Monthly Archives: April 2013

Courant: From Wolfpack To Whale, and Back Again

It may be time to say goodbye to the Whale…again.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Hartford’s minor league hockey team could soon have a new name.

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Hartford Housing Authority Looks To Develop Westbrook Village and Bowles Park

This is interesting for all sorts of reasons.

But, for now, it’s worth noting the news — the Hartford Housing Authority is looking for a developer to remake two of its oldest, most run-down developments.  They are Westbrook Village and Bowles Park, in the city’s northwest neighborhood.  The release is below.

Media Advisory re Solicitation for Devel Partners doc.

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New Sentencing Proposals For Young People Convicted of Serious Crimes

Two bills that would change the way Connecticut sentences juveniles convicted of serious crimes are making their way through the legislature.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, they come in response to U-S Supreme Court rulings that say treating young people like adults could violate the constitution.

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Implementing New Gun Laws, Waiting For New Paperwork

Governor Dannel Malloy signed new laws that say people who own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines will have to register them with the state by January 1. But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the state says creating the registration process is going to take some time.

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Malloy Signs New Gun Laws

Malloy Signs Gun Bill (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Malloy Signs Gun Bill (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Governor Dannel Malloy has signed into law a sweeping package of gun measures that he says should set an example for the nation.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the governor called it a profoundly emotional day.

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Debate On Newtown Laws, And Guns, Begins

(Jeff Cohen/WNPR)State lawmakers are debating new proposals on guns, mental health, and school security today in Hartford.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, hundreds of gun rights advocates gathered at the capitol early in the day to make one last push.

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WNPR on NPR: Conn. Lawmakers Propose Strict Gun Laws After Newtown Shooting

When Adam Lanza shot his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people, he used a military-style weapon. He also had 10, 30-round magazines full of a total of 300 bullets. Now, Connecticut lawmakers say they want to ban the sale of those gun magazines, hoping that magazines that hold fewer bullets will mean fewer deaths. Some in the gun industry say that move will cost the state jobs.

Here’s the story.

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