Monthly Archives: February 2013

Report: CT Has Cut The Rate At Which It Puts Young People Behind Bars

A new report shows that Connecticut has sharply cut the the rate at which it puts young people behind bars.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, it’s the sharpest decline in the nation.

Here’s the story.

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Facebook Agrees To Remove Some Newtown-Related Pages

Facebook has apparently agreed to remove pages that exploit the December shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, this comes hours after politicians reached out to the social media giant.

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Malloy’s Sandy Hook Commission Finding Its Feet

The superintendent of schools for Aurora, Colorado spoke to Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission today/Friday.  Aurora was the scene of a mass shooting last July.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

 Here’s the story.

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A Lighter Moment, With Malloy, Biden, and a Bet

Vice President Joe Biden was in Connecticut to talk about gun control measures at a conference with Governor Dannel Malloy.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, an otherwise somber governor did a little bit to try and make the crowd laugh.

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Still No Word On Hartford’s Search For Chief Operating Officer

It’s been six months since the City of Hartford’s chief operating officer resigned and Mayor Pedro Segarra said he’d do a national search for a successor.  But little has happened on that front.  And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, some on the city council don’t like it.

Here’s the story.

UPDATE: The mayor’s office says it is not doing a national search for COO.

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Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez Appeals His Conviction

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was back in court today/yesterday, appealing his 2010 convictions on corruption-related charges.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Perez was sentenced to three years in prison but has been free while his appeal is pending.

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WNPR On NPR: Would More Secure Doors Have Slowed Newtown Shooter?

Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School by blowing holes in the school’s front door. But had that door been something more sophisticated and more secure, might Lanza at least have been slowed in his attack? One company that devotes itself to just this question is Assa Abloy, an outfit based in New Haven, Conn., that says it specializes in “secure, safe and convenient door solutions.”

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