City | 5:17 pm | August 2, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Murphy leads Bysiewicz ’83 in new poll

Susan Bysiewicz '83, Connecticut's former secretary of state, trails far behind U.S. Rep Chris Murphy in the Connecticut Senate election, a new poll shows.

A new poll reveals U.S. Rep Chris Murphy to be a strong favorite to win the November election to fill the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67. The poll, released this week by Public Policy Polling, shows Murphy leading former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 in the »

City | 6:14 pm | August 1, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Conn. federal judge rules DOMA unconstitutional

At the Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building in Hartford, District Judge Vanessa Bryant ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, is unconstitutional.

A Connecticut judge ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitutional right to equal protection, the latest in a string of setbacks against the 1996 law. In a suit against the federal government, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant issued a 104-page decision Tuesday that found the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage »

City | 6:06 pm | July 30, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Box 63 fails city health inspection

Box 63 was one of four restaurants that failed a city health inspection that ended last week.

City health inspectors gave student favorite Box 63 two weeks to clean up its act after it failed a recent health inspection. In the latest round of health inspections that ended last week, Box 63, which opened its doors in New Haven last fall, received a score of 70 out of 100. Inspectors cited the »

City | 10:06 pm | July 25, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

NHPD thanks public for speedy homicide arrest

Donald Bradley, 58, was shot and killed outside a Burger King drive-thru at 169 Whalley Ave. Monday night.

After the New Haven Police Department made a quick arrest in the city’s 10th homicide of the year, police officials hailed what they called the success of the department’s renewed emphasis on community policing. Police said three teenagers outside the Burger King drive-thru on Whalley Avenue called Donald Bradley for a ride to Fair Haven, »

City | 7:10 pm | July 19, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

New uses imagined for Green

The city and the Green's proprietors are inviting public input into new uses for the Green. Above, residents gather on the Green for the 2008 Christmas tree lighting.

City residents gathered Wednesday to discuss the future of the New Haven Green. Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit consulting group hired by the city the proprietors of the Green, held a public meeting in the Hall of Records Wednesday night to ask city residents what they would like to see on the New »