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  • Attorneys object to proposed settlement in Hyundai, Kia MPG claims

    Several law firms are objecting to the proposed settlement of a class-action suit seeking damages for the inflated fuel economy claims of South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia. The attorneys said the settlement is designed to discourage owners of...
  • DeStefano: Regional Plans, Good Research Key

    If you remember New Haven two decades ago, you must tip your hat to former Mayor John DeStefano Jr. The Elm City was moribund when he took office, with empty buildings, litter blowing down Chapel Street, no sense of where it was going. Today, downtown...
  • Sen. Toni Harp Owes Voters An Explanation Of Family Business Issues

    Sen. Toni Harp Owes Voters An Explanation Of Family Business Issues
    If she hopes to inspire confidence that she can lead one of the state's largest cities, state Sen. Toni Harp needs to do better than "I don't know." Ms. Harp, a 20-year state legislator and front-runner in the race to succeed New Haven Mayor John...
  • Nasty Mayoral Race Cleaning Up New Haven

    It is a testament to the excitement factor in New Haven politics that I am sitting here in Paris thinking about the Elm City's mayoral race. Parisians care about democracy. There are so many statues dedicated to liberty, equality and fraternity that you...
  • New Haven's Bold Renewal Project On Track

    It still boggles the mind. In the 1950s, public officials thought it would be a good idea to demolish a large neighborhood and run an expressway from New Haven to Derby. After nearly 900 households and 350 businesses were cleared so people could get...
  • Harp's Missteps Hobble Bid For Mayoral Coronation

    Some city mayoral candidates are tripping at the starting gate, embarrassed or defeated by simple tasks. The bumbles have brought one contest to an end and made two others more intriguing. In the season's marquee race in New Haven, the Democratic front-...
  • Toni Harp Rolls In New Haven Primary, But Race Not Over

    Toni Harp Rolls In New Haven Primary, But Race Not Over
    It's no surprise that state Sen. Toni Harp ran away with the Democratic primary election for mayor in New Haven Tuesday. But her family's history of tax delinquencies leave a sour taste in the mouth. Ms. Harp was favored to win. Out of the four...
  • Long Wharf Honors John DeStefano, Yale's Richard Levin

    Things are getting pretty nostalgic lately, what with the 50th¬†anniversary celebrations first at Goodspeed Musicals and now at Hartford Stage — with more half-century milestones coming up next year from Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill...
  • Public Campaign Finance Good For Hartford

    Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing. Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...
  • Connecticut Considering a Crackdown on Nightclubs

    Connecticut Considering a Crackdown on Nightclubs
    Unregulated after-hours clubs and "BYOB" joints. Juice bars across the hall from boozy "adult" night spots. Untrained bouncers. Scores of drunks pouring into the streets at 2 a.m. closing times. When you add in guns, this late-night clubbing cocktail...
  • Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams

    Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams
    Visions of reviving bits of Connecticut's vanished system of trolleys have been tantalizing urban planners and light-rail enthusiasts for a long time. Streetcars are sexy. Trolleys are fun. Light-rail would help get those damned gas-guzzling,...
  • Arts & Ideas Day 1

    A fine first day of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 20013. I saw two musical theater workshops, a talk by two winners of the Governors’ Arts Awards, and two renowned acts play live on New Haven Green. I make this point fiercely and...