City | 9:02 pm | May 30, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Malloy signs bill raising minimum wage

On Thursday morning, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill raising the state’s minimum wage to $9 per hour. The bill passed the Senate 21-15 and the House 89-53, with no Republican in either chamber voting for the bill. The new law will increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $8.70 in 2014 and $9.00 in »

City | 12:32 am | May 28, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

State House of Representatives passes immigration bills

The Connecticut House of Representatives passed two major bills last week in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life for the state’s undocumented immigrants. The first bill, passed unanimously on Wednesday, was a bipartisan response to cases such as the detainment of Jose Maria Islas. Islas, an undocumented New Haven resident, was wrongly arrested for robbery and subsequently »

City | 12:58 am | May 22, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Senator Murphy tries eating on $4.80 a day


$4.80. That’s the daily food budget for the average American enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps. This week, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy has vowed to abide by this food budget in order to get a taste of the difficulty that his constituents on food stamps face when trying to keep nutricious diets, »

City | 7:51 pm | May 14, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

New school to be built in Sandy Hook’s place


In a unanimous vote, a taskforce of local leaders in Newtown, Conn. decided on Friday to knock down Sandy Hook Elementary School and build a new school in its place. The decision came after months in which the 28-person task force considered 40 different sites on which to build a school, settling on the original site both for its »

University | 12:39 am | May 8, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Graffiti threatens Slifka with arson

Graffiti that appeared to threaten the Slifka Center with arson was discovered on a wall at the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, according to a campus-wide email sent by University Vice President Linda Lorimer. The graffiti was discovered on a bathroom wall of the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory on April 22 and appeared to threaten arson at the Slifka Center on »