by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 16, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (11)
When Rodney “Rock” Williams watches the demolition of the last vestiges of the former Winchester Arms plant in Newhallville, he sees more than childhood memories and the neighborhood’s past slipping away. He sees the alarming potential for the neighborhood’s political power to slip away too.
Continue reading ‘2 Community Organizers Square Off’
by Paul Bass | Oct 13, 2017 8:18 am | Comments (23)
Republican Donald Trump won far more votes in Morris Cove’s Ward 18 — 830 — than anywhere else in New Haven last year. Which might seem like a boost for one of the 27-year-old GOP candidate for alder there this fall.
Until you find out that he actually voted for Hillary Clinton in that election.
Continue reading ‘GOP Makes A Stand In The Cove’
by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2017 7:52 am | Comments (20)
Marcus Paca is running Green — and Sarah Ganong is running double-clean, to the extent that she’s “running.”
Continue reading ‘Greens Endorse Paca’
by Paul Bass, Allan Appel, Markeshia Ricks, Thomas Breen, & Michelle Liu | Sep 13, 2017 10:41 am | Comments (37)
New Haven Democrats gave an overwhelming vote of confidence Tuesday to Mayor Toni Harp, as she clobbered challenger Marcus Paca in a party primary in which she won all 30 wards in the city.
Continue reading ‘Harp Crushes Paca 3-1’
by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Sep 12, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (4)
The news cycle gave Marcus Paca’s mayoral candidacy a last-minute boost Tuesday, as voters woke up to learn that a the headquarters of a marquee new-economy New Haven company is moving to Boston.
Continue reading ‘Paca Catches A Late Break — & A Wing Guard’
by Paul Bass | Sep 11, 2017 3:32 pm | Comments (12)
With appeals to vote for either experience or fresh energy, New Haven’s Democrats head to the polls Tuesday to nominate who’s best to run the city and who should serve three parts of town on the Board of Alders.
Continue reading ‘Voters Decide Harp-Paca Round 1 Tuesday’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 11, 2017 12:07 pm
One candidate is a former alder of the ward with a big personality and strong opinions about what he calls a lack of leadership. The other candidate is a soft-spoken first timer who says she is ready to take the reins.
Continue reading ‘Newcomer, Ex-Alder Vie In Heights Primary’
by Staff | Sep 10, 2017 8:00 pm | Comments (6)
School board President Ed Joyner, who has been a visible supporter of Marcus Paca’s mayoral campaign, issued a statement Sunday night explaining why.
Continue reading ‘Joyner, Torre Speak Up For Paca’
by Paul Bass | Sep 8, 2017 12:53 pm | Comments (17)
In the face of criticism over the hiring of a woman who admitted to committing petitioning fraud, Mayor Toni Harp stood by her campaign team.
Continue reading ‘Harp Stands By Campaign Hire’
by Christopher Peak & Paul Bass | Sep 8, 2017 12:28 pm | Comments (57)
After Marcus Paca stopped paying her to help him become mayor, Priscilla Knox switched sides — and became the central witness in an allegation of fraud.
Continue reading ‘Harp Camp Cries Fraud; Paca Cries Foul’