Month: January 2024

Lawrence Ross to discuss his book, ‘Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,’ at Quinnipiac University on Feb. 1

Described as a bold mix of history and the current climate, “Blackballed” is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students.

From left to right: Andrea McDowell, Chris McDowell (Golf Cove Co-Owner), State Sen. Paul Cicarella, State Rep. Dave Yaccarino, Jeff and Samantha Dorman (Feeding Families Foundation Co-Founders), First Selectman Michael Freda, Paul DeStefano (Golf Cove Co-Owner), Leslie DeStefano (Rumanoff’s Jewelers Chief Sales Officer), Doug Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers CEO), and Mike Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers Founder) on Jan. 20 celebrated Feeding Families Foundation’s first annual Winter Virtual Golf Classic to benefit parents of hospitalized children at Golf Cove in North Haven. The foundation recently launched its “Parent Plate Program” with Yale New Haven Hospital to address food affordability and accessibility issues that parents often face when caring for their child in the hospital. The event raised more than $8,000 for families in need.

Raising Money to Help Parents of Hospitalized Children

By partnering with children’s hospitals, the Parent Plate Program utilizes the hospital’s existing food service infrastructure to provide food to parents.

Quinnipiac University to host ‘Sip & Shop’ event Feb. 3 celebrating Black History Month and people of color who own small businesses

Launched in 2022 by the Center for Women and Business and spearheaded by Danisha Collins, administrative assistant of Global Health Programs at QU’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Sip & Shop has served as a platform for female entrepreneurs of color in order for them to connect with potential clients.

State Rep. Dave Yaccarino Announces 2024 Re-Election Bid in North Haven

During his time as a legislator, Yaccarino has continually fought to make Connecticut more
affordable, often proposing legislation aimed at reducing costs and rightsizing state finances.

North Haven Lawmakers Join Police Department to Hear Residents’ Concerns on Crime

Police outlined the legislative impediments that they face to pursue and arrest criminals, while the lawmakers discussed what is being done at the state and local level to support police and deter crime.