Duncan Boarders Start Getting Help Finding New Homes; Buyer Confirms Deal

by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Aug 7, 2017 4:56 pm | Comments (47)

Paul Bass Photos The housing authority’s relocation team Monday began meeting with 45 boarders at the Duncan Hotel as the 123-year-old landmark readies a transition to an upscale university-themed establishment.

Longtime boarders like Elaine Sands, meanwhile, began packing — and wondering if they can still find a downtown room for $200 a week or less.

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Lawyer Bid Blocked For Model 2nd-Chancer

by Nathan J. Robinson | Aug 7, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (26)

(Opinion) Former prisoners do not get much more “rehabilitated” than Reginald Dwayne Betts. In the time since his release in 2005, Betts has published two acclaimed books of poetry and a memoir, earned a college degree with a 4.0, earned an MFA, started a family, held a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard, earned a law degree from Yale, received an NAACP Image Award, given talks at schools, prisons, and conferences around the country, been accepted to a PhD program, worked for the New Haven Public Defender’s Office, and passed the Connecticut Bar Exam.

Yet this past Thursday, Betts was told by the State of Connecticut that he may not have the requisite “character and fitness” to practice law.

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