Univ. cuts catering budget

The guests at the Walter Camp Football Foundation dinner usually feast on steak and potatoes. But, seated in Commons this December, they had to make do with chicken. Almost one year after University President Richard Levin directed Yale’s academic and business divisions to cut non-salary expenditures by at least 7.5 percent, academic department chairs said […]


Forum probes Conn. education

More than 400 people, including Connecticut state legislators and parents, students and education experts from across the country, descended on the Law School on Saturday afternoon for a town hall meeting and symposium about education reform. At the four-hour conference, titled “The New Politics of Education Reform: Real Change for Communities of Color,” 12 speakers […]


Braley talks health care at Tea

The health care debate has been characterized by unusually contentious arguments in an ordinarily collegial House of Representatives, Congressman Bruce Braley, Democrat from Iowa, said at a Branford College Master’s Tea Tuesday. Speaking to an audience of about 20, Braley described the pitched debates over health care that dominated town hall meetings across his home […]


Jones, Morehead win aldermanic seats

New Haven residents elected Saybrugian Mike Jones ’11 as Ward 1 alderman and reelected Greg Morehead in Ward 22. In the uncontested Ward 1 race, 110 voters turned out to the polling station at the New Haven Free Public Library, 96 of whom voted for Jones, said Ralph Marcarelli GRD ’77, head moderator of the […]


From the polls: Morehead confident about Ward 22 race

There were few voters today at the Ward 22 polling place at the Wexler-Grant School in Dixwell, but traffic will likely pick up between 5 and 8 p.m., Ward 22 incumbent Alderman Greg Morehead forecasted. Morehead arrived at the polls at 6 a.m. in order to greet constituents and thank them for coming out to […]


City unions make a deal

City Hall has struck a deal with the police and teachers’ unions, whose leaders called the agreement the best they could hope for in a recession. The agreements with the police union and the teachers’ union conclude months of negotiations, during which both unions needed to prioritize the benefits they wanted to preserve, said Louis […]


Briefly: Lawyer said Toad’s owner may appeal rejection of rooftop plan in Superior Court

James Segaloff, the lawyer representing Toad’s Place owner Brian Phelps, said that within about three weeks, the staff of the club may appeal the recent ruling by the New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals in Superior Court. Last Wednesday, the BZA rejected Phelps’ proposal to build a 400-square-foot rooftop terrace. Segaloff said Phelps and other […]