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Harp orders officer under investigation off patrol

March 26, 2015 • 0
After protesters stormed City Hall on Tuesday to rally against an incident of police brutality, Mayor Toni Harp announced that she had directed New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman to remove the officer in question from patrol duty.
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CT parents debate opting students out of Common Core test

March 26, 2015 • 0
Children across Connecticut may soon have reason to rejoice at the prospect of having to take one less standardized test.
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Students prove critical in affirmative consent bill

March 26, 2015 • 0
“Yes means yes” is set to be the new definition of sexual consent across universities in Connecticut, after a bill that mandates affirmative consent passed the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee of the state legislature on Tuesday.
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Esserman, Senators call for ban on armor-piercing bullets

March 26, 2015 • 0
New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman, Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 and Sen. Chris Murphy are urging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to renew its attempt to ban M855 armor-piercing bullets.
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Bill to provide three cities with police body cameras

March 26, 2015 • 0
The Connecticut state legislature will soon vote on a bill that would provide the police departments of three local cities with body cameras.
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State commission to tackle youth violence

March 26, 2015 • 0
Crime in Connecticut is at 48-year low, but Gov. Dannel Malloy is preparing a new panel of experts and advisors to find strategies to push down crime rates even further across the state.
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Alcohol delivery service comes to New Haven

March 26, 2015 • 0
New Haven residents looking to have alcohol delivered to their homes can now have that convenience in 60 minutes or fewer through the new online startup Porter 21.
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Stark kicks off Ward 1 campaign with rally at Dwight Hall

March 25, 2015 • 0
The November elections may still be eight months away, but Fish Stark ’17 officially launched his campaign for Ward 1 alder at an event in Dwight Hall yesterday.
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On third try, assisted suicide bill takes different tack

March 25, 2015 • 0
Karen Banks has testified three times in two years against the same bill. Known as HB 7015 in its current incarnation, the bill is making its third appearance in the Connecticut legislature in the past two years. In its past two iterations, the bill was defeated.
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Despite opposition, state moves to implement tolls

March 25, 2015 • 0
Despite significant opposition from residents, business owners and state officials, the state’s Transportation Committee passed a bill last Wednesday that requires the state to install electronic tolls on Connecticut highways.
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Bill proposing charter school moratorium ignites debate

March 25, 2015 • 0
Students, parents, lawmakers and education experts spent over 12 hours discussing the state Senate’s proposed moratorium on state charter schools last Thursday during the state’s Education Committee meeting.
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Study finds headway in NHPS performance

March 25, 2015 • 0
Two city initiatives have successfully cut high school dropout rates, boosted test scores and raised college enrollment, according to an analysis by international think tank RAND Corporation.