Suspect in doctor’s murder asks to be own lawyer

Lishan Wang, the man accused in the shooting of Yale postdoctoral clinical fellow Vajinder Toor made a request in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday to fire his public defenders and represent himself, The Associated Press reported. At the hearing, Judge Roland Fasano requested a competency evaluation of Wang, as Connecticut law states that a […]

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Future of Rudy’s lot remains unclear

Yalies looking to enjoy late night beer, billiards or frites all under one roof will have to set their sights on Chapel Street in the fall. Rudy’s Bar, the popular 76-year-old Elm Street watering hole, is preparing to close and move to the intersection of Chapel and Howe streets. Though owner Omer Ipek declined to […]

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Prescott S. Bush Jr. ’44 dies at 87

Prescott S. Bush Jr. ’44, brother of former President George H.W. Bush ’48 and uncle of former President George W. Bush ‘68, died Wednesday in Hingham, Mass., due to long illness, The Associated Press reported. He was 87. Bush, a Whiffenpoof who graduated from Silliman College and a retired insurance executive, worked for Pan Am […]

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After 48 years, Clark’s Dairy to close Sunday

After 48 years of legendary milkshakes, late-night grilled cheeses and root beer floats, Clark’s Dairy, the iconic Whitney Avenue diner, will close shop Sunday for the last time. The famed New Haven restaurant will shut its doors for “a variety of reasons,” said George Mihalakos, an employee and the son of Anthony Mihalakos, the Dairy’s […]

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Suspicious package closes Tweed for 3 hours

Tweed New Haven Airport was shut down for approximately three hours today after an employee noticed a suspicious package at the front doors to the main terminal. New Haven Police Department spokesman Joe Avery said the New Haven Fire Department and bomb squad were notified at about 11:30 a.m. and were sent to the scene, […]

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Accused murderer to give DNA sample

Lishan Wang, the man accused of murdering Yale postdoctoral fellow Vajinder Toor, was ordered in court this morning to give a saliva sample of his DNA this afternoon. Wang appeared in New Haven Superior Court, where Judge Roland Fasano granted the prosecution’s motion to retrieve the samples from Wang. The motion for “non-testimonial evidence” was […]

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360 State grocer may be co-op

Just over 10 years ago, the downtown area of Burlington, Vt., was left without a supermarket when its primary grocery provider went out of business. New Haven has been in a similar situation since late March when its only grocery store, the Shaw’s on Whalley Avenue, was shuttered. In order to meet the Burlington community’s […]

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Morse protests survey results

A horde of furious Morsels laid siege to the News’ headquarter shortly after midnight Friday, protesting their last-place rating in the residential college satisfaction survey published earlier this week. Of course, it was the Morsels’ own votes that put them there. The Morsels brought a giant lipstick resting on a tank — the replica of […]

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Aldermen weigh grocer incentives for Shaw’s lot

New Haven is considering offering a tax incentive to attract a large-scale grocer to the former Shaw’s lot on Whalley Avenue. At the Board of Aldermen’s Community Development Committee meeting Wednesday evening, more than a dozen board and community members discussed ways the city can make the Dwight Place lot more attractive to a potential […]

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‘Yaliens’ own New York City

(Photo: The New York Observer) For all Yale students who dream of living in New York City this summer or after graduation, an article in yesterday’s New York Observer reveals that the unique and sociable network of true-blue Yalies living and working in the city has set the University apart from its rivals. The article, […]

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In-class pranks peeve professors

In the middle of one of Professor Alexander Nemerov’s GRD ’92 packed “Introduction to Art History” lectures on a Wednesday afternoon last month, a student dressed in a gorilla costume barged through the door of the Law School auditorium, grunting as he entered. When the gorilla-man finally joined Nemerov on stage and offered him a […]

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