Development Commish Sees The Upsides

by Paul Bass | Apr 19, 2018 4:33 pm | Comments (14)

Paul Bass PhotoNew Haven has hundreds of new apartments that most people can’t afford to rent? Not to worry — other rents may go down as a result. And no one’s being displaced.

An out-of-town company bought a local factory and is sending its workforce to Meriden? Not to worry — the workers will keep their jobs, and a new owner will bring more jobs than before the local factory.

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Candidates Go One On One

by Thomas Breen | Apr 18, 2018 8:48 am | Comments (3)

Thomas Breen photoOne spoke of how his grandfather worked as a machinist for three decades at Winchester Arms. Another recalled being voted “most respect on either side of the aisle” in the legislature. A third boasted that his financial credentials makes him the best state treasurer candidate — in history.

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Hairstylist Connects With Her Roots

by Mercy Quaye | Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (3)

I was 10, maybe 11 when I got my first Vigorol Liquid Relaxer.

For most Black girls before Y2K this was a right of passage and a privilege. In hindsight I can’t fully wrap my head around why: It’s like we were all lining and signing up for the risk of chemical burns in exchange for a weak guarantee of straight hair. And at the age of 11, that cost-benefit analysis didn’t add up for me.

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