• [Excerpt from feature article by Emily DiSalvo and Taylor Johnston, 2/4/2023]  As far as Elijah Hilliman can tell, I-84 "was built to get people out of Hartford." Like Dunkin' Donuts Park, a minor league baseball stadium across the street from his coffee shop, Hilliman says the highway wasn't built for residents of Hartford. "It cuts, specifically, the North End of Hartford off,” Hilliman said. “So, in that aspect, it's very racially motivated. So, the North End is all Black people. We don't have access to pretty much anything."… Read More

  • Report: Ansonia and Derby fall further behind Valley neighbors

    Connecticut Post    November 27, 2022

    [Excerpt from feature article by Eddy Martinez] ANSONIA — Ansonia and Derby share an industrial past. And although the two cities are frequent rivals when it comes to everything from economic development to high school football, they also share a common problem — poverty.  The two cities trail the state and the rest of the lower Naugatuck Valley communities in median income. And the gap is widening.… Read More

  • Race, Economics, Environment Continue To Drive State’s Asthma Disparities

    Connecticut Health Investigative Team    October 27, 2022

    [Excerpt of feature article by Erik Ofgang, which appeared in C-HIT as well as in major newspapers like the Hartford Courant] Kamyle Dunn used to sleep with her hand resting on her mother’s chest so she could feel it expand and contract and know that her mom hadn’t stopped breathing during the night. Dunn’s mother, Maria Cotto, has long had severe asthma. Dunn inherited the condition, though she has mostly grown out of it as an adult. Now, Dunn’s 12-year-old son also has severe asthma.… Read More

  • Food Insecurity Doubles For Families With Children

    CT News Junkie    September 29, 2022

    [Excerpt of article by Christine Stuart, 9/27/22] The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that the federal child tax credit contributed to a decline in child poverty and a new survey from DataHaven and Siena College Research Institute found that since its expiration food insecurity for families with children has nearly doubled. … Read More

  • [Excerpt of front page news feature by Alex Putterman, 9/19/2022 across all Hearst CT newspapers] Food insecurity in Connecticut has increased in 2022, new survey data shows, amid a rise in inflation and the expiration of federal benefits such as last year's enhanced child tax credit.… Read More

    Thumbnail of 2022 food insecurity graphic from DataHaven survey of Connecticut
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    Thumbnail of 2022 food insecurity graphic from DataHaven survey of Connecticut

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