1972-2007: Coliseum crashes into history

Eighteen seconds is all it took on Saturday morning to seal the fate of the embattled 35-year-old Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum. The 7:49 a.m. implosion of the 48,000 ton monument was observed by a crowd of 20,000 spectators — including hundreds of students — who were gathered on the top floors of parking garages and buildings […]

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City throws Coliseum a frigid farewell bash

After a 35-year history of trouble, brief glory and destruction, the Coliseum is gone, but many of the issues surrounding the use of the site remain. Most people present at the implosion greeted the legendary building’s destruction with enthusiastic cheers and clapping. But some officials and residents said they think the city may come to […]

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Starbucks to open second site downtown

Starbucks addicts in New Haven will soon have a new option for their daily fix as the chain prepares to open a second store downtown, 1003.2 feet away from the existing High St. location. The new cafe, on the corner of Chapel and Church streets across from the New Haven Green, will join a city […]

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Officials set date for Coliseum implosion

After months of delays and half-serious speculation that the Coliseum would never be torn down, city officials said Tuesday that they will formally announce a date for its implosion today. Although the Coliseum’s implosion date is yet to be finalized, a City Hall miscommunication led local media outlets to report that the Jan. 20, 2007, […]

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Chapel loses two shops

With the announced closures of two popular getaways on Chapel St., students looking for alternatives to dining hall tea and self-serve salad will have to change their plans. Rainbow Café, which closed last week, and Oolongs Tea Bar, which announced it will close at the end of the month, are the latest stores to join […]

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Tweed may see growth

George W. Bush, Queen Elizabeth II and Frank Sinatra may all have landed at Tweed-New Haven Airport, but most students are still waiting for their chance. Airport officials said New Haven’s 75-year old airport — which offers direct flights to Philadelphia only — currently captures less than one percent of its potential market and is […]

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Clubs try to identify fake IDs

Little after a year since the police raided Toad’s Place, New Haven’s nightclubs are doing what they can to enforce the state’s drinking laws. But some nightclub owners said underage students on the prowl for a good night out are finding more ingenious ways of forging IDs. In response to last year’s Liquor Control Commission […]

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Rate hike to affect some Elis

United Illuminating’s plan to increase electricity prices drastically may be a headache for permanent residents of New Haven, but Yale students may have equal reason to be concerned. Yale officials said Thursday that rents for students living off-campus in Yale-owned buildings may increase following United Illuminating’s announcement that it would seek state approval for a […]

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Bradley loses flight capacity

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Students sick of long airport shuttle rides spent crammed between duffel bags and last semester’s awkward hookup may have more opportunities in the coming years to take the short 10-minute cab ride to Tweed-New Haven Airport instead. Tweed officials said Monday that the […]

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Electric rate surge may jolt city

In a move that some said will hurt many businesses and households in the Elm City already struggling with high electricity bills, United Illuminating announced last week it would seek the state’s approval for a significant increase in both residential and commercial electricity rates. If the State Department of Public Utility Control approves UI’s proposed […]

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Electricity company may leave Elm City

West Haven city officials confirmed Wednesday that they are planning to approach United Illuminating, New Haven’s third-largest for-profit employer, about a possible move to a West Haven site currently occupied by Bayer Healthcare — which announced last week that it will close within the next 12 to 18 months, cutting 1,000 jobs in the region. […]

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