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2009-10-08 11:18:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Can buildings be designed to help students learn, and corporations grow and compete? The architecture firm Svigals + Partners is showing how, by fusing art with architecture. The results are changing how schools, laboratories and other buildings are being used - a movement described in The New York Times in an article about a Svigals + Partners project. The firm's principal, Barry Svigals, FAIA, says the integration of original artworks into...

2009-06-03 23:02:00

Thomas Henkelmann Takes Top Food, Decor and Service for Fifth Straight Year; David Burke Prime is Top Newcomer; Chain Restaurants More Popular than Ever NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The troubled economy is changing the ways that Connecticut restaurant-goers dine out, according to Zagat's 2009/10 Connecticut Restaurants survey, released today in hardcopy and on ZAGAT.com. The survey finds that while nearly half of locals' meals are prepared outside of the home, 78% of diners are making...

2009-01-29 14:16:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by the success of a single sporting event last summer, New Haven will be host to the Northeast Zone Championships featuring a minimum of six Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) sports involving 2,500 young athletes this summer. "This is a major success story for our area because we are expecting between 6,000 to 7,000 people will be involved as participants or spectators, and it may well lead to even more AAU events coming here in the future," said...

2009-01-12 07:00:00

WINNIPEG, Jan. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced the sale of their flagship product, IMRISneuro, to Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, one of the leading neuroscience centers in the U.S. The only one of its kind in the world, IMRISneuro incorporates a movable high-field MRI with a state-of-the-art integration platform, IMRISmatrix, allowing the surgical team to scan, view and share critical patient information...

2009-01-09 13:41:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new show focused on the local people, places and entertainment styles in Connecticut is coming to News Channel 8! Connecticut Style premiers February 16th at 12:30pm! The show will be hosted by News Channel 8's Sonia Baghdady and Desiree Fontaine. Airing every weekday, Connecticut Style will focus on many topics that viewers can relate to in everyday life including: health & fitness, fashion, home decorating ideas, great meals to prepare,...

2008-10-03 09:00:04

By Jim Yardley More contaminated Chinese candy was discovered in the United States on Wednesday, this time in Connecticut, where consumer protection officials issued a public warning against eating the sticky sweet, Jim Yardley reported from Shanghai. The discovery in Connecticut involved the White Rabbit Creamy Candy brand, which is sold in 50 countries but has already been recalled from stores in Britain and many Asian countries. Jerry Farrell Jr., the state consumer protection...

2008-09-30 06:00:29

By Linh Tat UNION CITY -- As it turns out, the New Haven school district is not in "program improvement," a label given to schools and districts that fail to meet federal accountability benchmarks two years in a row, district officials announced Monday. The district had been given the controversial label earlier this month after standardized test scores revealed that not enough of its special education students demonstrated proficiency in English and math to meet federal standards....

2008-09-09 15:00:34

By Linh Tat UNION CITY -- New Haven school board trustees have named David Pava, a product of the school district and one of its employees for the past 31 years, as interim superintendent. The board continues to search for a permanent schools chief, a job it hopes to have done by mid-October. The board's decision came on the heels of Superintendent Pat Jaurequi's unexpected announcement this week that she is leaving the position. Jaurequi will lead the San Juan Unified School District...

2008-09-08 09:00:40

By Linh Tat UNION CITY -- Superintendent Pat Jaurequi, in an unexpected announcement, said she will be leaving the New Haven school district for another job. Her decision prompted the New Haven school board to call a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss her replacement. The outcome of that meeting was not known by press time. Jaurequi's departure means that all three Tri-City school districts, as well as Ohlone College, will start the 2008-09 academic year with new leadership. The...

2008-09-04 06:00:21

PSEG Fossil has announced the finalization of a 30-year contract between its subsidiary, PSEG Power Connecticut, and the Connecticut Light and Power Company, pursuant to which PSEG Power Connecticut will add approximately 130MW of peaking generation to its New Haven power station in Connecticut, US. The Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) project is one of three chosen by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to help satisfy the state's growing demand for...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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