Lamont courts local voters

April 6, 2006 • 0
The back room of Naples Pizza became an arena of political discourse last night as local residents, reporters and Yalies filled tables and collected bumper stickers, flyers and free pizza in support of Ned Lamont SOM ’80, who is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator. Lamont, who officially announced his candidacy on March »

New bus service takes off

March 2, 2006 • 0
Ticket sales for the new student-run Campus Bus Service have topped the 400 mark after less than two weeks. Since the launch of its Web site a week and a half ago, the service has grossed well over $5,000, co-founders Louis Gresham ’08 and Francisco Liquido ’08 said. Initially, Liquido said, Campus Bus was simply »

Community provides for refugee family

February 15, 2006 • 0
Although the cold winters and sometimes gray skies of the Elm City may play host to complaints from residents and visitors alike, the city has proved a welcome haven for one family who recently relocated here after fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Less than six months ago, the hurricane forced Theresa Morrison and her »

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February 7, 2006 • 0
The clean and carpeted cubicles of a second-floor office space at 70 Audobon St. face the street through a window clouded by bright orange graffiti. The walls of the cubicles have been similarly enveloped by the vibrant colors, sharp angles and contorted geometry of street art, transforming the once-gray space into a colorful scene of »

Luxury housing proliferates

February 2, 2006 • 0
Yalies who regard New Haven as a city of panhandlers and abandoned warehouses may want to reconsider their perspective, as a new era of cherry wood flooring, marble lobbies and optional stainless steel dawns upon the Elm City. In the past decade, New Haven has seen an upsurge in warehouse-converted apartment complexes intended for “luxury »

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January 30, 2006 • 0
Yalies taking the Graduate Record Examination this coming October can expect a lengthier, more uniform exam than the one encountered by students in past years. Educational Testing Services plans to make major changes to the current format of the GRE, which had not been significantly modified since its creation 55 years ago. While some students »

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January 25, 2006 • 3
In the past 10 years, New Haven has witnessed an influx of new businesses and the expansion of several established companies, events that have garnered mixed reviews from local residents and workers. The Northeast Alliance Credit Union, which moved its office from Broadway to Whitney Avenue and expanded the office’s size and services in November, »

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January 23, 2006 • 0
While the recent holiday season saw significant increases in national consumer expenditures and retail sales, some New Haven stores have had a less than happy New Year. Some local stores, including J. Crew, Trailblazer and Ashley’s Ice Cream, said their winter sales were up from last year, but other city business owners — particularly those »

Rocker speaks on independence

January 12, 2006 • 232
At a Saybrook College Master’s Tea Wednesday afternoon, punk rocker Ian MacKaye said he likes to challenge norms, both politically and musically. The founder and owner of Dischord Records, a punk rock label based in Washington, D.C., MacKaye spoke to an audience that filled Saybrook College Master Mary Miller’s living room and overflowed into the »