City | 9:26 pm | July 25, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Construction worker electrocuted at new college site

A construction worker was electrocuted at the site of Yale's new residential colleges. He was in critical condition as of Tuesday.

A construction worker at the site of Yale’s two new residential colleges was electrocuted and hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, according to fire officials. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m Tuesday morning, when the worker, whose name and age have not been made public, was using a mechanical pump in an underground vault, the »

City | 7:08 pm | July 13, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Bali-themed store opens on Chapel

Agabhumi, a clothing store that opened Thursday across from Vanderbilt Hall, takes its cues from the Indonesian island of Bali.

Featuring ocean-blue walls and a small waterfall, a new boutique aims to lure shoppers on Chapel Street with a Bali-like atmosphere. Agabhumi, a Bali-themed clothing and accessories store, celebrated its grand opening at 1020 Chapel St. storefront Thursday. New Haven is the fifth location for the Agabhumi brand, which operates two other stores in Connecticut »

City | 4:29 pm | July 10, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

State to consider easing liquor regulations

A new task force will meet Wednesday to begin reviewing proposals to ease regulations on liquor sales in the state.

Following legislation passed in May to allow Sunday liquor sales in Connecticut, state officials will begin reviewing further moves to deregulate alcohol retailing — changes which could lead to lower prices. The recently formed Competitive Alcohol Liquor Pricing Task Force, created with the passage of the new Sunday liquor law, is the body responsible for »

City | 1:14 am | July 1, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

State clears path for merger of Y-NHH, St. Raphael’s

The merger of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael cleared its final regulatory hurdle Wednesday.

Yale-New Haven Hospital won approval from the state’s Department of Public Health for its proposed acquisition of the Hospital of St. Raphael — the last regulatory step needed for the $160 million takeover to go forward. The Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Care Access signed off Wednesday on an “Agreed Settlement” that will »

City | 5:33 pm | June 26, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

New Haven Promise names new executive director

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced the New Haven Promise scholarship program at a ceremony on Nov. 8, 2010.

Following a seven-month, nationwide search, the New Haven Promise board of directors announced Monday that education administrator Patricia Melton ’83 will succeed Emily Byrne as the scholarship program’s new executive director. Melton, a first-generation college student who has served in administrative positions in both higher and secondary education, will begin her post at Promise’s helm »