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Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust

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Source: Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) was incorporated in 1986. Over the past eight years, BNT has developed of over 100 new scattered site affordable units (61 are under management). These apartments are home to more than 150 individuals and children. Currently it has an additional 30 apartments in construction and another 100+ […] [Read More]
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Prisons aren’t the place for teenagers

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By a public defender I suppose it takes a blatant misstep by a governmental agency to draw attention to any injustice and so it seems is the case with Jane Doe, the transgender self-identifying girl who has been transferred from DCF1 custody to the adult women’s prison by way of the men’s young-adult prison. Don’t […] [Read More]
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MORE SHOULD BE DONE FOR FEMALE PAROLEES

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Source: Michigan State University As the female prison population grows, a new study funded partly by the National Science Foundation says more should be done to help women probationers and parolees in poor urban areas remain crime-free. A team of Michigan State University criminologists found black women on probation and parole feel they have little […] [Read More]
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In Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine

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Source: American Journal of Botany Tucked away in Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine that is so authentic it has caught the attention of scientists. David W. Taylor (University of Portland) and Gregory J. Anderson (University of Connecticut) took a close look at the fresh […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Among Few States That Penalize Families with Children in its Tax System

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Source: Fiscal Policy Center at Connecticut Voices for Children Connecticut is only of only two states with a tax system that penalizes households with children, relative to households without kids, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Center at Connecticut Voices for Children. The report, released on the tax filing deadline, finds that […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance calls for increased oversight of DCF

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Source: Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance (links added) Case of girl sent to adult prison without charges highlights systemic failure In the wake of revelations that an abused girl who is not facing any criminal charges is being incarcerated in an adult prison at the request of the Department of Children and Families, the Connecticut Juvenile […] [Read More]
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Let’s gather on Saturday, April 12th in Weston, CT to protest recent Supreme Court decisions

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WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:00 pm WHERE: Weston Town Plaza (just north of the intersection of Routes 57 and 53 in Weston, CT) SPONSORS: Common Cause in Connecticut, Connecticut League of Women Voters, Democracy for America, Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, and Connecticut Citizen Action Group The Citizens United decision in 2010 shocked quite […] [Read More]
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Many Connecticut School Choice Programs Miss the Mark on Integration and Equal Access

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A new analysis of enrollment in Connecticut’s school choice programs raises concerns about their relative compliance with established goals of racial and ethnic integration and equal access for all students. According to the report by Connecticut Voices for Children, many of Connecticut’s school choice programs fall short in advancing the goal of racial and ethnic […] [Read More]
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Updated Restaurant Listings

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I have updated my comprehensive restaurant listings, perfect for bookmarking, with new listings and links: Bridgeport Fairfield Stratford Norwalk as well as my very popular Restaurants for Sale/Lease site [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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Keeping up on the latest health research is enough to drive someone who models his behavior after findings in earlier reports (me) nuts. Contradictory reports keep coming in – the last 3 weeks have seen all too many of them. Here they are: Still no clear evidence for health benefits of vitamin D Drinking alcohol […] [Read More]
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