In the Board of Aldermen’s first significant legislative achievement, a “jobs pipeline” program to connect city residents to jobs with local employers passed unanimously Tuesday night.
City

Jobs pipeline sails through board

September 5, 2012 • 1
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 »
Drew Morrison ’14, left, the president of New Haven Action, testified before the human resources committee Thursday night.
City

Aldermen hear public input on jobs pipeline

August 31, 2012 • 0
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 »
City

2013 campaigns already revving up

August 29, 2012 • 0
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 »
Barbara Walters addresses members of the class of 2012 at Sunday's Class Day, sharing wisdom from her career interviewing world leaders.
University

Walters to grads: ‘Follow your bliss’

May 20, 2012 • 1112
In a 24-minute speech at Sunday’s Class Day exercises, journalist Barbara Walters encouraged members of the class of 2012 to follow their bliss — even if they are not sure what that is yet. Graduating seniors donned colorful hats and faculty members and administrators broke out their academic robes on Sunday as crowds descended on »
The School of Nursing is leaving for West Haven, where it will join the University's West Campus in fall 2013.
University

School of Nursing to move to West Campus

May 4, 2012 • 1
Beginning in fall 2013, the School of Nursing will call West Campus home. Yale administrators announced Thursday that YSN will move from its current location at 100 Church Street South, near the Yale School of Medicine, to the University’s West Campus in West Haven, seven miles west of downtown New Haven. Despite concern that the »
A bill permitting the medical use of marijuana is making its way through Connecticut's state legislature.
City

House votes to legalize medical marijuana

April 26, 2012 • 1
The legalization of medical marijuana moved a step closer to reality in Connecticut after a Wednesday vote by the State House of Representatives. The House voted 96 to 51 to pass a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state following an afternoon of debate and a last-minute attempt by opponents to block it. »
At a special committee meeting Thursday evening, aldermen failed to achieve consensus on changes to ward boundaries necessitated by the city charter.
City

Aldermen struggle to define wards

April 20, 2012 • 0
Aldermen are struggling to determine the shape of New Haven’s wards ahead of a fast approaching deadline. A special committee of the Board of Aldermen considered three different ward maps at a Thursday evening meeting at Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy, the latest in a series of meetings held in an effort to equalize populations across »
New Haven Police Department officers arrived at the Occupy New Haven encampment Wednesday morning to force remaining protesters to leave the Green.
City

Six months later, Occupy leaves Green

April 19, 2012 • 3
The “occupation” has ended: after six months on the Green and a protracted legal battle with the city, Occupy New Haven is finally gone. Police removed Occupy protesters from their Upper Green site early Wednesday morning, allowing the city’s parks department to clear the Upper Green of tents and debris. Occupy’s departure ended a two-month »
Occupy New Haven protesters began packing their belongings Tuesday after a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the city, paving the way for the protest’s eviction. The ruling ended a protracted lawsuit in which Occupy protesters hoped to prevent the city from removing their months-old encampment on the Upper Green.
City

Occupy prepares to leave

April 18, 2012 • 5
After more than six months, Occupy New Haven may finally leave the Green following Tuesday decisions by a federal appeals court and a state housing court. A panel of three judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld District Court Judge Mark Kravtiz’s ruling that the city could legally remove protesters »
Occupy protesters celebrated last week after an appeals court’s injunction prevented the city from evicting them from the Green, where they have been since Oct. 15.
City

Occupy celebrates six months

April 16, 2012 • 9
Occupy New Haven celebrated its six-month anniversary Sunday afternoon amid calls to leave by city officials, New Haven residents and some of their own members. Over 50 people gathered at Occupy New Haven’s encampment on the Upper Green for an afternoon of music and food as they commemorated the protest’s arrival at the site on »
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Death penalty repeal passes in house

April 12, 2012 • 0
The death penalty’s days in Connecticut are numbered. After nearly nine hours of debate, the State House of Representatives passed a bill repealing capital punishment late Wednesday night, setting the stage for Connecticut to become the 17th state to abolish capital punishment. The House’s approval of the bill by a vote of 86 to 62 »
Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker, left, proposed a successful amendment to streamline the Board’s federal funding approval process.
City

Committee passes federal funding proposal

April 12, 2012 • 0
In a joint committee meeting Wednesday night, aldermen debated the final budget for New Haven’s share of federal Community Development Block Grants. The Board of Aldermen’s joint community development and human services committee approved several amendments to Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s budget for the grants, sending its final budget to be debated before the entire »
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Ella Wood ’15, who previously lost the Democratic primary election in September, has dropped
out of the race for Ward 7 Alderman.