Dateline New Haven
by Paul Bass | Feb 16, 2018 12:59 pm
A Democrat can plausibly run for governor in 2018 seeking to ban bump stocks and “ghost guns,” continue pro-immigrant “sanctuary” policies, and institute highway tolls.
A Republican can plausibly run for governor in 2018 calling for reopening a union concessions deal and opposing a minimum wage hike, taxpayer-funded campaign financing, or higher taxes on the rich.
Richard Nelson “Oz” Griebel is running for governor in 2018 doing all the above — as neither a Democrat nor a Republican.
Continue reading ‘Oz Griebel Banks On The Center’
by Paul Bass | Feb 14, 2018 7:11 am | Comments (3)
As Community Action Agency (CAA) reopened its doors partway, Mayor Toni Harp called on the state to forgive a decades-old debate to help the anti-poverty group stay in business longer term.
Continue reading ‘CAA Partially Reopens; Harp Calls On State To Forgive Old Debt’
by Paul Bass | Feb 12, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (7)
Jonathan Harris used a word you don’t usually hear from the rest of the pack eyeing the governor’s mansion this year: lumber.
Continue reading ‘“Pragmatic Progressive” Sees The Forest In The Trees’
by Paul Bass | Feb 6, 2018 1:24 pm
Brenda Novak and Herb Kolodny were lucky: They got insurance coverage for their new limbs. Now they’re working on ensuring that other people who lose arms and legs have the same opportunity to restart their lives in full rather than be confined to wheelchairs.
Continue reading ‘Amputees Organize’
by Paul Bass | Feb 6, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (7)
Changing New Haven’s bus hubs won’t just make travel easier. It might help counter the concentration of methadone users overdosing downtown on other drugs.
Continue reading ‘New Bus Hubs Seen For Fair Haven, Hill’
by Paul Bass | Feb 1, 2018 7:46 am | Comments (10)
Ned Lamont has millions of dollars ready to spend to try to stop the Koch Brothers from turning Connecticut red.
But he didn’t come to New Haven to talk about that.
Continue reading ‘Lamont Banks On Reviving Spirit Of ‘06’
by Paul Bass | Jan 31, 2018 7:43 am | Comments (3)
Mayor Toni Harp endorsed a plan to build a modern new $15 million primary care center on Long Wharf — and predicted that getting there will prove easier than some skeptics believe.
Continue reading ‘Harp Backs Primary Care Move’
by Paul Bass | Jan 26, 2018 1:30 pm | Comments (7)
Shut down detox centers. Get people bed rest. And methadone.
Those might not sound like the most popular ideas for dealing with the growing opioid crisis.
Two experts who have studied the crisis in depth, as part of seeking solutions, argue that those ideas will work better than what society is doing now.
Continue reading ‘Opioid Myths Busted’
by Paul Bass | Jan 26, 2018 12:45 pm | Comments (1)
Listen to Jennifer Wells-Jackson tell the story of Plato’s cave, and you’ll understand why she devotes her days to reading to New Haven schoolchildren.
You may also be inspired to volunteer an hour this coming week along with others to pick up a book in a public school classroom as part of New Haven’s version of World Read Aloud Day.
Continue reading ‘How Jennifer Wells-Jackson Emerged From Plato’s Cave’
by Paul Bass | Jan 23, 2018 2:17 pm | Comments (15)
Tens of thousands of New Haveners next year will receive basic health care in a new spot with an experimental approach — if state and federal regulators say OK.
Continue reading ‘Plan Reimagines Primary Care For Poor’