Okay, here we go:
1) $143 of grocery items fit into one purse?
2) At any other store the same items would have been less than half that cost
3) So, maybe if they had chosen a different store it would only be 7th degree larceny?
4) Maybe Whole Foods needs to be charged with something? View Comment
Hmmm. Okay, I know this is the wrong thing to say, but I don't think I can help myself. I kind of hope that CoCo urinates all over the inside of her white car, possibly an SUV. Then I hope CoCo poops in the car. Then I kind of hope that CoCo bites her, runs away, and finds its way home. Too much to hope for? View Comment
Wow. I had no idea there was such a thing as a Fair Rent Commission. And it decides if rent, part of a voluntary private contractual arrangement between two individuals, is unfairly high? Does it have enforcement power? How did this come about?
Why is there no Fair Marriage Commission? View Comment
Greg Edelston is a courageous young man and social activist. I wish him luck, and I will sign the petition today. Although rarely mentioned, the Boy Scouts also discriminate against atheists. Gays and atheists -- these are the only two groups overtly rejected by the Boy Scouts. The Girl Scouts, on the other hand, have no such policy of discrimination. View Comment
This is a disgrace. Connecticut has joined the race to the bottom by paying companies to be here. CT taxpayers have just paid a private company $57,500 per job to move 200 jobs here. Ridiculous. This is exactly NOT what government is for.
Last August Malloy paid Bridgewater Associates $115 million to create 1,000 new jobs over 10 years (yes, that's $115,000 PER JOB!). Bridgewater was already in CT, with 1,225 employees, and their business already had been growing for years. I'm sure the owner just figured out he could get the idiots in the CT statehouse to pay him for what he already was doing.
I think it's time to take the keys away from these people. View Comment
The Second Amendment should only apply to "arms" which existed in 1791, when it was ratified: swords, knives, and muzzle loading black powder pistols and muskets. There is no way it should apply to semi-automatic high caliber military rifles with 100 round magazines, just as the Supreme Court already has determined that it does not apply to fully automatic weapons. Or explosives. Or bombs. The gun nuts can keep their muskets and have the exact same rights as people did when the 2nd Amendment was first ratified.
I hope this young man's life is not destroyed by 1) his poor judgement as a teenager, 2) his bad luck of getting caught with marijuana, and 3) our society's criminalization of marijuana possession and sale. See the moving documentary: "This Is Our House". View Comment
I think a bigger problem is that people convicted of a felony lose access to important and often urgently needed public assistance benefits, like subsidized housing. This becomes a disaster for the kids that are affected. I hope the family gets help. View Comment
I believe that studies have shown that prayer, like meditation, can benefit the user both psychologically and physiologically. However, there is no evidence that it effects events in any other way. View Comment
Assuming there was no sex-trafficing (not necessarily a safe assumption, but also not suggested by the article), isn't this a victimless crime? I'm of the opinion that prostitution should be legalized, regulated, and taxed. View Comment
Agreed: well done, Councilman Kimmel. But you are far too diplomatic, and less useful for a often poorly informed resident like myself. Can someone please help: what are the names of the president of the Common Council (and former Chairman of the Second Taxing District), and who is the current general manager of the Second Taxing District? Based on the facts presented in your article, it appears to me that these people are either ignorant, incompetent, or negligent, or some combination, with respect to their jobs (and former job). Whatever the case, they strike me as unqualified to serve in their present positions. Doesn't Norwalk, and the Second Taxing District, deserve better? View Comment
Mike, the unanswered question here is the impact of excessive police overtime on pension costs. This needs to be discovered and reported. If outside contractors pay for police overtime, but leave the city with dramatically higher pension costs, then taxpayers are getting a terrible deal. Further, I think we can be reasonably certain that the police officers and their union are not at all unhappy with the current situation. Who's looking our for the tax payers? Hello Central Falls!