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September 19, 2016

Wall Street Says Education Ruling Is Good For ‘Troubled Cities’

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am

Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.

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September 16, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford Won’t Indemnify Cops in Killing of Child’s Dog; Officers’ Personal Assets Attached

by Andy Thibault | September 16, 2016 11:00pm


This is the haunting voice of trauma inflicted on a 12-year-old girl:

“That day never goes away. It’s like I can’t really escape it, no matter how hard I try. I should have done something — anything — to stop that bullet from hitting him in the head.”

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Two-Day Dental Clinic Includes Focus On Veterans

by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie Jeff Lawton was stabbed in the face a few years ago and had six teeth broken in the process. On Friday, he was at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in Hartford getting them repaired.

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September 15, 2016

9th Annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic Set for Friday in Hartford

by Staff Report | September 15, 2016 10:37pm

Nancy Guenther Chapman for CTNewsJunkie The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach is set to kick off its 9th annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic in Hartford at the XL Center on Friday.

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September 8, 2016

State Officials Get Ready To Present Feds With At-Grade Hartford Viaduct

by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2016 12:55pm

TransSystems Under the plan announced today, the elevated part of I-84 that stretches through downtown Hartford would be lowered from its current elevation, but it won’t be replaced with a tunnel, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Transportation Department officials.

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August 31, 2016

MetroHartford Alliance Seeks To Influence Political Debate Leading Up Election

by Christine Stuart | August 31, 2016 11:53pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A second Connecticut business group is wading into the 2016 Election by forming a new political entity. The MetroHartford Alliance filed paperwork on Aug. 11 to create the MetroHartford Alliance Independent Expenditure Committee, or MHAIEC.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 2:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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Police Remind Residents of Safe Internet Exchange Locations

by Jack Kramer | August 30, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo A growing number of police departments in the state are using their properties to provide a safe exchange area for residents who buy and sell products on internet websites, especially Craigslist.

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August 26, 2016

OP-ED | Suburbs and City Must Come Together

by Susan Bigelow | August 26, 2016 9:59am


Earlier this month, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin called for financial relief for his beleaguered, cash-strapped city from the state and from neighboring towns. He is absolutely correct to do so. It’s time for the whole region, which draws enormous benefit from the presence of the city, to lift Hartford up. The same should be said for cities like New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and their surrounding communities.

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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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