New Haven

Harp wins in New Haven
12:21 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Harp will be the first female mayor of New Haven

Toni Harp giving her victory speech at Kelly's Restaurant in New Haven on Tuesday night.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp has easily won election to become the first woman mayor in New Haven’s history. Harp is also the first new mayor in New Haven in two decades.  

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Election 2013
12:24 am
Mon November 4, 2013

New Haven mayoral candidates in a last push for votes

State Senator Toni Harp (left) stumps for votes at a rally in New Haven on Friday November 1st. Alderman Justin Elicker (right) at his New Haven mayoral campaign headquarters on Friday November 1st.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Tuesday’s election for mayor in New Haven, Connecticut, pits a veteran state politician against a relative newcomer. Sixty-six year-old state Senator Toni Harp, a New Haven resident for the past 40 years, hopes her 20 years of experience at the state Capitol will help sway voters her way. Thirty eight-year-old city Alderman Justin Elicker has lived in New Haven for six years. He hopes his newcomer status will attract enough voters to swing the election his way.

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A "treasure box" at Yale
6:38 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years

Six stories of rare books and manuscripts behind glass at Beinecke Library
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Yale University’s Beinecke library. It’s a world-renowned repository of rare books and manuscripts. WSHU’s Mark Herz toured the now-beloved library with its director, E. C. Shroeder. Schroeder said the modernist cube made up of large marble squares—and surrounded by gothic and neo-classical buildings—was once controversial.

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Training legislation stalled in Senate
6:42 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Blumenthal calls for passage of green jobs bill

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
Credit WSHU file photo

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says bipartisan federal legislation that could create jobs, save energy and protect the environment has been sitting in congress since April, and he's calling on lawmakers to act on it.

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New Haven primary
6:21 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Toni Harp wins New Haven primary but faces challenge in November

Primary winner Toni Harp with Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit Ebong Udoma

   

New Haven, Connecticut, State Sen. Toni Harp won 50 percent of the vote in the four-way Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday.  Given that the city is heavily Democratic, one would assume the victory means a clear path to the mayor’s office.  But the race is not over.


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