by Paul Bass | Mar 12, 2019 5:58 pm | Comments (17)
Rebecca Turcio, who championed the cause of one of New Haven’s littlest-noticed neighborhoods and emerged as one of the first and most passionate humane local grassroots voices of the Internet Age, died Monday after a long illness at the age of 54. Her imprint on New Haven lives on.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 7, 2019 6:48 pm | Comments (7)
When a reporter for the East Rock Record asked Mayor Toni Harp her thoughts on the anti-vaxxer movement, he got more than a policy answer — he learned about her own childhood, when she battled polio.
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by Staff | Feb 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Susan Campbell wants you know better than to believe the above headline.
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by Staff | Jan 13, 2019 11:27 pm | Comments (2)
Quinnipiac University plans to shut down its two-decade-old community radio station in June.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 4, 2019 1:47 pm | Comments (6)
Officer David Hartman — a public face of New Haven’s police department since 2011 — retired Friday after a quarter century in uniform and seven years of elevating law enforcement’s literary standard.
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by Staff | Jan 2, 2019 1:06 pm | Comments (1)
Students revealed what it’s like when their parents need to bring them along to work. So did their principal — who had similar experiences when she was a student in the same school back in the day.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 13, 2018 8:32 am | Comments (1)
Hamden is becoming a “news desert.” So much important news is happening in the town; so little of it is covered.
I’m inviting you to help change that, gradually.
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by Chris Powell | Dec 11, 2018 1:05 pm | Comments (3)
(Opinion) — There are only two ways of awarding federal broadcast licenses — to diversify ownership of the news media or to concentrate it. The public interest is to diversify ownership and thus power, but federal policy long has been to concentrate ownership
It is about to get worse with Nexstar Media Group’s acquisition of Tribune Media’s television stations for $4.1 billion, a combination that will allow Nexstar to reach 39 percent of homes in the country.
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by Staff | Dec 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Might a new business model be in the offing to spawn the next generation of quality local news organizations?
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by Staff | Nov 29, 2018 1:10 pm
New Haven Independent readers have gone deep this week in debates in the comments section attached to stories on school suspensions, marijuana legalization, and hotel unionization, among other hot-button topics.
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