City | 7:18 pm | August 15, 2013 | By Diana Li

Malloy endorses Toni Harp for mayor

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has endorsed State Sen. Toni Harp ARC ’78 for New Haven mayor, according to The New Haven Independent. If elected, Harp will become the city’s first female mayor. A state senator since 1993, Harp currently co-chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. She is competing against Justin Elicker FES ’08 SOM ’08, Henry »

City | 8:39 pm | July 22, 2013 | By Diana Li

Yale shuttle bus catches on fire

A fire broke out on a Yale transit bus at around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon on Cedar Street between York and Congress, according to the New Haven Independent. The bus driver pulled over as the bus experienced “mechanical difficulties.” He evacuated all passengers. No one was hurt as the fire broke out after the bus »

City | 11:45 pm | June 28, 2013 | By Diana Li

Two candidates drop out of mayoral race

Both Connecticut Technology Council President and CEO Matthew Nemerson and State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield both officially dropped out of the mayoral race and endorsed State Sen. Toni Harp ARC ’78 earlier this week. With two candidates leaving the race in just three days, the crowded field of candidates is now down to five contenders. Harp »

City | 7:46 pm | June 18, 2013 | By Diana Li

Moody’s downgrades city’s bond rating

Credit rating service Moody’s downgraded New Haven’s bond rating on Monday, affecting about $510 million of current outstanding debt. The report cited the Elm City’s “sizeable” 2012 deficit and an “expected deficit in fiscal 2013″ and said New Haven may face further credit weakening if it fails to rein in its debt. Monday’s announcement moves »

City | 9:27 pm | May 29, 2013 | By Diana Li

Nemerson reverses campaign promise

Campaign finance continues to be an issue for mayoral candidate and CEO of Connecticut Technology Council Matthew Nemerson, who came under fire when he first chose to opt out of the Democracy Fund, New Haven’s public finance system for mayoral candidates. Nemerson originally promised in April that instead of using the Democracy Fund, he would »