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Report Ranks Connecticut Top State for Women

Brandon T. Bisceglia

April 11, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

Connecticut is the best state for women to work and live in, according to an assessment released in March compiling data from 12 sources. The report, titled "50 Best and Worst States for Women," ranked  states according to six criteria, and drew from such sources as the National Council of State Le...

Occupy New Haven Coming Apart

Vanessa Estime

April 11, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

According to the New Haven Register, it looks as if Occupy New Haven is ending its almost six month encampment at the New Haven Green. Despite no official termination, a few members of Occupy New Haven said the movement was starting to close. The Occupy movement erected last October is not the same movement...

Mother of Victim in Marist Tragedy Promotes Fire Safety in Woodbridge

Cristal Reyes

April 11, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

Spending an afternoon promoting fire safety in memory of a perished daughter isn’t exactly what any mother is thrilled about. However, that is exactly how Barbara Block spent her afternoon. In hopes that no mother ever has to receive the phone call that she received on January 21: a phone call tha...

West Haven Mayor John M. Picard May Have To Pay Raise Back

Liana Teixeira

April 4, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

Mayor John M. Picard of West Haven may have to give back a raise, reports Susan Misur of the New Haven Register.  Picard was given a 1.5 percent salary increase in January 2012. The issue arose after City Council members received a draft of the 2012-13 budget, which proposed increasing Picard’s s...

Barbara Pelkey Killer Sentenced

Ana Abraham

April 4, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

On September 3, 1986, a young woman and mother of four was brutally raped and murdered in Wallingford, Connecticut while working at her factory job. Police later found and arrested the man whom they believed had committed the crimes, Kenneth Ireland, and he was convicted and sentenced to fifty years...

Occupy New Haven Told to Leave Green

Vanessa Estime

March 21, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

Occupy New Haven, a collective and protesting group of citizens fighting for economic equality in New Haven, Connecticut, has been camping at and occupying the Upper New Haven Green since October 15, 2011 – over one hundred and fifty days ago. Though told to leave by city officials by midd...

Connecticut Legislators Helping During Times of Need

Michelle R Morra

February 29, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

In the Fall Semester of 2011, the university and the rest of Connecticut experienced some very unusual weather occurrences that had many in the state out of power, out of their homes, and looking at huge bills to repair their homes and clean-up their streets.  Now several Democratic lawmakers are loo...

New Haven Mourns Loss of City Historian

Elizabeth Field

February 29, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

Richard Hegel, historian to the city of New Haven, passed away on February 13 in his home. Hegel, 83, did not grow up in New Haven; however, he had an incredible passion for the city as seen by the incredible collection of local memorabilia, old maps of the city, and even an eccentric display of over...

U.S. Supreme Court May Hear another New Haven Fire Department Case

Liana Teixeira

February 29, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

For the second time in three years, a case involving the City of New Haven and its fire department may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding racial discrimination. The city recently filed a petition last Wednesday to the Supreme Court, asking it to dismiss a lawsuit introduced by firefighter Mich...

CT Lawmakers Aim to Boost Childhood Nutrition

Miriam Correia

February 22, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

Connecticut lawmakers are teaming up with school nutrition advocates to increase childhood nutrition in schools.  "The coalition plans to call attention to the need to provide adequate funding and administrative support for child nutrition programs and nutrition professionals in schools," the Associated ...

Conn. Seeks to Recapture Role as Insurance Capital

The Associated Press

February 22, 2012


Filed under Global News, West Haven News

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford is trying to recapture its status as the nation’s insurance capital by drawing in a specialized insurance business that is finding a home elsewhere. Since the 18th century, Hartford — home to Aetna Inc., Cigna, The Hartford, Travelers Cos. and others — has been s...

East Haven Police Chief Retires Amidst Controversy

Ana Abraham

February 8, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

On February 3, a big change happened very close to home for a lot of UNH students.  Leonard Gallo resigned as Chief of Police in East Haven. He left amidst much controversy about his suspected role in a racial profiling case being made by the FBI. Four members of the East Haven Police Departme...

Maturo: I Deserved Criticism for Taco Comment

Sara J Dufort

February 8, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

East Haven Major, Joseph Maturo, is under fire after he commented that he might eat a taco, in a response to an anti-Latino bias investigation that is currently underway against the East Haven Police Department. Maturo has now come out and said that he brought the criticism on himself, and that h...

Connecticut National Guard Men Return Home

Veronica Maciel

February 8, 2012


Filed under West Haven News

On Monday January 30, according to Granby News, approximately 25 Airmen from the 103rd Security Forces Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, returned to the Bradley Air National Guard Base. They began their return home with an international flight to Baltimore-Washington International Airport, where...

Changes to Liquor Laws Unlikely to Impact UNH

Brandon T. Bisceglia

February 1, 2012


Filed under University of New Haven, West Haven News

A proposal by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to ease Connecticut’s restrictions on alcohol sales would be unlikely to have much of an impact on campus life at UNH. Currently, stores in the state cannot sell alcohol at all on Sundays or later than 9:00 p.m. on other days. Bars and restaurants must...

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