UP CLOSE | City evaluates DeStefano era, looks beyond

The New Haven and Yale of 20 years ago are a far cry from the city and University of today. Twenty years ago, a committee was searching for a replacement for then-interim University President Howard Lamar. Across the New Haven Green in City Hall, John Daniels, the Elm City’s first black mayor, struggled with seemingly […]

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Murphy struggles to keep McMahon at bay

Facing an onslaught of negative attacks funded by Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, Democratic nominee and U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy is struggling to regain the lead in the polls. After a poll in late August gave McMahon a three-point lead ahead of Murphy in the election for the Senate seat vacated by Joseph […]

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Senate candidates trade fire over pasts

With less than two months to go before Election Day, the race for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 has started to turn personal. The latest round of spars between the GOP nominee, millionaire wrestling magnate Linda McMahon, and Democrat Chris Murphy, who represents Connecticut’s fifth congressional district […]

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Pundits crash CS Department meeting on espresso machine

Do espresso machines get tested on animals? Is it “espresso” or “expresso”? These questions and more were posed at a Wednesday afternoon Computer Science Department meeting that aimed to answer a simple question: what model of espresso machine should the Department buy for Arthur K. Watson Hall’s second floor kitchen, and what should be the […]

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Jobs pipeline sails through board

The Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve the creation of a “jobs pipeline” Tuesday night. Aldermen voted in their biweekly meeting by a 25–0 margin to create New Haven Works, a coordinating agency that will partner with employers in the city to help connect local residents with jobs. The emphasis of the new program […]

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Aldermen hear public input on jobs pipeline

The Board of Aldermen heard testimony Thursday night on a proposal for its long-awaited jobs initiative, one they hope will prepare residents for jobs within the city. While the board’s human resources committee held a public hearing on the plan, locally called the jobs pipeline, residents testified in support of the idea, and offered suggestions […]

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QPac poll shows McMahon ahead

Could Connecticut turn red this November? A new poll says it’s possible. In the race for Joe Lieberman’s ’64 LAW ’67 U.S. Senate seat, Republican Linda McMahon holds a slight edge over Democrat Chris Murphy, 49-46, according to a poll out Tuesday from Quinnipiac University. The same poll found President Barack Obama with a 7-point […]

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2013 campaigns already revving up

The Elm City’s longest-serving mayor is already eyeing another term. Mayor John DeStefano Jr., who won a record 10th term by a modest 1,600-vote margin last November, began showing signs of campaigning this summer. As Yale’s labor unions — which have opposed the mayor’s fiscal policies in recent years — tested the political waters for […]

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White House honors teachers’ union president

New Haven teachers’ union leader David Cicarella was honored at the White House Tuesday for his role in the city’s progress on education reform. Cicarella, the president of the New Haven Federation of teachers since 2007, was named a “White House Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama for his efforts in bringing about the […]

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McMahon, Murphy win Senate primaries

Former wrestling magnate Linda McMahon and current U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy will face each other this November in the race for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67. With about half the state’s precincts reporting, McMahon led challenger Chris Shays by a 76 to 24 percent margin in […]

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Murphy leads Bysiewicz ’83 in new poll

A new poll reveals U.S. Rep Chris Murphy to be a strong favorite to win the November election to fill the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67. The poll, released this week by Public Policy Polling, shows Murphy leading former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 in the […]

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