• Maps show how Connecticut population shifted during COVID pandemic

    Hearst Connecticut Media Group    July 26, 2023

    [Excerpt from feature article by Amy Coval, Nami Sumida and Christian Leonard, July 26, 2023] [....] Data from a variety of sources, like the U.S. Postal Service and government surveys show where some of these people moved. In addition to collecting taxes, the IRS also releases detailed information on where U.S. residents are moving.… Read More

  • East Hartford partners with Lions to tackle food insecurity

    Hearst Connecticut Media Group    July 20, 2023

    [Excerpt from Hearst CT / Journal-Inquirer Newspaper feature article by Jesse Leavenworth, July 19, 2023] EAST HARTFORD — The town is partnering with the local Lions Club to provide fresh produce for residents who have trouble getting enough food, mostly because of inflation, officials have announced. The Lions donated $5,000 to help residents get fruits and vegetables provided by the East Hartford Farmers' Market. An estimated 18% of adult residents experience food insecurity, lacking money to buy food for themselves or their families, town officials said.… Read More

  • [Excerpt of WNPR / CT Public Radio news story by Kay Perkins, July 10, 2023] Newly-released census data shows that Connecticut’s retirement-age population grew faster than the national average — and the average in Florida. The state’s retirement-age population grew by 3.4%, slightly outpacing Florida’s growth of 3.3%. This places Connecticut well above the national average of 3.1%, but still trailing behind New Hampshire at 4.5%. Retirees now make up about 16% of Connecticut’s total population.… Read More

  • Selected news coverage of a June 2023 press conference announcing federal funding for a bus rapid transit system in the New Haven area. WSHU Public Radio, Molly Ingram, June 30, 2023… Read More

  • [Excerpt from news feature by Meghan Friedmann, New Haven Register, June 21, 2023] HAMDEN – Free meals for Hamden kids will help families facing food insecurity get through the summer, but with pandemic-era relief programs ending, uncertainty over who will qualify for free and reduced-price meals surrounds the coming school year. The summer meals program, which provides free breakfast and lunch on weekdays until Aug. 20, is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, according to a release from Hamden Public Schools.… Read More

  • [Excerpt from news reporting by Sujata Srinivasan, June 9, 2023] A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that housing discrimination exacerbates asthma symptoms in children. [....]… Read More