Med school founds new dept.

The Yale School of Medicine has created a new Department of Immunobiology, becoming one of the few schools in the nation to devote an entire department to the growing field. Originally founded as an outgrowth of the department of pathology in 1988, the immunobiology program was promoted to full departmental standing after faculty petitioned the […]

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Painkillers often abused

Patients are commonly prescribed painkillers as a quick fix for chronic back pain, but new research at Yale shows that these short-term prescriptions may lead to drug abuse and dependence in the long run. In an article published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the School of Medicine indicate that use of […]

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Community gardens sprout in city

Asphalt streets and concrete sidewalks might not offer the best atmosphere to grow fruits and vegetables, but New Haven community gardening and green space programs offer city residents a chance to cultivate their own gardens in the midst of an otherwise urban jungle. Officials said these programs, including the Community Garden Program, the Greenspace Program […]

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Women open stores

Three and a half years ago, when Liza Clayson wanted to start a business, she moved to Branford to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams instead of staying in her native New Haven. But now, with New Haven’s downtown cultural scene booming, women like Clayson are coming to the Elm City to open arts-oriented stores, attracted to […]

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Newhallville to apply for grant

After years of walking by rows of dilapidated houses that line many of the streets in Newhallville, residents of this New Haven neighborhood may see some of those boarded-up homes occupied once more. The Livable City Initiative received approval to apply for a $210,000 grant from the Federal Loan Bank to construct 10 new housing […]

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Students react to Dwight’s move

Several days after Dwight Hall announced it will leave the Old Campus chapel it has called home for the past 80 years, students and alumni have mixed opinions about divorcing their organization from its namesake building. In 2010, the nonprofit organization will move from the heart of Old Campus to a new location at 143 […]

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Rell wins gov. race

HARTFORD — Republican incumbent M. Jodi Rell defeated New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election Tuesday, burying her opponent by a margin of almost 30 percent of the vote. With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Rell received 64 percent of votes to DeStefano’s 35 percent. While DeStefano’s supporters said they were disappointed […]

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Schools assess detector mettle

The city’s decision to install metal detectors in its 13 public high schools might be paying off. The new metal detector system, which was put in place earlier this fall after a summer of increased gun violence, recently faced one of its first tests at Wilbur Cross Annex High School. On Oct. 20, a freshman […]

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DeStefano depends on Elm City

Although the statewide election day will focus on campaign speeches and the last-minute scrambles for voters, for New Haven community members, Nov. 7 is a time for reflection on the tenure of both their mayor, John DeStefano Jr., and their governor, M. Jodi Rell. In the Elm City, where voters are familiar with DeStefano’s policies […]

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State ranked third in smarts

Connecticut has always had its own state flag and bird, but now it has a state report card — and a good one, too. Connecticut was ranked America’s the third “smartest” state in the fifth annual Smartest State Award, published on Monday by Morgan Quitno Press, a Kansas-based private research and publishing company. Vermont and […]

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Local eateries diversify

Jack of all trades, but master of none? That commonplace warning does not seem to faze New Haven entrepreneurs, as the owners of several well-known downtown eateries pursue less gastronomic business endeavors. Zaroka Bar and Restaurant, which held the grand opening of its international crafts boutique Mandala Gallery on Tuesday, is just one of several […]

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