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John DeStefano

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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 4/24/2013-She Changed Her Mind

    4/24/2013-She Changed Her Mind
    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...
  • Plethora Of Good Candidates Seek To Replace John Destefano

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Big Night For Democrats; Upsets In Middletown, Milford

    Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities. In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...