Feds arrest dozens of illegal immigrants in New Haven raids

The Department of Homeland Security conducted an early morning raid of undocumented immigrants in New Haven on Wednesday, arresting dozens and prompting city officials to decry what they believe to be federal retaliation for the city’s approval Monday of the first-in-the-nation municipal ID program. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made 29 arrests Wednesday, according to […]

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Roomba to close after dispute with Univ.

Cross Campus might be reopening in time for the fall, but another, more scrumptious Yale staple will disappear when Roomba closes its doors this month. Yale University Properties, which owns the building Roomba occupies, sent a notice of eviction to the restaurant’s owners last week. The relationship between the owners and the University has become […]

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3,745 receive degrees Monday

After converging from their respective residential colleges on the newly opened Cross Campus and processing down Elm Street and through the New Haven Green, 1,336 Yale College seniors marched Monday through Phelps Gate onto Old Campus for Yale’s 306th Commencement. Two hours later, they walked through the gate as alumni. Monday’s exercises, officiated by University […]

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Municipal ID program receives wide support among aldermen

As a whirlwind of city illegal immigrants, city activists and Yalies descended on City Hall on Thursday, their rallying point — New Haven’s proposed municipal ID program, which has caught national attention in recent months — earned a key nod from a Board of Aldermen committee. With nearly 300 attendees wearing yellow ribbons, supporters of […]

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Obama outlines student loan overhaul

Having graduated from law school with a debt that took nearly a decade to pay off, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama wants to make college more affordable — but his plan for doing so runs in direct opposition to Yale’s position on student loans. Several presidential candidates in recent weeks have suggested that they would change […]

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Hospital panned by NLRB

According to a complaint filed Friday by the National Labor Relations Board, Yale-New Haven Hospital CEO Marna Borgstrom violated federal labor election law, despite her earlier claims that only lower-level managers engaged in questionable conduct. The complaint also lists nine other managers who the agency claims participated in illegal anti-union conduct, ranging from conveying false […]

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State affirms Ward 22 endorsement

A unanimous ruling by a tribunal of Connecticut Democratic Party committee members has made it official: In nearly all circumstances, the town committee, not the ward committee, holds the endorsement power in New Haven. The tribunal was appointed to investigate the party’s endorsement of Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead in the elections held last month, […]

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NLRB implicates hospital CEO in violations

Yale-New Haven Hospital CEO Marna Borgstrom personally violated federal labor election law despite her claim that only lower-level managers were engaged in questionable conduct, according to a complaint filed Friday by the National Labor Relations Board. Until now, Borgstrom has distanced herself from the wrongdoings confirmed to have been committed by lower managers against the […]

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Tribunal investigates Ward 22 endorsement

HARTFORD — Years of tradition governing New Haven’s unique ward structure were in jeopardy on Thursday, 45 miles away in Hartford. Before a specially appointed tribunal in the Connecticut Democratic Party’s State Central headquarters, Cordelia Thorpe formally challenged the Democrats’ endorsement of Gregory Morehead in last week’s Ward 22 aldermanic election. But what began last […]

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Univ. donates $100K to city

Yale will contribute $100,000 to the city’s efforts to combat youth violence, in a surprise deal announced Wednesday at a Board of Aldermen meeting. The news came shortly after Gregory Morehead was sworn in as Ward 22 alderman, when the Committee of the Whole met for the seventh and final time to discuss, and ultimately […]

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‘Oddball’ Smuts now city’s problem-solver

Before Rob Smuts ’01 became New Haven’s second-in-command this month, he ran for a top elected office — high school class president. Touting the slogan “With a name like Smuts, it’s gotta be good,” the high school junior passed out posters with images that spoke for themselves. Dressed in red and white bell-bottoms covered in […]

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