Center with communist tenant to get state aid

A New Haven community center whose bid for a state rehabilitation grant stalled due to its ties with the Communist Party has apparently won the blessing of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.

Malloy’s budget director, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes, confirmed Thursday that the center’s request for $300,000 to upgrade a facility that houses, arts, youth development, and other social service programs, would be placed on the commission’s June 4 agenda.

OPM sets the agenda for the bond commission, which is chaired by the governor, has sole authority to determine when — if ever — state government actually will finance most capital projects approved by the legislature.

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