If a picture is worth a thousand words, the impact of a series of interactive data visualization graphs must be, well, off the charts. For Connecticut Voices for Children, the new online, interactive visualization tool has been designed to help the public and policymakers see how funding for children’s programming in Connecticut has fallen […]
Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C., one of the area’s largest regional accounting firms, ranks #192 in the Inside Public Accounting (IPA) fifth annual ranking of the Top 200 public accounting firms in the United States. It is the firms’ debut appearance on the industry ranking list.
West Hartford-based BlumShapiro was the highest ranked Connecticut headquartered public […]
The interactive webpage was constructed and database developed prior to Election Day as a means of providing information about nonprofit organizations that their supporters could use to reach out to legislative candidates to advocate for the many charitable organizations in their local districts. With the winning candidates now determined, the database may prove even more helpful in advocating for nonprofit organizations […]
Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. It will also be the year when the White House will convene the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
The Conference will be of particular interest in Connecticut, currently the 7th […]
As the public conversation about mental health continues, new federal data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that nearly two-thirds of individuals who have severe depression do not seek the assistance of mental health professionals.
The report, by the National Center for Health Statistics within CDC, also found that […]
Three weeks from now, Connecticut should have in place a state concussion education plan to be used by local and regional boards of education. That’s according to a law passed by state legislators earlier this year in response to growing concerns about the potential lifelong effects of concussions on students injured in school sports.
Two of Connecticut’s metropolitan regions have among the highest median earnings for full-time workers age 18 to 34, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area ranked #5, with Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford ranked #6, just ahead of New York-Newark-Jersey City. Connecticut and California were the only states to have two regions among the top […]
Hartford Stage will host a first-ever sensory-friendly performance of its annual holiday classic, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas on Tuesday, December 9. This will be the first time that Hartford Stage has offered this type of performance for the community – and apparently the first such effort in Connecticut. A “sensory-friendly” […]
A new report finds 2.5 million children experienced homelessness in the United States in 2013, representing one in every 30 children in the country – an historic high in the number of homeless children.
The report by Homeless Children America at the American Institutes for Research, called America’s Youngest Outcasts, documents the number of […]
Connecticut residents watching the televised coverage of the men’s and women’s gymnastics competitions at the 2016 Olympics from Rio de Janeiro will likely see some familiar faces. The run-up to the Olympics will come through Hartford that summer, as USA Gymnastics rolls out a new split schedule for the men and women, which will bring […]
There are some economic development gems in Connecticut that have somehow managed to largely escape public attention, even as their businesses have grown and employment levels increased. The companies were among 20 recipients at the annual Connecticut Economic Resource Center “Celebrate Connecticut” program, which recognizes “a broad range of individuals, companies and programs that have […]
There’s a new Connecticut start-up launching this month, aiming to engage upper elementary school age children with the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through monthly hands-on activities delivered right to their doors. What began as a response by two college friends to an entrepreneurial start-up challenge is now a full-fledged business, hoping to grow […]
Connecticut ranks #14 in the nation in computer ownership, and #4 in high-speed internet use, according to national data compiled by the U.S. Census.
Overall, 83.8 percent of U.S. households reported computer ownership, with 78.5 percent of all households having a desktop or laptop computer, and 63.6 percent having a handheld computer, according to […]
Boston is one of four cities being considered to be the United States entry in the international competition to host the 2024 Olympic Games. If Boston’s bid were to become a reality, at least one Olympics observer is suggesting that Connecticut may have an Olympic supporting role to play.
Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Los […]