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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Chimp Attack Victim Issues Video Plea For Permission To Sue State

March 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · News and Events

From John Lender, Hartford Courant: Charla Nash, blind since a 2009 mauling by a chimpanzee that ripped off her face and hands, says in a video plea to legislators that her disabilities make her feel “locked up … like I’m in a cage.”

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Pereira-DeSombre Education Catfight

January 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Traffic to Megan DeSombre’s Education Bridgeport site has probably quadrupled the past few days as news outlets from around the state such as CT Capitol Report and Hartford Courant link stories of her continuing education editorial slash with former legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto. The vitriolic verbiage now has former school board member Maria Pereira in on […]

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Funeral For A Friend, Last Writes For Advocate/Weekly In Print

December 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

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 […]

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Should Supremes Keep Joe Hangin’ On? Ganim Seeks Law License

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 […]

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Will Test Scores Be An Issue In School Board Elections?

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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Will UConn Play Hoops In Bridgeport?

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.

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Musto Busto On Reform Measures, Sides With Dark Money Interests–McKinney: Disgusting Power Grab

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 […]

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