Kathy Evans of West Hartford now works with the Denver police as a clinical social worker. She rides with police and responds to calls where often her expertise is more valuable than the traditional tools of a police officer. Each workday morning at 6 a.m., Katharine “Kathy” Evans turns out for roll call at the […]
The federal tax incentive draws private investment to distressed neighborhoods, but there are problems with the program.
Tia Woods had been the coordinator of a dance program. It closed but left her with space in East Hartford. She had a business idea: Woods, who is Black, knew many minority artisans needed space to show and sell their products. So in February 2019, she created what she called a “modern consignment boutique” called […]
Regionalizing services could bring big cost savings, but Connecticut has historically maintained obstacles to greater cooperation between municipalities.
A program that helps connect parents with jobs and skill-building is helping revitalize a historic mill town.
Inclusive infrastructure is an economic and quality-of-life win for everyone.
COVID-19 has worsened already stark racial disparities in Connecticut. Inclusive growth could help ease them.
Some towns and cities here are experimenting with them, however.
Financial stress and uncertainty are facing both students and college officials as they anticipate reopening.
Business is much better, one liquor store owner says, but for all the wrong reasons.
After decades of building gleaming new highways, which enabled great mobility but eventually induced serious congestion, sprawl and pollution, Connecticut rediscovered transit. The state added or upgraded bus and rail service, with innovations such as CTFastrak and the Hartford Line, and people hopped aboard. Ridership was breaking records almost every year in the last decade […]
The coronavirus shutdown has brought a precipitous drop in highway traffic — and a couple unanticipated benefits.
Many Connecticut cities are seeing a 21st century renewal. Are they getting it right — or at least better — this time?
Inclusive growth calls on cities to revive themselves so that all residents benefit, which has been challenging here in Connecticut and elsewhere.
As Connecticut struggles to shore up its cities, it might look to Louisville — where leaders created a thriving regional city.