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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire

    Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire
    TOWNS SEE LOOMING SHORTFALLS By Betsy Gara Town leaders are anxiously crunching numbers as they review Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Given the size of the budget deficit, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns applauds the intent of the...
  • New Haven Can't Rest On DeStefano's Record

    When New Haven Mayor John DeStefano announced his retirement in January, I knew it was just a matter of time before school Superintendent Reginald Mayo would exit, too. The two served 20 years together in their respective influential positions, a...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Imaginative Mayor Made New Haven Better

    New Haven was struggling in the early 1990s. Schools were decrepit. Downtown was moribund, with litter wafting past empty storefronts. It looked like another once-bustling urban core that was dying of disinvestment, suburbanization, racism, lack of...