by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 25, 2015 2:11 pm
Lisa Wilson-Foley, a wealthy protégée whom ex-Gov. John G. Rowland liked to call “grasshopper” as he tutored her behind the scenes on the art of politics, will follow her mentor straight to prison for her role in the botched business scheme they engineered with her husband to help her win a U.S. Congressional seat.
by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 23, 2015 1:12 pm | Comments (2)
Marydale DeBor thought green when decided to move to the 360 State St. luxury tower: The builder had installed a fuel cell to supply clean energy to the building’s 500 apartments. She didn’t know that five years later, the fuel cell would still be running at far less than full capacity thanks to a bureaucratic hold-up in Hartford.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 18, 2015 6:09 pm | Comments (5)
Pointing to the thousands of students on wait lists statewide, advocates rallied in New Haven Wednesday against a bill that would impose a two-year moratorium on new charter schools.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 18, 2015 1:51 pm | Comments (5)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stopped by New Haven Academy Wednesday to announce that graduation rates in the state, and New Haven specifically, continue to increase.
by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 18, 2015 12:39 pm | Comments (1)
John Rowland has earned a second term—a second term behind bars.
by Bianca Almeida | Mar 4, 2015 2:40 pm
This article was submitted by a counselor at LEAP who joined members of her agency in Hartford Tuesday to press legislators to restore a devastating proposed budget cut. Click here for a background news story.
It was an honor to be present at the state Capitol representing LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership) at the Education Subcommittee of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. LEAP turned out in large numbers in our bright orange shirts in Hartford to encourage the legislature to fund LEAP since Gov. Malloy’s budget cut all state funding to the organization.
by Michelle Hackman | Mar 3, 2015 4:40 pm | Comments (3)
On a humid, overcast evening in July 1996, four teenaged boys sat on a front porch drinking malt liquor and playing spades. Early in the evening, one of the boys, 16-year-old Jason Casiano, confided in the others that he badly needed money and was contemplating robbing a store. Would they be willing to help? he asked.
by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 2, 2015 5:20 pm
Devonte Fletcher plans to bring a story to Hartford Tuesday, a story he hopes will convince state lawmakers not to gut the youth agency that has made a big difference in his life.
by Staff | Feb 18, 2015 9:35 am | Comments (5)
New Haven needs a “black box”-like record of what happens when cops interact with citizens and something goes wrong.
by Markeshia Ricks & Paul Bass | Feb 13, 2015 2:46 pm | Comments (14)
A Cuban-born community activist who rose through the ranks of city politics and finance stepped into a new pending role Friday as the state’s top bank watchdog—while back home New Haven government braced for a change in how it conducts business.