Monthly Archives: December 2011
Hartford’s public safety complex is under construction, and thieves have stripped it of copper at least five times since May. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the city now says the latest thefts costs at least $45,000.
Hartford officials say they will likely miss their February deadline for picking a new person to run the police department. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the current police chief’s tenure ends December 31st.
The latest installment of Ted Mann’s series on Gov. Dannel Malloy opens a bit of a window into the politics of Shawn Wooden’s run for city council, and the people behind the scenes. Here’s an excerpt:
Now there’s talk that Wooden wants council president, and here comes this Ficeto character, blustering and demanding Segarra get Wooden an endorsement, with a clear implication: The governor wants this.
“This is bulls–t, Roy,” the message reads. “The mayor is pissed.”
So is Roy Occhiogrosso. He’s already had a conversation with Malloy about it, and he’s won a concession at last. “If I’m going to be here another year, he’s got to let me deal with this. It’s urban politics. He’s the governor! He’s got to stay out of this s–t.”
A few years ago, an Orthodox Jewish group opened a religious center for students at the nearby University of Hartford. But the city told them to stop. Now, as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, a state court judge says the city was wrong.