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Phil Hall

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 11 books (including the upcoming "100 Years of Wall Street Crooks," published by Bicep Books). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

Danbury Mayor Boughton: Repeal the state income tax

“The only time that the state of Connecticut was excelling at economic development was when we didn’t have an income tax,” Mayor Mark Boughton said.

O’Shaughnessy Asset Management renews Stamford lease

O’Shaughnessy occupies two floors of office space and the property’s lower level, which features a television studio, fitness facility and a server room.

Malloy welcomes passage of self-driving vehicle testing bill

A pilot program will allow manufacturers and fleet service providers of self-driving vehicles to conduct tests in Connecticut.

Agora Restaurant in Brookfield to host ribbon-cutting ceremony

Julio Cevallos, the owner of the now-closed Julliano's Authentic Italian Cuisine restaurant in Brookfield, is the chef at the new establishment.

Fairfield walking tour to showcase green tech installations

The June 10 green tech tour is sponsored by the Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force and the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.

Norwalk physical therapist sentenced in Medicare fraud case

Danielle Faux also agreed to pay $50,000 to settle allegations that she and her practice submitted false records to the Medicare program.

Hearst acquires assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper

Hearst publishes four daily and six weekly newspapers in Fairfield County, including two weeklies that compete directly against the Minuteman, the Fairfield Citizen and the Westport News.

MGM Resorts CEO proposes casino in Bridgeport

“MGM is ready, willing and able to make a real investment in Bridgeport, and in Connecticut,” Murren continued.

Westport to merchants: Close your front doors

First Selectman Jim Marpe along with business groups asked storeowners to conserve energy as part of an effort to build a more sustainable community.

Stamford residents seek to reboot Museum of Black World War II...

In the ensuing six years, Bird and Jorgensen have made repeated efforts to secure a Stamford location for the museum. Negotiations with the Stamford municipal government were initially encouraging, but no satisfactory location or agreement was ever achieved.

Westport startup takes new approach to pharmacy retailing

In researching pharmacy retailing, Hein decided that his store would avoid duplicating the visual style and emotional substance of the traditional-focused competition.

Bridgeport food distributor pleads guilty in $3.5M fraud case

Mark Berlin, who owned Fairfield Food Services, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud related to his defrauding three restaurant groups.

Tesla plans more ‘galleries’ if direct sales bill fails in CT...

Tesla operates galleries in states where it is prevented from bypassing dealership networks in favor of direct customer sales.

Fairfield to study Black Rock Turnpike safety upgrades

Speeding is a problem on the turnpike, with average speeds between 35 and 40 mph despite a posted limit of 30 mph.

Lawsuit claims Priceline defrauded investor in Momondo acquisition

A lawsuit claims that Norwalk-based Priceline defrauded an investor in connection with its recent $550 million acquisition of Momondo Group.