John Carlson Makes His Case for New Haven Mayor

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New Haven Republican Party Chair John Carlson is running for mayor of New Haven. The city has not had a Republican mayor since 1953, and the local Republican party has not fielded a candidate in 14 years. Out of New Haven’s registered voters, 70 percent are Democrats, four percent are Republicans, and the remainder are unaffiliated.  Carlson, a fourth grade teacher in Bridgeport, is challenging incumbent New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, whose main challenger in the Democratic primary, Karen Dubois-Walton, dropped out last month.  The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Carlson about the role of Republicans in New Haven, and what

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New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker Makes His Case for a Second Term

Incumbent New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker is running for reelection this November, facing a primary challenge from Karen DuBois Walton, executive director of New Haven’s public housing authority. Elicker defeated three-term incumbent Toni Harp to become mayor in 2019. Connecticut Examiner spoke with Elicker about his platform for improving public safety in New Haven, as well as his platform on education, PILOT, and more.  This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  What have you been doing to improve public safety in New Haven?  We’re seeing a significant uptick in violence around the nation, and New Haven is unfortunately

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DuBois-Walton Makes Her Case for New Haven Mayor

Karen DuBois-Walton is challenging incumbent New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker in the Democratic primary. She has focused much of her campaign on addressing a significant rise in incidents of homicide and assault with a deadly weapon after a decade of steadily declining crime in New Haven. DuBois-Walton is executive director of New Haven’s Housing Authority, and previously served as the city’s chief of staff and chief administrative officer under Mayor John DeStefano Jr. Connecticut Examiner spoke with DuBois-Walton about why public safety is at the core of her campaign platform, as well as how she differs from her opponent on

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Halda Therapeutics Joins Redevelopment of Winchester Arms in New Haven

Halda Therapeutics, a Branford-based biotech company founded by Yale professor Craig Crews, is returning to New Haven.  The drug discovery startup signed a lease on a 9,800 square foot lab and office space in Science Park, located just west of Yale’s Science Hill campus at the former Winchester Arms factory. Halda recently completed a $25 million round of Series A financing. The move was announced Wednesday in a press release from Winchester Partners, a joint venture of Twining Properties, L+M Development Partners and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, which owns the former factory, a 145,000 square-foot building at 115

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