Briefly: Zipcar program may increase number of cars on Yale campus

Zipcar, a car-sharing program that charges members an annual fee to rent cars by the hour, has plans to expand its offerings on the Yale campus over the next year, said Matthew Malloy, the company’s vice president of university operations. Malloy said Monday that Zipcar, which currently keeps 22 cars on campus, may expand to […]

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Plans for Route 34 demolition are revealed

After 40 years of contention, New Haven will demolish part of the Route 34 East Connector to build a boulevard and shops. At a press conference Monday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. unveiled a city project that would reconnect streets and develop businesses along the route in the Oak Street area of the city. The plans […]

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Rapper Ludacris visits Elm City

“You sell 3 million copies, you become a role model,” hip-hop artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges said Thursday afternoon. The 60 Branford College students, who had waited in line for tickets a day earlier, gathered in Master Steven Smith’s living room for a Master’s Tea with the legendary rapper. Ludacris told the audience about his rise […]

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Eli sues airline for $1 million

A Silliman College junior has filed a $1 million lawsuit against US Airways, alleging that the airline stole his video game system. In the suit, Jesse Maiman ’10 claims his Xbox 360 was stolen during a December flight from New Haven to Cincinnati, Ohio. Maiman’s suit, filed March 9 in an Ohio common pleas court, […]

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Briefly: Junior sues airline for XBox

A Silliman College junior has filed a $1 million lawsuit against US Airways for a video game system he claims was stolen from his checked baggage. In the suit, Jesse Maiman ’10 seeks $1,700 for the loss of his Xbox and $1 million in damages – the maximum amount he can claim – for what […]

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Around New Haven

Demolition slated for East Street factory At a meeting Wednesday night, Sal Brancati, a former development director for the city of New Haven, proposed that the City Plan Commission demolish the Simkins paper recycling plant that shut down in 2006. His plan is to reuse the site, currently located at 259 East St., for a […]

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Briefly: In state children’s health-care program, many recipients forced to switch providers

Connecticut’s HUSKY program, which allows uninsured children to purchase health care at subsidized rates, is losing one of its major providers, Anthem BlueCare, after it failed to submit a bid for this year. Members who were covered by the Anthem program who failed to transfer coverage to one of HUSKY’s three other providers — Aetna, […]

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Café offers coffee, liberally

A new coffee shop on Wall Street is taking the stereotype of the progressive espresso drinker to a new level — “I’m a latte sipping liberal,” read a button on the general manager’s chest. Blue State Coffee opened across from Silliman College at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Co-owned by Saybrook sophomore Andrew Ruben ’11 and his […]

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Cold fingers, warm hearts

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‘Spooning for warmth’

By Rustin Fakheri WASHINGTON, 3:16 p.m. — People were spooning to keep warm at the National Mall. We hear the parade route is full and cold.

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Stiff neck, long ride

By Rustin Fakheri WASHINGTON, 5:15 a.m. — I’m waking up to a stiff neck from trying to sleep on the bus. They are lining the sides of every roadway and parking lot we’ve passed for at least the past twenty minutes. Now we’re stopped in what appears to be a line for something. My iPhone […]

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Promoting ‘Safe at Home’

At a Tuesday press conference, state officials vowed to raise awareness of support programs for victims of domestic violence. Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz spoke yesterday afternoon at City Hall, launching a public awareness campaign about a statewide program designed to protect the identity of violence victims. The free program, Safe at Home, […]

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