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City gives cancer center final approval

June 7, 2006 • 0
The City of New Haven gave the official go-ahead Tuesday for the construction of the one of the most controversial projects in the city’s recent history. Tuesday afternoon, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and Yale-New Haven Hospital President Marna P. Borgstrom signed an official agreement stipulating the details of Yale-New Haven Cancer Center’s development following its »
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Capelluto remembered for passion, zeal

May 18, 2006 • 0
Stepping into the dojo, Alexander Capelluto ’08 brought the same spirit to karate that he brought to everything else in his life. He was an experienced martial artist, but never shied away from drilling exercises with younger karate students. This was how Capelluto’s family and friends said they remember him — always willing to teach »
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YHHAP members struggle to keep support centers open

April 27, 2006 • 0
As the school year comes to a close, a group of Yalies and community members are working to ensure that support for the city’s homeless population, in the form of shelters and community centers, continues into the summer. Harmony Place, a community center founded by members of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project, is »
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YHHAP begins dining fast

April 17, 2006 • 0
Some students are trying to make sure their classmates remember the plight of those less fortunate as they gear up for finals. Today marks the beginning of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project fast, during which students can donate their meal swipes to charity for a day. This year’s drive is kicking off with »
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Arts groups get state funding

April 17, 2006 • 0
Gov. M. Jodi Rell awarded a total of approximately $733,000 last Friday to 94 Connecticut arts organizations, a number of them based in New Haven. The state Arts Endowment Fund will distribute the money to a variety of organizations throughout the state, including museums, ballets and theaters. There are no strings attached to the money, »
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Dwight Hall puts focus on tutoring

April 13, 2006 • 0
With a forthcoming additional student staff position and a new program this semester building long-term relationships with local school children, Dwight Hall is increasing its focus on community outreach through its Education Network. The Dwight Hall Academic Mentoring Program at Yale, which pairs students with middle school-age children at Wexler-Grant Community School, completed its last »
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Cancer center zoning moves forward

April 6, 2006 • 0
With the New Haven City Plan Commission’s approval of Yale-New Haven Hospital’s proposed medical zone Wednesday night, the hospital’s cancer center expansion is now on the fast track to approval from the Board of Aldermen, although some community dissent remains. The zoning map portion of the proposed medical zone amendment passed unanimously at the City »
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Rising housing costs force Elm City to change system

March 31, 2006 • 0
Facing a staggering rise in housing prices both within New Haven’s city limits and in the surrounding suburbs, city officials are taking steps to reform and restructure affordable housing in the area. Following an aldermanic committee meeting last week concerning the need for affordable housing options, the Board of Aldermen commissioned the local firm Holt, »
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Film screenings launched to highlight social issues

March 30, 2006 • 0
A locally-produced documentary that aired Wednesday afternoon kicked off a series of movie screenings aiming to engage New Haven’s youth in current social issues. “Next Question,” a half-hour long documentary about high school students confronting the local legacy of the Black Panthers, was aired yesterday as part of the Community Meeting Screening Series co-sponsored by »
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Concerns remain over cancer center

March 30, 2006 • 0
The next steps of the campaign to build the Yale-New Haven Hospital cancer center have begun to take shape — fresh off the heels of the tenuous agreement reached last week with community, city and union leaders — but some concerns still remain about the community’s role as the cancer center project progresses. While members »
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Y-NH details to be finalized

March 24, 2006 • 0
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s breakthrough decision to move forward with construction on the Yale-New Haven Hospital cancer center, hospital administrators and union leaders are working out the details of a community benefits agreement that broke a year-long stalemate on the project. The agreement brokered between the hospital and community leaders by Mayor John DeStefano »
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Group protests Iraq war

March 20, 2006 • 0
Shouting, “Occupation is a crime in Iraq and Palestine!” hundreds of Connecticut residents marched down Grand Avenue in New Haven on Saturday in an effort to send their message to the Bush administration. Connecticut United for Peace, an antiwar organization founded four years ago, gathered more than 1,000 signatures and obtained the support of more »