Former Lieberman adviser to teach class

October 5, 2006 • 0
Mr. Smith is coming to Yale. Sean Smith, that is, former campaign manager for Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67’s unsuccessful primary campaign against Ned Lamont SOM ’80, the anti-war candidate who beat Lieberman in August for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Smith, a campaign strategist who came from out of state to lead »

Activists lobby for immigrants

October 4, 2006 • 583
John Jaigo Lugo, organizer of immigrant rights group Unidad Latina en Accion, has to deal with an emergency — an undocumented immigrant in Winchester, Conn., was pulled over for driving without a seat belt, and the police, when they found he had no license, called immigration enforcement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, is now trying »

Political candidates flock to Facebook

September 28, 2006 • 0
New Haven Mayor and gubernatorial candidate John DeStefano Jr. doesn’t just want you to vote for him — he wants you to friend him. With elections coming up in November, candidates across Connecticut are reaching out to college and high school students by creating Facebook profiles. These profiles, the campaigns say, are an effort to »

Lamont argues for troop pullout

September 26, 2006 • 0
Sitting in the back room of Naples Pizza and Restaurant, at a table with six microphones and no pizza, Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont SOM ’80 said the Iraq War is making America less safe. Lamont led a roundtable discussion Monday with Vietnam veterans and Yale students about the reasons for pulling American troops out »

Residents back Univ. expansion

September 22, 2006 • 1
At a public hearing Thursday night, members of the Dixwell community expressed support for the transfer of development rights of three dead-end New Haven streets to Yale, which has proposed building new academic buildings or residential colleges. In exchange for the right to take over and develop the three streets behind Grove Street Cemetery, Yale »

Meeting yields ideas for Elm City

September 19, 2006 • 0
Batting around 100 ideas ranging from building more bike lanes to developing conflict resolution classes in schools, community members and city aldermen spent Sunday listing the problems facing the city and bringing forth creative proposals to solve them. The session was orchestrated by former Ward 1 Alderman Julio Gonzalez ’99, who designed the brainstorming process »

Rawls-Ivy steps down from board

September 15, 2006 • 0
Ward 28 Alderwoman Barbara Rawls-Ivy, who pled guilty Monday to embezzling almost $50,000 from a local nonprofit, announced Thursday that she would resign her seat on the Board of Aldermen. Rawls-Ivy is potentially one of three aldermen resigning this month. Ward 14 Alderman Joe Jolly is planning to resign because he has moved to Ithaca »

Lamont speaks of Iraq withdrawal

September 14, 2006 • 0
Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont SOM ’80 argued Wednesday against prolonged U.S. military involvement in Iraq, saying that the United States needs to refocus on the fight in Afghanistan and rebuild relationships with allies Lamont said were alienated by the Bush administration’s actions following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In a policy speech delivered at »

Alderwoman says she stole thousands

September 12, 2006 • 0
A New Haven alderwoman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling $49,059 from a local nonprofit that provides services to residents of New Haven public housing while she worked as the organization’s executive director. Ward 28 Alderwoman Barbara Rawls-Ivy admitted in court that she had stolen federal grant money on 39 occasions from the Alliance for Strong »

Lieberman reaches out to local voters

September 11, 2006 • 0
Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 played the early bird Sunday morning with a campaign stop at Temple Street’s Diner 21, where the embattled politician chatted with voters, trying to spread his cheery optimism and convince the breakfasting families that he is still a thoroughly grounded Connecticut native, despite his 18 years in Washington. Since »

Univ. pays $10 million for development rights on Science Hill streets

September 6, 2006 • 0
In exchange for approximately $10 million for civic improvements on Science Hill, New Haven has granted Yale development rights on three dead-end streets on which Yale plans to further expand its campus near Science Hill. The city will abandon three dead-end streets — parts of Sachem and Mansfield streets and Prospect Place — behind Grove »

Proposal could lead to youth curfew

September 6, 2006 • 0
A curfew for city youth could soon be implemented if the Board of Aldermen approves a controversial proposal submitted Tuesday night that would prevent legal minors from loitering outside after 10 p.m. The proposal follows two particularly violent summers, which have heightened the city’s awareness of crime committed by young people. During the summer, two »