Last April, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp was sworn in as the first woman selected as president of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). In November, she was elected to a third two-year term leading the Elm City, earning more than 70 percent of the vote.
In doing so, she ran counter to an […]
With the Connecticut Home Fire Campaign, the American Red Cross is working to reduce death and injury from home fires by 25% by 2020. “Sound the Alarm. Save A Life.”, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events in Connecticut and nationwide, is deploying volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in […]
by Debby Irving
“Data is like a Rorschach test.” Brandeis University’s Tom Shapiro said this to me when I confessed to him how I would have once interpreted the below data.
US Racial Wealth Gap: Average Household Wealth White $ 656,000 Latino $ 98,000 Black $ 85,000 (2013 Institute for Policy Studies)
John Hickenlooper, mentioned in national political circles as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, class of 1974, and the incumbent Governor of Colorado.
Just four years ago, in 2014, there was a title sponsor changing-of-the-guard at Connecticut’s premier spectator sporting events, as Eversource took over sponsorship of the Hartford Marathon, Travelers stepped in to save the state’s PGA Tour event (now the Travelers Championship), and United Technologies took the lead sponsorship that same year of […]
In fiscal year 2017, the State of Connecticut received $373,921 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for childhood lead poisoning prevention programmatic activities.
The funding arrived, at least in part, because one of the goals of the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 initiative, launched in 2010, is the elimination of childhood lead poisoning […]
As Connecticut moves closer to a significant increase in rail service connecting communities from New Haven to Springfield, MA, with the introduction of the Hartford line, anticipated in May, a report by Demos underscores the potential impact on economic opportunity and segments of the state’s population.
The report, “To Move is to Thrive: Public […]
Owning a car isn’t what it used to be – at least it isn’t as necessary as it used to be. Demographics, fuel prices and where people live also play a role in whether a household goes car-free, according to a recent analysis by Governing magazine. Research also suggests younger families and one-person households are […]
by Amanda Muntz
2008: I was 10. I looked away from the television, where Fox News was broadcasting the election results. My father shook his head in disbelief.
“Well, that’s it, folks. Barack Obama has just been elected the 44th president of the United States of America.”
My father, who prides himself on being a […]
Plans to merge Connecticut’s 12 community colleges into a single institution, expected to be called the Community College of Connecticut, are now being reviewed by the region’s accrediting body, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, known best by the acronym, NEASC.
Back in August, after first learning about the Connecticut merger proposal in […]
A new state law is making changes to the annual report of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), due to be completed by February 1. The law changes the mix of data and analyses DECD must include in the report, eliminating many types of previously required information but also requiring more data […]
Among the political questions of the new year is whether the events of 2016 and 2017 will lead to more women running for legislative seats in 2018 and to more being elected. That’s on the mind of political obervers in Connecticut as elsewhere around the nation. If that were to happen in Connecticut, it would […]