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Threatened strike by workers at group homes for disabled is averted

Ahead of this morning's agreement, some group home operators reportedly had started to transfer residents to other facilities.

New Rochelle’s Durante Rentals enters agreement with operating engineers union

The IUOE is a 400,000-member trade union representing construction workers primarily employed as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, surveyors, drivers, and stationary engineers.

Yorktown Jewish Center closing after 68 years; property listed at $2.7M

The Jewish Center had just two rabbis since its 1952 opening.

CT launches independent review of disparities in state contracting

“We must do everything we can to understand the extent to which there is underutilization of women- and minority-owned businesses in state contracting,” Gov. Ned Lamont said.

CT investing $7.7M to expand Youth Employment Program

In addition to the state’s recent $5 million allocation for the program, $2.5 million is coming from Connecticut’s portion of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

13 Fairfield and Westchester companies make the Fortune 500

Walmart took the top spot for the ninth consecutive year.

Report: Closed sales volume still surging in Fairfield, Westchester counties

Nevertheless, sales were less robust than in recent months, as lower inventory levels impacted unit closings.

Curtain rises (a bit): Theaters try to spring back after major...

“I’m an optimistic guy, or I wouldn’t work in the arts,” says Westport Country Playhouse Managing Director Michael Barker.

Boehringer Ingelheim exec acquires team that will play cricket for White...

The nascent league is scheduled to kick off its season on Sept. 3.

For incoming CSCU President Terrence Cheng, challenges include merger, union...

"Enrollment has been declining for the past 10-plus years, so we can’t say everything is because of the pandemic," Cheng told the Business Journal. "It’s much larger than that.”

Stamford pet food firm Canidae reaps rewards with third-party recruitment firm

With sales jumping by some 400% last year, the company needed help in expanding its workforce.

SHU acquires Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, plans to expand internationally

“The journal’s historical messaging about ethical leadership clearly ties into the broader mission of the university,” said Michael Alfano, dean of the school's Farrington College of Education.

Lamont signs iGaming, sports betting bill

Approval is still needed from the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior to amend the state’s compact with the tribes, before online gaming and sports wagering can begin in the state.

SBA launches new grant program for ‘smallest of the small’ businesses

Competitive grant awards will range from $1 million to $5 million for a two-year performance period.

Controversial zoning reform bill passed by Senate

Though he expressed some disappointment with some of the compromises taken to pass the bill, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) called it "a very important step on our road for Connecticut to shed itself from being the most segregated state in the nation."