OIB friend Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent asked petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto in a video interview, “Would you feel guilty the day after the election if Democrats lost because you ran?” No way, says Pelto who adds he’s sending a message that Democrats cannot walk away from their constituencies.
Entries Tagged as 'New Haven Independent'
August 4th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
June 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
If Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Tom Foley isn’t elected the state’s chief executive, can he make it as a street reporter? Foley took to the streets of New Haven to make good on his pledge to spend more time in Connecticut’s cities. Foley, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor who lost a squeaker to Democrat […]
December 9th, 2013 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
In Bridgeport schools, the Hispanic/Latino demographic makes up 49 percent of the student body while teachers of the same demographic comprise 10.45 percent of the faculty. Black/African American students account for roughly 38 percent of the student population while black/African American teachers total about 13 percent. White students account for 9.27 percent of the total […]
July 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
In the latest True Vote shared by our friends at the New Haven Independent, they ask: “Should the state proceed with expanding Keno to cities?” Let us know by casting your vote. The state is examining gaming expansion that includes the electronic game Keno in hundreds of restaurants and bars as well as slots at three pari-mutuel […]
Tags: New Haven Independent
June 13th, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events
The cash-strapped state is considering a proposal to install slot machines in three Connecticut parimutuel facilities, including Bridgeport’s Winners Shoreline Star that features wagering and live simulcasting of greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing from all over North America, as well as jai-alai from Florida. It’s already wired for slots as a result of the city’s […]
May 21st, 2013 · 9 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Trying to better understand folks existing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week is surviving on a food stamp budget of $4.80 per day or $1.60 per meal that is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Food Stamp Program’s average monthly benefit is $143.89 per Connecticut family member.
April 30th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
OIB has joined our friends from the New Haven Independent to participate in the Independent’s “True Vote” experiment in citizen issues elections, the first asking the question, “Should Connecticut Grant Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants?” Many Connecticut mayors including Bill Finch say yes. Cast your ballot. José Sanchez and other undocumented immigrants showed up at […]