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October 6, 2017

Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro Join New Haven Police Chief to Talk About Tougher Gun Laws

by Jack Kramer | Oct 6, 2017 2:50pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | New Haven

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — With supporters including relatives of children murdered in Sandy Hook cheering them on, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro Friday said the Las Vegas massacre will rebuild momentum to pass tougher gun legislation in Congress.

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September 26, 2017

DeLauro Faces Challenge From Her Own Party

by Jack Kramer | Sep 26, 2017 1:51pm
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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September 22, 2017

17 Connecticut Communities Will Ask To Compete For Amazon’s H2Q

by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2017 11:12am
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Labor | Bridgeport | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Stamford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There are 17 Connecticut communities vying to be chosen as the site the Department of Economic and Community Development will submit to Amazon in its search for its second corporate headquarters.

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September 6, 2017

Proven Crime Reduction Program Goes Unfunded, Staff Continues Work

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

Project Longevity photo HARTFORD, CT — Project Longevity is a program that’s been reducing violent crime in Connecticut’s urban areas for five years, but without a two-year budget in place there’s no state funding for five people who have been coordinating and overseeing the successful program.

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September 5, 2017

Connecticut Keeps Its Eye On Irma

by Jack Kramer | Sep 5, 2017 3:46pm
Posted to: Weather | New Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — With one, if not two eyes on Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other officials Tuesday warned Connecticut residents to prepare well in advance of any storm that winds up threatening the East Coast.

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September 1, 2017

Murphy Backs Plan For Free College

by Jack Kramer | Sep 1, 2017 3:18pm
Posted to: Congress | Education | New Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — As one of the youngest members of the U.S. Senate, Chris Murphy’s message resonated with a group of students, faculty and administrators at a roundtable discussion Friday on the cost of college at Southern Connecticut State University.

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August 30, 2017

New Haven Company On Front Lines Helping Houston Hurricane Victims

by Jack Kramer | Aug 30, 2017 10:30am
Posted to: Weather | New Haven

NEW HAVEN, CT — A New Haven company housed at 770 Chapel Street is smack dab in the middle of rescue and relief efforts in Houston during one of the worst weather events in the country’s history.

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August 10, 2017

Surge In Ticks Continues

by Jack Kramer | Aug 10, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Entertainment | Public Health | New Haven

shutterstock NEW HAVEN, CT — Tick-borne diseases, in the words of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, “are becoming an epidemic” in the state of Connecticut.

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August 9, 2017

Blumenthal: Trump Should Use Sanctions, Not Weapons Against North Korea

by Jack Kramer | Aug 9, 2017 1:35pm
Posted to: Congress | National Security | White House | New Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday said President Donald Trump should spend his time “enlisting our allies to help impose strict sanctions” against North Korea, instead of waging an escalating war of words.

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June 28, 2017

Summer Youth Employment First Casualty of Budget Mess

by Jack Kramer | Jun 28, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Labor | Poverty | State Budget | Bridgeport | East Haven | Hartford | New Haven

Courtesy of Workforce Alliance NEW HAVEN, CT — Thousands of youth and five regional workforce boards were told last week that the youth employment program would be canceled this summer because there isn’t a state budget.

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