For me it began as a Big House interview with Hells Angels Danny Bifield in Somers, CT more than 30 years ago. Numerous stories followed: crooked politicians, screwy cops, mobsters, bikers, prostitutes, trendy neighborhoods, funky bars, talented artists, the good, bad and ugly of the city. If it was weird, strange, artistic and different we […]
Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'
December 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events
December 4th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Former Mayor Joe Ganim carved out a strategy 12 years ago and he’s sticking to it. Whether someone else did it, the devil made him do it, or some other convenient imagination, Joe’s gotten so deep into dubious denial strategy he ever had his hand out in the late 1990s it’s impossible for him to […]
August 14th, 2013 · 40 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Vanessa De La Torre, Hartford Courant: The state also reported mixed results in raising scores among Latinos, African Americans and low-income students.
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July 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · News and Events
From the Hartford Courant: Multiple sources confirmed Tuesday that UConn is in the preliminary stages of negotiations with both Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard Arena and the Mohegan Sun Arena to play men’s and women’s basketball games at both venues, as soon as the upcoming season.
May 29th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
Lately, State Senator Anthony Musto hasn’t met a conflict of interest he doesn’t love. First, in aid of his political pals, he led the charge against the government reform bill that would eliminate conflicts of interest on the City Council, then he led the charge to emasculate campaign finance reform on the side of dark […]
May 21st, 2013 · 7 Comments · News and Events
Ya just never know what former State Senator Ernie Newton, the Moses of his peeps, will say. From David Owens, Hartford Courant: Former state Sen. Ernie Newton was late for his Hartford court appearance on Tuesday, and after a prosecutor Kevin Shay was unable to reach Newton’s lawyer, Darnell Crosland, Judge Joan K. Alexander revoked […]
Walker: Patronage Politics Barrier To Structural Changes For Fiscal Sanity, Calls For State Control Board
May 19th, 2013 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, writes the time has come for the State of Connecticut to take control of the city’s finances that includes authority to make recommendations on restructuring pension and retiree health care obligations. Walker sounds the alarm bell on finances, patronage politics and conflicts of interest such as […]