Ward 22 candidates court Eli votes

While Ward 1 may have been the contest du jour for Yale students last spring, many students returning to campus this fall found themselves deluged with messages from the aldermanic candidates of Ward 22. Since April, Lisa Hopkins, Cordelia Thorpe and incumbent Greg Morehead have been campaigning for the Democratic nomination for the Ward 22 […]

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City may try to lure BoltBus

The Board of Alderman will vote this Tuesday on a resolution to support the addition of a New Haven stop to the BoltBus, a coach service owned by Greyhound Lines. Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead drafted the resolution, and he said its purpose is to “join the chorus” of organizations, including the city’s Office of […]

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Tom Williams on coaching in the Ivy League: ‘You don’t get that midnight phone call’

What’s the allure of coaching college football at a school like Yale rather than a big-time program? You should be able to sleep at night without wondering which of your players is about to get arrested — or so Tom Williams hopes. “You don’t have to worry about many off-the-field issues,” he said tonight on […]

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In case you were blackout…

Yalies looking to relive their 2009 Spring Fling experience — without the hundred rolls of toilet paper and throngs of sweaty, gyrating bodies — now need look no further than their Web browser. Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, the Pittsburgh mash-up artist who performed at this year’s Spring Fling, has released a new live album […]

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Board unanimously passes city budget

The Board of Aldermen approved Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s $464 million budget for the 2009-’10 fiscal year in a unanimous vote Tuesday night. The new budget, which puts a freeze on last year’s mill rate and property revaluation, will ensure that no New Haven resident pays higher property taxes this year than they did last […]

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Briefly: Ferrucci to seek mayoral seat

The third time might be the charm for Ralph Ferrucci: The third-party candidate has announced that he will once again run against Mayor John DeStefano Jr. to hold the city’s chief executive seat — but this time, he said, he will run as an Independent. Ferrucci, 37, told the New Haven Independent on Monday that […]

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UP CLOSE | Does board size matter?

Just seven months after Mayor John DeStefano Jr. swore former Ward 1 Alderman Ben Healey ’04 into his new position on the city’s chief legislative body, Healey decided to shake things up. “We could just as easily serve our constituents with a smaller board size,” he wrote in a March 2002 letter to the rest […]

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Briefly: DeLauro, Voigt pledge support to mayor’s re-election campaign

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has endorsed John DeStefano Jr. in his bid for a ninth mayoral term. DeLauro, who spoke at DeStefano’s re-election rally at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School on Monday afternoon, congratulated the mayor on the city’s decrease in crime and improvements made to public school education. As was expected, Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman […]

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Jones ’11 wins Ward 1 vote

Mike Jones ’11 won the Ward 1 Democratic Endorsement Vote on Friday, taking 49.2 percent of the vote. Katie Harrison ’11 finished second with 36.9 percent, followed by Minh Tran ’09 with 12.8 percent of the vote. Nearly 474 Ward 1 residents cast ballots in the election, the first Democratic endorsement vote ever to be […]

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Jones wins Ward 1 endorsement vote

Mike Jones ’11 won the Ward 1 Democratic endorsement vote on Friday, taking 49.2 percent of the vote. Katie Harrison ’11 finished second with 36.9 percent, followed by Minh Tran ’09 with 12.8 percent of the vote. Nearly 475 Ward 1 residents cast ballots in the election, the first Democratic endorsement vote ever to be […]

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Ward 1 race winds to an end

After months of aldermanic debates, Facebook advertisements, dining hall table tents, ice cream socials and press conferences, the candidates of the Ward 1 aldermanic race know that the outcome of Friday’s election will all come down to one thing: a simple numbers game. In the hours leading up to the opening of polls at 9 […]

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City Hall memo: Endorsement vote only a ‘gentleman’s agreement’

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. While the political future of Katie Harrison ’11, Mike Jones ’11 and Minh Tran ’09 hangs in the balance of Friday’s Ward 1 Democratic endorsement vote, so too does the future of the endorsement vote itself.The structure of the endorsement vote in coming […]

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