| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:24 PM
When is a lobbyist not a lobbyist?
The answer, according to the complicated state laws that determine who's allowed to influence government officials in decision-making (which is what lobbying is, pretty much), is: When a person lobbies a public official...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Matthew J. Hennessy's lawsuit against the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority plays a useful role in calling attention to questionable relationships within the murky world of insider influence peddling.
Call it the angry response of a disappointed...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:05 PM
A bitter lawsuit that charges favoritism and illegal lobbying provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications and inner workings of government at the state Capitol.
The pitched battle between two high-profile Hartford Democrats has been...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Former Mayor Eddie A. Perez's lawyer reiterated his argument Tuesday that Perez's bribery and extortion cases should not have been combined, and that as a result the jury was unfairly prejudiced against Perez.
Evidence from both cases was shown to the...
| 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 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Former Mayor Eddie Perez's appeal of his June 2010 convictions on bribery and other charges is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 10 a.m., according to an appellate court clerk.
Perez, 54, will appear in front of a three-judge panel, according to Rhonda Stearley-...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:08 PM
In the shadows of an ongoing multimillion-dollar renovation of the Fox Elementary School building on Maple Avenue sits a barely noticeable, fenced-off piece of land containing a few hundred graves and a handful of markers in varying stages of decay and...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he is talking to investors seeking to bring an NHL franchise to Hartford, but he emphasized the return of hockey remains a remote possibility.
"I have spoken to individuals who have expressed a desire to bring a team...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Saundra Kee Borges, who was named the city's chief operating officer in March pending city council approval, withdrew from consideration for the job Monday.
The council had been scheduled to vote on Kee Borges' appointment Monday night. Council...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The nine city council members sworn in at the start of 2012 spent their first year largely in step with Mayor Pedro Segarra.
The council approved numerous proposals set forth by the mayor, and both sides communicated regularly on major issues, from...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Slice into the leathery green skin of this large tropical fruit, and you find that cherimoyas have wonderfully fragrant, almost custard-like flesh. The fruit, known as a "custard apple" in Britain, can be eaten raw or cooked -- simply scoop out the flesh,...