Monthly Archives: January 2012

Quiet This Week

You won’t hear much from me this week — spending some time with the good folks from NPR and Kaiser Health News, trying to study up and bring more health-related stories to our air.

It’s fun.  My brain hurts.

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Market at Hartford 21 Owes Vendors Cash

The Market at Hartford 21 was open for just six months in downtown Hartford. And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the failed grocery store still owes money to vendors — and the city.

Here’s the story.

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Working To Slow Teen Births In Hartford

Yanisha Claudio And Her Son (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Teen birth rates are on the decline nationwide.  But as part of a collaboration with the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports that the rate of teen births among Hispanics In Hartford is staggering.

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Malloy Wants To Develop Greater Hartford, Wean Venues Off State Aid

It’s been more than a decade since another governor tried to remake the state’s capital city with more than a billion dollars of investment.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, now Governor Dannel Malloy wants to leave a mark, too.

Here’s the story.

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Hartford City Council To Hold Confirmation Hearings For Board Of Education Slots

Last week, Mayor Pedro Segarra appointed himself and five others to city’s board of education, replacing five appointees of former Mayor Eddie A. Perez.

Today, Council President Shawn Wooden said he plans to hold confirmation hearings.  The press release is below. Continue reading

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Segarra Appoints Five To Board Of Education, Including Himself

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has appointed five people to serve on the city’s board of education.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, one of those five is Segarra himself.
 

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Lawsuit Alleges State Doesn’t Process Medicaid Applications Fast Enough

A federal lawsuit filed this week alleges that the state doesn’t have enough people to process Medicaid applications in a timely way.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, advocates say that means thousands of low-income residents are left without access to healthcare.

Here’s the story.

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