| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:27 AM
With Mitt Romney scheduled to address the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy made the case Monday that Barack Obama is the better candidate for Latino voters.
Polls have shown Latino voters are...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Suzanne Hopgood was walking through the Connecticut Convention Center with Michael Freimuth, explaining to me why Freimuth was picked from 350 applicants to run the new Capital Region Development Authority.
The authority's board, headed by Hopgood,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Hartford's public school system is no stranger to turmoil at the top crippling reform efforts and hurting students. At one point, remember, the board of education was so dysfunctional that the state had to take control of Hartford schools for several...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:15 PM
At the invitation of Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, Chuck Steedman joined the whirlwind media tour by the "Fierce Five" last week in New York. Fresh off a flight from London, America's gold-medal darlings did the "Today" show. They lit the...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
1) Dr. William Petit
Simply enduring the horrific murders of his wife and daughters demonstrated a heroism that the rest of us can’t even imagine. For anyone who opened a newspaper or turned on a TV in Connecticut in the past four years, seeing...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
1) Mayor Pedro Segarra, Hartford
It aint easy being mayor when 30 percent of your population lives in poverty, but Pedro Segarra has done it well enough to get reelected to another term this year. Segarra came to Hartford from Puerto Rico when he was 15,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:03 PM
In the last few years, Hartford has entered each budget season with a deficit projected in the tens of millions of dollars, yet somehow managed to patch something together and call it a balanced budget. Two years ago the projected deficit was $33 million....
| Nov 9, 2012
Facing an estimated $25 million in renovations to its Greater Hartford branch in West Hartford, UConn plans to move the campus to downtown Hartford within a year, bringing along 2,100 students and 60 faculty members.
UConn President Susan Herbst...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Professional hockey will remain in downtown Hartford, at least for the next three years.
After weeks of high-level negotiations between Madison Square Garden Co. and Comcast Spectacor, a deal was reached Tuesday to keep the New York Rangers' American...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Thanks to Connecticut's property tax system, what ought to be great news for Hartford instead has some residents worried that they are getting more of the cloud than the silver lining.
The good news is that the state is buying two major office buildings...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Liberal activists on the Hartford City Council have managed to block a long-term extension of the city's contract with Bank of America, but that doesn't mean Connecticut's biggest banking operator is losing Hartford as a client.
Mayor Pedro E. Segarra's...