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 | 3:03 pm | February 18, 2012 | By James Lu

Three arrested at Toad’s for selling ecstasy

Trouble at Toad's.

There was another kind of ecstasy at Toad’s Place Thursday night — three men were arrested for selling MDMA, or Ecstasy, at a show. New Haven Police Department officers arrested the three men at a dubstep event at Toad’s after they were caught with ecstasy powder, NHPD spokesman David Hartman said. While ecstasy is commonly »

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 | 10:29 pm | January 25, 2012 | By James Lu

YPD introduces new SMS tip system

Yale Police break up Crushes and Chaperones back in 2010.

Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins tweeted Wednesday to introduce YaleTip, a new anonymous mobile text tipoff system. The new service — available by texting yaletip and a message to the YPD to 67283 — processes messages through a third-party, thereby protecting the identity of tipsters, YPD Assistant Chief Steven Woznyk explained in a Wednesday »

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

Gov. Malloy wants Sunday beer and liquor sales

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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 »