The Yale Democrats stopped by suburbs outside of Philadelphia attempting to persuade undecided voters.

Over break, Yale Dems campaign in PA

October 29, 2012 • 0
In the final stretch of a hotly contested presidential election, the Yale College Democrats traveled to Pennsylvania over the fall break to campaign for President Barack Obama. Nearly 40 Yale students made the trip to Philadelphia on Thursday to canvass for the President in one of the states most crucial to his re-election strategy. Hosted »

State unemployment down slightly

October 23, 2012 • 4
Connecticut’s economy added 2,000 jobs in September, lowering the state’s unemployment rate to 8.9 percent. After the unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent in June to a high of 9.0 percent in August, the September rate has dropped again, according to state-by-state jobs numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This lower »

Conn. fourth district race tightens

October 18, 2012 • 2
In Connecticut’s fourth congressional district, the race between incumbent Democrat Jim Himes and Republican businessman Steve Obsitnik is tighter than many realize, according to experts closely following the two campaigns. No public polls have been conducted on the congressional contest unfolding in Connecticut’s fourth district, making the race difficult for outsiders to assess. However, the »
Yale students wait to vote in the 2011 elections. High voter turnout in New Haven can impact this year’s Senate race..

New Haven vital for Democrats

October 17, 2012 • 2
On the night of the Democratic primary election, which he won over former Conn. Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83, U.S. House Rep. Chris Murphy watched results come in at the Omni Hotel in New Haven — rather than in his home district. The latest polls show Murphy with a small lead over Republican Linda »

Senate candidates avoid specifics in debate

October 16, 2012 • 0
In their third of four debates, U.S. Senate candidates Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon continued to evade describing specific policies in favor of criticizing one another’s pasts. The candidates met at the Garde Arts center in New London, Conn. for a town hall-style debate sponsored by local TV channel WTNH and the New London Day, »
Members of the Yale College Democrats help students register to vote in Connecticut on Old Campus.

Students weigh voting options

October 12, 2012 • 1060
As a freshman in 2009, life-long Democrat Diana Enriquez ’13 registered to vote in Connecticut. That November, her home state of Massachusetts elected Scott Brown, its first Republican senator since 1972. “I was shocked,” Enriquez said. “Everyone assumes Massachusetts is a monolithic democratic machine, but a lot more people vote for the Republican party than »

Conviction reexamined in decades-old case

October 5, 2012 • 0
On the evening of March 8, 1987, Bernice Martin was raped and murdered in her apartment in Manchester, Conn. More than five years later, her granddaughter’s husband, Richard Lapointe, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of release. Now, the courts are questioning the confessions that have kept Lapointe behind »

State increases housing permit issuance

October 2, 2012 • 0
In a sign of a housing market recovering from the 2008 financial crisis, the state of Connecticut issued 359 new building permits in Aug., up 55 percent from the same period last year. The data, compiled by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, indicates greater interest in building new homes than has been »

State rep’s treasurer arrested

September 25, 2012 • 0
Four years after State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, a New Haven Democrat, won his first term in the state legislature, his campaign treasurer was arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in campaign funds. Sandra McKinnie, a resident of New Haven, was first suspected of embezzlement when an audit conducted by the State Election Enforcement Commission »
This year, prices at Durfee’s increased for the first time in three years. Yale Dining said the increase was necessary to cover rising wholesale and labor costs.

Price hike at Durfee’s angers students

September 17, 2012 • 4
Students forgoing lunch in dining halls in favor of food at Durfee’s have found that their swipes are buying them less than they did last year. The prices of many items at Durfee’s, Yale Dining’s convenience store on Old Campus, increased for the first time in three years due to rising wholesale prices and contractually »

Obesity epidemic ‘simple’ to defeat

September 11, 2012 • 0
This summer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning the sale of large sodas in New York City. This new policy, intended to limit access to products that are widely thought to contribute to obesity, sparked a national conversation about the ban’s effectiveness. The News sat down with Dr. David Katz, a professor of preventive medicine at »

Register parent company announces bankruptcy

September 6, 2012 • 0
The Journal Register Company, the parent company of the New Haven Register, announced Wednesday that it is filing for bankruptcy. The company announced in a morning email to its employees that it had filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a New York federal court. The newspaper chain said it intends to initiate a »