by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (18)
Don’t look for Sue Hatfield to sign onto letters attacking Donald Trump if she becomes Connecticut’s next attorney general, even when some of her fellow Republicans criticize him for separating parents and children at the border.
Continue reading ‘AG Hopeful Backs Trump On Immigration’
by Allan Appel | Jun 18, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (6)
Chris Mattei listened for nearly ten straight minutes. He leaned in, kept eye contact. But he didn’t say a word.
His interlocutor was Shelton Avenue resident Darlene Grant, who graphically described a bleak situation: She has a chronically derelict landlord, with trash overflowing in the back yard, mice running throughout the house. and a little child who’s been tested for lead and has alarmingly elevated levels.
When the exterminators do come, they stay for five minutes, and then are gone; yet the mice remain. She desperately wants to move out but with her federal Section 8 rent voucher she doesn’t know where to go, or to whom to turn for help.
Finally Mattei said that’s why he’s running for Connecticut attorney general: to serve as her voice.
Continue reading ‘Mattei Gets An Earful In Newhallville’
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (4)
Paul Garlinghouse has fought the law. Now he wants to help make the law.
Continue reading ‘Civil-Rights Lawyer Eyes State Rep Seat’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 14, 2018 6:28 pm | Comments (21)
As the 212 bus left Downtown for Grand Avenue, Skyler Shepard told Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Ned Lamont about his recent struggles with homelessness.
Continue reading ‘Lamont Struggles To Connect’
by Paul Bass | Jun 13, 2018 7:55 am | Comments (5)
Joe Ganim couldn’t convince 282 delegates at a Democratic Party convention to support him for governor. So he went out and got 32,000 Democratic voters to sign petitions.
Continue reading ‘Ganim Submits 32,000 Signatures’
by Paul Bass | Jun 11, 2018 10:47 pm | Comments (5)
Four leading Republican candidates for governor debated each other in Connecticut’s best-known sanctuary city — and to a man condemned sanctuary cities.
But there was at least one noticeable difference between the way two of them did that.
Continue reading ‘In Sanctuary City, GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Bash Sanctuary Cities’
by Staff | Jun 11, 2018 12:30 pm | Comments (2)
Want to watch a real debate between a Republican and a Democrat about Connecticut’s future?
Continue reading ‘The Real Debate Begins’
by Paul Bass | Jun 11, 2018 8:26 am | Comments (24)
Mark Greenberg has an idea for how to pump more tax money into cities while spending less, not more, state money: Tax big universities and hospitals.
Continue reading ‘Comptroller Candidate: Tax Yale, Y-NHH’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 7, 2018 5:16 pm | Comments (10)
Top New Haven Democrats bucked their party Wednesday night to line up behind an insurgent candidate for the state’s number-two elected job.
Continue reading ‘Eva Fever Hits New Haven’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 6, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (1)
Lillian Brown’s mothering powers were so strong that she could just look at a child in Newhallville — her own and anyone else’s — and the child would straighten right up. She could cook food so good that you might be convinced to try chitlins.
And so sharp was her political acumen that mayors of New Haven knew that they hadn’t really won the seat until they’d had an audience with her on her front porch.
Continue reading ‘Newhallville Remembers Mother Brown’