Nonprofits apply for funds from corporations
The Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee convened Wednesday evening to allow over 40 nonprofit organizations in New Haven to solicit corporations for donations through the Neighborhood Assistance Act.
Local hiring a charter reform priority
New Haven’s charter may give a higher preference to city residents for civil service positions if the Board of Aldermen votes in favor of such a proposed revision this May.
Mayor proposes Shubert management transfer
Approaching its 100th year on College Street, the historic Shubert Theater will soon begin operating independently once more, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced in his final State of the City address.
ITS launches cloud storage system
With its first foray into the realm of cloud computing, Yale Information Technology Services has made a storage service available to students many times larger than Google Drive or Dropbox.
Blair weighs globalization
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair came to campus Monday to offer his perspective on international conflicts tied to globalization.
Cyanide and Happiness founder talks web humor
Upon arriving on campus Monday afternoon Rob DenBleyker tweeted: “If this is New Haven I’d hate to see the old one! [cue laugh track].” DenBleyker, one of four authors of the popular web comic Cyanide and Happiness, came to New Haven for a Davenport College Master’s Tea, where he maintained the same sense of humor »
Residents, Yalies call for Q House
The Board of Aldermen held a public meeting Wednesday evening to discuss reopening and renovating the Q House, Dixwell’s now-shuttered community center. At a joint committee meeting of the Youth Services Committee and the Human Services Committee, aldermen heard community testimony and approved a resolution asking the state for funding to reopen Dixwell’s defunct Q »
MEDINA-TAYAC: Columbus’ legacy of categorization
“In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This rhyme pervades elementary schools across the United States on the second Monday of October. Teachers often briefly state that we celebrate Columbus Day to commemorate the friendly discovery of the American continents, then skip to the first Thanksgiving. What schools overlook are the effects of that voyage: »
Rock gym gives Yale climbers a new home
New Haven’s only rock climbing gym, City Climb, officially opened Sunday afternoon, attracting local youth and the Yale Climbing Team to its facilities. City Climb is located in the same building on Winchester Avenue used by the YCT’s former gym, Connecticut Rock Gym, before it closed for financial reasons last fall. Since then, YCT members »
City weighs options for homeless
Inspired by the Occupy New Haven protest movement, various members of the local homeless community have petitioned the mayor’s office to set up long-term encampments on the New Haven Green. That proposition was among those discussed at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen’s human services committee, held to address possible encampments and homeless »