Yearly Archives: 2015

Gov. Malloy Announces Infrastructure Improvements With Upgrades to I-84 in West Hartford and Route...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that funding has been approved to advance the upgrade of two major infrastructure projects in need of improvement: I-84 in West Hartford and Route 15 between New Haven and Woodbridge. The funds were approved as part of the Governor's ongoing "Let's Go CT!" transportation plan, which will make unprecedented investments to upgrade Connecticut's transportation system.

DeLauro Applauds Establishing A National Infrastructure Bank

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reaffirmed today her support for establishing a National Infrastructure Bank. DeLauro, who has been a longtime advocate for such a program, believes that a public bank that would leverage public and private dollars for meritorious infrastructure projects of national or regional significance

Single Family Home Sales Rise in October

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 5.7 percent comparing October 2015 to October 2014. The median sales price of $239,900 represents a less than 1% decrease from $242,000 in that same time period

CHFA plans to sell $60.3 million in tax exempt bonds to finance affordable multifamily...

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) plans to offer up to $60.3 million in Tax Exempt Bonds to finance six affordable multifamily rental developments: Billings Forge in Hartford, Charles Street Apartments in Meriden, Frost Homestead in Waterbury, Laurelwood Apartments in Bridgeport, Old Talcott Mill in Vernon, and Trinity Park in Stamford, totaling 488 units

Justice Department Sues Lakewood, Colorado, Apartment Complex for Discriminating Against Families with Children

The lawsuit arose from a complaint filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center, a non-profit organization that works to promote equal housing opportunities in the Denver metropolitan area. The center sent testers posing as prospective renters to Westland to determine whether they were complying with the Fair Housing Act.

Owner of Connecticut Media Agency that Falsely Advertised Mortgage Modification Services is Sentenced

The advertisements included toll-free telephone numbers for mortgage borrowers to call for help modifying their mortgages. In truth, NMHC did not provide mortgage modification services for any homeowners, and operated only as a front. Homeowners who called the toll-free telephone numbers advertised by NMHC were routed to National Media Connection’s clients

CONNECTICUT HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY OFFERS INFORMATIONAL HOMEBUYER SEMINARS IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority is offering two informational homebuyer seminars this month Friday, October 9 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Killingly Public Library, 25 Westcott Road, Danielson

Gov. Malloy Announces State Grants to Assist Thirteen Small Towns with Capital Improvement Projects

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that, in the third installment of several rounds of grants this year, thirteen towns throughout Connecticut have been approved to receive funding under the state's Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), which assists with infrastructure improvement projects

GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES AVAILABLE SUPPORT TO TOWNS AND CITIES FOR BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is accepting applications for $7.5 million in grants that will be awarded to help clean up former industrial sites in communities throughout the state, revitalizing these properties to put them back into productive use. Made available through the Connecticut Brownfield Remediation program, a total of $6.5 million will be earmarked for remediation projects and $1 million will be used for assessment projects

MURPHY STATEMENT ON CHINA’S COMMITMENT TO CUT GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement regarding China’s proposed cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, Murphy and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the U.S. Senate’s first bipartisan climate bill of 2015, the Super Pollutants Act of 2015, which aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.

Gov. Malloy Announces New Program to Spur Brownfield Redevelopment Planning

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is now accepting applications for a new grant program designed to help communities develop implementation plans for remediating and redeveloping clusters of brownfield sites

CONNECTICUT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION APPLAUDS FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBAT VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

e Connecticut Congressional delegation today applauded five federal grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families program to support outreach, case management and other work in Connecticut to prevent veteran homelessness and to rapidly re-house those who become homeless.

OVER 20 CONNECTICUT COMMUNITIES RECEIVE FEDERAL GRANTS THAT WILL SUPPORT SECOND CHANCE INITIATIVES, PREVENT...

The Connecticut delegation and Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that over 20 Connecticut communities have been awarded grants by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to prevent youth substance use and be used to support Connecticut’s Second Chance-related initiatives

Gov. Malloy Announces that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has been designated by the federal government as being the first state in the nation to have ended chronic homelessness among veterans

Larson Applauds DHS Grants to East and West Hartford Fire Departments

On September 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the West Hartford Fire Department and Town of East Hartford Fire Department were among the recipients of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) awards. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) said the following

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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Former Head on Enfield Community Development Corporation Charged with Stealing Government...

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza today announced that DARRIN LAMORE, 47, of Enfield, has been charged by a federal criminal complaint with stealing government funds from the Enfield Community Development Corporation