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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Sale Of Municipal Assets, Like Streets And Buildings, Can Help With A Budget Gap, But Critics Think It's Unwise

    The Sale Of Municipal Assets, Like Streets And Buildings, Can Help With A Budget Gap, But Critics Think It's Unwise
    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...
  • DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'

    DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'
    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. "You...
  • Long Hours And Sharp Elbows

     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...
  • How About Connecticut Drivers' Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants?

    How About Connecticut Drivers' Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants?
    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...