Toni Harp

Fence symbolically and literally divides neighbors
8:33 am
Tue May 13, 2014

New Haven starts removing controversial fence between public housing and neighboring Hamden

A front loader took down a section of the New Haven-Hamden fence on Monday
Credit Craig LeMoult

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.

Read more about economic disparity issues in Connecticut at our State of Disparity blog.

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Harp wins in New Haven
12:21 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Harp will be the first female mayor of New Haven

Toni Harp giving her victory speech at Kelly's Restaurant in New Haven on Tuesday night.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp has easily won election to become the first woman mayor in New Haven’s history. Harp is also the first new mayor in New Haven in two decades.  

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New Haven Mayoral Race
9:54 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Harp, Elicker debate

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp (left), New Haven Alderman Justin Elicker (right) at Gateway Community College for Monday night's debate.
Credit Melinda Tuhus

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp, who won the Democratic primary for mayor of New Haven in September, faced one of her primary opponents again in a raucous public debate on Monday night.

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New Haven primary
6:21 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Toni Harp wins New Haven primary but faces challenge in November

Primary winner Toni Harp with Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit Ebong Udoma

   

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.


New Haven Primary
6:54 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Harp wins Democratic Primary

State Senator and mayoral candidate Toni Harp
Credit Candidate's website

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.

Newscaster: WSHU's Dan Katz