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And They’re Off!

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy launched his campaign for a second term as Connecticut’s governor Thursday making several stops throughout the state. Late in the day, he visited several businesses in the heart of New Britain’s Polish community, sampling several Polish delicacies.  “But how do you stay so slim?” asked the proprietor of one establishment, as Malloy tasted some pierogi.  “By running every day,” he said.

NEW BRITAIN 08/14/14 Gov. Dannel Malloy samples a Polish meatball with dill and chicken marsala with rice during a visit to Polonia Taste on Broad Street in New Britain Thursday evening as his reelection campaign gets underway. Malloy spent time visiting businesses along Broad Street in the city's Polish neighborhood. Bartkowicz mentioned that Malloy's Republican opponent, Tom Foley, also sampled the chicken Marsala and rice during a recent campaign visit..   CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

NEW BRITAIN 08/14/14 Gov. Dannel Malloy samples a Polish meatball with dill and chicken marsala with rice during a visit to Polonia Taste on Broad Street in New Britain Thursday evening as owner Sophie Bartkowicz explains the recipe.  Bartkowicz mentioned that Malloy’s Republican opponent, Tom Foley, also sampled the chicken Marsala and rice during a recent campaign visit.. CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

 

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Shuttered School Decision

The Bristol Planning Commission held a public walk-through of the Memorial Boulevard School Monday afternoon and will hold two public hearings later this month to get ideas on what to next with the property.

01.13.14 Bristol, CT  -  A padlock keeps a rusty gate secured at the original high school in Bristol which later became Memorial Boulevard. The Planning Commission held a public walk-through of Memorial Boulevard School Monday afternoon, public hearings on what to do with the property will be held later this month at City Hall and the Bristol Public Library.   Photo by JOHN WOIKE | woike@courant.com

01.13.14 Bristol, CT – A padlock keeps a rusty gate secured at the original high school in Bristol which later became Memorial Boulevard. The Planning Commission held a public walk-through of Memorial Boulevard School Monday afternoon, public hearings on what to do with the property will be held later this month at City Hall and the Bristol Public Library. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | woike@courant.com

What should the city do with the historic school building near downtown that it closed in 2012? Political leaders have debated selling or renovating it, but no plan has won enough support to proceed. Now the city’s planning commission has scheduled two “listening sessions” this month to hear public opinion. For the rest of Don Stacom’s story click here:

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Toni Harp – New Haven’s 50th and First Female Mayor

Mayor Toni Harp was sworn in Wednesday, becoming the city’s first female mayor and the first new mayor elected in 20 years.

Harp, a Democrat, served 11 consecutive terms in the state Senate, beginning in 1992. She defeated Justin Elicker in the Nov. 5 election last year to become mayor.

State Sen. Toni Nathaniel Harp was sworn in as New Haven’s 50th and first female mayor on New Year’s Day as her daughter Djana holds onto the bible while her son Matthew looks on at Hill Regional Career High School, which was designed by Harp’s late husband, Wendell. (Daughter Jamil is hidden behind Djana)

State Sen. Toni Nathaniel Harp was sworn in as New Haven’s 50th and first female mayor on New Year’s Day as her daughter Djana holds onto the bible while her son Matthew looks on at Hill Regional Career High School, which was designed by Harp’s late husband, Wendell. (Daughter Jamil is hidden behind Djana)

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