Culture | 10:32 pm | September 16, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Times lavishes praise on Allison Williams ’10

Allison Williams '10 on Letterman.

As the world’s leading designers descended on New York Fashion Week this month to show off their hottest work, one recent Yale alum shimmered, too: Allison Williams ’10. The 24-year-old star of HBO’s “Girls” is “Fashion Week’s new darling,” according to New York Times writer Bee-Shyuan Chang. Williams was on her game at Fashion Week, »

City | 8:41 am | August 17, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Conn. hospitals to lose some Medicare funds

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Twenty three of Connecticut’s 29 acute-care hospitals, including Yale-New Haven Hospital, will lose Medicare funds next year due to a provision of the 2010 health care law that penalizes hospitals with high patient readmission rates. Four of the 23 hospitals will lose 1 percent of their base Medicare reimbursements — the maximum penalty possible under »

City | 9:24 am | August 8, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Officials hail Crossing approval

Yale-New Haven's Smilow Cancer Hospital, which opened in fall 2009, is one of many new additions fueling the Hill neighborhood's development. Officials hope that Downtown Crossing will end the isolation the neighborhood has experienced since urban renewal efforts in the 1950s.

Atop the Air Rights Garage on Tuesday, local and state politicians, business owners and community activists gathered to celebrate the Board of Aldermen’s unanimous approval of the Downtown Crossing project the day before — the culmination of a years-long legislative effort to push through New Haven’s largest urban development effort in generations. Mayor John DeStefano »

City | 12:41 am | August 7, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Downtown Crossing approved unanimously

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. delivering his 2010 State of the City address, in which he touted the economic development potential of the Downtown Crossing project approved by aldermen Monday night.

The Board of Aldermen voted Monday night in unanimous support of the zoning changes and development agreement necessary for New Haven’s Downtown Crossing to move forward — paving the way for the largest downtown development project in generations. The $135 million Downtown Crossing project will replace sections of Route 34 with urban boulevards and reclaim »

University | 9:19 am | August 6, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Higher One looks for buyer

Sean Glass '03, pictured in 2002, was a co-founder of the Yale Entrepreneurial Society while at Yale. A decade later, the entrepreneurial venture he started with two other Yalies is valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.

Higher One, the New Haven-based higher education financial services company founded by three Yalies, is searching for a buyer to purchase the business, Bloomberg News reported. With a market value just over $600 million, Higher One has partnered with investment firm Goldman Sachs to screen potential buyers. Shares of Higher One climbed 22 percent over »