Skip to comments.(New Haven)N.H. center with Communist tenant to get state aid
Posted on 05/25/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT by matt04
A New Haven community center whose bid for a state rehabilitation grant stalled due to its ties with the Communist Party has apparently won the blessing of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration.
Malloy's budget director, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes, confirmed Thursday that the center's request for $300,000 to upgrade a facility that houses, arts, youth development, and other social service programs, would be placed on the commission's June 4 agenda.
OPM sets the agenda for the bond commission, which is chaired by the governor, has sole authority to determine when -- if ever -- state government actually will finance most capital projects approved by the legislature.
"They clearly have a community mission," Barnes said, adding that state government routinely finances capital improvements for private, nonprofits with a community-based mission, such as Progressive Education and Research Associates, which runs the New Haven center at 37 Howe St.
According to the center's website, it is "a meeting place of labor, community, peace and social justice groups."
It hosts the Connecticut bureau of the Communist newspaper, "People's World." The chairwoman of the Connecticut Communist Party, Joelle Fishman, serves on the center's governing board.
The center also provides space for poetry, music and film, various training programs, meetings for community groups and Food Not Bombs -- an anti-hunger, peace organization. The site is recognized on the state's African American Freedom Trail.
Sen. Toni Harp, D-New Haven, who asked the administration to consider releasing funds for the project, said Thursday that "this is a center that is really important to the community. If they are political, it is with a small 'p.'"
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Communists in New Haven? I would be shocked if there were freedom loving people there.
Also this (from WTNH’s report):
“New Morning Country Store, LLC of Woodbury, an organic foods market, is receiving a $250,000 loan and $100,000 grant to help it move into a new, larger space.”
BTW, Woodbury is a good place to go if you’re hunting limousine liberals ;-)
Makes sense. After all, Malloy is a ranked and filed Comrade.
Between the wealthy, transplanted New York liberals that reside on the 'gold coast' and the all-powerful 'public service' unions, the Connecticut Democrat party is owned by leftists of one stripe or another. That Connecticut taxpayers continue to put Democrats in power no matter what they do or how much they tax is the core of the problem and that won't change in our lifetime. Perhaps when Connecticut, like many other states run by left-wing Democrats with no real opposition, is bankrupt and unable to pay the big salaries, lush benefits and huge pensions to state workers and the welfare goodies dry up, things may change...but I doubt it. The state is in thrall to socialism and the Connecticut Democrat party - that gave America Chris Dodd - is corrupted by practically unfettered power. Too bad, Connecticut is a beautiful state.
Th left exists on tax dollars.
YOU are the biggest funder of leftist causes, rather you like it or not.
It’s OK, kids. In CT, the Communist Party is more Conservative than the Democrats.
they supported Dannel in his tough primary fight with Lamont. So they deserve a payoff, right?
Did they ? But Lamont has such impeccible Stalinist credentials.
WTH? If Toni Harp is an idiot it's with a capital "I".