New Haven began demolishing a fence on Monday that for 50 years separated a public housing complex in the city from the town of Hamden. For some, the fence had become a symbol of racial and economic division between two communities.
New Haven, Connecticut, State Sen. Toni Harp won 50 percent of the vote in the four-way Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday. Given that the city is heavily Democratic, one would assume the victory means a clear path to the mayor’s office. But the race is not over.
Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp defeated Alderman Justin Elicker, former Economic Development Administrator Henry Fernandez, and Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina in the race to replace long-time Mayor John DeStefano.