Environmentalists pressuring lawmakers to remove nitrogen from ground water. From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue.
Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy announcing legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors at the Trinity College Boys and Girl Club in Hartford on Wednesday. The Boys and Girls Clubs in Connecticut conduct a tobacco resistance and awareness program for teenagers funded by the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.
Governor Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday he wants Connecticut to join 27 states that have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are currently not regulated in Connecticut.
4:50 pm: MTA Metro-North Railroad has restored all service to and from Grand Central Terminal.
Metro-North structural engineers have verified the integrity of the Park Avenue elevated structure. And all four tracks have been restored to service after being cleared of debris and inspected.
Trains will run at reduced speeds through the collapse zone to protect nearby employees and reduce vibrations as rescue and recovery work continues. This will result in some delays and crowding through the rush hour.
Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. In Connecticut, economists paint a different picture. Small businesses owned by black people account for little more than 4% of all small enterprises, while black people make up 12% percent of the population. Many struggle to get established and compete in the state's economy. But some towns with significant African American populations are trying to change that.
A federal judge has ruled Immigrations and Customs Enforcement violated a New Haven man’s constitutional rights when he was shackled during immigration court proceedings. The federal judge’s ruling late last week does not force ICE to stop the practice. It says there should have been an assessment to determine if the shackling was necessary in the case of Mark Reid. Reid is represented by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.