• Report: Ansonia and Derby fall further behind Valley neighbors

    Connecticut Post    November 27, 2022

    [Excerpt from feature article by Eddy Martinez] ANSONIA — Ansonia and Derby share an industrial past. And although the two cities are frequent rivals when it comes to everything from economic development to high school football, they also share a common problem — poverty.  The two cities trail the state and the rest of the lower Naugatuck Valley communities in median income. And the gap is widening.… Read More

  • Food Insecurity Doubles For Families With Children

    CT News Junkie    September 29, 2022

    [Excerpt of article by Christine Stuart, 9/27/22] The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that the federal child tax credit contributed to a decline in child poverty and a new survey from DataHaven and Siena College Research Institute found that since its expiration food insecurity for families with children has nearly doubled. … Read More

  • [Excerpt of front page news feature by Alex Putterman, 9/19/2022 across all Hearst CT newspapers] Food insecurity in Connecticut has increased in 2022, new survey data shows, amid a rise in inflation and the expiration of federal benefits such as last year's enhanced child tax credit.… Read More

    Thumbnail of 2022 food insecurity graphic from DataHaven survey of Connecticut
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    Thumbnail of 2022 food insecurity graphic from DataHaven survey of Connecticut
  • [Excerpt from WNPR station news report from Kay Perkins, CT Public Radio, 8/30/2022] A US News report ranks Connecticut as the 7th best state in the country for gender equality, based on factors related to economics, education, health, family planning and care, and representation in politics. Connecticut ranked in the top 10 behind three other New England states: Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont. So what is the region doing differently to promote equality for women? One local data expert says the answers aren't so simple.… Read More

  • [Excerpt from feature article by Jimmy Vielkind, March 17, 2022] As it tries to bounce back from the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford won’t be getting help from one of one of its biggest employers: the state government itself. Connecticut recently agreed to permanently allow most of its employees to telecommute as many as four days a week, in contrast with many state and local governments that are trying to set an example for private employers by pushing employees to return to offices in downtown cores.… Read More

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