Yale spinoff accuses Apple of stealing invention

The technology behind the popular Mac features Spotlight and Time Machine may have been invented not in Silicon Valley, but in New Haven — and the Yale researchers who say they invented it want their due. Mirror Worlds, a computer software company that spun off from Yale’s Department of Computer Science in 1996, is suing […]


Yale, federal officials investigate cause of deadly accident

Yale and federal officials were still searching Tuesday for the cause of Monday’s construction accident that left three injured and one dead. The construction company in charge of the site and the union representing the workers have pledged to update safety policies to prevent future accidents. In the meantime, work has been halted on the […]


1 dead, 3 injured in Science Park construction accident

One construction worker died and three others were injured after a steel beam collapsed at a Yale construction site in Science Park on Monday morning. The deceased worker, whose name has not been released, spent most of the day in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital but died late Monday night, hospital spokesman Mark D’Antonio […]


Four injured by fallen beam at Science Park construction site

A vertical steel frame of a building collapsed this morning at a Science Park construction site, injuring four workers, one of whom was pinned to the ground by the fallen beam. The New Haven Fire Department responded to the call and used training equipment to lift the beam off the worker, said city hall spokesperson […]


American Apparel struggles with debt, falling stock

American Apparel’s future may be uncertain, but the company says it has no plans to close its New Haven branch. The Los Angeles-based clothing chain is struggling under more than $120 million in debt and its stock price has lost more than 65 percent of its value over the past year. The New Haven branch’s […]


Downtown food co-op opening delayed

The opening of a food co-op at 360 State St. in downtown New Haven has been delayed three months until March 2011. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”6508″ ] Before the grocer can open on the ground floor of 360 State, the largest private construction development in New Haven’s history, Becker + Becker Associates, the project’s developer, must raise […]


Jones ’11 continues to push living wage hike

It was standing-room only in the Aldermanic Chambers of New Haven City Hall Wednesday evening, as Yale community members and New Haven residents gathered to hear Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones’ ’11 plan to raise the minimum wage for city employees and corporate and nonprofit partners. Jones and three other aldermen advanced yet another version […]


Econ. prof Shiller says beware the ‘double dip’

If you thought the U.S. was out of the woods from the so-called Great Recession, think again, says Yale economics professor Robert Shiller. Shiller, who teaches the perennially popular course “Financial Markets” in the spring, was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s video series “The Big Interview” on Friday saying the United States may be […]


Utilities work bogs down Prospect bridge construction


Rudy’s to reopen on Chapel

Rudy’s Bar and Grill, the popular 76-year-old watering hole that left its spot on Elm Street this summer, will move to its new location on the corner of Chapel and Howe streets by October, its owner said. The bar will take over the space formerly occupied by the Indian-vegetarian restaurant Ahimsa, the adjacent juice bar […]


Yale pitches in to save tournament

This year’s Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament comes to an end tomorrow night, but the rally to keep it in Connecticut for future years is heating up. Since the Pilot Pen Corporation of America announced it would drop its sponsorship of the tournament last November, the tournament’s director, Anne Worcester, and city officials have been working […]