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More Connecticut Veterans With Families Homeless

February 7, 2012
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More Connecticut Veterans With Families Homeless

Written by Peggy McCarthy Andy and Miriam Miranda don’t fit the historical profile of homeless veterans. Former teachers with master’s degrees who have a six-year-old son, they have lost a house to foreclosure and were evicted from an apartment for falling behind on rent. Tony Bacewicz PhotoAndy and Miriam Miranda Last year, the family...

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Ct Condo Fees Adopted Despite Majority Opposition

February 4, 2012
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Ct Condo Fees Adopted Despite Majority Opposition

At two Connecticut condominium complexes last year the vast majority of the owners participating in the budget meetings opposed maintenance fee increases. The increases were enacted anyway. Why? Because a state law that requires condo associations to get approval from unit owners for annual budgets made it nearly impossible to defeat a budget at...

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Edmunds.com Exposes the Top Five Fibs in Car Ads

January 31, 2012
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Edmunds.com Exposes the Top Five Fibs in Car Ads

Super Bowl car ads can be fun to watch, but if you are shopping for a new car you’ll want to watch for the tricks that marketers pull off so effectively. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, exposes some of these illusions in its new consumer advice story, “Five Ways Car Ads...

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Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins Recalled

January 30, 2012
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Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins Recalled

Walgreen Corporation is voluntarily recalling certain lots of 13-oz. Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins because the packages may actually contain Walgreens Bridge Mix with peanut, almond and soy ingredients, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection announced today. Some Bridge Mix was mistakenly packaged with Chocolate-Covered Raisin labeling. Walgreen Corporation has already instructed stores to stop selling...

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