Commuters protest proposed rate-hike

November 19, 2004 • 0
A crowd of people gathered Thursday night at Union Station, but instead of coming to buy tickets, most were there to protest them. At a press conference held by New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr., concerned citizens, activists and city officials voiced their opposition to a proposed increase in commuter train fares scheduled for March »

Fundraiser is a ‘Pie in the Sky’

November 12, 2004 • 0
Apple pie. Sweet potato pie. These delicious desserts may be symbols of America, but for the 10th year in a row, they’ve also been enlisted to help out with the AIDS crisis. This Thanksgiving season, AIDS Project New Haven will once again be selling pies baked by local schools, churches and a catering service as »

Board votes to pay for controversial contract

November 5, 2004 • 0
After almost a month of deliberation, lobbying, and controversy, the Board of Aldermen passed an amended resolution last night to retroactively pay for $35,000 in legal fees for a contract it had never approved. The resolution narrowly passed 16 to 12, but not before nearly every alderman had weighed in on the matter during two »

Herbal remedies provide relief for ailing students

November 4, 2004 • 1
When Christopher Ashley ’05 got sick, he knew he was in trouble. His hacking cough kept him up all night, and he was missing classes left and right. It was essential that he get some kind of help. But Ashley did not seek professional help on the examination table, nor relief from a prescription bottle. »

Grants to empower New Haven nonprofits

October 20, 2004 • 0
New Haven community service organizations will soon be hitting the books for grant bucks with the unveiling of the New Haven Non-Profit Academy, a project made possible by a grant from the federal government’s Compassion Capital Fund. Capacity development grants totalling $350,000 will go to non-profit organizations whose selected members complete the program, which includes »

Stress may affect unborn babies

October 16, 2004 • 0
The list of things to avoid during pregnancy is a long one — drinking, smoking, most prescription drugs, eating mercury-laden fish — and now may include stress. Pending the results of a new study to be conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, mothers-to-be may have to watch their moods as much as »

City Dems rally for Kerry

October 7, 2004 • 0
Their arms laden with signs supporting Presidential candidate John Kerry ’66 and other local and national candidates, New Haven Democrats gathered last night to hear party leaders speak about the upcoming presidential election. An estimated 100 people met at the Hall of Records on Orange Street for the final Democratic Town Committee meeting in New »

National day of service honors ideals of Gandhi

October 5, 2004 • 0
Students celebrated a birthday with community service this Saturday, helping children and the less fortunate in honor of Mohandas Gandhi. The National Gandhi Day of Service, as the event is called, drew Yalies to service events around New Haven. The event, organized by Yale’s South Asian Society, drew 16 volunteers, including members of the society »