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Rep John Larson Appoints Two to Veterans Council

HARTFORD —  Rep. John B. Larson  has appointed two Bristol residents to his Veterans and Military Advisory Council.

Larson appointed Art Ward, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, served as Mayor of Bristol for six years. After serving in the war, Ward worked as a Veterans Affairs Officer with the State of Connecticut, and as a member of the Bristol City Council for 14 years, before being elected Mayor.

Frank Nicastro, a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, spent three years aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer and 24 years in the Connecticut National Guard. He currently represents the 79th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Nicastro, who is retiring from the General Assembly at the end of this term, is also a former Bristol Mayor and City Councilman.

“I am grateful that these two Veterans and lifelong public servants have agreed to join the First District’s Veterans and Military Advisory Council,” said Larson (CT-01). “I know that Art and Frank will bring great insight to the Council given their vast experience. I look forward to working with them and the rest of the members of the council to serve our veterans.”

Larson meets with the First Congressional District Veterans and Military Advisory Council in his Hartford Office and in the community throughout the year. Members of the Advisory Council provide Larson with valuable insight and innovative ideas that guide his decision making on veterans and military matters.


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Larson to Host Forum on SS and Medicare

HARTFORD — Congressman John B. Larson will host a community forum on Social Security and Medicare on April 28 at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center.

These programs are a lifeline for millions of Americans, providing both income and health services that otherwise would be unavailable or unaffordable. Congressman Larson will discuss how we pay into Social Security and Medicare, and how Congressional action could impact these crucial programs.

Judith Stein of the Center for Medicare Advocacy, recently named to the Long-Term Care Commission for her knowledge and experience with beneficiaries, will also join the discussion. Those who attend will have an opportunity to ask questions throughout the forum. The event is free and open to the public.

Who:     Congressman John B. Larson

Judith Stein, Center for Medicare Advocacy

What:   Social Security and Medicare Community Forum
Where: Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center (Community Room) 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury CT 06033

When:  Sunday, April 28th, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



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Larson Announces 700K Grant for Health Centers

EAST HARTFORD — Two school based-health centers in East Hartford has received additional money to help provide health services to low-income residents.

Congressman John B. Larson  announced recently that the two centers will be receiving grants to help enhance and expand their ability to provide health services in the East Hartford area. East Hartford Community HealthCare, Inc. and Integrated Health Services, Inc. will be receiving $410,924 and $315,566 respectively.

“Connecticut’s school-based and community health centers bring vital medical services to our most vulnerable populations,” Larson said. “This funding will help thousands of underserved children, adults, and families receive comprehensive healthcare vital to their well being. I am glad to see this funding go to East Hartford Community HealthCare and Integrated Health Services, and I look forward to seeing them continue to improve the overall health of our communities.”

East Hartford Community HealthCare will use the funding to enhance its school dental program and mobilize a full-service dental van to address the dental needs of students and families who lack transportation.

Integrated Health Services will use the funding to open three new School Based Teaching Centers in East Hartford and to purchase medical, dental, and administrative equipment to help improve quality of care.

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Larson Welcomes Black Caucus To Hartford

HARTFORD — Congressman John Larson on Thursday welcomed members of the Congressional Black Caucus, saying they will on Friday morning “make history.”

Larson (D-1st District) invited members of the Black Caucus to join in the celebration of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 200th birthday.

He co-hosted a reception at the Artist Collective Thursday night for CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver Jr. (D-MO), Reps. Corrine Brown (D-FL), William Lacy Clay Jr. (D-MO), Hank Johnson (D-GA in photo conferring with his wife and Larson), Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) and Laura Richardson (D-CA).

From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, CBC members will participate at a town hall meeting in the Bushnell Theater, Call to Action: A Conversation on Race and Social Justice. They are expected to discuss ways to address the academic achievement gap, racism and social justice.

Cleaver, Jr., who has been to Hartford before for a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, said he was in town to help celebrate Stowe’s birthday.

“You don’t go to people’s house and tell them they need to vacuum their carpet,” he said when asked about Connecticut’s achievement gap, the widest in the nation.

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