2 hrs ago
Duncan, Malloy pledge support for school security
State and federal officials, including the U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan , offered reassurances Friday that efforts are underway to improve school security in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and the gun violence experienced in Connecticut's state capital and other cities.
6 hrs ago
CT: Metro-North Workers Hire a Lawyer to Pursue Damages in Train Collision
Seven Metro-North workers who were injured in Friday's derailment are filing a claim with the commuter railroad that could lead to a federal lawsuit.
14 hrs ago
New London must take back Fort Trumbull
I am not a lawyer, but even a layperson can read the state law governing redevelopment projects like the one for Fort Trumbull and see that it requires that the land be titled in the name of the city.
18 hrs ago
The Newtown Bee
Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Authorize Funds For New Sandy Hook School
Connecticut's US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal along with Newtown's Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty have introduced new federal legislation that would authorize federal funds to assist with the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Thu May 23, 2013
New Report Documents a Decade of Safety Violations by Compounding Pharmacies
May 23 - The contaminated drug that caused last fall's fungal meningitis outbreak and killed 55 people is just the tip of the iceberg of an industry-wide problem, according to a new report released today by U.S. PIRG.
Blumenthal bill backs military victims
The robust congressional response to sexual assault cases in the military took a new turn Thursday when Sen.
Calhoun Joins Activists & Lawmakers In Call For Chemical Monitoring
Lawmakers and activists congregated at the capitol Thursday morning to press for action on a bill that would allow state government to monitor "chemicals of concern" in consumer products.
Senator Bernie Sanders Senate Votes on Food Labeling Amendment
May 23 - The Senate today rejected by a vote of 71 to 27 an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders to let states require labels on food or beverages made with genetically modified ingredients.
The Washington Post
Trains Bump Along in U.S. With Repair Needs Outrunning Finances
The fact a broken rail became the most immediate suspect speaks to years of deferred maintenance that have left trouble spots throughout a Washington-Boston network that carries more than 700,000 people a day and dates to the 1800s.
Wed May 22, 2013
Connecticut's Landmark Gun Law Faces Challenge In Federal Court
Gov. Malloy Signs Gun Bill Into Law Sandy Hook parent Mark Barden hugs U.S. Sen.
Tue May 21, 2013
Critics say repaired line still lacking
James Repass of Boston, MA, president of National Corridors Initiative, a group dedicated to the modernization of our country's rail service, surveys the site of Friday's derailment and collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Esty announce grants for Brookfield, New Milford and Stratford
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal , Senator Chris Murphy , Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty today announced the award of two Fire Prevention and Safety Grants to assist Brookfield, New Milford and Stratford fire fighters in safely responding to emergencies.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Washington Post
The original Big Red supercomputer, seen here, is almost two times the size of the newer Big Red II at the Indiana University Data Center, in Bloomington, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Officials warn of chaos from derailment
Thousands of Connecticut commuters should brace for travel chaos on Monday as Metro-North workers repair damage on the United States' busiest rail line caused by the collision of two trains, officials warned on Sunday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Metro-North: Conn. train outage expected for days
Investigators from National Transportation Safety Board in Bridgeport, Conn. on Saturday May 18, 2013 to find the cause of Friday evening's Metro-North train collision that left more than 60 people injured.
New York Magazine
Dozens Injured in Connecticut Train Crash; Northeast Service Suspended [Updated]
Federal investigators are looking into what made a New Haven-bound Metro-North train jump the tracks near Bridgeport, Connecticut at the height of Friday's rush hour, crashing into a westbound train and injuring at least 70 people, three of them critically.
The Larchmont Daily Voice
NTSB: Fractured Rail Joint Among Possible Causes Of Train Crash
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. As investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board continue their review of Friday's Metro-North train crash, they are looking at what role a fractured rail joint may have played in the accident, according to board member Earl Weener.
Sat May 18, 2013
Source: www.newsday.com --- Saturday, May 18, 2013Investigation under way after Conn.
The Paramus Post
Senators Menendez, Lautenberg and Blumenthal, and Rep. Maloney Introduce Bill
WASHINGTON, DC In observance of America's National Women's Health Week, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez , Frank R. Lautenberg , Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep.
Local passengers affected by New York-New Haven Amtrak service suspension through Sunday
Injured passengers are transported from the scene where two Metro North commuter trains collided, Friday, May 17, 2013 near Fairfield, Conn.