Communities with better civic health have weathered the recent recession far better – and experienced considerably smaller increases in unemployment – than other communities that faced similar economic circumstances, according to a report by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). Counties across the nation that were rich in nonprofit […]
March is Women’s History Month, and a number of local organizations in Greater Hartford have come together looking to make some history of their own. They’ve organized CT Girlcott, a movement of women willing to go makeup free for the month (or part thereof) and to donate the money usually spent on cosmetics to organizations […]
Connecticut Public Television will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a gala on June 8 at the Hartford Marriott. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing […]
Many municipalities across Connecticut and New England are finding that community engagement – proactively, thoughtfully and creatively asking their residents for their attention and ideas about proposed housing and commercial development – pays off big time.
That was evident last month at UMass/Amherst when three federal agencies – HUD, EPA and DOT – along with […]
The Class of 2013 student profile for the University of Connecticut’s School of Business provides interesting insight into those going through UConn to make their mark on the business world. The university’s website reports the stats are an indication of the program’s “success in recruiting top-notch talent from a myriad of backgrounds.” […]
The U.S. Department of Energy considers 13 percent of Connecticut’s electricity as coming from renewable resources, ranking the state 31st in the nation. The majority of the renewable power comes from biomass […]
Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 150,864 properties across the U.S. during January, a decrease of 7 percent from the previous month and down 28 percent from January 2012. The report – by RealtyTrac®, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties and real estate data […]
Jessica Mindich is a Connecticut jewelry designer who has begun transforming recycled pistols, rifles and shotguns from Newark, N.J. – recovered in the city’s gun buyback program – into a line of fashionable bangle bracelets.
The “Caliber Collection” began last fall with the melted down metal from 250 guns and bullet […]
Connecticut ranked #25 in the nation in state-by-state comparisons of the homeless population in emergency and transitional shelters in each state, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and reported in the AARP Bulletin.
Earlier this week, The Hartford Courant reported that “volunteers and social service workers roved the streets for […]
Business confidence in both the U.S. and Connecticut economies slumped in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a survey released by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). The organization’s Quarterly Economic Survey: Fourth Quarter 2012 found that more than half (52%) of surveyed business leaders expect the state’s economy to […]
As Connecticut struggles to lift itself from a nagging recession and rebuild a shaky economy and grow jobs, new national data suggest that economic realities plus an aging population are combining to increase the credit card debt among a significant segment of the population. It has been estimated that the state’s 65+ population would […]
With one in 10 babies born premature in the state, the National Governors Association (NGA) has targeted Connecticut and three other states for extra help in better developing and coordinating policies to reduce the rate of preterm births. NGA will convene in-state sessions with the selected states to facilitate this process and convene […]
Registration has opened for this year’s Angel Ride, an all-volunteer effort that organizes annual athletic endurance events as fundraising initiatives with 100 percent of the money raised going directly to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Hospital Outreach Program. This year’s events, marking the 10th anniversary of Angel Ride amidst the […]
Registration has opened for this year’s Angel Ride, an all-volunteer effort that organizes annual athletic endurance events as fundraising initiatives with 100 percent of the money raised going directly to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Hospital Outreach Program. This year’s events – […]