City to hire 22 more cops

Thanks to federal dollars, New Haven will soon have 22 more police officers on the beat. At a Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night, aldermen voted unanimously to accept a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department to hire more police officers. The grant will pay the salaries and benefits of 22 additional officers […]

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Effort to lower voting age hits snag

Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting was a defeat for The New 18, a group of New Haven high school students aiming to lower the state’s voting age to 16. By a vote of 13 to nine, aldermen rejected a measure that would have put the question of lowering the voting age on the city […]

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Malloy nominates Eli to top education post

Gov. Dannel Malloy will name Stefan Pryor ’93 LAW ’98 to Connecticut’s top education post Wednesday afternoon. A former Ward 1 alderman and education policy aide to Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Pryor helped found one of the nation’s first charter schools, Amistad Academy during his years in New Haven. In nominating him to be commissioner […]

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Ward primaries near

While Yale students registered to vote in Ward 1 will have to wait until November to vote for their alderman, students in Wards 2 and 22 will cast ballots in two heated primaries in just one week. Mirroring what has been the most contentious election season New Haven has seen in a decade, aldermanic candidates […]

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Yale Dems host DeStefano

A familiar face returned to the Yale College Democrats’ annual kickoff event Monday night: Mayor John DeStefano Jr., who is heading into the last week of the most intense campaign for his seat since 2001. While the event was not officially connected to the Sept. 13 mayoral primary in which DeStefano is attempting to fend […]

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Power finally returns to Lynwood

At about 3:30 a.m. this morning, street lamps on Lynwood Place flickered on for the first time in over a week. Since the landfall of Tropical Storm Irene last Sunday morning, the street, home mostly to Yale undergraduates living off campus, had been in the dark. Despite a vow by United Illuminating Company to return […]

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In Irene’s wake, Elm City left powerless

A week after Tropical Storm Irene robbed more than 17,000 New Haven homes of their power, many Yale students’ homes were among the last still in the dark Sunday evening. Despite a vow by United Illuminating Company, Greater New Haven’s main power supplier, to restore power to all New Haven customers by Saturday night, 172 […]

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DeStefano ad sparks claims of corruption

In the latest controversy of the city’s most competitive mayoral race in a decade, a television ad recently released by Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s reelection campaign triggered allegations of unethical campaign tactics from his opponents Thursday. Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools Reginald Mayo asked staff members to appear in the ad, a 30-second spot […]

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New Haven teens lobby for voting power

A teenager-led campaign to lower Connecticut’s voting age to 16 formally arrived on the political scene Wednesday. At a public hearing of the Board of Aldermen’s Youth Services Committee, several New Haven high school students testified in favor of a resolution that would put the question of lowering the state’s voting age on the city […]

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Irene knocks out power

The apartments and houses of many off-campus Yale students are among the approximately 6,700 residences that remain without power as the city and the University work to undo the damage wrought by Hurricane Irene. About a third of New Haven was without power at the peak of the storm Sunday, and large swaths of the […]

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Contested mayoral race begins

With the Democratic primary now less than two weeks away, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and his four challengers are gearing up for the home stretch in the most heated mayoral contest the city has seen since 2001. In his quest for a record 10th term as mayor, DeStefano faces budget watchdog Jeffrey Kerekes, civil rights […]

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