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Prison inmates, parolees may soon be able to vote in CT

HARTFORD — Instead of sponsoring separate legislation, Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven and Rep. Josh Elliott, D-Hamden, have teamed up to get behind a new bill that would restore voting rights to individuals who are incarcerated.

“Having a bill worked on by both someone in the Senate and the House gives it a better chance of passage,” Elliott said a press conference Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building.

“Voting is a fundamental right of every American and we should not be in the business of limiting it for our citizens who are incarcerated,” Winfield said. “While a person may be incarcerated they do not lose all of their rights during this time and the right to vote upholds all other rights.”

The legislation goes further than a separate bill that would restore parolee voting right...

Public housing: Once desired, now a decades-long decline in CT

Mary Kingwood’s home felt freshly settled.

The roomy first-floor apartment in a yellow house sits on a quiet street north of downtown — “up Norwalk,” as Kingwood called it. On a winter morning, sunlight flooded through windows and a sliding glass door, leading to a small porch, warming the kitchen and den. A TV sat atop a stand, encircled by plastic chairs — placeholders as Kingwood waited for her furniture to be delivered — and cardboard boxes lined the walls.

Kingwood, 73, likes her porch and the peacefulness she’s found since moving two weeks ago into the Wilton Avenue home, which took her many months and multiple apartment visits to find with a Section 8 voucher.

Her search was narrowed by her congenital heart disease and the oxygen tank she must maneuver around her living space...

New Haven Schools Hiring For Several Jobs

NEW HAVEN, CT — The school year is more than half over and there are still several available jobs the local school district is looking to fill.

It’s important to note, that these positions are either vacant and or mandated by the state or federal government.The school system is not adding new positions to the budget. Over the past decade, school districts have been reducing positions as enrollment has continued to drop across the state and county.

Here’s the latest listing of available school jobs in your community. If you click on the blue hyperlink you can read more details about a specific job and possibly apply for the position on the Board of Education’s website.

Feb 19
Informational Technology Position
New Haven Public Schools
New Haven, CT
Feb 18
Special Education Teacher
Chap...

A CT lawmaker proposes a bill that would give low-income residents a break from tolls

NEW HAVEN, CT (WTNH) – Pamela Dumas said, "The low income people shouldn’t be paying the tolls because their living on the edge of poverty as it is." State representative Christopher Rosario is proposing a bill that would allow low income residents to be exempt from paying possible tolls.

Christopher Rosario said, State Rep. 128th district Bridgeport. "People who are on state assistance, Husky, SNAP, veterans, seniors who are on fixed incomes those are the folks that I’m talking about. "Even though we don’t have tolls.some people say if we ever did it would be hardship.

Tyshawn Edwards said, "If I had to pay tolls, it means it’s going to make me go broke."

Melanie Capeles added, "We just don’t have the money to do that, we get by paycheck to paycheck."

Rosario said the state needs tolls an...

North Haven Athlete Wins State Title At Class L Indoor Track Meet

NEW HAVEN, CT — One winning team at Friday’s Class L indoor track and field championships returned to the top of the mountain after an absence of two decades, while the other captured team honors for the fourth straight season.

Athletes from Xavier High School placed first in three events in the boys competition at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, giving the Falcons 64 points to 43 for runner-up Amity. It was the first state title for Xavier since 1999.

On the girls’ side, Windsor breezed to its fourth straight title with 69 points, 20 more than second-place Darien.

Messiah Harling of Wilby (55 meters and long jump) and Cori Richardson of Windsor (55 meters and 300 meters) were double individual champions.

Here are the top three teams for boys and girls, as well as individual champions in...

East Haven: See 5 Nearby Homes For Sale

EAST HAVEN, CT — Looking for a new home nearby, but tired of seeing the same old listings again and again? Fear not! To help simplify your search, we at Patch have compiled an up-to-date batch of five new listings nearby.

Here’s a list of the five latest homes to go up for sale in the East Haven area — including one in the New Haven area with 2 beds and 2 baths for $110,000, and another with 2 beds and 1 bath for $175,000.

Like what you see? Just click on any address in the list to get more pics and details. Happy house hunting!

Price: $129,900
Size: 1,641 sq. ft., 3 beds, and 2 baths

Price: $110,000
Size: 780 sq. ft, 2 beds, and 2 baths

Price: $159,900
Size: 1,336 sq. ft., 2 beds, and 2 baths

Price: $175,000
Size: 1,465 sq. ft., 2 beds, and 1 bath

Price: $150,000
Size: 1,164 sq. ft...

Seventeen-year-old man struck by gunfire in New Haven on Saturday

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) — Police are investigating after a 17-year-old New Haven man was struck twice by gunshots in New Haven on Saturday evening.

Police said the teen was shot on Congress Avenue near Hallock Street in the Hill neighborhood just before 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The teen’s injuries are non-life-threatening and police said he is recovering in the hospital.

Those with information are asked to call the New Haven Police Department Detective Bureau at 203-946-6304.

WFSB file

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Grey New York Chosen As Agency Of Record For Douglas Elliman Real Estate

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Grey today announced that its Grey New York flagship office has been selected as the advertising agency-of-record for Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the third-largest residential real estate brokerage company in the United States, following a review.

Grey will develop a new global brand strategy, visual identity and digitally-led marketing approach, followed by an extensive new brand campaign. The work will encompass each of the firm’s regions including New York, Florida, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well its new development division, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.

Scott Durkin, President and COO of Douglas Elliman, said, "We are excited to begin working with the team at Grey...

Darien, CT Real Estate Weekly Report for 01/06 – 01/12

Darien, CT Real Estate – Weekly Report for 01/06/19 – 01/12/19

This week in Darien, we had 13 New Listings, 10 Price Reductions, and 7 Homes Sold.

For the Darien Market Report, click here

For Fairfield, Westport, Darien or Greenwich click on the links to find out Town Events in your area. Whether you’re looking to move from within Fairfield County, from another part of Connecticut or from another state, please click here to find our current inventory.

Data source: Smart Multiple Listing Service of Connecticut

For an in-depth analysis each month, see our Darien Market Snapshots.

I captured this beautiful pink winter sunset sky this week in Darien. So pretty! Did anyone else see it? Email me! Send me pics…

Janine Vairo is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Connecticut at AFA Homes | William Rav...

Public offers alternatives for Union Station development in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Two towers of housing with retail and commercial space, as well as raised landscaped plazas would greet train passengers arriving in New Haven, rather than a flooded surface parking lot or expensive second garage.

That was one of the proposals discussed at the second part of a two-day charrette where residents devoted part of their weekend discussing what they see as the more valuable use of the 1.6-acre lot now tagged as the site of a $60 million 1,000-vehicle garage to serve Union Station.

Architects Rick Wies and Fereshteh Bekhrad looked at this parcel and came up with a plan that also sets the tone for future redevelopment of the Church Street South property across the street, as well as conversion of the current police station to an income-producing property.

Wies said ov...