The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and Urban Alliance received a $30,000 grant from the Farmington Bank Community Foundation to support More than Food, a framework that helps food pantries with more capacity-building resources in addition to short-term food supplies to help address the root causes of hunger. More than Food, developed by USJ, Urban […]
Carla Bartolucci, President & CEO of Euro-USA Trading/Jovial Foods of North Stonington, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s top annual award.
According to the company’s website, Jovial Foods, Inc. was founded by a husband and wife team who have always been passionate about food, […]
Three Connecticut-based companies are among the world’s most ethical businesses.
Norwalk-based Xerox Corp, Danbury’s Praxair Inc., and The Hartford, located in the Capital City are on the 2017 list developed by Ethisphere Institute, a Scottsdale, Arizona organization that measures corporate ethical standards. The annual list has been published since 2007.
The Ethisphere Institute announced 124 […]
State aid to municipalities will be the focus of attention Wednesday at the State Treasury’s Public Finance Outlook Conference, when Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes is joined on a panel by House Minority Leader Themis Klarides and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz before an audience of finance officials and municipal leaders from communities […]
by Ellen Shemitz and Ray Noonan
There is something terribly wrong with taxes in Connecticut, but it is not what the conservative think tanks would have you believe. State and local taxes in our state are not troubling because they are too high across the board; they are troubling because they are wildly unfair, asking […]
Connecticut is the nations 9th most innovative state, according to a new analysis by the financial website WalletHub. The state also placed sixth in research & development spending per capita and ninth in venture-capital funding per capita, the review of the 50 states found.
Overall, the top 10 most innovative states included District of Columbia, […]
In the aftermath of Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s State of the City address and a comprehensive three-part investigative series published by the Hartford Courant examining the city’s decades-long response to the Sheff decision on integration and quality education, Achieve Hartford! is preparing for its second annual fundraising event and intensifying efforts to encourage sustainable education […]
Four University of Bridgeport students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships, among the most competitive in the field, to spend the summer abroad at intensive language programs.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign […]
A downtown management organization engaging the community in envisioning two underutilized parks as places that downtown residents, visitors, workers and families can mingle with artists and creatives, and a regional planning organization that created a program focused on supporting local businesses, creating jobs and filling vacant spaces in eight village centers are just two of […]
In 2017, more than 44 million Americans are working to repay student debt. Nowhere in the nation is the challenge and burden of student debt more acute than in Connecticut, which has the highest student-debt-per-borrower average in the United States.
At $35,947, Connecticut’s average student loan debt outpaced the nation, where, on average, borrowers are […]
by Rie Poirier-Campbell
It’s no secret that the Hartford Public Schools are facing severe budget challenges, tied largely to our city’s and state’s grave financial pains. In fact, the magnitude of the problem in the school district is unprecedented, with a gap of as much as $20 million predicted for next school year.
Recently, Aetna, […]
The charge of the state’s Higher Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative is to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship within Connecticut’s public and private higher education institutions while fostering collaboration and providing economic value to Connecticut.
The Higher Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship Working Group, in accordance with Public Act 16-3, met in December, and again in […]
Two separate analyses of tax burdens across the nation’s 50 states have placed Connecticut in the top ten – among those with the highest state and local tax burden. The state-by-state reviews, by the financial websites 24/7 Wall Street and WalletHub, rank Connecticut second and sixth respectively.
“With some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the […]
Over 100 schools statewide across Connecticut have been recognized by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) as ‘Schools of Distinction‘ for the 2015-2016 school year.
The state recognized 116 schools for high academic achievement and high growth, including 15 schools within the state’s Alliance District program. The state’s alliance district program is a […]