New uses imagined for Green

City residents gathered Wednesday to discuss the future of the New Haven Green. Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit consulting group hired by the city the proprietors of the Green, held a public meeting in the Hall of Records Wednesday night to ask city residents what they would like to see on the New […]

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Gant CEO jokes at New Haven’s expense

The CEO of Gant drew the ire of New Haveners after cracking a joke at the city’s expense. Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg made fun of the clothing store’s hometown in a June 27 interview with the India Times, joking that just “two good things ever came out of New Haven — Yale University and Gant.” The comment […]

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Student favorites among eateries to fail inspections

More restaurants than normal failed New Haven’s latest round of health inspections, with nearly a fifth of the 49 restaurants visited receiving a failing grade according to the New Haven Independent. In a wave of health inspections the last two weeks of June, inspectors graded nine restaurants at a score below 80, the minimum required […]

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Murphy sweeps New Haven endorsements

New Haven’s Democratic Party coalesced around U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy with a nearly unanimous endorsement Monday. The city’s entire state delegation, Mayor John DeStefano Jr., 27 of New Haven’s 30 aldermen and the entire Democratic Town Committee announced their endorsement of Murphy over Susan Bysiewicz ’83, his rival in the race for the seat […]

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Aldermen pass $486.4 million budget

The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved New Haven’s $486.4 million budget in a 40-minute special meeting Tuesday night. The budget — the product of almost three months of public hearings and negotiations between Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s administration and the labor-backed majority on the Board — was largely unchanged from DeStefano’s original proposal in March. […]

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Aldermen approve ward map

Ward 1 will remain the Yale ward for the next decade, following the conclusion of the Board of Aldermen’s redistricting process. In a vote by the full Board earlier this week, aldermen approved a final ward map for New Haven that balances the population within each of the city’s 30 wards. Yale’s Ward 1 will […]

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Walters to grads: ‘Follow your bliss’

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 […]

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Convention vote boosts Murphy in Senate race

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy sealed his front-runner status in the race to replace departing U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 with an overwhelming endorsement from state Democrats. Murphy bested former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 in the Democratic nominating contest this weekend, winning the support of 1,378 state delegates over Bysiewicz’s 444. […]

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Malloy signs bill allowing Sunday liquor sales

Sunday liquor sales will start this weekend, just in time for Commencement weekend celebrations. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation Monday that allows alcohol to be sold on Sunday and certain holidays. The law, which repeals one of the state’s colonial-era “Blue Laws,” will come into effect this weekend. The legislation allows package stores to […]

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Education reform caps productive session in Hartford

Lawmakers in Hartford marked the end of a productive legislative session Wednesday. In his address to the General Assembly at midnight Wednesday night, Gov. Dannel Malloy praised the hard work of legislators in passing bills to legalize medical marijuana, allow Sunday liquor sales, repeal the death penalty and permit Election Day voter registration. He also […]

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Senate passes medical marijuana, elections bills

Two landmark pieces of legislation passed Connecticut’s Senate on Saturday, sending the legalization of medical marijuana and a package to reform the state’s voting system to the desk of Gov. Dannel Malloy. After 10 hours of debate, the Senate passed by a 21-13 margin a bill allowing patients with certain chronic illnesses to obtain small […]

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School of Nursing to move to West Campus

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 […]

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