Conn. federal judge rules DOMA unconstitutional

A Connecticut judge ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitutional right to equal protection, the latest in a string of setbacks against the 1996 law. In a suit against the federal government, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant issued a 104-page decision Tuesday that found the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage […]

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Box 63 fails city health inspection

City health inspectors gave student favorite Box 63 two weeks to clean up its act after it failed a recent health inspection. In the latest round of health inspections that ended last week, Box 63, which opened its doors in New Haven last fall, received a score of 70 out of 100. Inspectors cited the […]

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NHPD thanks public for speedy homicide arrest

After the New Haven Police Department made a quick arrest in the city’s 10th homicide of the year, police officials hailed what they called the success of the department’s renewed emphasis on community policing. Police said three teenagers outside the Burger King drive-thru on Whalley Avenue called Donald Bradley for a ride to Fair Haven, […]

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New uses imagined for Green

City residents gathered Wednesday to discuss the future of the New Haven Green. Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit consulting group hired by the city the proprietors of the Green, held a public meeting in the Hall of Records Wednesday night to ask city residents what they would like to see on the New […]

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Gant CEO jokes at New Haven’s expense

The CEO of Gant drew the ire of New Haveners after cracking a joke at the city’s expense. Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg made fun of the clothing store’s hometown in a June 27 interview with the India Times, joking that just “two good things ever came out of New Haven — Yale University and Gant.” The comment […]

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Student favorites among eateries to fail inspections

More restaurants than normal failed New Haven’s latest round of health inspections, with nearly a fifth of the 49 restaurants visited receiving a failing grade according to the New Haven Independent. In a wave of health inspections the last two weeks of June, inspectors graded nine restaurants at a score below 80, the minimum required […]

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Murphy sweeps New Haven endorsements

New Haven’s Democratic Party coalesced around U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy with a nearly unanimous endorsement Monday. The city’s entire state delegation, Mayor John DeStefano Jr., 27 of New Haven’s 30 aldermen and the entire Democratic Town Committee announced their endorsement of Murphy over Susan Bysiewicz ’83, his rival in the race for the seat […]

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Aldermen pass $486.4 million budget

The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved New Haven’s $486.4 million budget in a 40-minute special meeting Tuesday night. The budget — the product of almost three months of public hearings and negotiations between Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s administration and the labor-backed majority on the Board — was largely unchanged from DeStefano’s original proposal in March. […]

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Aldermen approve ward map

Ward 1 will remain the Yale ward for the next decade, following the conclusion of the Board of Aldermen’s redistricting process. In a vote by the full Board earlier this week, aldermen approved a final ward map for New Haven that balances the population within each of the city’s 30 wards. Yale’s Ward 1 will […]

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Walters to grads: ‘Follow your bliss’

In a 24-minute speech at Sunday’s Class Day exercises, journalist Barbara Walters encouraged members of the class of 2012 to follow their bliss — even if they are not sure what that is yet. Graduating seniors donned colorful hats and faculty members and administrators broke out their academic robes on Sunday as crowds descended on […]

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Convention vote boosts Murphy in Senate race

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy sealed his front-runner status in the race to replace departing U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 with an overwhelming endorsement from state Democrats. Murphy bested former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 in the Democratic nominating contest this weekend, winning the support of 1,378 state delegates over Bysiewicz’s 444. […]

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