Month: November 2020

Sacred Heart University graduate student excels at healthcare hackathon

Student’s group wins second place with app that addresses social injustice in health care FAIRFIELD, CT – Hacking can have a good cause. Sacred Heart University graduate student Melanie Reyes recently used her work experience and knowledge to address social injustices in health care during the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) weekend-long virtual hackathon event.…

Stamford Downtown partnered with Person-to-Person, ShopRite and New Wave Seafood To Donate Thanksgiving Meals to Stamford Families

STAMFORD, CT – On Sunday, November 22, Stamford Downtown partnered with Person-to-Person (P2P), ShopRite, New Wave Seafood and the Connecticut Office of Tourism to donate Thanksgiving meals to 500 Stamford families in need of help this holiday season. In light of the current pandemic, Stamford Downtown was not able to host the annual Stamford Downtown…

Webster Banker Named to American Bankers Association Foundation Board

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank is pleased to announce Kathy Luria, senior vice president, Community Affairs, director of philanthropy, has been named to the American Bankers Association Foundation Board of Directors. The ABA Community Engagement Foundation, known as the ABA Foundation, is a 501(c)3 corporation. Through its leadership, partnerships and national programs, the foundation supports…

Connecticut AG Tong urges rejection of Frontier buyout

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today urged the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to deny a change of ownership sought by Frontier Communications. In a brief filed today, Attorney General Tong raised concerns regarding the lack of transparency around the new ownership, and a complete lack of commitment to date to Connecticut’s consumers and…

Governor Lamont announces CSDE and CCSU launch teacher pipeline college initiative

NextGen Educators Creates an Innovative Approach That Provides Districts With Immediate Access To New Talent While Allowing College Students To Gain Classroom Experience HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) are partnering in an initiative to launch NextGen Educators,…

The Salvation Army Will Deliver Meals To Seniors In Need Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

HARTFORD, CT – The Salvation Army will deliver 700 meals to seniors in need in Hartford, East Hartford, West Hartford, Bloomfield, Newington, Windsor and Wethersfield on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers will arrive starting at 9:00 am at The Salvation Army located at 217-225 Washington Street in Hartford. Meal deliveries will begin at 10:00 am. “We recognize…

New Canaan’s LiveGirl and S.T.A.R. Join Forces for a conversation on Healing Together

New Canaan, CT – How can I get involved in healing my community? How can I navigate the racial dynamic? These are some of the important questions that will be addressed in an upcoming community conversation, “What’s Next: Post-Election Racial Healing” co-hosted by LiveGirl and Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R.) LiveGirl Founder and CEO Sheri…