Fourth aldermanic debate turns heated

April 8, 2009 • 0
Against the furious beating of African war drums — the Konjo African dance troupe was practicing downstairs — Ward 1 aldermanic candidates Katie Harrison ’11, Mike Jones ’11 and Minh Tran ’09 engaged in their last face-to-face battle for the political seat. The fourth aldermanic debate, held in the upstairs gallery of the Afro-American Cultural »

News analysis: In Ward 1, candidates play the name game

April 7, 2009 • 1
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. For this year’s Ward 1 aldermanic candidates, it’s not just what you know — it’s who you know. During the first Ward 1 aldermanic debate, Mike Jones ’11 mentioned that he had eaten lunch with Chief Administrative Officer Rob Smuts ’01 the same »

Briefly: From Swing Space, votes to be cast for Ward 1 vote

April 6, 2009 • 0
Calhoun College students will be allowed to cast ballots in the April 17 Ward 1 Democratic Endorsement Vote, the Ward 1 Democratic Committee confirmed in an e-mail to the undergraduate population Sunday. Though Calhoun students living on campus currently reside in Swing Space — part of Ward 22 — they can vote in the Ward »

Violence sparks rally against ID card

April 2, 2009 • 11
In response to the arraignment of an alleged rapist, two anti-illegal-immigration activists held a press conference Monday night to air their grievances against Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and the Elm City ID Card. Bill Farrel of the Southern Connecticut Immigration Reform and Veronica Kivela of the Community Watchdog Project met news outlets outside of Temple »

Briefly: Morehead to run again for Ward 22 seat

April 2, 2009 • 2
Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead will run for a third term in his seat this November, he confirmed to the News on Wednesday. Morehead, who first came to office in a special election in 2007, stated last week that he was undecided about whether he would run again. But Wednesday, he said he has known »

Ward 1, round two

March 31, 2009 • 28
The last question of Monday night’s Ward 1 aldermanic debate was a particularly contentious one. “Pose a question to one of your opponents,” instructed debate moderator Paul Bass ’82, the editor of the New Haven Independent. Minh Tran ’09, who has repeatedly referenced his work as a Dwight Hall public school intern, turned to Mike »

News analysis: Tran’s visibility faces hurdles

March 30, 2009 • 44
At Thursday’s Ward 1 aldermanic debate, candidate Minh Tran ’09 aired his major grievance against current Ward 1 Alderwoman Rachel Plattus ’09. “The only thing I would do differently is to be more of a presence on campus, and to be more visible than she was,” Tran said. But Tran’s pledged “presence” is simultaneously a »

At debate, candidates’ arguments overlap

March 27, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. For candidates in a contentious three-way race, the Ward 1 hopefuls did a lot of agreeing. Aldermanic candidates Katie Harrison ’11, Mike Jones ’11 and Minh Tran ’09 met Thursday night to engage in the first Ward 1 debate of the campaign season. »

Morehead undecided, Thorpe to run in Ward 22

March 26, 2009 • 1
While the Ward 1 aldermanic candidates clamor for votes on Yale’s campus, the race for Ward 22 can afford to run at a more relaxed pace. After two years in the seat, Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead said Wednesday he will not decide until mid-April whether he will seek another term in office. Meanwhile, Ward »

Eli eyes Ward 10 seat

March 25, 2009 • 8
Ward 1 is not the only New Haven district to feature a Yale student as a candidate in the aldermanic race. Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 said Tuesday that he will challenge Ward 10 Alderman Allan Brison for his seat, which represents many graduate students who live in the East Rock neighborhood. Although he »

LIVE BLOG: The first Ward 1 debate

March 25, 2009 • 0
As the April 17 Ward 1 Democratic Endorsement Vote draws near, all three Ward 1 aldermanic candidates — Mike Jones ’11, Katie Harrison ’11 and Minh Tran ’09 — will speak together publicly for the first time tonight in a debate sponsored by the Yale College Democrats. The candidates will be answering unscripted questions from »

Goldson vies to be mayor

March 24, 2009 • 2
Six months before the Nov. 3 New Haven municipal elections, only one individual has officially declared that he will challenge Mayor John DeStefano Jr.: Darnell Goldson, who confirmed Sunday night that he will enter the race as an Independent. Goldson originally disclosed over a year ago that he planned to run, but has since then »