• Sowing Healthy Habits: Urban Agriculture Tackles Food Insecurity

    Connecticut Health Investigative Team    March 10, 2020

    [Excerpt from feature article by Jodie Mozdzer Gil, March 11, 2020] In cities throughout Connecticut, urban farms and community gardens are sprouting up to address a significant health challenge: Many people don’t have access to enough food or access to healthy food.… Read More

  • Analysis: Housing goals under a new administration

    Yale Daily News    January 28, 2020

    [Excerpt from feature article by Talia Soglin, Yale Daily News, January 29, 2020] In early January, members of newly inaugurated Mayor Justin Elicker’s transition team released a 56-page report of recommendations for the mayor’s first 100 days in office. The transition team’s report touched on 10 “areas of concentration,” including the long-standing issue of access to safe and affordable housing in the city.… Read More

  • [Excerpt from WTNH TV] NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — There’s a new “Judge” in the fight against the opioid crisis in Naugatuck: the town’s new police K-9. On Friday, Judge and his handler, Officer Jake Pinho, completed state police training for specialized drug detection. Judge and Officer Pinho Judge graduated as the top police dog in the state and now his skills will be put to use on the streets of Naugatuck, becoming part of the plan to snuff out opiates and drugs at crime scenes. [....]… Read More

  • Subscribe, view past issues, and view the newsletter in its original format at https://mailchi.mp/2f38db3a3110/september-announcement-568579.   Now accepting nominations for the second annual DataHaven Innovation Awards! The DataHaven Innovation Awards are designed to recognize individuals and groups who employ data to make Connecticut a better place. Awardees will be announced at a statewide event in Spring 2020 in each of the following categories:… Read More

    DataHaven CT Data Innovation Awards with Nominees With Caption
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  • Fed leaders join Fed chair Powell in Conn. to shine light on community development effort

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Newsletter    November 26, 2019

    [Excerpt from Federal Reserve Bank of Boston] Darius Ritchens sat at a table in the gymnasium at an East Hartford elementary school on Monday and talked about struggling to make ends meet. The single father of two once worked in financial and insurance services, he told the local officials and Federal Reserve leaders seated near him. But hard times came, and he could barely afford to live. Above all, he said, he’d lost his self-confidence.… Read More

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