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Elected leaders from New Haven, Stamford, and Bridgeport are working on bypassing the state to get directly at some of that Obama economic recovery money.

Five New Haven alders got together with four members of the city councils of Stamford and Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon in New Haven City Hall. It was the latest meeting of Connecticut Elected Local Leaders Organized (CELLO), an organization formed eight months ago to bring together the leadership of several of Connecticut’s larger cities.

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