| Feb 26, 2011
"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $2.2 million.
The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A stone hot...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Bridgeport continues to challenge Waterbury as the home of the most embarrassing and bewildering politics in Connecticut. Former state Sen. Ernie Newton did last week what few in Connecticut politics have achieved: He subdued bumptious Working Families...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
We need to talk about Scootie.
Scootie is the name I suggested, roughly 12 years ago, for the Hartford to New Britain busway, and like so many of my brilliant ideas, it was ignored.
Scootie was a good name because (a) who could hate something named...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Oh ya, now we’re getting into the fun side of Connecticut politics.
There’s state House Speaker Chris Donovan ducking and dodging ‘cause the top finance guy in his Democratic congressional campaign just got busted by the feds.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:39 AM
In a story posted this week about ex-governor-ex-con-turned-radio-jock John Rowland and his declaration that the New Britain-Hartford Busway is a boondoggle, we cited some of the Rowland administration’s biggest boondogglish scandals.
| Jun 22, 2012
Pop goes the weasel! -- Dan O'Brien, Windsor
This guy really knows how to dig himself a hole. -- Mark Lewis, Hartford
Apparently, the hole's not deep enough! -- Marion Van Matre, Plainville
Maybe Bill Murray can get rid of this...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Luis Cotto is ending his career as an upstart urban politician in Connecticut.
For the past five years, representing the Working Families Party on the Hartford City Council, Cotto got down and dirty with everything from trying to stop racial profiling by...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Thank God for Illinois. Why do I say that? Because if it weren't for them, Connecticut would be the most corrupt state in the union. As it is, we certainly have more corrupt politicians per square mile, mainly because Illinois is huge.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:55 AM
In 2008, Waterbury officials assured us that hiring ex-governor John Rowland for a $100,000-a-year economic advisor gig, upon the end of his prison sentence for corruption convictions, was a good idea. Now, six months after Rowland left the job, the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Urbanites hoped that because he had been mayor of what is arguably the state's most successful large city, Gov. Dannel Malloy would bring some of the Stamford mojo to the Capitol — be a friend and champion of the state's large and mid-sized cities....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now.
Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...