New Haven struggles to dig out of Irene’s aftermath

While sunny skies and balmy weather made Hurricane Irene feel like a distant memory on Monday, the city was still struggling to clear fallen trees from dozens of streets and restore power to thousands of residents who have been in the dark since the storm hit early Sunday. At a press conference Monday afternoon held […]

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New Haven spared worst of Irene’s wrath

Hurricane Irene’s visit to New Haven was shorter than expected, but it did linger long enough to knock down about 1,250 trees, flood several major roads and leave a quarter of homes in the city without power. With Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s lifting this afternoon of the mandatory evacuation order he issued Saturday for the […]

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Officials brief residents on Irene preparations

Just as Hurricane Irene began to make itself known to New Haven through increasingly heavy rains, city officials briefed reporters and residents about the city’s progress in preparing for the storm and evacuating residents. At an 8 p.m. press conference at Nathan Hale School on Townsend Avenue, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. — who had issued […]

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DeStefano orders mandatory evacuation of Morris Cove

Residents of Morris Cove, the coastal neighborhood in the southeast corner of New Haven, now have just a few short hours before they are in violation of Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s mandatory evacuation order in anticipation of Hurricane Irene’s landfall. In a joint press conference at an East Shore firehouse with East Haven Mayor April […]

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Eidelson ’12 enters race

With Sarah Eidelson ’12 jumping into the Ward 1 aldermanic race this August, Yalies will have a choice this November when they elect their City Hall representative. Eidelson ’12, a Bala Cynwyd, Penn., native and rising Jonathan Edwards senior, transformed an uncontested race by announcing on Aug. 14 that she will run for Ward 1 […]

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State labor deal ratified in victory for Malloy

Nearly two months after state employee unions dealt Gov. Dannel Malloy a blow by rejecting a $1.6 billion concession agreement, the deal was decisively ratified in a re-vote concluded Wednesday night. In order to fill a $2 billion gap in the state budget for the next two years, Malloy asked the state’s 45,000 employees to […]

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Eidelson’s entrance shakes up Ward 1 race

Vinay Nayak ’14 is no longer the only candidate for Ward 1 Alderman. Sarah Eidelson ’12 transformed a hitherto uncontested race by announcing Sunday that she will run for the seat. The Bala Cynwyd, Penn. native and rising Jonathan Edwards senior said she has committed to staying in New Haven after graduation whether or not […]

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Custodians reject compromise with city

A compromise to end the labor dispute that has left the city’s public school custodians without a contract for over two years was rejected Friday. Members of AFSCME Local 287, the custodians’ union, turned down a contract negotiated by union leadership with City Hall by a vote of 92 to 50, sending the longstanding fight […]

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DeStefano wins Democratic Town Committee endorsement

With seven weeks to go before the crucial Sept. 13 Democratic primary, Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s campaign for a record tenth term in office got a symbolic boost Tuesday. DeStefano won the endorsement of the Democratic Town Committee at its biannual convention with the votes of 37 of its 60 members. While the endorsement gave […]

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New Haven Promise doles out 110 college scholarships

One hundred and ten recent graduates of New Haven high schools got a congratulatory video message from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Thursday. The occasion: they are the first recipients of college scholarships through New Haven Promise. Duncan’s message was part of a ceremony at Sprague Hall in which University President Richard Levin joined city […]

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City debuts Friday Flicks

Yalies in New Haven looking to fill their summer weekend schedule just got another option: free movies on the Green. Starting July 15, a movie will be screened outdoors every Friday night through Aug. 12 as part of an event the city is calling Friday Flicks. The event, sponsored by private organizations including Yale, is […]

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