A man who once worked for the company that oversaw Hartford's multi-million dollar schools construction project says that former Mayor Eddie Perez and others tried to hit him up for jobs and no-bid contracts. That man, William Myles, worked for Diggs Construction. But since 2005, he's had another job – as an undercover operative for the FBI. As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, Myles is now at the center of an FBI sting of several public officials in southwestern Louisiana.
More than five months after Hurricane Maria, Connecticut researchers are working to better understand the needs of families who’ve relocated from the island to Hartford. “The survey intends to answer the question, or at least clarify what are some of the basic needs, or most important needs that households receiving immigrants are experiencing,” said Charles Venator-Santiago, an associate professor at UConn who is running the survey.
Valle Hill is a neighborhood in Puerto Rico that shouldn’t exist. It is a village of private homes on a public wetland. When it rains, it floods. Residents who have water or power probably have it illegally. Few if any residents here have title to their properties. And the water project that was to help the residents? It’s stalled, and so is the effort to build a dike to stop the floodwaters from rising again. And then came Hurricane Maria, which only made a bad situation worse.
BIG NEWS: This year’s Izzy Award shared by 4 journalists who exposed political corruption and environmental hazards: LEE FANG @TheIntercept; Investigative Fund fellow SHARON LERNER; DAHR JAMAIL @Truthout; and author TODD MILLER. More here: http://bit.ly/2HwbntA
SAD NEWS: Comedian and social-justice activist BARRY CRIMMINS @crimmins has walked off stage for good. If he never had the chance to make you laugh (or educate you), do yourself a favor and learn about him: http://bit.ly/2CSEjcw
NYMAG says #GlennGreenwald "has been excommunicated from the liberal salons that celebrated him in the Snowden era.” An era when Harvey Weinstein called Snowden a “traitor” and in MSNBC's "liberal salon," Snowden was a “coward” and Glenn his accomplice: http://bit.ly/2n3ePDu
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Selecting a term
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