The gunman is suspected to have been targeting the Yale Human Resources office, located at 221 Whitney Ave.
University

Gunman was denied retirement benefits; may have been targeting HR office

September 11, 2009 • 7
John Petrini, a retired Yale employee who was arrested Thursday while carrying an unloaded gun and ammunition, was denied an appeal last year after the University refused to pay him retirement benefits. Officials said they believe that Petrini, 61, who was arrested near a parking lot by the Human Resources office at 221 Whitney Ave., »
The owner of Toad’s Place has already secured fire marshal approval, and will likely get zoning board approval, for a 40-person rooftop terrace.
City

Zoning board rejects Toad’s terrace

September 10, 2009 • 6
In a divided 3–2 decision Wednesday night, the Board of Zoning Appeals voted to reject a proposal by Toad’s Place owner Brian Phelps to create a 400-square-foot rooftop terrace, citing a potential strain on neighborhood parking. Plans for the terrace had been widely expected to gain approval from the BZA, since the City Plan Commission »
The owner of Toad’s Place has already secured fire marshal approval, and will likely get zoning board approval, for a 40-person rooftop terrace.
City

To Yale’s dismay, Toad’s plans terrace

September 9, 2009 • 14
If Toad’s Place owner Brian Phelps has his way, the iconic club known for concert venues and Saturday night dance parties will also be known for popcorn, coffee and tea. Phelps would have his vision actualized: an “L”-shaped, 40-person terrace for patrons who want to light up a cigarette. But if Yale officials have their »
University

Briefly: Demolition for two new colleges to begin this month

September 9, 2009 • 543
On Friday, Yale officials received permits to demolish the Daniel Cady Eaton House and two other buildings listed on the city’s Historic Resources Inventory. Several local and state preservationists have argued that these buildings, as well as others on the site planned for the two new residential colleges, have historical value to the city and »
University

Library workers call for more input

September 3, 2009 • 3
A coalition of at least 70 library workers, most of whom are members of Yale’s clerical and technical union, started a leafletting campaign on Wednesday, demanding that they receive a greater say in budgetary decisions. Members of the group took to Cross Campus yesterday, passing out fliers that decried library administrators’ poor communication and hiring »
University

With demolition, it’s not easy being green

September 2, 2009 • 1
Preservationists also have raised concerns about the environmental cost of demolishing buildings, which creates mountains of waste. Patrick Pinnell ’71 ARC ’74, a critic of the demolition plans who is author of “Yale University: The Campus Guide,” said the University should be concerned about demolishing functional buildings for sustainability reasons as well as historical ones. »
Hammond Hall, the former home of the Sculpture Department, is among the buildings facing demolition to make way for Yale's new residential colleges.
University

Yale sticks to demolition plans

September 2, 2009 • 1
As Yale prepares to demolish some of the buildings on the site of the two new residential colleges this fall, state officials and local preservationists are buzzing with talk of whether some of the structures can be saved. Although they have no authority to stop the bulldozers, which could start work over the next few »
City

Judge: Immigrants’ rights violated in raids

June 9, 2009 • 9
A federal judge has halted the deportation of four New Haven residents arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents during raids in Fair Haven in 2007. In decisions filed last week, Immigration Judge Michael Straus said that the actions committed against the residents were “egregious” violations of their Fourth Amendment rights and that ICE’s lack »
University

2,868 receive degrees at 308th Commencement

May 25, 2009 • 7
Yale College Dean Mary Miller got more than she asked for when the class of 2009 received their degrees Monday. At Class Day on Sunday, Miller told the 1,273 undergraduates to cheer when she asked University President Richard Levin to confer their degrees at Commencement. Indeed, when the time came on Monday, they roared, and »
University

Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 to receive honorary degree

May 24, 2009 • 11
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 will be in New Haven on Monday to receive an honorary degree, the News has learned. A spokeswoman for the Clinton Foundation confirmed Sunday that Clinton would receive the degree. University officials neither confirmed nor denied that the former first lady would receive the award or be on »
City

UP CLOSE | A new labor era, step by step

April 30, 2009 • 2
It was March 2003. Negotiations for the 2002 contracts for Yale’s two unions, Locals 34 and 35, had failed, and hundreds of workers were in the middle of a weeklong strike. “They’re such an elitist institution,” said Ron Altieri, a Yale electrician of over three decades and a die-hard member of Local 35, when The »
University

University layoffs will continue

April 27, 2009 • 14
No more than 100 University workers will be laid off before departmental operating budgets are finalized, Vice President for Human Resources and Administration Michael Peel said. With over 75 University staff laid off so far, the projected $100 million budget gap has yielded one of the largest rounds of layoffs in University history. Still, several »