Senate candidates trade fire over pasts

With less than two months to go before Election Day, the race for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 has started to turn personal. The latest round of spars between the GOP nominee, millionaire wrestling magnate Linda McMahon, and Democrat Chris Murphy, who represents Connecticut’s fifth congressional district […]

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Pundits crash CS Department meeting on espresso machine

Do espresso machines get tested on animals? Is it “espresso” or “expresso”? These questions and more were posed at a Wednesday afternoon Computer Science Department meeting that aimed to answer a simple question: what model of espresso machine should the Department buy for Arthur K. Watson Hall’s second floor kitchen, and what should be the […]

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Jobs pipeline sails through board

The Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve the creation of a “jobs pipeline” Tuesday night. Aldermen voted in their biweekly meeting by a 25–0 margin to create New Haven Works, a coordinating agency that will partner with employers in the city to help connect local residents with jobs. The emphasis of the new program […]

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Aldermen hear public input on jobs pipeline

The Board of Aldermen heard testimony Thursday night on a proposal for its long-awaited jobs initiative, one they hope will prepare residents for jobs within the city. While the board’s human resources committee held a public hearing on the plan, locally called the jobs pipeline, residents testified in support of the idea, and offered suggestions […]

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QPac poll shows McMahon ahead

Could Connecticut turn red this November? A new poll says it’s possible. In the race for Joe Lieberman’s ’64 LAW ’67 U.S. Senate seat, Republican Linda McMahon holds a slight edge over Democrat Chris Murphy, 49-46, according to a poll out Tuesday from Quinnipiac University. The same poll found President Barack Obama with a 7-point […]

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2013 campaigns already revving up

The Elm City’s longest-serving mayor is already eyeing another term. Mayor John DeStefano Jr., who won a record 10th term by a modest 1,600-vote margin last November, began showing signs of campaigning this summer. As Yale’s labor unions — which have opposed the mayor’s fiscal policies in recent years — tested the political waters for […]

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White House honors teachers’ union president

New Haven teachers’ union leader David Cicarella was honored at the White House Tuesday for his role in the city’s progress on education reform. Cicarella, the president of the New Haven Federation of teachers since 2007, was named a “White House Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama for his efforts in bringing about the […]

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McMahon, Murphy win Senate primaries

Former wrestling magnate Linda McMahon and current U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy will face each other this November in the race for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67. With about half the state’s precincts reporting, McMahon led challenger Chris Shays by a 76 to 24 percent margin in […]

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Murphy leads Bysiewicz ’83 in new poll

A new poll reveals U.S. Rep Chris Murphy to be a strong favorite to win the November election to fill the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67. The poll, released this week by Public Policy Polling, shows Murphy leading former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 in the […]

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Conn. federal judge rules DOMA unconstitutional

A Connecticut judge ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitutional right to equal protection, the latest in a string of setbacks against the 1996 law. In a suit against the federal government, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant issued a 104-page decision Tuesday that found the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage […]

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Box 63 fails city health inspection

City health inspectors gave student favorite Box 63 two weeks to clean up its act after it failed a recent health inspection. In the latest round of health inspections that ended last week, Box 63, which opened its doors in New Haven last fall, received a score of 70 out of 100. Inspectors cited the […]

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NHPD thanks public for speedy homicide arrest

After the New Haven Police Department made a quick arrest in the city’s 10th homicide of the year, police officials hailed what they called the success of the department’s renewed emphasis on community policing. Police said three teenagers outside the Burger King drive-thru on Whalley Avenue called Donald Bradley for a ride to Fair Haven, […]

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