Monthly Archives: December 2011

In Pursuit Of Electronic Health Records

Federal and state officials across the country are working to implement the various provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.  A major component of that is using electronic health records to reduce paperwork and administrative costs.
As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Connecticut officials are building their own electronic health records system.  And now, they’re officially looking for providers to join in.

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City: Recent Copper Thefts Cost $45,000

Hartford’s public safety complex is under construction, and thieves have stripped it of copper at least five times since May.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the city now says the latest thefts costs at least $45,000.

Here’s the story.

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Hartford Police Chief Search Could Take Longer Than Planned

Hartford officials say they will likely miss their February deadline for picking a new person to run the police department.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the current police chief’s tenure ends December 31st.

Here’s the story.

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Insight On Wooden’s Run For Council

The latest installment of Ted Mann’s series on Gov. Dannel Malloy opens a bit of a window into the politics of Shawn Wooden’s run for city council, and the people behind the scenes.  Here’s an excerpt:

Now there’s talk that Wooden wants council president, and here comes this Ficeto character, blustering and demanding Segarra get Wooden an endorsement, with a clear implication: The governor wants this.

“This is bulls–t, Roy,” the message reads. “The mayor is pissed.”

So is Roy Occhiogrosso. He’s already had a conversation with Malloy about it, and he’s won a concession at last. “If I’m going to be here another year, he’s got to let me deal with this. It’s urban politics. He’s the governor! He’s got to stay out of this s–t.”

 

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Judge: Hartford Wrongly Told Jewish Organization To Cease And Desist

A few years ago, an Orthodox Jewish group opened  a religious center for students at the nearby University of Hartford.   But the city told them to stop.  Now, as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, a state court judge says the city was wrong.

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Working Families Party Celebrates 2011, Looks To 2012

It’s been a good year for Connecticut’s Working Families Party.  In Hartford, the party won all three of the city council’s minority seats and sidelined Republicans.  And at the state capitol, it won a major victory with the passage of paid sick leave.
But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the party is now looking to the future.

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Malloy Names New Chief of Staff

Governor Dannel Malloy has announced a new chief of staff.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Mark Ojakian will start the job in January.

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