2020 Political Round Up

By Thomas Nocera, Staff Writer All five of Connecticut’s U.S. House of Representative seats are up for grabs in this year’s election. A field full of Republican hopefuls are intent on staging their own small upset against the five Democratic incumbents. While they might not agree on much, candidates from both parties claim this election […]

2020 Political Round Up

Most Americans Want to Reopen–Not

By Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Anyone who says that most Americans want to lift restrictions and reopen the economy is simply not following the data; much like the President is ignoring scientific and medical data on COVID-19. If you think the states should reopen and everybody you know agrees, well, think about this. An overwhelming […]

Most Americans Want to Reopen–Not

Opening the Economy: Data-Driven and Public Health Approaches

By Jagdish Khubchandani Policymakers around the world are in a triangular tug of war between fighting COVID-19, economic rehabilitation, and ensuring societal normalcy, well-being, and health. There are no easy answers or cookbook recipes and each question among the how, why, and when to open the economy is more daunting to answer than the other […]

Opening the Economy: Data-Driven and Public Health Approaches

Primary Elections Will Take Place Under New Guidelines

29 May 2020

By Thomas Nocera, Staff Writer WINDSOR — Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill on Thursday outlined how exactly the state planned on holding primary elections during a pandemic to a virtual audience of a few dozen. In the age of surgical masks and social distancing, officials have long been preparing for an unprecedented election season, […]

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Federal Funding Will Help Schools Cope with New Reality

18 May 2020

By Thomas Nocera, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford will receive about $11 million in funding to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic that forced school closures. On Thursday, a week after cancelling all kindergarten to 12th grade in-person classes for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the state would be […]

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Gov. Ned Lamont: Some Businesses to Reopen

11 May 2020

By Thomas Nocera, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Three months after the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday scheduled several type of businesses to reopen. According to Lamont’s office, barbershops, beauty salons and several kinds of retail stories will be opened in phase one of the plan, but they will follow specific […]

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CABC, Inc Hires Andrea Mesquita As New Program Director

07 May 2020

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — West End Resident Andrea Mesquita was recently promoted to the position of Program Director for the Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities, Inc.—effective July 20, 2020. In her new executive role, Mesquita will coordinate effective community conversations in the Greater Hartford communities and CABC Inc.’s Summer Journalism Workshop programs […]

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CT Officials Plan For Surge Hospitalizations

06 May 2020

By Thomas Nocera, Staff Writer To date, Hartford county has confirmed more than 9,000 cases of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The state collectively has reported 29, 973 confirmed cases and 2,556 deaths. Source: https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&mid=/m Those numbers are only expected to grow over the next month, with a peak in cases and deaths projected for late April and […]

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Hartford HealthCare and City to Erect Mobile Test Sites

23 April 2020

HARTFORD — Hartford will be the first site for HealthCare mobile coronavirus testing soon to reach the city’s most vulnerable and underserved populations, according to hospital officials on Thursday. The mobile testing will focus on nursing homes first because they have been the site of numerous outbreaks. The next hot spots will be hotels housing […]

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Hartford Police Seize Bags of Heroine

22 April 2020

Hartford are still investigating a recent drug best that includes a discovery of more than 1,200 bags of heroin. Last Friday, Police seized 1,397 bags of heroin after a recovering a stolen car from Massachusetts. Before the bust, police chased the suspects on foot.  The suspects include two 18 year-olds, who were arrested. Also, officers […]

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Hartford Launches Emergency Funding

21 April 2020

HARTFORD — Hartford on Tuesday joined community-based organizations to launch a $1 million grant program to help about 100 small businesses with cash. Hartford, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, HEDCO, Inc., and Capital for Change launched a $1 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program that will provide a grant of up to $10,000 […]

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