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Yale to renovate historic stadium

February 18, 2005 • 0
The decrepit seats and decaying walls of the historic Yale Bowl will undergo a multi-million dollar facelift come April. The renovation project — estimated at $17 million — was approved Wednesday night by the New Haven City Plan Commission after more than five years of University planning. Because the Yale Bowl is one of two »
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Mayor says Rell budget will hurt city’s programs

February 18, 2005 • 0
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. has loudly voiced his opinion that Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s state budget proposal would have a negative economic impact on New Haven, and some of the city’s business leaders agree. Rell’s proposal would cut funding for the arts statewide and would end a program that provides millions of dollars in »
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State of city finances appears bleak

February 17, 2005 • 0
Expressing concern about the city’s reliance on one-time revenue sources, two bond-rating agencies recently called into question the state of New Haven’s finances, though they cited Yale as a stabilizing economic presence. The two firms, Moody’s Investors Services, Inc. and Fitch Ratings, downgraded New Haven’s bond-ratings outlook from “stable” to “negative,” signalling that the city’s »
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Tweed to respond to business boom with expansion

February 11, 2005 • 0
By Katie DeWitt Staff reporter On the heels of a 146 percent increase in airline passengers from 2003 to 2004, Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport recently announced plans for continued expansion. City officials said they hope to attract more Southern Connecticut residents to the regional airport through a number of upgrades, including an additional US Airways »
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US Airways increases its flights at Tweed

February 8, 2005 • 0
US Airways announced Monday night that it has added a fifth daily flight to Philadelphia out of Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport. The new flight is part of an airport-wide expansion that also includes aircraft upgrades, the construction of runway safety areas and increased marketing and promoting. Airport Authority chairman Lawrence DeNardis said the expansion comes »
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Homebuyer Program continues to expand

February 8, 2005 • 0
The line of students pining for grass-fed burgers and organic field greens outside the Berkeley College dining hall was moving slower than usual earlier this week. But Annette Tracey, a familiar figure in the dining hall, was not turning away yet another group of Calhoun College transfers desperate for a good meal. Instead, she was »
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Amtrak to lease eight locomotives to Conn.

February 7, 2005 • 0
The Amtrak board of directors approved the terms of a contract Thursday that will lease eight locomotives to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Expected to improve commuter rail service in the state, the agreement is the first step in Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s major transportation initiative, which she will reveal when she presents her budget »
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Ruling bans development district plan

February 3, 2005 • 0
A Connecticut Appellate Court decision has left New Haven with no laws to address its current major development projects. The ongoing litigation has halted several of the city’s current development plans, including Yale’s construction of a 350 car parking garage in the Mansfield neighborhood, and has spurred the proposal of two bills modifying the present »
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Conn. is praised for development efforts

January 31, 2005 • 0
The 18th annual “Development Report Card for the States” awarded straight A’s to Connecticut for 2004, making it the only state in the nation to receive a perfect score. Issued by the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a national nonprofit organization concerned with economic development, the report recognized some of Connecticut’s strengths in earnings and job »
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City awaits court ruling on proposed garage by Ingalls

January 26, 2005 • 0
The heated debate over the proposed construction of a 350-car parking garage just north of Ingalls Rink remains unresolved as Mansfield Street residents and city officials anxiously await the verdict of a lawsuit filed last fall. After the city approved the project in September, two families that live within a 200-foot radius of the development »
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New eateries to serve city

January 20, 2005 • 0
New Haven’s two newest eateries serve the basic needs of any New Englander in the dead of winter: to eat well and stay warm. Come February, Pacifico will be the latest upscale seafood restaurant to open in New Haven while Moka will be added to the extensive list of specialty coffee shops around the city. »
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Northwest may offer service to New Haven from Detroit

January 18, 2005 • 0
Students heading home at the end of the academic year may have a new travel option if Northwest Airlines follows through on interest the company has expressed in establishing a jet service out of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport to Detroit beginning in May. Northwest would become the third airline with service to New Haven, »