High School History Remains Diplomatic Cherry-Picking

American history taught in high schools today remains diplomatic cherry-picking. Often omitted are dark sides of manifest destiny’s “divine sanctioning” on which U.S. expansionism rests. Except for the Seven Years’ (i.e. “French and Indian”) War fought for global primacy between France and Britain in North America (1754-63), little else between...

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Veronica DeLandro Makes Her Case for New Britain Mayor

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Veronica DeLandro is challenging four-term incumbent Erin Stewart for Mayor of New Britain this November. Other Democratic challengers include State Rep. Bobby Sanchez, D-New Britain and activist Alicia Hernandez. In 2019, Stewart, a Republican, won reelection handily, with 6,013 votes compared to Democrat Chris Porcher’s 3,592, and Independent Devione Tanksley’s...

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Alicia Hernandez Strong Makes a Case for New Britain Mayor

...military equipment acquisition, because I want to make sure taxpayer dollars are going into programs that will make people safer.  Do you think New Britain should raise taxes to increase education funding?  I graduated from New Britain High School in 2014, and spent my entire life in the New Britain...

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Juvenile Crime Forum Avoids Relevance and Accountability

...juvenile crime has been simmering for more than a year, with police complaining that their arrests of young perpetrators quickly come to nothing in juvenile court. This anger was brought to the boiling point June 30 when New Britain police announced that the 17-year-old charged with driving the stolen car...

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Colleges Serve Themselves; and Expose Juvenile Courts

...deserve diplomas. * * * SECRECY FUELS FAILURE: Another expensive mistaken premise of government in Connecticut that needs to be questioned urgently is the secrecy of juvenile court. Even some Democratic state legislators seem to be nervous about the atrocity in New Britain June 29, when a jogger was struck...

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Klarides on ‘Connecticut’s Crime Epidemic’

...our small towns. Common sense would dictate violent felons should not be released early from prison, but common sense is not a common virtue in Hartford. Crime has increased drastically and dramatically in cities and towns across the state. Just last week in New Britain, a jogger was hit and...

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Tacos al Pastor Stand Out at Middletown Food Truck Merengue

...decided to open a food truck. “I just wanted to give something to the area. Middletown, Portland, Cromwell, Berlin, down to Old Saybrook, and there’s no Hispanic restaurants,” Ramirez said. “Sometimes I want a mofongo. You gotta go to Hartford, you gotta go to New Britain, Meriden. I just want...

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Eversource Pushes Back Hard on Penalties in Appeal

...It’s a step the company said it hasn’t taken since 2009. In a 185-page complaint filed in New Britain Superior Court on Thursday, Eversource asked the court to review whether the Public Utility Regulatory Authority overstepped its authority and failed to provide due process before cutting the company’s guaranteed return...

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Spending, Equity, Health Outcomes at Heart of TCI Debate

...accounting for disparities between populations of the use of emergency rooms for primary care, across Connecticut in 2019, there were 17,358 emergency room visits where asthma was the primary diagnosis, including 5,485 visits for children. Nearly half of those visits were patients from Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, Bridgeport and New...

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‘A Slow Banal Mass Killing’

...and one in New Haven.  “How do you handle 83 clients with two people? How do you get out to every house with just two people?” he said.  “It’s not about just these three cities. It’s about New Britain. It’s about Stamford. It’s about Norwalk. We have to start putting...

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Connecticut Offers Grants to Schools for Emergency Communications

...— Ansonia, Bridgeport, Danbury, Derby, East Hartford, Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Stamford, Waterbury and Windham.  Scoville said grants would also be available to childcare and daycare centers that have experienced verbal and physical threats, or belong to a community that has experienced threats...

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