Dixwell Plaza face-lift to face legal setbacks

The shops of Dixwell Plaza do not wear their age well. From the rusted blue awning to the cracked sidewalk, the small strip of retail has the air of having seen better days. Plans exist to rehabilitate the Plaza, a mainstay of the Dixwell neighborhood since its construction in 1969. But the proposed renovation to […]

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US Air to cut fares for Tweed

Just in time for Yalies looking to make plans for spring break, US Airways confirmed Wednesday that it will dramatically slash its fares on flights to and from New Haven’s Tweed Airport. At a press conference in the airport’s main terminal, Chris Seaver, the director of corporate affairs for US Airways, laid out the details […]

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Report on public schools challenged

Charter schools may be gaining popularity among communities looking for alternative education solutions, but Connecticut’s largest teacher’s union and a New Haven-based nonprofit disagree as to whether or not they are effective. At the heart of the argument is a pair of dueling reports on public education. A September report released by the nonprofit Connecticut […]

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Funding to revitalize Fair Haven

Come this Friday, the New Haven Housing Authority hopes to have an additional $4 million to combat urban blight. The State Bond Commission is expected to approve the grant at its Jan. 26 meeting to help fund the Quinnipiac Terrace Redevelopment Project in Fair Haven, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced last Thursday. While the funding […]

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Activist decries global warming

In a speech in Dwight Chapel on Monday, National Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke ’71 FES ’74 said global warming is the biggest threat to the health of the planet. Beinecke, this year’s Dwight Hall Distinguished Mentor, laid out the NRDC’s future agenda and discussed who her personal mentors have been throughout her long […]

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Rep. tackles traffic woes

Ward 14 Alderwoman Erin Sturgis-Pascale is a walker. If it were up to her, New Haven would be a pedestrian paradise, flush with public transportation and safe, walkable streets. People like Sturgis-Pascale would never have to drive anywhere, particularly in a city where, she says, traffic should be the number one concern. “I live on […]

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Admissions experiences vary

Over the fall of her senior year at the Hopkins School, Katie has visited her college counselor constantly, stopping in several times a week to ask advice about her Ivy League applications. Edgar, a student at New Haven’s public Wilbur Cross High School who struggles with his English-language skills, said his counselor has tried to […]

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Shelters suffer space shortages

As temperatures drop, frustrations are mounting among directors of New Haven shelters struggling to accommodate the yearly influx of homeless people that winter brings. The problem of overcrowding in the city’s homeless shelters happens each year, said Alison Cunningham, executive director of the Columbus House shelter in Fair Haven. Although shelter administrators are adding beds […]

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Streets’ son injured in shooting

The son of University Chaplain Rev. Frederick J. Streets is among the victims injured by a wave of shootings over the past few days that resulted in the death of one Dixwell resident. Bennett Streets is recuperating after being shot late Sunday night, a representative for the New Haven Police Department said. His shooting is […]

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Dwight Hall will relocate

Dwight Hall, the 80-year-old Old Campus mainstay that houses most of Yale’s community service and social justice groups, will move to a new building in 2010, the group announced Friday. Dwight Hall’s Board of Directors voted Friday to move the organization to 143 Elm St. at the corner of Elm and Temple Streets rather than […]

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Senator holds on in Conn.

HARTFORD — Running as an independent, Senator Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 clinched a decisive victory over Democratic rival Ned Lamont SOM ’80 Tuesday, bringing sighs of relief to Lieberman’s cross-party supporters in Hartford and disappointment at Lamont’s Meriden headquarters. After edging out Lamont and Republican Alan Schlesinger, Lieberman announced in his victory speech that […]

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