Community gardens sprout in city

January 17, 2007
Asphalt streets and concrete sidewalks might not offer the best atmosphere to grow fruits and vegetables, but New Haven community gardening and green space programs offer city residents a chance to cultivate their own gardens in the midst of an otherwise urban jungle. Officials said these programs, including the Community Garden Program, the Greenspace Program »

Women open stores

November 29, 2006
Three and a half years ago, when Liza Clayson wanted to start a business, she moved to Branford to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams instead of staying in her native New Haven. But now, with New Haven’s downtown cultural scene booming, women like Clayson are coming to the Elm City to open arts-oriented stores, attracted to »

Newhallville to apply for grant

November 17, 2006
After years of walking by rows of dilapidated houses that line many of the streets in Newhallville, residents of this New Haven neighborhood may see some of those boarded-up homes occupied once more. The Livable City Initiative received approval to apply for a $210,000 grant from the Federal Loan Bank to construct 10 new housing »

Students react to Dwight’s move

November 14, 2006
Several days after Dwight Hall announced it will leave the Old Campus chapel it has called home for the past 80 years, students and alumni have mixed opinions about divorcing their organization from its namesake building. In 2010, the nonprofit organization will move from the heart of Old Campus to a new location at 143 »

Rell wins gov. race

November 8, 2006
HARTFORD — Republican incumbent M. Jodi Rell defeated New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election Tuesday, burying her opponent by a margin of almost 30 percent of the vote. With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Rell received 64 percent of votes to DeStefano’s 35 percent. While DeStefano’s supporters said they were disappointed »

Schools assess detector mettle

November 2, 2006
The city’s decision to install metal detectors in its 13 public high schools might be paying off. The new metal detector system, which was put in place earlier this fall after a summer of increased gun violence, recently faced one of its first tests at Wilbur Cross Annex High School. On Oct. 20, a freshman »

DeStefano depends on Elm City

October 30, 2006
Although the statewide election day will focus on campaign speeches and the last-minute scrambles for voters, for New Haven community members, Nov. 7 is a time for reflection on the tenure of both their mayor, John DeStefano Jr., and their governor, M. Jodi Rell. In the Elm City, where voters are familiar with DeStefano’s policies »

State ranked third in smarts

October 20, 2006
Connecticut has always had its own state flag and bird, but now it has a state report card — and a good one, too. Connecticut was ranked America’s the third “smartest” state in the fifth annual Smartest State Award, published on Monday by Morgan Quitno Press, a Kansas-based private research and publishing company. Vermont and »

Local eateries diversify

October 18, 2006
Jack of all trades, but master of none? That commonplace warning does not seem to faze New Haven entrepreneurs, as the owners of several well-known downtown eateries pursue less gastronomic business endeavors. Zaroka Bar and Restaurant, which held the grand opening of its international crafts boutique Mandala Gallery on Tuesday, is just one of several »

Panel discusses green investment

March 30, 2006
Some venture capitalists think it may be no coincidence that money and the environment share a certain shade of green. A panel of three venture capitalists discussed environmental opportunities for maximizing investment during a discussion at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Wednesday as the third and final installment of the 2006 Industrial »

Local students excel at Mathcounts

March 30, 2006
After months of solving practice problems and honing their numerical skills, junior high students at two New Haven middle schools earned top marks at a statewide math competition earlier this month. Two New Haven eighth graders, Patrick Hulin of Hopkins School and Jonathan Chien of Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School, have won two of the top »

Bush taps ex-lecturer

March 29, 2006
Years before President George W. Bush ’68 appointed Joshua Bolten to the top White House position, chief of staff, on Tuesday, Bolten was a Yalie — if only for a semester. A decade before Bush appointed Bolten to his previous post as director of the Office of Management and Budget, Bolten taught a semester of »