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Malloy says budget remains in balance, despite nonpartisan warning

CAFCA | March 20, 2017 |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reported a modest $22 million surplus projection Monday for the current fiscal year — despite nonpartisan analysts’ warnings that eroding income tax receipts have created a $65 million deficit.

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Trump’s move to end heating aid also would trim food stamps for many

CAFCA | March 17, 2017 |

The Trump budget blueprint was silent on the government’s largest social welfare programs, but elimination of federal help to pay heating bills also would cut back on food stamps for about 71,000 people in Connecticut.

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Deep cuts to senior nutrition program felt throughout Middlesex County

CAFCA | February 13, 2017 |

Repercussions of recent and significant cuts by the agency that supplies meals for senior nutrition programs are being felt in several Middletown-area towns.

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Acquired by HRA, Bristol agency wraps up

CAFCA | January 18, 2017 |

Yellowed files, stationery with letterhead, holiday decorations and pamphlets, were tossed into large gray garbage barrels Friday, on the last day of operations for the Bristol Community Organization. The agency’s acquisition by the Human Resources Agency of New Britain is official on Tuesday.

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TVCCA and Share the Love Event

CAFCA | January 18, 2017 |

Secor Subaru’s Charlie Secor, owner, and Paul Holden, general manager, joined TVCCA's Meals on Wheels program last month to deliver a hot meal and a smile to home bound seniors in New London.

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The toll poverty takes on children's mental health

CAFCA | January 18, 2017 |

Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more prone to antisocial and aggressive behavior, such as bullying.

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HRA to host World AIDS day event

CAFCA | December 22, 2016 |

The city’s Human Resources Agency Inc. will mark World AIDS Day on Thursday with a program of awareness and spirituality at South Church. HRA’s Division of Health and Wellness will host the program, running from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the downtown church’s Cooper Hall. World AIDS Day is recognized on the first day of December every year to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection.

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TVCCA partners with New London police to distribute winter boots at schools and childcare centers in the city

CAFCA | December 22, 2016 |

The Thames Valley Council for Community Action’s (TVCCA) Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is partnering with the New London Police Department to distribute winter boots to children in New London. Over the last two months, RSVP volunteers have collected boots and monetary donations to purchase boots. Based on requests from area teachers, more than 800 pairs of warm, winter boots have been gift-wrapped for children in Southeastern Connecticut.

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HRA acquisition of Bristol agency approved

CAFCA | December 22, 2016 |

Human Resources Agency of New Britain’s acquisition of the Bristol Community Organization has been approved by the boards of both agencies. “The assets transfer for the sales agreement is done,” said Rocco Tricarico, HRA executive director, Thursday. “We hope it will be completed by the end of the month.”

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Palace toy drive benefits New Opportunities

CAFCA | December 22, 2016 |

Members of the staff and volunteers of the Palace Theater recently conducted a Toy Drive with toys collected to be donated to New Opportunities, a community action agency that serves economically disadvantaged people from Waterbury, Meriden, Torrington and 27 surrounding Connecticut towns.

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