April 18th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Tuesday’s Buzz: 4.19.11

THE NEWS

  • After 18 years as mayor, could the coming election be the one Mayor John DeStefano Jr. loses? Starting this week, DeStefano will formally have a challenger in his bid for a record tenth mayoral term. Clifton Graves, a civil rights activist and former City Hall attorney, will take the first step in a likely mayoral run. Graves, will be forming an exploratory committee by the end of the week, said he is running because of a sense of frustration with City Hall’s “arrogance” among city residents. There is a lack of participatory democracy in New Haven, Graves said, with many residents feeling “ostracized and demonized by the powers that be.”
  • As one staple of New Haven’s nightlife prepares to reopen its doors, another favorite could cut off its tap before the summer’s over. Rudy’s, a tavern that occupied the same Elm Street building for 76 years, will reopen on the corner of Chapel and Howe in early May, nearly a year after it closed its doors last summer. And while rumors have swirled that longtime Chapel Street haunt Richter’s will shutter its doors in the coming weeks, its owner said the bar will remain open at least through Commencement weekend and until the end of summer.
  • Allyson Moore, the new director of Undergraduate Career Services and associate dean of Yale College, said she has no intention of “hiding out in [her] office at 55 Whitney.” Moore, who took over as director April 4, previously served as associate dean of students and director of career services at Amherst College, a small liberal arts school in western Massachusetts where she said her office closely connected with many aspects of student life.

THE WEATHER

High of 54 degrees, low of 43 degrees, showers

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Assorted Danish

Lunch: Venetian White Bean Soup, Chef’s Choice Soup, Grilled Chicken Breast Montreal Sandwich, Dal Gobi, Stuffed Shells, Grilled All Beef Franks, Italian Deli Zep, French Fries, Whole Green Beans, Mesclun, Cauliflower & Cheddar, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Curried Corn & Farro Salad, Salt Caramel Icing Devils Food Cupcakes, Cinnamon Sugar Cookie

Dinner: Braised Lentils With Spinach, Grilled All Beef Franks, Rosemary Lemon Whole Roast Chicken, Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Olney’s Squash Gratin, Mesclun, Cauliflower & Cheddar, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Curried Corn & Farro Salad, Cherry Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat Without Milk, Waffle Bar, Pancake Syrup, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Egg Whites, Omelets To-Order, Pain Perdu, Sausage Links, Shredded Potatoes, Assorted Danish

Lunch: Chicken Rice Soup, Southwest Black Bean Soup, Barbecued Chicken Thighs, Bombay Spiced Roast Pork, Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger, Steakhouse French Fries, Sausage & Pepper Grinder, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Vietnamese Garlic Noodles, Greens & Tofu, Jasmine Rice, Italian Deli Zep, Sliced Fresh Carrots, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Curried Corn & Farro Salad, Salt Caramel Icing Devils Food Cupcakes, Cinnamon Sugar Cookie

Dinner: Chicken Rice Soup, Dal Gobi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Crunchy Pork Chop, Chana Masala, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pasta Sauté, Organic Tomato Sauce, Basmati Rice, Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spices, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Curried Corn & Farro Salad, Cherry Pie