November 28, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 28, 2014 11:45am
It’s Thanksgiving time again, which for the last couple of years has meant more and more big box retail stores are open on Thanksgiving itself, and more employees won’t be able to spend the day with their families. It’s a setback in a year that has seen both progress and losses for the rights and security of our most vulnerable workers.
by Cara Rosner | November 28, 2014 10:34am
Bigger paychecks don’t necessarily lead to greater generosity, according to new data that shows Connecticut’s lowest-income residents donate the largest portion of their income to charity.
November 24, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 24, 2014 2:02pm
November 21, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am
If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, commuter rail, Rhode Island, regionalism, Susan Bigelow, dh
November 17, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 5:30am
November 12, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 3:49pm
For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.
October 27, 2014
by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 3:00pm
Members of the Latino community gathered at the state Capitol last week to let the three gubernatorial candidates know they represent 14 percent of the state’s population and will not be ignored.
August 14, 2014
by Brian O'Shaughnessy | August 14, 2014 4:26pm
Campaign season is officially under way. We will hear a great deal about issues that candidates believe will influence votes. This does not mean, however, that we will be analyzing the information we need to make informed voter decisions.
August 8, 2014
by Terry Cowgill | August 8, 2014 4:30am
What is it with New Haven and soda pop? Does the Elm City consume more soda than comparable cities? Is its obesity rate higher? Not as far as I can tell, which makes me think there must be something in the water — or perhaps in the energy drinks sold at the Stop & Shop on Elm Street.
Tags: soda and sugar tax, rosa delauro, Toni Harp, Martin Looney, New Haven, SNAP, Terry Cowgill, dh
July 22, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | July 22, 2014 2:30pm