| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:16 AM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
If you think democracy is stagnating, come to New Haven. You will find it alive and well.
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is stepping down, and thus far seven of Mr. DeStefano's fellow Democrats are seeking the party's nomination to succeed him. The number...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The New Haven mayoral race just got interesting. State Sen. Toni Harp just announced her candidacy after months of demurring. She already looks like the person who can fill the shoes of John DeStefano, former mayor-for-life until he announced he was...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Selling a city street to close a short-term municipal budget gap may seem like a strange idea. But how about a public zoo? Or a parking lot? Or maybe some taxpayer-owned art work, or park land, or a concert hall?
It’s happening folks, or is being...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Mayor John DeStefano, an outspoken political survivor and the longest-serving leader in the city's history, smiled Tuesday as he reflected on his 10 terms leading the Elm City and seemed at peace with his decision against trying to make it to 11.
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.
Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The next round of debate over how to deal with the tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in our communities is about to kick off Sunday with calls for allowing those folks to get Connecticut drivers' licenses.
A rally to launch the campaign is...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu
Hey, all you big-shot art repositories around the USA, are you hearing some footsteps these days? Is something gaining on you? It might just be those...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:41 PM
There’s something very wrong about nicknaming a hurricane “Frankenstorm,” then having it cancel Halloween.
In a bittersweet message for New Haven children on Tuesday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. declared the Wednesday the 31st would be a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:17 PM
They have been largely silent these past six weeks as the debate over gun control has grown nastier. But they are the elephant in the firearms room, and Monday they came together publicly for the first time anywhere since the Newtown tragedy.