City to re-evaluate ‘double-dip’

As city officials scramble to find methods for cutting back on the budget and tightening expenditures, several aldermen are pointing toward consultant salaries as a place where the city can spend less money. A new bill introduced by the Board of Aldermen will call into question whether retired city staff members — employees who have […]

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Friday’s buzz

THE NEWS Along with managing careers in academia, several members of Yale’s faculty are trying their hand at coaching local schoolchildren on the New Haven Youth Soccer League. English Professor Elliott Visconsi said he enjoys coaching the team because “it’s just about fun, respect and joy for the game.” Five professors will receive academic promotions, […]

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Most Elis undecided in Ward 1

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. With eight days until the Ward 1 Democratic Endorsement Vote, it’s still anyone’s race. In an Internet poll conducted by the News last weekend, 40 percent of respondents who said they are planning to cast a ballot in the Ward 1 endorsement race […]

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Fourth aldermanic debate turns heated

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Briefly: Morehead to run again for Ward 22 seat

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 […]

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Violence sparks rally against ID card

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 […]

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Ward 1, round two

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10779″ ] Minh Tran ’09, who has repeatedly referenced his work as a Dwight Hall public school intern, […]

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News analysis: Tran’s visibility faces hurdles

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”11037″ ] But Tran’s pledged “presence” […]

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At debate, candidates’ arguments overlap

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. […]

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Morehead undecided, Thorpe to run in Ward 22

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 […]

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