City | 11:30 am | September 5, 2011 | By Alon Harish

Power finally returns to Lynwood

Lights finally turned on at a house on Lynwood Place, where residents were out of power for over a week since Tropical Storm Irene hit New Haven.

At about 3:30 a.m. this morning, street lamps on Lynwood Place flickered on for the first time in over a week. Since the landfall of Tropical Storm Irene last Sunday morning, the street, home mostly to Yale undergraduates living off campus, had been in the dark. Despite a vow by United Illuminating Company to return »

City | 8:44 pm | August 29, 2011 | By Alon Harish

New Haven struggles to dig out of Irene’s aftermath

Mayor John DeStefano Jr., flanked by aldermen and public safety officials, briefed the media on the city's progress in responding to Hurricane Irene.

While sunny skies and balmy weather made Hurricane Irene feel like a distant memory on Monday, the city was still struggling to clear fallen trees from dozens of streets and restore power to thousands of residents who have been in the dark since the storm hit early Sunday. At a press conference Monday afternoon held »

Uncategorized | 9:22 pm | August 27, 2011 | By Alon Harish

Officials brief residents on Irene preparations

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. spoke to reporters at Nathan Hale School about the city's response to Hurricane Irene.

Just as Hurricane Irene began to make itself known to New Haven through increasingly heavy rains, city officials briefed reporters and residents about the city’s progress in preparing for the storm and evacuating residents. At an 8 p.m. press conference at Nathan Hale School on Townsend Avenue, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. — who had issued »

Uncategorized | 5:08 pm | August 27, 2011 | By Alon Harish

DeStefano orders mandatory evacuation of Morris Cove

DeStefano and Smuts answered a Morris Cove resident's questions about the impending storm.

Residents of Morris Cove, the coastal neighborhood in the southeast corner of New Haven, now have just a few short hours before they are in violation of Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s mandatory evacuation order in anticipation of Hurricane Irene’s landfall. In a joint press conference at an East Shore firehouse with East Haven Mayor April »

Uncategorized | 11:27 pm | August 18, 2011 | By Alon Harish

State labor deal ratified in victory for Malloy

Nearly two months after state employee unions dealt Gov. Dannel Malloy a blow by rejecting a $1.6 billion concession agreement, the deal was decisively ratified in a re-vote concluded Wednesday night. In order to fill a $2 billion gap in the state budget for the next two years, Malloy asked the state’s 45,000 employees to »