The noise from the construction of the new UHS building has been disturbing nearby residents.

YUHS construction causes headaches

October 2, 2009 • 3
For the past few months, Ian Gifford and his wife, Lu Yang MUS ’10, have had to deal with a noisy neighbor: Yale. They live at 105-115 Sachem St., a long, white building divided into six uniform two-floor houses. The building is a mere 500 feet from the construction site of the new Yale University »

Univ. to update safety policies

October 1, 2009 • 1
As part of a comprehensive effort to improve workplace safety, University officials are implementing emergency communication in basement areas and expanding employee background checks, University President Richard Levin wrote in an e-mail to faculty and staff Wednesday. Although Yale officials believe their public safety program is “robust,” many workers have expressed concerns about security on »

Yale to promote safety at work

September 29, 2009 • 12
Yale officials have resolved to launch a campaign to improve workplace safety in light of the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13 and this month’s arrest of a Yale retiree who brought weapons to campus. Details of the campaign have yet to be determined, but through a blurb published Friday in Yale’s human resources newsletter, »

Unionization effort grows stagnant

September 25, 2009 • 7
Nineteen-year-old Lynette Santiago, a housekeeper in the Environmental Services Department of Yale-New Haven Hospital, met him while grabbing coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts six months ago. The man was dressed in a union uniform, she recalled — the New England Healthcare Employees Union District 1199, Services Employees International Union. She took his card. (“I didn’t keep »

In primaries, unions find mixed results

September 21, 2009 • 273
A Yale union’s support of two Democratic aldermanic candidates brought mixed results to the New Haven Democratic primaries last week. In Ward 28, Claudette Robinson-Thorpe — the aldermanic candidate backed by Local 34, which represents 3,400 Yale clerical and technical workers — was victorious last Tuesday, edging over incumbent Ward 28 Alderman Mordechai Sandman by »

Yale considers amending traffic policy

September 21, 2009 • 868
Several bright yellow fliers taped on boards across campus earlier this month greeted students with dire news, although many have since been covered or removed. “Third pedestrian killed in Downtown New Haven,” the fliers blazed in capital letters. “How safe are the streets surrounding Yale?” The flier’s anonymous creators pleaded for students to lobby Yale »

Ex-employee wanted benefits

September 18, 2009 • 0
Just over one week ago, Yale Police arrested John Petrini, 61, outside 221 Whitney Ave., home to the University’s Human Resources office. Petrini was carrying a firearm and ammunition, and administrators suspected he was targeting the department. Staff reporter Victor Zapana obtained a police report for the arrest and brings fresh details to the story. »

Gun-owning medical student banned from campus

September 18, 2009 • 15
A School of Medicine psychiatry resident whose nine weapons were seized by police Sunday has been banned from campus, four days after he was first arrested, a Yale official said Thursday night. Robert Remington, 31, was arrested Sunday in Dolci Piano Lounge at 932 State St. for committing second-degree breach of peace, carrying a pistol »

Gun-toting student protests house search

September 17, 2009 • 16
A 31-year-old Yale School of Medicine psychiatry resident said to have called himself the “Savior of Death” is disputing a police search of his home on Sunday in which the authorities seized about a dozen weapons, including two sniper rifles and two 12-gauge shotguns. Without a warrant, NHPD officers searched the apartment of Robert Remington »

Gun-toting employee barred from campus

September 15, 2009 • 3
A retired Yale employee who was arrested Thursday after bringing an unloaded shotgun and ammunition to a University building will never again return to campus, his father said Monday. “They don’t have to be afraid of him,” Frank Petrini Sr., of Orange, Conn., said of his son, former Physical Plant worker John Petrini. “He’s never »

Bespoke and Yale continue legal battle

September 14, 2009 • 44
A years-long legal battle between the University and the owners of local restaurant Bespoke progressed further this month, and could potentially force the owners to sell their restaurant. The conflict dates back to 2002, when both Yale and Bespoke claimed ownership over a sliver of land behind the restaurant. When a settlement signed by both »

Gunman accused of targeting HR office released from custody

September 14, 2009 • 1
A man arrested Thursday for bringing a shotgun and ammunition in his car to a Yale building has been released from custody. John Petrini, 61, was released Friday on a promise to appear at an arraignment hearing on Oct. 1. He is charged with breach of peace, threatening, carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a weapon »