The Hartford board of education is scheduled to meet Tuesday to pick a successor to Superintendent Steven Adamowski, who is leaving after this year. But there's some concern in the community that the process was flawed. The district’s spokesman has been advocating for one of the two candidates to take Adamowski’s place.
You might know the name Elizabeth Horton Sheff. She's the Sheff in Sheff vs. O'Neill, the landmark school desegregation case in Hartford.
Governor Malloy says Connecticut’s “open for business” – but not everyone in the business community sees the same thing.
First it was United Technologies saying that Connecticut might be too expensive a place to do business. Now, Aetna’s saying the same thing. Is it possible that big corporations are making plans to get out of the state? Today we’re joined by The Hartford Courant’s Dan Haar, to talk about the role of Connecticut’s big employers in the future of the state.
Governor Dannel Malloy unveiled his new two year budget yesterday. The $19.7 budget for 2012 seeks to close a $3.2 billion deficit through tax hikes, spending cuts, and 2 billion dollars in union concessions.
Connecticut transportation is in crisis on the ground and in the skies.
The Northeast corridor has the nation’s busiest airspace and Metro-North’s New Haven Line the most commuter traffic in the U.S. But thanks to relentless winter weather and continued delay of the MTA’s new M8 train cars, more than half of Metro North’s New Haven line trains are out of service. The result is a decrease in service and plenty of livid commuters.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra took over last summer after Eddie Perez was found guilty of corruption and resigned his office. Now Segarra is running for mayor, and he says Perez’s political allies are targeting him. Segarra appeared on WNPR’s Where We Live with John Dankosky. He suggested that efforts by at least one of his opponents, State Representative Kelvin Roldan, have the feel of Perez politics.
Hartford’s new mayor is dealing with piles of snow, a hole in the budget, and the everyday problems of running a city.
Pedro Segarra took over when Eddie Perez stepped down amidst corruption charges. At the time, he said he wasn’t planning to run for Mayor again.
But now he is and he’s facing challengers for that job, already.
He’s also looking at a budget deficit of $40 million dollars next year. Yesterday he got some good news from Governor Malloy about education grants from the state. But there’s still a long way to go to fill the budget hole.
The retail development known as Front Street in Hartford is finally built and looking for tenants. But the project took years to materialize, and now it's in court.
Front Street is a publicly-subsidized development that was geared to attract area people to downtown Hartford and the adjacent Connecticut Convention Center. Here’s how George Royster puts it. He's an attorney for the state:
“Because people coming to Hartford with no place to go would not be likely to return to the convention center or the hotel if they had no entertainment or retail or places to eat.”
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra is taking the city's schools superintendent to task for issuing a series of bonuses to district employees. Segarra says he understands the bonuses total about $2.7 million -- a figure that seemed to frustrated the mayor of this cash-strapped city. In a letter to Superintendent Steven Adamowski, Segarra said he wants to know why these bonuses were issued, what criteria was used in a awarding them, and who approved them.
Now, a case of faith and zoning. In Hartford, Connecticut, an Orthodox Jewish group wants to run a religious center for nearby university students. Neighbors don't want it there, and the city wants it shut down.
As Jeff Cohen from member station WNPR reports, the argument could be decided by a relatively new federal law, one that offers some protection for religious groups.