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Public option health insurance bills clear committee


Legislation that would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, winning a favorable vote from the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

Castelli's nonprofit makes disenfranchised 'feel safe and respected'

Wendy Pierman Mitzel Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Each day, Sharon Castelli takes a walk through the Chrysalis Center's main campus of operations in Hartford.

CT Historical Society appoints N. Mexico museum exec. as CEO

Joe Cooper |

The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS), a Smithsonian affiliate, has named a museum director from New Mexico as its chief executive.

Lamont: ‘As a small-business person…’


Gov. Ned Lamont stressed his small-business background Friday in pushing back at a proposal by labor Democrats to require payment of the minimum wage to trainees and then offering support for the...

Obama Foundation selects Hartford for leadership program

Joe Cooper |

President Barack Obama's foundation is looking to mobilize young people in Hartford.

Hartford Foundation gifted a record amount in '18

Joe Cooper |

Philanthropic giving at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving peaked in 2018 in terms of the amount of grants awarded to the region's nonprofit and educational institutions.

Nonprofits, colleges share $1M grants for workforce development

Joe Cooper |

Several nonprofits and state colleges are splitting more than $1 million in grants from a quasi-public funder to spur workforce development in Connecticut.

New Greater Hartford program designed to jumpstart small biz in “distressed” areas

Joe Cooper |

A new program aimed at spurring small business growth in economically distressed areas has launched in Hartford's North End.

Univ. of St. Joseph gets $64,000 grant for biomedical research

Joe Cooper |

The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford says it's biomedical sciences program is being upgraded through a $64,000 state grant for new laboratory equipment to aid teaching and research.

Why you should join a nonprofit board

Mae Ryan Maloney and Bernard Kavaler |

There is a nonprofit board for you. No matter who you are, where you're from, what you've done, or what you care about, you can strengthen a nonprofit organization, fortify your community and be...

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