Colleges Promised to Hire More Black Professors, but So Far It’s Been Nothing But Talk

By Matt Krupnick Robert Palmer knows how uncomfortable it can feel to be a black professor at a predominantly white college. He recalls speaking with a white student he was advising at the public Binghamton University in upstate New York, where just 4 percent of tenure-track instructors in 2016 were black, according to federal figures. […]

Colleges Promised to Hire More Black Professors, but So Far It’s Been Nothing But Talk

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds

By Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Renee Montagne, NPR News  In recent months, mothers who nearly died in the hours and days after giving birth have repeatedly told ProPublica and NPR that their doctors and nurses were often slow to recognize the warning signs that their bodies weren’t healing properly. Now, an eye-opening new study substantiates […]

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds

Report: More Connecticut Residents Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — About 40 percent of Connecticut households are struggling to make ends meet. That’s according to the Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed (ALICE) report by Connecticut United Way. Of Connecticut’s 1,357,269 households, 10 percent lived in poverty in 2016. And another 30 percent were above the poverty threshold but struggling […]

Report: More Connecticut Residents Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Hartford’s ‘Trigger Happy’ Police Officer Fired

18 October 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — A police officer who said he was “trigger happy” to a group of residents in the summer was fired on Wednesday. Hartford Police Chief David Rosado terminated Stephen Barone’s employment after an internal investigation and a formal hearing about the two high-profile incidents in the summer. “Our success as […]

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Glassdoor Ranks Hartford as Top Five for Job Openings

17 October 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford was ranked among the top five cities for job openings. That’s according to Glassdoor, a website that list jobs. Glassdoor released the rankings on Wednesday. When job openings and job satisfaction were factored, Hartford ranked number five, besting cities such as Boston and Washington, D.C . In August, […]

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Hartford Council to Vote on Raising Minimum Age to Buy Cigarettes

16 October 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford City Council on Monday will vote on whether to raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes. Currently the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco is 18. The American Lung Association is pushing to change that age to 21. The goal is the change the law first […]

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Hartford State Senator and State Rep Candidates to Meet

15 October 2018

HARTFORD — Candidates for State Senator and State Representative in Hartford will meet at an interactive forum on Oct. 18 at the Hartford Public Library. They will meet and talk with Hartford residents in small groups about how they will represent the people of Hartford in the State Legislature and what issues are most important to […]

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Hartford Police Identify Man Struck on Wethersfield Avenue

12 October 2018

Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford Police has identified the victim of a hit and run accident on Wethersfield Avenue Wednesday. The man, Stanislaw Gnatek, 80, of Hartford, died at Hartford Hospital after being hit in the area of 521 Wethersfield Ave., at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. Police responded and found a […]

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U.S. News Report: Hartford Among Top 100 Places to Retire

11 October 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer Hartford is among the nation’s top 100 best places to retire, according to a U.S. News and World Report released Wednesday. Hartford ranked 73 on the list with an overall score of 6.35. Among New England cities, Boston and Springfield scored higher. The place ranked number one is Lancaster, Pennsylvania […]

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Hartford Sex Offender Safety Tips for Halloween

09 October 2018

HARTFORD — It’s that time of the year again when kids go door to door for trick or treat. Before they do, it’s good to know who the neighbors are. There are more than 600 registered sex offenders in Hartford, according to the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The registry can only […]

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CT Launches New Initiative to Recruit Teachers

04 October 2018

HARTFORD — The state has launched a new initiative to attract diverse people into the teaching profession. TEACH Connecticut is a new approach to diversifying teachers in public schools with large population of black and Hispanic students. The program will partner with TEACH.org to attract candidates through advertising. The site dedicated to Connecticut is www.connecticut.teach.org. State […]

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