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Income, race and working population trends: a perfect storm for Connecticut?

Like Connecticut, Florida, Georgia and Texas have aging working populations. But unlike Connecticut, those three southern states are attracting younger, highly educated professionals who will replace older workers when they retire. As soon as 2015, the size of Connecticut’s working age population will peak, and those replacing the state’s retiring workers will be disproportionately younger […]

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Protest march draws 350 plus to East Haven

Close to 350 community activists, immigrants, local leaders and residents marched down Main Street in East Haven Saturday, hoping to draw attention to issues of alleged racial profiling in East Haven’s police department. Marchers called for an end to alleged racial profiling Flanked by a heavy police presence, the group carried signs and shouted slogans […]

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State may intervene in East Haven case

East Haven — Michael P. Lawlor, the state’s undersecretary for Criminal Justice and Planning, said Wednesday evening that the state may examine the convictions of defendants who were arrested by the four local police officers now facing federal charges stemming from a racial-profiling investigation. “These four officers are very tainted — in essence they were […]

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East Haven police chief stepping down

East Haven Police Chief Leonard Gallo is set to step down today amidst a continuing FBI investigation into alleged discrimination against Latinos. Four East Haven police officers were arrested and charged last week — accused of systematic harassment of the Latino population in East Haven, including illegal searches and the use of excessive force. Gallo […]

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Maturo’s foot-in-mouth problem

Text the word “Taco” to the number 69866, and East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo will end up with one on his desk: a group called Reform Immigration FOR America has promised to him send a taco for every text they receive. This comes after four police officers were arrested in East Haven this week for […]

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Banking the “unbanked” in Connecticut

It’s expensive to be poor. And it’s compounded by a struggling economy. In response, Connecticut is one of many states pushing financial literacy training. The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Citi Community Development (CCD) have announced a new effort to set up low-income people with “safe” bank accounts and basic financial education. It’s called […]