| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
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...
| 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 17, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Mayor John DeStefano pulled up in a Prius to his swanky birthday party fundraiser at Anthony's Ocean View. He was greeeted by about 10 people with balloons and noisemakers. From a distance, they might be wishing him well. They were not.
| May 17, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Four days after Mayor John DeStefano offered a sunny view of life in New Haven in his reelection campaign kickoff, former Hill Alderman Tony Dawson (pictured) announced his candidacy with a somber city portrait: “There is no laughter in our parks,...
| May 24, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Anti-police brutality activists took their fight to City Hall last Friday, calling on the mayor to take action against a police officer who has nine complaints against him. The groups delivered a letter to Mayor John DeStefano's office that detailed...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Mayor John DeStefano avoided taking a public stand on allegations of police brutality again Friday after activists showed up at his office at 8:15 a.m.
The unannounced drop-in came a week after 25 activists held a press conference on the steps of City...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:41 AM
They tried in 2007 and failed. Tried again in 2009, and 2010 and 2011, and failed every time. But those determined dudes in New Haven aren’t giving up on their quest to win legislative approval for cameras at stop lights to catch law-breaking...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:00 AM
If you think Connecticut's Occupy movement is going to wither away in the winter cold, or get co-opted by unions or lefty groups, or get sucked into Obama's re-election push, you'd better listen to what Danielle Digirolamo and other “occupiers&...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Cardinal Edward Egan has had time to think it over and he's not sorry about that outbreak of child sex abuse at the Archdiocese of Bridgeport. Speaking to Connecticut Magazine, Egan, who was bishop of the archdiocese from 1988 to 2000, looked back on...