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September 17, 2018

ANALYSIS | Stefanowski Channels JFK to Lamont’s Nixon

by Paul Bass | Sep 17, 2018 11:25pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | New Haven

Paul Bass / New Haven Independent photo

NEW HAVEN, CT — The Shubert theater staged a revival Monday night of the historic 1960 Kennedy-Nixon campaign debate. Bob Stefanowski played the role of John F. Kennedy.

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Despite Ballot Access, Third Party & Unaffiliated Candidates Left Off Debate Stage

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 10 a.m.) The head of the Connecticut Association of Realtors (CTR) said his staff has a podium ready for Oz Griebel if a poll happens to be released that shows the petitioning candidate with more than 10 percent of the vote.

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September 11, 2018

Anti-Deseg Plaintiff Hunt Resumes

by Christopher Peak | Sep 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | New Haven | Legal | Education Cost Sharing

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Libertarian lawyers have resumed their search for parents upset by the closure of one magnet high school in New Haven — in order to file a suit that could bring down the entire magnet program statewide.

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August 20, 2018

If New Haven’s Broke, Can the MARB Fix It?

by Thomas Breen | Aug 20, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | New Haven | State Budget

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

It sounded like a magic solution to New Haven’ long-term fiscal mess: Surrender control to the state in return for one of those big bailouts.

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August 14, 2018

Landslide Lamont Offers Mayors A Deal

by Thomas Breen | Aug 14, 2018 10:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent photo

Accepting his party’s gubernatorial nomination with a crushing victory over a felonious opponent, Ned Lamont Tuesday night unveiled his first plan for getting the state’s economy back on track.

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August 8, 2018

Mattei Seeks To Smoke Out Tong

by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 9:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Health | Public Safety | New Haven

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

A passionate debate for the support of the Democratic Party base got into the weeds Tuesday night — or, more specifically, into weed.

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July 12, 2018

Lamont, Ganim Milk The Trust Issue

by Paul Bass | Jul 12, 2018 10:54pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport | New Haven

Paul Bass / New Haven Independent

NEW HAVEN, CT — Ned Lamont prepared his lines for his appearance on the Shubert Theater stage Thursday night.

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June 28, 2018

NAACP Sues State For Prison Gerrymandering

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 28, 2018 4:29pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Legal | New Haven

Markeisha Ricks /New Haven Independent

NEW HAVEN, CT — The NAACP is suing the state of Connecticut with hopes of changing a practice here—and possibly throughout the country—that disproportionately impacts blacks and Latinos when it comes to counting prisoners for purposes of political representation.

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June 21, 2018

OP-ED | The Train to the Future May Yet Stop Here

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 21, 2018 2:58pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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I crammed myself aboard an Amtrak train with a few hundred of my closest friends this past weekend, rode down to Meriden to wander around the beautiful new Meriden Green, and then I boarded a standing-room-only CTRail train back to Windsor Locks. The Hartford Line was open at last, travel was free, and people were excited.

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June 11, 2018

In Sanctuary City, Republican Gubernatorial Hopefuls Bash Sanctuary Cities

by Paul Bass | Jun 11, 2018 11:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Paul Bass / New Haven Independent

NEW HAVEN, CT — Four leading Republican candidates for governor debated each other in Connecticut’s best-known sanctuary city — and to a man condemned sanctuary cities.

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