DeStefano still not longest-serving mayor

John DeStefano Jr. may have won his ninth election as New Haven’s mayor Tuesday night, but he is still not the city’s longest serving mayor. The history archives at the New Haven Historical Society on Whitney Avenue show that Elizur Goodrich, a lawyer, politician and 1779 Yale College graduate, remains New Haven’s longest serving mayor: […]


NHPD program teaches citizens about policing

Over 30 New Haven residents sat on the edge of their seats at a lecture hall in the New Haven Police Academy building on Wednesday, many trying to figure out whether they can get a job in law enforcement. One resident was antsy: she asked whether the New Haven Police Department would do a background […]


Homeless share tales

Four formerly homeless people gathered in the Branford Common Room last night to share their stories of homelessness with over 20 Yale students and to educate them about the difference between panhandlers and homeless people. The panelists addressed both the lack of city funding for local shelters and what they viewed as a hesitance on […]


Chamber honors Alexander

Yale students who have walked down Broadway, Chapel or Audubon streets and observed the variety of local businesses can thank Bruce Alexander ’65, whom the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce honored yesterday for his efforts to build the New Haven community and, in particular, its small businesses. At the chamber’s Annual Awards Luncheon on […]


Cancer hospital to create jobs, traffic in congested area

Today’s opening of the Smilow Cancer Center will create both new jobs and more traffic. With more than 25,000 people in the Greater New Haven workforce unemployed, community leaders interviewed welcomed the 300 jobs they said they expect the cancer center to create this fiscal year, even if the center also brings additional congestion to […]


DeLauro weighs in on East Haven mayor’s dispute

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and a national feminist group are defending the mayor of East Haven against what the organization claims is gender discrimination. Last month, just five weeks before the East Haven mayoral election, former East Haven Police Commissioner William J. Illingworth filed a complaint against the mayor of the town, April Capone Almon, […]


SOM proposal submitted

Yale is one step closer to starting construction on the new School of Management campus. Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93, University associate vice president for New Haven and state affairs, submitted to the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday a proposal to start the construction. At its biweekly meeting tonight, the Board of Aldermen will begin […]


Girlie Girl Shop opens on Audubon

Nestled between vacant storefronts in New Haven’s struggling Audubon District, a “world of fashion and fun” has found a home. About 40 guests noshed on cheese and crackers Thursday at the grand opening of the women’s accessories store Girlie Girl Shop at 97 Audubon St. Merieta Bayati, who co-owns the shop with her fiancé, Raymond […]


Lasley: Olympic Overflow

While I personally held no stock in Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid, I couldn’t help but feel a twang of patriotic disappointment when Rio was announced as the host city. But given the excitement that Chicago has experienced in the past year, what with its recently elected, and Nobel Peace prize-winning, Chicagoan president, I figured that […]

Cemetery wall alteration plan withdrawn

The proposal to alter the walls of the Grove Street Cemetery has been withdrawn, the cemetery’s governing committee said Tuesday. Ending a six-month debate over the walls’ future, the committee’s president, G. Harold Welch Jr., in a statement issued Tuesday formally rebuked the plan offered last spring by committee member Charles Ellis ’59. Ellis had […]


Asomugha takes on community services job

Last month, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. appointed pediatrician Chisara Asomugha as the city’s new community services administrator. Asomugha’s predecessor, Kica Matos, focused on immigration rights and helped create the controversial Elm City Resident Card program, which garnered national attention and spurred a federal raid in the city’s Fair Haven neighborhood. Under Matos, the […]