City | 9:31 am | February 1, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Bespoke is closing this weekend

New Haven's hottest bar is no longer Bespoke.

In some sad news certain to rock campus, Bespoke, the College Street staple famous for its drinks, friendly bartenders and expensive food, will be closing on Feb. 4 after six years of business, according to an announcement posted to its website. Like a phoenix, a Moroccan steakhouse called “Gilt” will rise from its ashes, in »

City | 10:24 pm | January 26, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

For Connecticut, predicted surplus turns into deficit

The Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford.

Connecticut is currently looking at a budget deficit of $144.5 million, a far cry from the $100 million surplus it predicted two months ago, the Hartford Courant reported Thursday. The state’s ties to Wall Street are part of the problem — as a result of a downturn in holiday bonuses, wealthy bankers living in Fairfield »

University | 7:22 pm | January 18, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Yale still faces budget shortfall


More than three years after the onset of the recession, administrators say Yale’s budget has still not fully recovered. In a letter to faculty today, University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey said that although the University endowment rose by 21.9 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, a rise in spending »

Opinion | 11:17 pm | January 17, 2012 | By Marissa Medansky

Connecticut dumps $22 mil into re-branding

Could this woman be the next face of Connecticut?

Last week, the state of Connecticut launched a two-year, and $22 million marketing campaign in order to “aggressively” promote the state as a go-to destination for tourism, enterprise and family fun. (This is incidentally also the plot of a “30 Rock” episode.) Apparently, cohesive state marketing can foster economic growth and improve the general welfare »

City | 5:33 pm | January 14, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Gov. Malloy wants Sunday beer and liquor sales


In a move that seems destined for celebration here at Yale, Gov. Dannel Malloy hopes to give you more time to buy your beer. Malloy is expected to propose changes to state liquor laws that would allow supermarkets and package stores to sell alcohol on Sundays, the Hartford Courant reported on Friday. Malloy also wants »