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Louisville: Lessons from a regional city

By , CT Mirror | October 22, 2019

Louisville, Ky. — Louisville is known for bourbon, baseball bats and a famous horse race, but the city on the southern bank of the wide Ohio River has another distinction: it is the last large city in the country to have merged with its surrounding county. In 2003, the city merged with Jefferson County, creating…

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Lowell comeback: From textiles to tech, and maybe textiles again

By , CT Mirror | October 17, 2019

Lowell, Mass. — On a warm and pleasant Sunday in August, Len Tarmey and his wife Kathy were in the top row of the right field grandstand of LeLacheur Park, watching their hometown Lowell Spinners, Single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, zip around the bases. The couple, in their 70s, can remember when…

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New Haven job training program possible model for other cities

By , Hearst Connecticut Media | October 6, 2019

NEW HAVEN — Since 2012, ConnCAT has provided free vocational training in medical billing and coding, phlebotomy and culinary arts fields that have job openings, aided by the relationships the organization has built with employers. On the medical end, that is Yale New Haven Hospital, the second largest workplace in the city, which will need…

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Can New Haven neighborhoods share in downtown’s prosperity?

By , Hearst Connecticut Media | October 6, 2019

New Haven — Acuity Brands, with its wraparound view of the city from its 15th-floor home at the Century Tower Building, an engineering staff that is pulling in local talent, and its workers’ appreciation of the lifestyle amenities downtown, is a marketing dream for the city. “We love it here,” said Frank Pelliccio, senior design…

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Commentary: More than housing policy is behind decline of Connecticut’s cities

By , Republican American | September 28, 2019

Last year’s Republican nominee for governor, Bob Stefanowski, stopped into a supermarket in New Haven this week, leading a posse of four clergymen and the Republican candidate for mayor in West Haven, hoping to score political points by criticizing the grocery tax mess made by the Lamont administration. Instead, as the New Haven Register reported,…

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