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GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES THREE NEW TRAIN STATIONS AS PART OF NHHS RAIL PROGRAM

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This is good news, now let’s add stains in East Bridgeport and Orange. Source: Governor Dannel P. Malloy Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) today announced the start of construction for new train stations in Wallingford, Meriden and Berlin as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. Governor Malloy […] [Read More]
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U.S. battles international ban on toxin used on utility poles that Health and Human Services calls a “carcinogen

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SOURCE: IPEN The U.S. government is opposing international efforts to halt the global use of a toxic chemical, pentachlorophenol (PCP), used in the U.S. on wood utility poles, at the same time that a lawsuit, filed by a group of Long Island residents, charges that hundreds of new PCP-treated utility poles are causing serious injury […] [Read More]
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El Greco in New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection

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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), a special collaboration will bring together all of the artist’s paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, the finest outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and six loans from the Hispanic Society of America, November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015. […] [Read More]
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My Latest Posts: Health

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My Latest Book – Avoiding Heart Disease and Stroke Avoiding Heart Disease and Stroke Edited by Jonathan D. Kantrowitz Published by Tsadek Press *Copyright Jonathan Kantrowitz 2014* *This book is a compendium of reports on all the latest research * *on the ways to avoid cardiovascular disease. * *There are so many good things you […] [Read More]
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MY Latest Posts: Art, Archaeology, Ecology

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Art History News Archaeology News Report Wolves And Ecology Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life at The Chrysler Museum of Art Jonathan Kantrowitz at Art History News – 4 minutes ago It’s the story of Everyman, beautifully told by one of the founding fathers of American art. The Chrysler Museum of Art presents Thomas Cole’s *Voyage […] [Read More]
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Norwalk, Conn. Selected for U.S. Navy Band’s Tour

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Source: Navy Office of Community Outreach America’s Navy is coming home to Norwalk, Conn. one of 18 cities in four states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band Commodores during its 2014 tour — one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs. The United States Navy Band Commodores’ performance is scheduled for Nov. […] [Read More]
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CT’s Income Tax Not Causing People To Leave

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Governor Malloy is afraid that taxing the rich will cause then to leave Connecticut. anew report says: State “Income Migration” Claims Are Deeply Flawed: Some proponents of state income tax cuts are making highly inaccurate claims about the impact of interstate migration patterns on states with relatively high income taxes based on a misleading reading […] [Read More]
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The Connecticut State Standards for English Language Arts are much more rigorous than the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and have a strong and deep research base that is totally lacking with the Common Core

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From Wait, What by Jonathan Pelto (Guest post by Ann Policelli Cronin) The old adage “If something seems too good to be true, maybe that’s because it is” came to mind as I read Jennifer Alexander’s Op-Ed (“Don’t let misinformation destroy the promise of the Common Core”, October 9, 2014)Read here. In it, she said […] [Read More]
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Head Start programs help low-income parents, especially African-Americans, improve their educational status

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Source: Northwestern University Head Start programs may help low-income parents improve their educational status, according to a new study by Northwestern University researchers. The study is one of the first to examine whether a child’s participation in the federal program benefits mothers and fathers – in particular parents’ educational attainment and employment. “Studies on early […] [Read More]
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Poverty Rate Declines, Number of Poor Unchanged, Based on Supplemental Measure of Poverty

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau More poor in Connecticut than the official poverty rate The nation’s poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 rate was higher than the official measure of 14.5 percent, but similarly […] [Read More]
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