| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The word "nigger" keeps dancing on the high wire of the circus of race in America.
Paula Deen, Rachel Jeantel, Riley Cooper have sparked all matter of debate this summer about who can and cannot say the word and whether it is ever right, regardless....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:25 PM
She was sitting quietly on a Connecticut Transit bus in Hamden last year, talking on her cell.
A man got up as the bus pulled up to a stop. As he passed, he snatched the phone from the woman's hand and jumped off just before the bus pulled away from the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
8:30 p.m. July 12 at the Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden. (203) 288-6400, spacelandballroom.com. With The Mountain Movers, Jounce and the Backyard Committee.
7 p.m. July 13 at the Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Connecticut legislative leaders are just pleased as punch that Gov. Dannel Malloy has now signed a bill that appears to require foods with genetically modified organisms to be labeled so consumers know what they're buying.
Except it doesn't require...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:15 AM
w/ Mike Doughty, June 20, 8 p.m., $25, Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, manicproductions.org.
A series of drenched Connecticut spring days has forced me to realize — pace, Decemberists fans — there's no better rainy-...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Summer is coming. I mean, we think it's at least on its way. Spring has gotten hot enough to fake us out a couple times, but it's June and we're still seeing 40s on our thermometers, so no one's fooling us. But, as is typical in New England, we could...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In less than a week, Connecticut effectively gave U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (and the Obama Administration) a slap in the face and then backhanded them for good measure.
The first hit was the General Assembly’s approval of allowing...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.
The Senate took up the...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Three artist-academics will receive the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards.
The Connecticut residents to be honored are: poet, essayist, playwright Elizabeth Alexander of Hamden, chairwoman of the African-American studies department at Yale...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Jose Maria Islas, whose immigration case has become a rallying cry for Connecticut activists, has been arrested by federal authorities and is now headed for deportation.
He case has sparked demonstrations, outrage and letters from several members of...
| May 8, 2013
| 12:27 PM
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Most ethical employment firm.
Very good at screening candidates.
2) Connecticut Works
37 Marne St.