Why Can’t Connecticut Ever Lift the Poor to Middle Class?

...horribly misguided urban redevelopment. But under the same mayors who would like to export their poor, both cities are waking up, striving to increase middle-class housing downtown or nearby. Sometimes this effort is scorned as “gentrification,” but gentrification is exactly what the cities need. Why is Stamford booming while Bridgeport...

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Stamford Releases $237k Study Detailing Local Housing Needs

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...buildings, as well as single-family homes, are being converted into rentals. Only a handful of single-family homes have been built in Stamford since 2010. Stamford has a substantial share of Fairfield County’s subsidized affordable housing stock. With 14 percent of the county’s population, Stamford far exceeds that in the number...

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Stamford Schools Face Wave of No-Confidence Votes

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...predated it. It’s not the fault of the superintendent, according to the president of the Stamford Board of Education, the spokesman for Stamford Public Schools, and leaders of the Parent Teacher Council of Stamford. School board President Jackie Heftman said members recognize that the last two years have been challenging,...

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A Legislative Scorecard

...for the kids, wheezing from asthma as they enjoy their lollies. Finally, a get-well greeting to Stamford mayor Caroline Simmons who, along with her husband, has come down with COVID.  She says she’s feeling well but I think she’s delirious.  In her pre-recorded State of the City address she said...

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Concerns about Old Lyme Sewers Have Not Been Addressed

...statutes. 4 – Concerns have been raised many times regarding groundwater depletion and salt water invasion.  Do you not read the news about what’s happening now in Stamford and Boston?  We don’t want sewers to destroy our town by depleting our groundwater.   5 – We asked the WPCA to look...

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Metro-North’s Hypocrisy Unmasked

...cars and never ride our trains. When’s the last time you ever saw an MTA PD officer? When subway terrorist Frank James shot ten passengers on a crowded train in Brooklyn last week, Governor Lamont sent Connecticut State Troopers to “show the flag” at Stamford and New Haven hours later,...

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Ukrainian Community in Stamford Lives in Two Worlds

Svitlana Cano lives in two worlds. The first is safe and normal in Stamford, where Cano goes to work each day and raises her son, who is nearly 4, with her husband and help from her visiting mother.  The second is far away, reachable only by signals in the ether...

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Board Refreshment: Why Do It?

...practices.   Connecticut companies, especially those in urban cities, such as Stamford or Hartford have benefited from evolving and changing ethnic diversity. The community and companies there have employed emigrating populations over the years.  Perhaps, this openness to employee diversity has moved companies toward a broader commitment to stakeholder versus shareholder...

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Stamford Expected to Set Stricter Limits on Parking Commercial Vehicles

...said that, to revamp Stamford’s ordinance governing commercial vehicles and parking in residential neighborhoods, he researched ordinances drawn up in other towns. There was plenty to see. “This is happening all over,” Petise said. To report improper parking of a commercial vehicle, log in to Fix It Stamford at https://veoci.com/v/p/dashboard/rpny838xny....

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