Mrinal Kumar
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Harp announces new public works head

Jeff Pescosolido will take over as the Elm City’s new director of the Department of Public Works, according to a Tuesday afternoon announcement by Mayor Toni Harp.

Carter ’76 likely to replace Chuck Hagel

President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon second-in-command Ashton Carter '76 as the new Secretary of Defense, CNN reported Tuesday.

City crime ranking disputed

After a California-based real estate brokerage ranked New Haven as Connecticut’s most dangerous city, local authorities have dismissed the ranking as inaccurate.

FOOTBALL: What went wrong?

The Game 2014 is more than a battle for Ivy League supremacy — it is an opportunity for Yale to exorcise the ghosts of seven years futility on the gridiron. Here is a look back at what has gone wrong for more than half a decade.

Obama cancels speech, but ULA protest continues

The last-minute cancellation of President Barack Obama’s Wednesday speech in Bridgeport, Connecticut did not prevent activists from holding a politically charged rally for immigration reform down the street from where the president was supposed to speak.

Ad expenditures intensify gubernatorial race

A recent surge in ad expenditures by an Independent Expenditure Group supporting Governor Dannel Malloy has shed light on the role of campaign advertising in the gubernatorial race.

Oktoberfest draws hundreds despite rain

The German Society brought a rainy Saturday night to life with its second annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Two development projects negotiated in downtown

Negotiations between the city and a prominent real estate developer over two separate downtown properties could simultaneously create retail space and expand facilities for a local media company.

YaleMakes seeks to promote creativity

This year, a new organization seeks to bring together students to work on creative projects in a relaxed, low-pressure environment.

Smoking, education link emerges early

The link between higher education and smoking rates emerges well before students step onto a college campus.

High Conn. living wage hampers workers

Low-wage workers may have a harder time making ends meet in Connecticut than in most other states across the country, according to a new report on living wages.