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  • INC buys another US town

    07/16/2017 5:15:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | July 17, 2017 | Edu Punay
    MANILA, Philippines - The expansion of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) continues in the United States with the acquisition of a second town: the long-abandoned Johnsonville in Connecticut, reportedly for $1.85 million. Glicerio Santos Jr., general auditor of the INC, announced over the weekend that their church acquired Johnsonville as part of its aggressive expansion in the US. Reports said the seller of Johnsonville was the Meyer Jabara Hotels, which bought the property for $2.5 million in 2001. Reports also said the sale of the property was quick; emissaries first visited Johnsonville only in late June. The INC earlier acquired...
  • Job Site Indeed To Add 500 Jobs To Stamford Office (Connecticut)

    07/12/2017 6:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Hartford Courant ^ | July 12, 2017 | Rebecca Lurye
    Job search website Indeed will be adding at least 500 employees to its Stamford office over the next few years for a total of 1,200 workers in Connecticut, chief financial officer Dave O'Neill said Wednesday morning. O'Neill made the announcement inside the company's 177 Broad St. offices, the downtown building where Indeed leases five floors of office space and will soon expand to two more, with plans to invest $26.5 million in expansions and renovations....
  • Hartford Debt Dropped to Junk Status by Standard & Poor's

    07/12/2017 11:05:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12 July 2017 | Dan Haar
    Hartford has hired a lawyer as city officials begin navigating the complex system of bankruptcy. The city is facing a $65 million shortfall this year and it remains unclear whether it will receive any additional state aid. Standard & Poor's downgraded Hartford debt to junk bond status late Tuesday, less than a week after the financially troubled capital city hired a New York law firm with expertise in restructuring municipal finances. The Wall Street ratings agency downgraded most city of Hartford outstanding debt to BB, a level that's classified as speculative, also known as non-investment-grade, or junk, from BBB-. That...
  • Congressman slams Trump’s tweets, says ‘dictators attack the media’

    07/03/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    AOL News ^ | July 3, 2017
    Democratic Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut appeared on CNN's 'New Day' Monday morning and weighed in on President Trump's anti-media message. "Pretty much every president before this one has understood that the media is absolutely essential to our liberty...Dictators attack the media," Himes said. His comments come one day after Trump shared a wrestling video in which he battles an opponent whose head has been digitally replaced with a CNN logo. After forcing the CNN wrestler to the mat, Trump throws a couple of punches at his head.....
  • Police Probably Ashamed After Busting Suspect With Really Lame “Assault Weapons”

    07/01/2017 10:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | March 27, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Richard Avino clearly comes across as someone suffering from what sounds like someone in a bit of a mental health crisis, so we’re glad he was taken into custody by the North Haven (CT) Police Department and that his firearms were removed from his possession for safekeeping. But look at what the laughably named “Constitution State” considers to be “assault weapons.” A North Haven man was arrested after he approached a woman’s car early Sunday morning with a “banned assault weapon” because he thought someone was watching him, according to police. The unidentified woman told police that she was parked...
  • Connecticut, Don't Be Illinois

    06/30/2017 6:05:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Hartford Currant ^ | June 2, 2017
    In Illinois, people are moving out as political leaders are locked in an impasse over the state budget. (Sound familiar?) The bond rating for the Land of Lincoln is close to junk status because of the standoff. There is an ugly lesson here for Connecticut's General Assembly: Don't be like basket-case Illinois. Connecticut is headed there, however, if the legislature doesn't end its budget deadlock and address the problems that are putting the state deep in the hole - a $5 billion budget hole over two years. Aetna drove that point home Thursday morning with the message that it's moving...
  • Professor Calls White People "Inhuman"

    06/22/2017 4:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A Connecticut college is facing national outrage after a professor posted a series of Facebook messages attacking white people – along with a link to an essay that suggested first responders to last week’s congressional shootings should’ve let the lawmakers “f***ing” die. Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams also reportedly shared an essay posted on Medium that included a photograph of Majority Leader Steve Scalise, titled, “Let Them F***ing Die.” The anonymous essayist opined that the Capitol police officers should’ve let Rep. Scalise and otherRepublican lawmakers die in last week’s ball park attack. “Saving the life of those that would...
  • Russian ties? Lawmakers' favorite pro-Moscow groups

    06/24/2017 10:05:44 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    WND ^ | Jun 24, 2017 | Trevor Loudon
    Few members of Congress have been as critical of President Donald Trump’s Russian ties as has the Connecticut delegation. Yet Connecticut’s two senators and five House members all have their own long-standing ties to pro-Moscow organizations operating in their own state. All seven Congress members listed above have direct ties to the pro-Moscow Connecticut Communist Party USA, through one or more of its three main front organizations: The Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, the New Haven Peace Council, or the New Haven Peoples Center.
  • Police Investigating Threats Against President Trump Found At West Hartford School

    06/19/2017 1:48:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Patch ^ | June 19, 2017 | R.J. Scofield
    WEST HARTFORD, CT - The West Hartford Detective Division is currently investigating threats directed at President Donald Trump posted at a local elementary school. The incident occurred Thursday at the Morley School, according to a release. Police said several areas of the school were damaged with anti-Trump writing and threats directed at the President. A person was caught on surveillance video riding a mountain bike onto the property at the time, police said. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30s or 40s who was balding. He was wearing a Boston Red Sox t-shirt and had a...
  • Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

    06/17/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mark Sommerhauser
    BELOIT — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s Interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Walker also said an impasse over the state’s next transportation budget risks costly delays to billion-dollar highway projects now under construction. That includes a $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 39-90 from the Madison area to the Illinois state line. The Interstate formed the backdrop for Walker’s remarks in a press conference at a Beloit rest stop. Republicans who control the state Assembly have proposed seeking federal approval to...
  • Connecticut’s Tax Comeuppance

