All clear after suspicious package closes High Street

Just hours before former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 is scheduled to speak at Class Day, a bomb scare closed High Street between Chapel and Elm streets at about 11 Sunday morning. The Yale and New Haven Police departments and the State Police responded to a suspicious package near the tomb of Skull and Bones. […]

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Suspicious package outside Beinecke a false alarm

The Yale Police Department and New Haven bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious package outside Woodbridge Hall today, but the apparent threat proved to be a false alarm. Officers arrived shortly before 5 p.m. and closed Beinecke Plaza and part of Wall Street between College and High streets. Bomb technicians donned protective […]

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Two Yalies likely picks for Fed

Two Yale graduates are on track to be named to the Federal Reserve Board, the seven-member body that oversees the nation’s monetary policy, the White House said Friday. Janet Yellen GRD ’71, a former alumni fellow of the Yale Corporation, is expected to be nominated to be the board’s vice chairman, replacing Donald Kohn, who […]

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Spotted: Pelosi at Basta

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi traveled to New Haven on Saturday to host a panel discussion on women’s health, part of the Democrats’ last-ditch effort to market health care reform. Joining two senior colleagues from Connecticut, Reps. Rosa DeLauro and John Larson, and Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Director of Women’s Health Research at Yale, Pelosi […]

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Transport board looks at rising costs

Amid a period of rapid expansion and rising costs, the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board — chaired by Yale’s vice president for New Haven and state affairs, Bruce Alexander — gathered Wednesday at the Greenberg Conference Center on Prospect Street to plot the future of Connecticut transit. At the two-hour meeting, the bipartisan committee — composed […]

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Lamont SOM ’80 announces bid for governor

HARTFORD — Four years after his unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Joe Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 in the Democratic senatorial primary, Ned Lamont SOM ’80 is back. Lamont returned to the place where he launched that campaign in 2006 — at the historic Old State House here — and announced Tuesday that he will seek […]

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Lamont SOM ’80 announces bid for governor

HARTFORD — Four years after his unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Joe Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 in the Democratic primary, Ned Lamont SOM ’80 is back. Tuesday morning Lamont returned to the place where he launched that campaign — the historic Old State House here — and announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for […]

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Middletown blast kills 5

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — At least five people are dead, a dozen more injured and an unknown number missing following an explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant in this otherwise quiet college town. The facility, which is under construction and was expected to open in June, was the scene of a massive firefighting and search […]

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Poverty in Connecticut up in 2008

When the New Haven nonprofit Christian Community Action saw a 32 percent jump in demand for Thanksgiving turkeys, Executive Director Rev. Bonita Grubbs knew New Haven residents were hurting. Now she has the statistics to prove it. The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey showed that poverty in Connecticut had increased more than in […]

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More Republicans join race against Dodd

With two new contenders, Republicans hoping to unseat Sen. Chris Dodd see new hope, and new challenges. Five Republicans are competing for the chance to challenge Dodd next November, with two of the newcomers — former-World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, and economist and hedge-fund manager Peter Schiff — joining the campaign trail in the […]

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But will it be Beat Cornell Day, too?

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell proclaimed Saturday to be “Tom Williams Day” in the state, in recognition of the Yale football coach’s upcoming first home game against Cornell. Rell noted that Williams is not only the first African American football coach in the school’s “storied football history,” but also the first African American college or […]

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Few city children are uninsured

Compared to those who live in neighboring cities, New Haven residents fare relatively well in terms of insurance coverage, new data suggest. According to newly compiled data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, 3.5 percent of children in New Haven are uninsured, while the city’s overall uninsured rate of 13.4 percent. The figures place New […]

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