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2012: The Year of Education – Malloy Goes Bold? Really?

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By Jon Pelto from Wait, What Governor Malloy’s plan would have taxpayers paying an additional $2,600 for each of Connecticut’s 6,000 charter schools students and $150 for each of the 222,000 students in Connecticut’s poorest and lowest performing schools No really, that is the impact of the Governor’s “Bold” funding initiative. Over the past few […] [Read More]
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Who Is The Enemy Here?

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The State of Connecticut’s lawyers are fighting all-out war against 10 Connecticut school districts – which are part of the State of Connecticut! ONE OF WHICH, BRIDGEPORT, IS ACTUALLY BEING RUN BY THE STATE! Another defendant is Stamford, Governor Malloy’s hometown, from where he was an enthusiastic supporter of the lawsuit when it was filed! […] [Read More]
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Health News Report

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1. I eat some soy foods, but don’t use soy supplements: Soy foods good, soy supplements not so good? Soy isoflavone supplements did not decrease breast cancer cell proliferation in a randomized clinical trial, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Although soy-based foods […] [Read More]
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NEWS FLASH: So it begins – Malloy Plans to Shift More Public Funds to Charter Schools

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by Jon Pelto, from Wait, What According to a published report in the Connecticut Post, the “Education Reform Plan” that Governor Malloy will announce later this week will include Commissioner of Education Stephan Pryor’s plan to give charter schools more public funds including money that will be shifted from helping Connecticut’s poorest urban districts. The […] [Read More]
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Restaurants, Restaurants, Restaurants

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1. My son has a new venture, the magazine Great Restaurants of Fairfield, Westchester, & the Hudson Valley. Go on over to the Facebook page for lots of great restaurant info, and if you “like” it, that would be great. 2. I have updated my comprehensive restaurant listings for Bridgeport, Stratford, Westport, Wilton, and Shelton. […] [Read More]
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FREE Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event – Bridgeport

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Sponsored by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and the Connecticut Department of Banking Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Webster Bank Arena 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Meet one-on-one with your mortgage lender or a HUD-approved housing counselor! Documents to Bringprintable version (pdf, 40 KB); en español (pdf, 13 KB) Most recently […] [Read More]
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It’s Not The First Time He Said It

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Last October: I bet he has never met, talked to, or visited a very poor person. [Read More]
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“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.”

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Mitt Romney’s statement that he is focused solely on the problems of middle class Americans, not the poor, may not sit well with lower-income voters within his own party. Roughly a quarter of Republican voters have annual family incomes under $30,000, and most of them say that the government does not do enough for poor […] [Read More]
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Societal control of sugar essential to ease public health burden?

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Sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health, according to a team of UCSF researchers, who maintain in a new report that sugar is fueling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Non-communicable diseases now pose a greater […] [Read More]
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Merrill and Lembo Endorse Donovan for Congress

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The Secretary of the State of Connecticut, Denise Merrill, and State Comptroller of Connecticut, Kevin Lembo, today announced their endorsement of Chris Donovan for the Fifth Congressional District seat. “We need a proven leader like Chris Donovan to go to Washington and break the gridlock,” said Merrill. “Chris has a history of standing up for […] [Read More]
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