Connecticut First
4:18 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

DOT Schedules Transportation Meetings; Malloy and Foley Address AFL-CIO

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has scheduled two meetings to provide information about improvements at railroad grade crossings. This is for a planned high-speed rail line from New Haven to Springfield via Hartford.  The railroad grade crossings are planned for Wallingford and Meriden.

Malloy and Foley Address Union Convention

The Connecticut AFL-CIO heard today from Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and the Republican party’s endorsed candidate, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, as members mulled over endorsements for this year's elections. The union is holding its biennial political convention in New Haven today and Tuesday.

Bridgeport Receives Block Grant to Protect Against Storm Damage

The city of Bridgeport is getting  $10 million from the federal government to help protect it against another superstorm like Sandy in 2012. Bridgeport officials told the Connecticut Post that the money will be used to engineer strategies to protect the city’s South End and Black Rock Harbor from future coastal flooding. 

Mohegan Sun Reports Decline

Mohegan Sun reported a decline in slot revenue for the month of May, continuing a downward trend as Connecticut casinos compete with new and expanded gambling options in other states. Mohegan Sun reported nearly $52 million in slot revenue last month, down 5.8 percent from the same period a year ago  when the casino brought in close to $55 million.

Playground Unveiled Honoring Sandy Hook Victim

The dedication of a predominantly pink playground was unveiled in West Haven over the weekend in memory of  Charlotte Bacon, one of the 26 shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The playground is the 24th of 26 “Where Angels Play” playgrounds that the New Jersey-based Sandy Ground Project is building in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York to memorialize the victims. 

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