by Paul Bass | Jan 16, 2019 9:42 am | Comments (17)
Surrounded by his wife and two young daughters, Justin Elicker filed papers Wednesday to challenge incumbent Toni Harp for mayor — and opened with a focus on cleaning up lead paint in children’s homes and money fueling election campaigns.
Continue reading ‘Rematch On: Elicker Files For Mayor Run; Targets Lead Paint, Seeks Public Financing’
by Christopher Peak | Jan 11, 2019 4:16 pm | Comments (17)
A longtime Federal Aviation Administration employee, who’s been working without pay to keep planes flying into Tweed-New Haven Airport, asked Congressional Republicans Friday to start doing their job and reopen the government.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 3, 2019 12:10 pm | Comments (7)
On the first week of her tenure as New Haven’s mayor, Wendy Hamilton promised, taxpayers would save more than $200,000.
Continue reading ‘Hamilton Administration Previewed’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 2, 2019 12:07 pm | Comments (23)
A quest was hatched in the bowels of the downtown library to Make Democracy Great Again — by changing how we vote.
Continue reading ‘As Goes Maine, So Goes Connecticut?’
by Paul Bass | Dec 19, 2018 5:29 pm | Comments (4)
When Tim Herbst knocked on doors on the shoreline this fall to help a Republican state legislative candidate, he learned that Democrats had beaten him to it. Three times.
Continue reading ‘Tim Herbst: Republicans Need A Ground Game’
by Paul Bass | Dec 19, 2018 1:07 pm | Comments (62)
Two 40-something New Haveners —a former alder who runs the Land Trust and an ex-federal prosecutor who targeted government corruption — are “seriously considering” challenging incumbent Toni Harp for mayor in 2019.
The two, Justin Elicker and Liam Brennan, have been meeting with community leaders and activists to build support for Democratic mayoral primary challenges.
Continue reading ‘Elicker, Brennan Eye Mayoral Runs’
by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 13, 2018 12:31 pm | Comments (10)
Bright red sweaters and passion for social equity filled the Whitneyville Cultural Commons in Hamden Wednesday evening as local elected officials, members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and community members discussed how to pursue the sorority’s ambitious legislative agenda.
Continue reading ‘$25 An Hour?’
by Paul Bass | Dec 6, 2018 7:47 am | Comments (10)
The advice came from Virginia. It bombed in Connecticut.
Continue reading ‘Markley: Out-of-Staters Misread Connecticut’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 5, 2018 7:57 am
Have the courage to shine a light on what is currently hidden in darkness.
For Orchard Street Shul Rabbi Mendy Hecht, that’s the message at the core of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which started on Sunday night and runs through Monday.
Continue reading ‘Politicians, Rabbi Illuminate Darkness’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 30, 2018 3:41 pm | Comments (2)
The state’s health insurance exchange has seen a roughly 2 percent increase in enrollments compared to this same time last year despite federal attacks on the program’s marketing budget and public enrollment time frame.
One local healthcare nonprofit is doing its part to keep low-income New Haveners aware of the program, signed up for health insurance, and connected to urgent specialty care providers.
Continue reading ‘Local Nonprofit Helps State Obamacare Survive & Thrive’