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  • Last Hurdle For Coltsville Is Congress

    There should no longer be any argument: Coltsville, the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford's South Meadows, should be a National Historic Park. The only thing left to do — the challenge for the state's delegation — is to win...
  • Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination: Millions share the moment

    Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination: Millions share the moment
    DALLAS -- The silence was in stark contrast to the somber tolling of the bells as thousands stood in the rain and cold of Dealey Plaza on Friday to mark the exact moments 50 years ago when shots rang out and killed President Kennedy. The peals of the...
  • House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort

    House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort
    The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
  • What's Left For Gun-Control Advocates After Crash-And-Burn In U.S. Senate?

    One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?" That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
  • House Republicans Cast Hungry Americans Aside

    Shouldn't all Americans, including low-income families, share in this nation's unparalleled food bounty? So you'd think, and so has been the practice for decades, thanks to nutrition programs designed to ensure that a supply of good food is within...
  • Connecticut Spends $22 Million Luring Gun Seller

    Newtown did not change everything in Connecticut public life. The slaughter of 26 innocents at the Sandy Hook School has not caused Democratic and Working Families Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to shed his expensive addiction to corporate welfare. Last week,...
  • Amtrak Breakdown With Transit VIPs Aboard? Perfect

    U.S. Rep Bill Shuster, R-Pa., House chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, met with Amtrak's brass in New York last Friday, and then hopped on an Amtrak train for Hartford. Fellow Rep. John Larson and state Department of...
  • GOP's Roraback Among Malloy's 15 Nominees For Superior Court Judge

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 new Superior Court judges Thursday, including prominent Republican Andrew Roraback among the familiar names in the political and legal worlds. Many people had considered Roraback the Republican Party's best chance to...
  • Larson, Blumenthal, Among Others, Renew Call For Federal Ban On Assault Weapons

    Searching for a way to prevent future shootings like the one in Newtown, some of Connecticut's congressional representives on Sunday called for a national discussion that could lead to a resumed federal ban on assault weapons and other gun control...
  • Gun Debate Shouldn't Stall Coltsville Park Effort

    Gun Debate Shouldn't Stall Coltsville Park Effort
    That Connecticut's congressional delegation is battling for gun safety legislation while trying to have a historic gun manufactory designated a National Historic Park is a perhaps unfortunate coincidence — but nothing more than that. The factory...
  • Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control

    Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress. "Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
  • The Hartford Will Help City Buy And Demolish Blighted Capitol West Building

    The Hartford Will Help City Buy And Demolish Blighted Capitol West Building
    When Liam McGee first took over the job as The Hartford's chief executive a year ago, he drove by the long-vacant Capitol West building every morning on his way to his Asylum Hill office from his downtown apartment. The bombed-out look started to bug...