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June 11, 2018

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Train Line To Debut

by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks

Contributed by Emily Woodward Tracy

(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.

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June 8, 2018

Eva Fever Hits New Haven

by Thomas Breen | Jun 8, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

Top New Haven Democrats bucked their party Wednesday night to line up behind an insurgent candidate for the state’s number-two elected job.

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May 24, 2018

Big Pharma Asks Court To Dismiss Cities’ Opioid Lawsuits

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Bridgeport | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Lawyers for pharmaceutical opioid distributors are asking the court to throw out lawsuits filed by Connecticut cities accusing the companies of indirectly shipping “suspicious” quantities of opioids.

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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Scores Big On Opportunity Zone Designation

by Jack Kramer | May 21, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | Economic Development | The Economy | Poverty | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

Courtesy of the state

HARTFORD, CT —Connecticut batted a thousand, getting all 72 of the areas it nominated as Opportunity Zones to induce long-term investments in low-income communities approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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May 15, 2018

Lamont, Bysiewicz Make Ticket Official

by Thomas Breen | May 15, 2018 2:08pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

Rich guys shouldn’t fund their own campaigns for governor?

Susan Bysiewicz was no longer making that case Tuesday, as she publicly signed on as lieutenant governor running-mate with leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont.

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May 8, 2018

Casino Bill Is Dead

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 8:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | New Haven

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would have expanded casino gaming in Connecticut is officially dead for the year.

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May 4, 2018

Casino Bill Squeaks Through The House

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 6:34pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor | New Haven

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — After sleeping on it, the House resumed debate and the voted 77-73 to pass a bill that contemplates casino expansion in Connecticut.

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House Debates Then Tables Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 12:24am
Posted to: Gaming | Bridgeport | New Haven

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT —The Bridgeport and New Haven delegation in the House refused to let their leadership run more bills Thursday until they got a debate on a bill that could lead to a commercial casino off tribal land.

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April 22, 2018

Clean Elections, Gambling Split Democratic Candidates

by Paul Bass | Apr 22, 2018 10:16pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

Paul Bass/ New Haven Independent

Susan Bysiewicz could have worded the pivotal question of a gubernatorial debate in New Haven Sunday this way: “What makes you think you should be the hero of progressive Democrats when you’re pouring your own millions into the race instead of running clean?”

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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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