Hospital police to lose power of arrest

Yale-New Haven Hospital’s security force will lose its power to make arrests in July, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said a letter to hospital officials last week. The letter, which DeStefano sent Thursday, upholds a recommendation made by the Board of Police Commissioners in December. City officials and pro-union activists began challenging the hospital’s arrest powers […]

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City to sell school for state bridge

In the midst of New Haven’s well-publicized School Construction Program, which entails the renovation of existing schools and the creation of new “K-8” facilities all over the city, one elementary school is moving in the opposite direction. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is set to purchase Woodward School from the city for $6 million to […]

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Aldermen debate labor dispute

After a three-hour marathon of testimony in a packed Aldermanic Chambers from union leaders, the mayor’s office, Yale students, and the associate vice president of the University, members of the Community Development Committee of the New Haven Board of Aldermen looked at each other in exhausted relief and set to the matter of voting on […]

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Pillsbury ’72 makes bid for alderman

Charlie Pillsbury ’72, fresh off a colorful Congressional campaign in which he aired Green Party concerns, has thrown his name back into the political scene — this time with decidedly more local ambition. In November, Pillsbury, great-grandson of the cookie company founder and college classmate of Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau ’70, will compete to represent […]

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Local group links deficits, war spending

As the local consequences of state and national budget woes and worries about war with Iraq loomed large in the national psyche, the New Haven Peace Commission held a public hearing Wednesday night in an effort to connect the two crises. A PowerPoint presentation of federal budget statistics and testimonies from city government representatives, local […]

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Two aldermen call on mayor to return pay raise

Two members of the New Haven Board of Aldermen have submitted a resolution requesting that New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. return the entirety of the over $12,000 salary increase he was granted for the term beginning January of last year. DeStefano already agreed to give almost half of it back in his State of […]

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Aldermen juggle budget crunch

When the Board of Aldermen sets to work in the coming months to distribute this year’s Community Block Development Grants, a thin federal budget will be looking them straight in the face — in the form of an almost 6 percent decrease in funding for the second straight year. In a plan presented to the […]

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Aldermen to vote on same sex marriages

In 1993, Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93 introduced a controversial piece of legislation calling for the recognition of same sex marriages and civil unions. Now, a decade after that ordinance amendment was rejected by a 15-14 aldermanic vote, Morand’s successor in Ward 1, Ben Healey ’04, has submitted a similar proposal. Morand remembers the atmosphere […]

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To classmates, Lieberman’s presidential bid is ‘no surprise’

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Kaiser ’64 still remembers the elections for the Yale Daily News Editorial Board of 1964, when his close friend, Joseph Lieberman, secured an unprecedented landslide victory. Though Lieberman joined the reporting staff of the newspaper in the spring […]

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Aldermen approve Port Authority for city’s harbor

After the mayor sharply criticized the state and federal governments for fiscal policies that reduced aid to New Haven, the Board of Aldermen turned to the task of picking up the slack. And with the state legislature in Hartford reportedly poised to vote on the much-anticipated budget Tuesday afternoon — which will precipitate more layoffs […]

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City panel extends Empower legislation

Despite what Ward 1 Alderman Ben Healey ’04 called a “tumultuous” past, Empower New Haven, Inc., the local arm of a federal community revitalization program created during the Clinton administration, will continue to do its work, the Board of Aldermen’s Community Development and Human Services Committees voted unanimously Wednesday night. Required by a previous aldermanic […]

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