Gunman accused of targeting HR office released from custody

A man arrested Thursday for bringing a shotgun and ammunition in his car to a Yale building has been released from custody. John Petrini, 61, was released Friday on a promise to appear at an arraignment hearing on Oct. 1. He is charged with breach of peace, threatening, carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a weapon […]

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Gunman was denied retirement benefits; may have been targeting HR office

John Petrini, a retired Yale employee who was arrested Thursday while carrying an unloaded gun and ammunition, was denied an appeal last year after the University refused to pay him retirement benefits. Officials said they believe that Petrini, 61, who was arrested near a parking lot by the Human Resources office at 221 Whitney Ave., […]

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Zoning board rejects Toad’s terrace

In a divided 3–2 decision Wednesday night, the Board of Zoning Appeals voted to reject a proposal by Toad’s Place owner Brian Phelps to create a 400-square-foot rooftop terrace, citing a potential strain on neighborhood parking. Plans for the terrace had been widely expected to gain approval from the BZA, since the City Plan Commission […]

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To Yale’s dismay, Toad’s plans terrace

If Toad’s Place owner Brian Phelps has his way, the iconic club known for concert venues and Saturday night dance parties will also be known for popcorn, coffee and tea. Phelps would have his vision actualized: an “L”-shaped, 40-person terrace for patrons who want to light up a cigarette. But if Yale officials have their […]

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Briefly: Demolition for two new colleges to begin this month

On Friday, Yale officials received permits to demolish the Daniel Cady Eaton House and two other buildings listed on the city’s Historic Resources Inventory. Several local and state preservationists have argued that these buildings, as well as others on the site planned for the two new residential colleges, have historical value to the city and […]

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Library workers call for more input

A coalition of at least 70 library workers, most of whom are members of Yale’s clerical and technical union, started a leafletting campaign on Wednesday, demanding that they receive a greater say in budgetary decisions. Members of the group took to Cross Campus yesterday, passing out fliers that decried library administrators’ poor communication and hiring […]

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With demolition, it’s not easy being green

Preservationists also have raised concerns about the environmental cost of demolishing buildings, which creates mountains of waste. Patrick Pinnell ’71 ARC ’74, a critic of the demolition plans who is author of “Yale University: The Campus Guide,” said the University should be concerned about demolishing functional buildings for sustainability reasons as well as historical ones. […]

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Yale sticks to demolition plans

As Yale prepares to demolish some of the buildings on the site of the two new residential colleges this fall, state officials and local preservationists are buzzing with talk of whether some of the structures can be saved. Although they have no authority to stop the bulldozers, which could start work over the next few […]

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It’s official: Emma Watson is going to Brown

It’s official: Emma Watson is going to Brown University. Pity. Watson has been quiet about what school she will attend in the fall, although her “Harry Potter” co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, let slip earlier this month in an interview with The Guardian that the actress had decided on Brown. Watson herself confirmed the decision in an […]

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Judge: Immigrants’ rights violated in raids

A federal judge has halted the deportation of four New Haven residents arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents during raids in Fair Haven in 2007. In decisions filed last week, Immigration Judge Michael Straus said that the actions committed against the residents were “egregious” violations of their Fourth Amendment rights and that ICE’s lack […]

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Recapping the Clinton visit

Hillary Clinton’s LAW ’73 trip to New Haven on Monday created a veritable buzz.  (According to the New Haven Independent, she even got to enter through the otherwise locked L-Dub gate! Seriously! Celebrities…) Shortly after Commencement exercises ended around noon Monday, she headed to the Law School to celebrate with the class of 2009. Check […]

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