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August 19, 2015

Bronin, Segarra Square Off On Violent Crime

by Madeline Stocker | August 19, 2015 4:06pm

Stephen Dunn photo In a debate that showcased the Democratic mayoral candidates positions on myriad issues impacting Hartford, it was clear that the two opponents were steadfast in their approach to one of the city’s biggest crises — the uptick in violence.

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August 14, 2015

OP-ED | Summer of the Gun

by Susan Bigelow | August 14, 2015 10:00am

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Violent crime in cities like Hartford is rising again after decades of slowly falling, and nobody seems to know why. If something useful isn’t done soon, the political and social fallout could be disastrous.

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August 13, 2015

Segarra Submits Signatures To Get On Primary Ballot

by Madeline Stocker | August 13, 2015 11:00am

Michael Lee-Murphy file photo With a little over a month left until the Democratic primary, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra still doesn’t know if he’s going to be on the ballot.

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August 12, 2015

‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Discussion Sparks Frank Debate

by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 5:30am

Madeline Stocker photo When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.

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August 10, 2015

Malloy Signs Bill Inspired By Doug Glanville

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2015 12:42pm

Christine Stuart photo A year and a day after Michael Brown’s shooting death in Missouri, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing for a law inspired by a non-violent racial incident here involving a police officer and a former Major League Baseball player.

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August 7, 2015

OP-ED | Build the Hartford Tunnel

by Susan Bigelow | August 7, 2015 8:00am

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DOT engineers are basically giving up on the much-praised possibility of burying I-84 in downtown Hartford in a tunnel or partial tunnel, citing a potential price tag in the billions. They shouldn’t. The cost may be high, but the payoff for fixing one of the worst mistakes mid-century America made could be worth every cent.

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OP-ED | The Engineer Who Couldn’t: Segarra Runs Against ‘The Machine’

by Terry Cowgill | August 7, 2015 5:30am

The narrative is as old as the hills. An organization is in turmoil. Everyone realizes something has to be done. Do we stick with the current top dog in the hopes that things will improve, or turn to one of the boss’ underlings for leadership? Or perhaps we clean house and bring in someone from the outside to crack a few eggs?

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August 6, 2015

Union Continues Call To Replace SBAC Test For Lower Grades

by Christine Stuart | August 6, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exam won’t be released until the middle of the month, but Connecticut’s largest teacher union already is cautioning the public about the information it will provide.

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Hartford Mayor & Democratic Challenger Approach Violence Problem Differently

by Madeline Stocker | August 6, 2015 12:16pm

Madeline Stocker file photo As violence in Hartford continues to make headlines, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and Democratic challenger Luke Bronin have different styles of approaching the problem. One would hold more public forums, while the other prefers private meetings.

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July 31, 2015

Auditors Point Out Repeated Mistakes To DCF

by Christine Stuart | July 31, 2015 5:29am

CTNJ file photo The Auditors of Public Accounts released a report Thursday that found that the Department of Children and Families made repeated mistakes when it came to tracking purchases, employee start times, and food.

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