Sunday Storm Sparks Thursday Tweed Debate

Days after a rainstorm flooded Tweed airport and left passengers temporarily stranded, mayoral candidates conveyed varying takes on the airport’s economic value and environmental impact to its neighbors.

Tweed emerged as the most contentious topic raised at a mayoral forum hosted by Democratic Party Ward Chairs in Fair Haven and the East Shore on Thursday evening.

The two-and-a-half hour Town Hall” took place at Benjamin Jepson Magnet School and drew an audience from across the city. Javier Gonzalez Villatoro provided live headset interpretation in Spanish, and a dual-language recording streamed online.

The forum featured the four candidates seeking the Democratic mayoral nomination: two-term incumbent Justin Elicker, retired police officer and anti-violence activist Shafiq Abdussabur, former prosecutor and legal aid attorney General Liam Brennan, and former McKinsey education consultant Tom Goldenberg. 

Read more on the New Haven Independent.