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Clinton Campaign Hits Feminist, Wage Themes In Busy Weekend In Town

by Lucy Gellman & Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2016 11:22 pm | Comments (6)

Lucy Gellman Photo Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign spent the weekend in New Haven leading with strong suits — an appeal to feminism from America’s potential first female president, and trying to shore up support from black voters, particularly black women voters. It also sought to strenghten a weak spot—the candidate’s position on the minimum wage.

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In Primaries, “Moms” Get Their Moment

by Paul Bass | Apr 19, 2016 7:46 am | Comments (9)

Paul Bass Photos Thanks to a competitive race for president, Annette Nance-Holt was on Kimberly Avenue Monday telling the story of how a gang member’s stray bullet killed her 16-year-old son Blair on a Chicago city bus. Lucia McBath was there, too, recalling how a 47-year-old man shot dead her unarmed 17-year-old son Jordan after starting an argument about Jordan’s loud music.

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Church Street South Demolition Begins

by Brian Slattery | Mar 21, 2016 1:45 pm | Comments (9)

Brian Slattery Photo The claw of the excavator reached to the second-story roof of the laundromat of the Church Street South housing complex across from Union Station Monday — and begin what will be a long process of demolishing a symbol of failure of subsidized housing.

“You can just smell the mold,” Building Official Jim Turcio said as he surveyed the work. He looked at the shell of the building again. “It’s the beginning of the end.”

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