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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Connecticut Students Win National Awards at History Day Contest

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Source: History Day in Connecticut Southport Home-Schoolers Place 2nd in the Nation Fifty-nine middle and high school students had the experience of a lifetime as they represented Connecticut at the prestigious National History Day Contest, which took place at the University of Maryland in College Park from June 15 to June 19. The Connecticut students […] [Read More]
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Growing Income Inequality: Decline in union strength played key role

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Source: The Ohio State University Most research examining growing income inequality in the United States has focused on economic causes, for seemingly obvious reasons. But a new study suggests that a different cause – the politically induced decline in the strength of worker unions – may play a much more pivotal role than previously understood. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust week of events: the “Gateway to Homeownership”

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What: June is National Homeownership Month and Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) is celebrating with a week of events (June 16 – June 21), called the “Gateway to Homeownership.” The week launches with the Ribbon Cutting of the Gateway at 570, BNT’s new office and residential space. Each day BNT will host educational workshops throughout the […] [Read More]
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Large Independent Book Store Seeks New Owner

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Source: Ridge Hill Partners, Inc. Eighteen years ago, after years of running stores for chain booksellers, David Didriksen decided to strike out on his own. As a resident of Acton, Massachusetts, David decided that the area would be perfect for a well-run, community oriented bookstore, which would cater to the highly literate and affluent local […] [Read More]
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Restaurant Listings Updated

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I have updated my very popular Fairfield County Restaurants for Sale listings as well as adding/updating several restaurant listings for Redding Restaurants. [Read More]
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Connecticut Not In The Corruption Top Ten?

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Source: Indiana University A new study by researchers at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong identifies the most corrupt and least corrupt states in the United States and calculates that government corruption costs American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year. The study demonstrates that corruption goes hand-in-hand with excessive state spending. […] [Read More]
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Retrospective of Iconic Street Photographer Garry Winogrand on View at Metropolitan Museum Beginning June 27

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For images in the exhibition please go here Exhibition Dates: June 27–September 21, 2014 The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 27, 2014. Garry […] [Read More]
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FRICK PARTICIPATES IN EL GRECO YEAR WITH MEN IN ARMOR: EL GRECO AND PULZONE FACE TO FACE

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El Greco (1541–1614), Vincenzo Anastagi, c. 1575, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection; photo: Michael Bodycomb Scipione Pulzone (c. 1540/42–98), Jacopo Boncompagni, 1574, oil on canvas, private collection; courtesy of Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd.; photo: Michael Bodycomb August 5 through October 26, 2014 El Greco’s Vincenzo Anastagi, acquired a century ago by Henry Clay Frick, is […] [Read More]
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Brazil leads the world in reducing carbon emissions

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Source: Ashley Simons, Simons Consulting New research reveals how Brazil produced more food while saving its rainforests As the world turns its attention to Brazil with the opening of the World Cup this month, many people around the globe know the country’s soccer fame, but few realize that it is the world’s leader in reducing […] [Read More]
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Shareholders Call for Immediate Action on Diversity by Urban Outfitters

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Source: State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier Sending a clear message, almost half the independent shareholders at Urban Outfitters – 46 percent – have voted in favor of a resolution calling on the company’s Board of Directors to commit itself to a policy of inclusiveness and consider women and minority candidates for the Board. The resolution […] [Read More]
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