RODRIGUEZ-TORRENT: A shot in the dark: America’s dirty secret

Guest Column

RODRIGUEZ-TORRENT: Only stillness in the Chaplain’s Office

Guest Column

RODRIGUEZ-TORRENT: Occupy forced out, but for what?

Guest Column

RODRIGUEZ-TORRENT: A smoker’s confession

Guest Column

Scaz probes humanity, robots

Bright yellow, with a cartoonish nose and pair of eyes and standing about 4 inches tall above its base, Keepon looks like a cross between a marshmallow Peep and a snowman. And Keepon has become a YouTube sensation — because this robot can dance. Keepon can improvise to any song with a reasonable beat, said […]

Sci-Tech

Brzezinski talks human survival

Though the recent “war on terror” may have seemed like a pivotal ideological struggle, political scientist and statesman Zbigniew Brzezinski argued Thursday that the world will face far more complex challenges to human survival in the future. In front of an audience of over 200, Brzezinski — a well-known author, professor and former National Security […]

University

Gunshot sensors to arrive in Elm City

In 2003, a sniper who struck repeatedly along a Columbus, Ohio, highway was apprehended with the help of gunshot-detection technology. Now, the same company that provided the technology to Columbus has been commissioned by the New Haven Police Department to install gunshot detectors in the Elm City. The ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System detects gunfire and […]

City

On the ground: Elderly concerned about budget cuts

Even before Mayor John DeStefano Jr. finished explaining the New Haven budget to his audience at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, 85-year-old Harry Conroy stood up in anger to take his turn. “I haven’t heard anything about the elderly,” he said forcefully. The mayor, he said, is not addressing the plight of the seniors. […]

City

Residents mixed on Winchester projects’ impact

Some residents of the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven say they have learned an age-old lesson: You can’t always get what you want. Besides the recently renovated 266,000 square feet of Yale office and lab space at 25 Science Park, the portion of the neighborhood located along Winchester Avenue between Munson Street and Division Street […]

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New job and literacy center a joint endeavor

A new public-private collaboration in Science Park may help ease the blow of the city’s expected layoffs. A 2,000-square-foot space at 4 Science Park in the Newhallville neighborhood will host a new job and literacy center targeted at area residents, Science Park Development Corporation Chairman and CEO David Silverstone said. The building will house three […]

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Around New Haven

Students walk streets to count New Haven’s homeless For four hours Wednesday night, about 100 volunteers, including students from the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project and National Student Partnerships, surveyed the number of homeless people in New Haven for the Point in Time Homeless Count. Sixty-nine homeless were counted on streets and in public […]

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