in New Haven has risen, but with it, prices have drastically increased, forcing developers to seek new ways to meet the needs of the city’s economically diverse urban population. Pledging to build at least 100 residential units each year until demand is met, the city faces the challenge of striking a balance »

Amtrak suspends Acela train service

April 22, 2005
Students from the Northeast may need to rethink their travel plans after finals, as Amtrak pulled all 20 of its high-speed Acela trains from service last week. After inspectors found cracks in nearly all of the trains’ break rotor spokes, Amtrak announced that the 165-mile-per-hour express train’s service would be suspended indefinitely, citing safety as »

Ninth Sq. struggles to fill retail spaces

April 21, 2005
The opening of Avellino’s Trattoria earlier this month marks the arrival of yet another hip restaurant and bar in New Haven’s historic Ninth Square District. But the vacant commercial spaces surrounding Avellino’s and other downtown hotspots like Bentara and Central Steakhouse are no closer to being filled. Occupying the blocks bordered by Church, State, Chapel, »

School may relocate to Crown

April 14, 2005
After more than a year of planning and negotiations, the city of New Haven made their first offer Wednesday to purchase four spaces on Crown and George streets, where it plans to move the New Haven Arts and Humanities High School. The Crown Street location was chosen out of more than 20 original possibilities because »