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If you think democracy is stagnating, come to New Haven. You will find it alive and well. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is stepping down, and thus far seven of Mr. DeStefano's fellow Democrats are seeking the party's nomination to succeed him. The number...
The Hartford CourantSix airports in Connecticut have been spared from cuts under a bill passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives, just hours after passage by the Senate. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and the Connecticut delegation have been fighting for months...
The New Haven mayoral race just got interesting. State Sen. Toni Harp just announced her candidacy after months of demurring. She already looks like the person who can fill the shoes of John DeStefano, former mayor-for-life until he announced he was...
The Hartford CourantIn a surprise move, state Sen. Toni Harp said Monday that she is running for mayor of New Haven – a move that means a potentially raucous Democratic primary. One of best-known politicians in the Elm City, Harp currently represents about half of...
After nearly 10 years as president and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council, Matthew Nemerson is pursuing a new goal: The mayor's office in New Haven. Nemerson, 57, is a former head of the chamber of commerce in New Haven and also co-founded Science...
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it will close 149 air traffic control towers – including six in Connecticut – beginning on April 7 to meet required automatic spending cuts. Another 40 towers previously slated for...
The Hartford CourantWhen New Haven Mayor John DeStefano announced his retirement in January, I knew it was just a matter of time before school Superintendent Reginald Mayo would exit, too. The two served 20 years together in their respective influential positions, a...
The Hartford CourantThe Oscars are exactly one week away, but here in Connecticut, the wait is over for the Blizzies, the awards handed out for storm-related achievement. The Grand Blizzie — the Palme de Neige — goes to Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch for his...
TOWNS SEE LOOMING SHORTFALLS By Betsy Gara Town leaders are anxiously crunching numbers as they review Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Given the size of the budget deficit, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns applauds the intent of the...
The Hartford CourantLet me put this in perspective for you. Two days after John DeStefano was first sworn in as mayor of New Haven, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was whacked in the knee with a police baton in an assault planned by rival figure skater Tonya Harding's ex-...
New Haven was struggling in the early 1990s. Schools were decrepit. Downtown was moribund, with litter wafting past empty storefronts. It looked like another once-bustling urban core that was dying of disinvestment, suburbanization, racism, lack of...
The Hartford CourantMayor John DeStefano, an outspoken political survivor and the longest-serving leader in the city's history, smiled Tuesday as he reflected on his 10 terms leading the Elm City and seemed at peace with his decision against trying to make it to 11. "You...
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