Commuting zones surrounding Bridgeport are among the commuting regions in the United States where neighborhood income inequality has grown notably most severe over the past 20 years, according to a new analysis developed by the Urban Institute and published in Governing magazine.
From 1990 to 2010, inequality in the United States increased in many […]
With the July 4th weekend now in the rear view mirror, summer is fully underway. And for bicyclists and motorists this summer, there are some important new rules of the road, courtesy of the Connecticut state legislature.
Changes to Connecticut’s laws for cyclists took effect at the start of the month on July 1, 2015. […]
by Sally Goerner
“We are the poorest urban county not because we can’t produce wealth, but because we haven’t built what we need to capture it. You spend your life enriching someone else, somewhere else.” –Yorman Nunez, The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, 2013
Affordable housing is very much in the news these days, especially […]
Emily Fedorko, a 16-year-old from Greenwich who died in a water-skiing related accident last summer, is the namesake of “Emily’s Law,” which, at the urging of her parents, was approved by the state legislature this year and signed into law by Governor Malloy. It prohibits children under-16 from piloting watercraft towing skiers or tubers, raising […]
As tech grows to increasingly impact almost every aspect of our lives, it’s not surprising that the industry is moving beyond its traditional home of Silicon Valley and taking root in regions across the nation. Where that growth is happening is the subject of continual scrutiny and intense interest. Now, a new analysis indicates that among […]
The 2015 Community Wellbeing Survey is set to become the largest cross-sector community survey in the United States, interviewing 15,000 randomly-selected residents this spring and summer including individuals from every town and city in Connecticut.
The initiative is creating the first-ever shared measures of quality of life, happiness, and community health across all neighborhoods, towns, regions, and […]
The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that the nation is getting older, even as the millennials are outpacing the baby boomers. The U.S. median age ticked up from 37.6 on July 1, 2013, to 37.7 on July 1, 2014, and each of Connecticut’s eight countries got just slightly older as well.
by Peter F. Eder
More than five hundred not-for-profit boards are operational in Connecticut. Over the past century, not-for-profit organizations have played a vital and often times critical role in delivering services and support to folks in need.
A considerable body of knowledge – case histories, seminars, publications, expert presentations – and individuals and organizations […]
Getting married in Connecticut or Massachusetts are two vastly different experiences – especially when it comes to who can legally perform the ceremony. Massachusetts – many options. Connecticut – not so much.
A Connecticut Justice of the Peace may perform a marriage anywhere in the state. That’s where the flexibility ends. So-called Internet Ministers are […]
If you ever wondered why store shelves are stocked as they are, or whether the location of various items impacts which ones make it into your shopping cart, new academic research is providing some answers. It turns out that looking up and looking down to survey store shelves can influence your purchasing decisions.
When people […]
As Connecticut’s overall policy attitude toward business growth and development continues to be the center of attention as legislators contemplate revisions to the recently passed state budget, a renewed effort to help businesses get underway this week.
Employers interested in learning more about hiring incentives, tax credits, job creation programs, creating a business plan, opportunities for women […]
According to the latest State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, women-owned firms in the U.S. now make up 30 percent of all businesses — and they’re generating about $1.5 trillion in revenue, an increase of 79 percent since 1997. Connecticut, however, ranks 43rd in the nation in the percentage of growth, below the national average, at […]
by M. Jodi Rell
A few words as we send you on your way to the rest of your life. A list of do’s and don’ts, if you will.
Do continue your learning. Get an advanced degree. It’s almost mandatory these days. Take a couple of years off if you need to, but go back […]
The top surname in Connecticut and the United States is Smith. The next most popular are Johnson and Brown. Brown is most common in California, Nevada and the Northeast, and ranks 4th nationally, according to data compiled from the Social Security Administration by the website MooseRoots.
Williams is 6th in Connecticut, but the third […]
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