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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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May 17, 2018

SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | Oxford | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather

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NEW HAVEN, CT — It isn’t just public works crews and utility workers who have had little sleep since Tuesday’s late-afternoon storm hit Connecticut — New Haven-based SeeClickFix has been swamped helping municipalities deal with power outages and downed trees.

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March 27, 2018

SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety

NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.

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January 9, 2018

Malloy Administration Says No To $5M for Three Communities

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Town News | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:12 p.m.) The three communities seeking more than $5 million in supplemental vehicle tax payments from the state will have to take their argument to the legislature.

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January 8, 2018

Hamden State Rep. Joins Group Exploring Race for Attorney General

by Christine Stuart | Jan 8, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Labor | Legal | Hamden

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A state representative from Hamden wants to know if he should join a growing crowd of candidates vying for attorney general.

Rep. Michael D’Agostino, a civil litigator for the past 20 years and a state representative for the past five, announced this weekend that he’s exploring a run for what could be one of the most hotly contested seats in 2018.

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January 4, 2018

Three Towns Seek Help After Being Shortchanged In State Budget

by Christine Stuart | Jan 4, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington


HARTFORD, CT — When the General Assembly passed the new two-year budget in October and then tried to fix it in November, they apparently left three communities holding the bag, so to speak.

Specifically, the legislature failed to modify language that shortchanged Bridgeport, Hamden, and Torrington with respect to reimbursements for local car taxes.

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September 26, 2017

DeLauro Faces Challenge From Her Own Party

by Jack Kramer | Sep 26, 2017 2:51pm
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | Election 2018 | Hamden | Milford | New Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie MILFORD, CT — Milford Alderman Bryan Anderson announced Tuesday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a fellow Democrat who has held the seat for 26 years.

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August 25, 2017

Quinnipiac University Focuses Polling Outside Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Aug 25, 2017 12:19pm
Posted to: Poll | Hamden

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HAMDEN, CT — If you’re a close follower of the widely referred to Quinnipiac Poll, you may have noticed that there is one state that has been prominently missing from its polling in the past year: Connecticut.

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September 12, 2016

Mother of Disabled Son Goes To Court To Stop State Privatization

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Nonprofits | State Budget | Hamden

Jack Kramer file photo The mother of a disabled 51-year-old who lives at a state facility in Hamden is suing the Department of Developmental Services for transitioning its work to the private sector in order to save money.

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August 23, 2016

Children’s Center In Hamden To Pilot Recovery High School Class

by Jack Kramer | Aug 23, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Hamden

Jack Kramer photo Frustrated by what they see as a lack of urgency by officials and motivated by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston, two administrators at a Hamden children’s facility are hoping to start a “pilot’’ recovery class.

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