    06/03/2017 12:23:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2,2017 | WSJ
    According to the fiscal analyst, income-tax collections declined this year for the first time since the recession due to lower earnings at the top. Many wealthy residents decamped for lower-tax states after Mr. Malloy and his Republican predecessor Jodi Rell raised the top individual rate on more than $500,000 of income to 6.99% from 5%. In the past five years 27,400 Connecticut residents, including Ms. Rell, have moved to no-income-tax Florida, and seven of the state’s eight counties have lost population since 2010. Population flight has depressed economic growth—Connecticut’s real GDP has shrunk by 0.1% since 2010—as well as home...
  • Tension mounts over CT budget

    06/02/2017 7:26:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    Eyewitness News 3 ^ | June 2, 2017 | Susan Raff and Joseph Wenzel IV
    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut lawmakers were working at the State Capitol on Friday in the final days of the session. Democrats said they were finding it harder to get bills passed, now that Republicans have more seats and carry more weight. "They said they wanted to lead. They told the voters in the state of Connecticut give us more seats and we will be at the table,” House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said. “And you know what we have heard, we will offer no votes."
  • New Haven (CT) Mosque Leader Detained By Immigration Agents For Deportation

    05/23/2017 5:59:31 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 15 replies
    The leader of a New Haven mosque — implicated more than a decade ago in a scheme to fraudulently obtain religious-worker visas for immigrants who worked other jobs — was taken into custody by federal immigration agents last week and is awaiting deportation to his native Pakistan.
  • Illegal immigrant who went to UConn is arrested for 103 counts of anti-Trump vandalism

    05/19/2017 6:57:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2017 | DailyMail.com
    A former University of Connecticut student has been arrested after vandalizing several buildings around campus. Eric Cruz-Lopez, 21, was charged with 103 counts of criminal mischief. Police caught him after a three-month investigation into incidents of vandalism from December 2016 to March 2017.
  • Yale protesters block traffic in New Haven

    05/11/2017 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Puppage · 23 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 05/11/2017 | Puppage
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Protesters have taken to the streets and are causing traffic delays Thursday morning, in support of graduate student-teachers who are fighting to start their own union at Yale. The spokesperson for the protesters in Local 33 of Unite Here, CJ Macklin, tells News 8 that eight protesters will sit down while eight “marshals” (other protesters) will stand around them for protection, at the intersection of Chapel Street and College Street. Macklin says that two of the protesters are former hunger strikers who say they have experienced sexual harassment, while another protester is a current hunger striker....
  • Hartford Moves Closer to Bankruptcy, Soliciting Proposals From Law Firms

    05/11/2017 4:12:00 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 67 replies
    Courant ^ | 05/09/2017 | Jenna Carlesso
    Hartford Moves Closer to Bankruptcy, Soliciting Proposals From Law Firms - Courant Community http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-bankruptcy-lawyer-20170509-story.html Courant Community Hartford Hartford Moves Closer to Bankruptcy, Soliciting Proposals From Law Firms Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin answers questions from the public about the 2017-18 city budget. Bronin stood his ground with different agencies trying to keep funding for their interests.  City leaders have taken a step toward bankruptcy, soliciting proposals from law firms that specialize in Chapter 9, which protects financially strapped municipalities. The city is reviewing several firms and could hire an attorney as early as this week, sources with knowledge of the plans...
  • More Parish Closings Nationwide - What Are We to Learn and Do?

    05/09/2017 8:08:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 142 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-08-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    More Parish Closings Nationwide - What Are We to Learn and Do? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 8, 2017 • It was recently announced that a substantial number of Catholic parishes will be closing in Connecticut. This is just the latest in a national trend that is likely to affect the diocese where you live, especially in the north. I’d like to offer some rather quick thoughts and then ponder what I think is the root cause for our decline. Bishops don’t close parishes, people do. While it may be juridically true that bishops formally certify or give recognition...
  • State: Pharmaceutical Company To Create 361 Jobs In Windsor (Connecticut)

    05/09/2017 2:53:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTIC-AM ^ | May 9, 2017
    WINDSOR, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – An Arkansas-based pharmaceutical company plans to open a 90,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Windsor, said the office of Governor Dannel Malloy Tuesday. SCA Pharmaceuticals plans to create 361 jobs at the facility over the next four years, said officials. SCA manufactures injectable pharmaceuticals in ready-to-administer dosages for use at hospitals and healthcare facilities. The company helps healthcare facilities increase efficiencies and reduce costs while improving patient care. SCA is leasing a facility at 755 Rainbow Road in Windsor. The state, through the Department of Economic and Community Development , will support the project with an...
  • Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home

    05/06/2017 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 47 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Friday, May 5, 2017 | JOHN Q. GALE
    Hartford Courant Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home Bring Back The Whalers Hartford city councilman John Q. Gale has proposed a way for the Whalers to come back to Hartford. By JOHN Q. GALE Friday, May 5, 2017 Forbes Magazine says that the Carolina Hurricanes (our Hartford Whalers) National Hockey League franchise is worth $230 million. As the team has the lowest attendance in the league, this is likely an overstatement, but let's work with it. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said earlier this year that he would entertain offers for his team. What if all 38...
  • Plainfield High School student charged following firearm photo

    04/28/2017 5:32:28 AM PDT · by Puppage · 44 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 4/28/2017 | Puppage
    PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Plainfield High School student is faced with charges related to having a photo of himself with a firearm. Police are charging a 15-year-old student of Plainfield High School with Breach of Peace, after it was revealed he had a picture of himself with a firearm. The school administration found out about the picture, after the student had a tiff with another student. Police say that second student also had a picture of himself posing with a gun. The student facing charges, allegedly took his photo with the gun and posted it on social media, in...