| Jan 16, 2011
The ax started to fall last week on political appointees who were given permanent civil service payroll jobs by the Rell administration in the months leading up to the change in governors.
The new Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, said he would have...
| Sep 15, 2010
Eddie Alberto Perez, the city's first Hispanic mayor, who promised an era of reform and accountability when he was elected nearly a decade ago, was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for accepting deeply discounted home repairs and trying to...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 6:27 PM
After the whiplash of Tuesday's superintendent search upheaval, Milly Arciniegas and Precious Ross-Ellis each stewed in a common frustration.
They were the two parent representatives on the board of education's committee to find a successor to Steven...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:49 PM
It's the end of the first year in office for Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and the report card is in. To be honest, which I always am, it's kind of tepid. The Mayor says he's a listener and not a bully like former Mayor Eddie Perez was. That may be true,...
| Jun 26, 2011
At one point late in Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra's press conference Friday, he went into rose-colored glasses mode.
People need to be more upbeat about the city, he said. About what works.
"We have to celebrate the positive."
And there it was. If...
| Oct 21, 2011
The plan was to stay a year and then move on to a bigger paper in a bigger city somewhere.
That was 17 years ago.
I didn't know it then, but I didn't stand a chance. The Courant, and Hartford, did what it does to so many of us. It got under my skin....
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities.
In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Sometimes these politicians just hand you a cartoon. This is one of those times.
You have to hand it to ex-con ex-mayor of Bridgeport Joe Ganim. He knows how to land on his feet.
Joe Ganim, fresh out of the slammer, has started his own company...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:10 PM
-Sick, Sad World: David Messenger bludgeoned his pregnant wife to death in front of their 5-year-old son in 1998, but because he was found not guilty (by reason of insanity), Messenger may get control of their $2 million in assets, including $424,627 paid...
| Dec 11, 2011
It has become clear what we must do to get the Hartford Police Department to marshal its resources and move swiftly and effectively against drug dealers, robbers and homicidal punks.
We must somehow persuade those evildoers to dress up in really stinky...
| Dec 23, 2011
OK, it has been awhile. And yes they had to dig deep — DEEP — into the photo archives to find this mug. Make no mistake though, "Stanta" is back! Yes, by popular demand. (That's what I told the op-ed folks anyway.)
You remember the routine....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:36 PM
HARTFORD — Calling it "the start of a four-year odyssey," Pedro E. Segarra was sworn in Tuesday to his first full mayoral term.
Segarra, the former city council president who took over as mayor in 2010 — succeeding Eddie Perez, who was...