by Thomas Breen, Paul Bass & Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 12:32 pm | Comments (10)
Updated—In response to a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden, two immigrant children being held in Connecticut will be reunited with their parents.
The federal government agreed to release the parents from a detention facility in Texas, where they had been separated from their children under a short-lived Trump administration border crackdown on undocumented families.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 15, 2018 5:16 pm | Comments (4)
Marcia Chambers, a barrier-breaking New York Times reporter who combined keen instinct with deep intellect and who went on to found and edit the online Branford Eagle, died Friday night at Smilow Cancer Hospital.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 13, 2018 1:52 pm | Comments (11)
An entire neighborhood could soon have a new owner.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 13, 2018 8:36 am | Comments (17)
Ned Lamont prepared his lines for his appearance on the Shubert Theater stage Thursday night.
Asked how much a gallon milk costs, he raised three fingers. “Three dollars,” he said — then resumed tussling with Joe Ganim over who best understands and can fight for “vulnerable” and middle-class families.
Continue reading ‘Lamont, Ganim Milk The Trust Issue’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 4:57 pm | Comments (12)
More vegetables. Less cheese. And more take out.
Jason Sobocinski is banking on that formula as he prepares to close his popular decade-old Trumbull Street restaurant and fromagerie Caseus and reopen under a new name, ownership, and menu.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 12, 2018 2:40 pm | Comments (27)
By not posting completed agendas on time and whispering to each other during meetings, a school board committee violated the state’s open meetings law, concludes a preliminary state open-government opinion.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (20)
Bridgeport — Immigrant rights lawyers and a leading child psychiatrist from New Haven tried to convince a federal judge to reunite two traumatized migrant children in Connecticut with their parents who are in Texas.
Meanwhile, two New Haven activists helping to lead a protest outside the courthouse shared their own stories of trauma, fear and resilience as undocumented immigrants living in America.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 11, 2018 3:40 pm | Comments (7)
A day after Sten Vermund felt “kicked in the gut,” he found himself talking about a new opportunity to fight back.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm | Comments (57)
The spirit of Henrietta Lacks entered the cafetorium of Celentano Biotech, Health, and Medical Magnet School Monday evening as the Board of Ed contemplated if it should accept a grant connected to the genetic testing of students.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 10, 2018 8:19 am | Comments (34)
The average city homeowner will save around $10 on his or her new property tax bill if alders follow through on plans to strip city department budgets by nearly half of a million dollars and put that money instead towards reducing the new 11 percent tax increase.
Continue reading ‘Alders Play Hardball With Mayor’s Raises’