Bomb scare clears out courthouses

Traffic came to halt downtown for about an hour and a half Tuesday after police evacuated three New Haven courthouses because of a bomb threat. The threat came shortly before 4 p.m. Police with bomb-sniffing dogs entered the courthouses starting around 5 p.m. Yale, New Haven and state police, as judicial and federal marshals, were […]


Vintage clothing store offers sneak peek

Though it hasn’t officially opened, Fashionista Vintage and Variety — which recently moved to the corner of Trumbull Street and Whitney Avenue — has a large sign on its door announcing: “What the heck, come on in.” Before the vintage clothing store’s upcoming grand reopening at its new location, Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea, co-owners […]


Yalies create economy of giving

Money may become obsolete Friday at 7 p.m. in the Library of Dwight Hall. At that time, four Yale students are launching, an online economy with just one rule: no money allowed. On the Web site each user will have a profile that will list what they want to give away and what they […]


Elis jump in on microfinance

After two young entrepreneurs visited Yale to discuss a new Web site they created that may help fight world poverty, Yale students are now getting involved. The Yale Microfinance Task Force is preparing to launch a Yale initiative in which students form teams on — a Web site created last December by Dallas natives […]


Vintage turns a profit

At New Haven’s Fashionista Vintage and Variety, items come and go. A pair of lederhosen were snatched up by a burlesque dancer on her way to Los Angeles. An English suit was shipped to Ireland for the birthday of an Irish theater troupe leader. Store owners Nancy Shea, 54, and Todd Lyon, 52, are not […]