Monthly Archives: March 2011

State May Allow For Online Public Notices

Connecticut towns and cities are mandated by law to publish public notices in local newspapers.  But that could soon change.

Here’s our story.

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State’s Case For Perez’s Pension Continues

In Hartford, a state court judge has allowed a civil case over whether former Mayor Eddie Perez can collect his city pension…to continue.

Here’s our story.  Here’s the judge’s denial.

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Butt Ugly Building First To Go, Capitol West Possibly Next

In Hartford, business and civic leaders held a press conference today urging the city council to take the eyesore known as the Capitol West building through eminent domain.

WNPR’s Andrew Huston reports.

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Giles Dies, City Remembers

Abraham Giles was a Hartford politician and former state representative known for his personality and for his ability to survive in the game when others had long ago lost, or moved on.

Here’s our story.

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Perez Gone From Hartford City Hall, But Not Gone From City Politics

In Hartford, convicted former Mayor Eddie Perez is gone from city hall.  But he’s not gone from city politics.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, former Perez allies are questioning the judgment of current Mayor Pedro Segarra.

Here’s the story.

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Kelvin Roldan: Schools Official, State Rep, Possible Mayoral Candidate, and…

Fight breaker upper?

That’s right — another email in the pile we got from the city today included this little gem.  Looks like Roldan was walking near Main and Pratt Streets back in January when two high school girls got into a fight.  And Roldan, who happened to be in the area, broke it up.

What’s next, Kelvin?

(Photo: http://www.kelvinroldan2011.com)

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Segarra and Adamowski, the Remix

Last month’s controversy between Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city’s board of education over the selection of a schools superintendent has largely blown over.

But another issue at play at the time was Segarra’s relationship with School Superintendent Steven Adamowski.  Segarra questioned the school board’s awarding of roughly $2.7 million in bonuses and wrote Adamowski a letter.  Adamowski never wrote a formal reply, responding instead through the press, and that ticked Segarra off good.

Now, a release of emails between Adamowski and his communications director David Medina shed a little light as it opens a small window into the communications strategy of the Hartford Public Schools.

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