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

September 15, 2009
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 »

Plans for Route 34 demolition are revealed

April 22, 2009
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 »

Rapper Ludacris visits Elm City

March 27, 2009
“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 »

Eli sues airline for $1 million

March 23, 2009
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, »

Briefly: Junior sues airline for XBox

March 11, 2009
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 »

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 »

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

February 3, 2009
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, »

Café offers coffee, liberally

January 29, 2009
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 »

Cold fingers, warm hearts

January 21, 2009
WASHINGTON — When William Henry Harrison was inaugurated on March 4, 1841, it was cold and windy, but that did not stop the new president from delivering the longest inaugural address in history, and doing so without a hat or overcoat. That might have been a poor decision, for a month later, Harrison died of »

Promoting ‘Safe at Home’

January 14, 2009
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, »

Obama transition team full of Eli alums and faculty

December 1, 2008
A month before Election Day, Nelson Cunningham ’80 received a phone call from a former colleague in the Clinton administration. “The Obama team was putting together a very quiet transition team,” the colleague told Cunningham, and the campaign wanted Cunningham on it. He accepted a post as a co-lead of the Export/Import Bank-Overseas Private Investment »

Around New Haven

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Local book review releases third issueThe New Haven Review celebrated the publication of its third issue Thursday night at Labyrinth Books. Founded by Yale Journalism Initiative Director Mark Oppenheimer ’96 GRD ’03, the Review features pieces by writers both in New Haven and »