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by Allan Appel | Jul 25, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (3)
After college, two of her three kids received their most attractive job offers not in Connecticut but in New York City, and so have moved there.
That’s why, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz said, she wakes up every morning of her campaign thinking about what she can do to keep young people in Connecticut.
That rang a bell with 97-year-old Sylvia Rifkin, who also has children — make that grandchildren — who likewise have moved to New York to begin their careers.
Continue reading ‘Bysiewicz Connects With Seniors’
by Lucy Gellman | Feb 2, 2016 12:54 pm | Comments (4)
Milford, N.H. —Two divergent paths led Bonita Yarboro and Debra Cohen from Connecticut to a door on Boxwood Court, leaflets in hand on an idealistic quest to elect Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Continue reading ‘Morris Cover Berns Up New Hampshire’
by Allan Appel | Jan 11, 2013 3:35 pm | Comments (1)
As goes Orange Street Hairstyles, so goes New Haven small business, it seems.
Continue reading ‘55+ City Businesses Opened In 2012’
by Vanessa Fasanella | Aug 9, 2012 12:00 pm | Comments (3)
Diarist Vanessa Fasanella returned to work after an ominous Friday warning from her company’s owner—that she consider whether she still should be working at the company.
Continue reading ‘Boss Pats Himself On Back’
by Vanessa Fasanella | Jul 12, 2012 12:32 pm | Comments (1)
The past week was filled with paranoia and guilt and exhaustion.
Last Sunday I had an all-day adventure with my two girls and my mother-in-law, who volunteered to help me drive my older daughter to camp. She chose to attend a Girl Scout camp out of state, sight unseen, because it offered a baking program she loved. We prepared for camp by watching baking shows on Netflix (as we don’t have cable), and scrambling to buy new T shirts and shorts (as she wore a uniform to school every day and doesn’t own a lot of clothes).
Continue reading ‘GPS Punks Out; Facebook Comes Through’
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 2, 2012 12:40 pm | Comments (25)
(Updated Monday 9:50 p.m. with new disciplinary information.) As planned, the school district has let go 15 custodians as part of a shift toward privatization—with an unexpected wrinkle: Instead of cutting jobs based on seniority, managers were allowed to “pick and choose” who would go.
Continue reading ‘15 Custodians Laid Off’
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 19, 2012 8:10 am | Comments (1)
Looking to learn how to cultivate small businesses statewide, U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy stepped into a New Haven company that’s a greenhouse of budding new ventures and two other companies that keep adding workers—with no government help.
Continue reading ‘Murphy Sees. Murphy Clicks. Need Murphy Fix?’
by Allan Appel | Feb 29, 2012 4:05 pm
Have to stay living with your parents long after college? Can’t find a job that pays enough to give you a real start in life while you quake in fear you’ll lose the crappy one you have? Who’s going to care for the ailing parents? Feel the economic deck is unjustly stacked against you and your family?
Continue reading ‘Great Recession Meets Great Depression, Onstage’
by Melissa Bailey | Dec 21, 2011 9:03 am | Comments (31)
The jobs have no benefits, are part-time and pay less than union jobs they’re replacing. That didn’t stop 40 out-of-work New Haveners—some approaching the 100th-week cancellation of unemployment checks—from lining up for a chance to land one of 165 positions cleaning city schools.
Continue reading ‘99ers Line Up For Outsourced Custodial Jobs’
by Allan Appel | Sep 26, 2011 8:40 am | Comments (33)
Of the reds, #124 has been the most popular so far. She herself enjoys a flight of whites consisting of #114, 115, and 117. The first is a Rioja with notes of leather, strawberry, vanilla, and, yes, cigar box. The last three are chardonnays from central California.
Continue reading ‘Recession Or Not, She Had A Bar To Open’