| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:51 PM
We are blessed in Florida with mild winters, good Cuban food and spectacular, mind-bending politics that turns other states green with envy. Consider Wednesday's big economic story: A company called HealthPlan Services announced it would add 1,000 jobs in...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations.
“The Congress is...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:56 AM
While elected officials all over Connecticut and the world weigh in this week with messages of humanity a year after Newtown, one voice should rightly stand out.
On Tuesday morning, before a friendly crowd at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce's annual...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:43 PM
If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D.
Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Thank you, Rob Ford.
Thank you for making American politicians look so good. It’s almost as though the mayor of Toronto was planted north of the border just to make the American citizenry think to itself: “Hey, we thought our guys were...
| Nov 10, 2013
Michael McKenna is licking his chops, looking forward to free meals on Sunday and Monday in honor of Veterans Day.
"I'm planning on going to Denny's for breakfast, Olive Garden for lunch and either Applebee's or Golden Corral for dinner," the retired...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A day before Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy meets with the Board of Education to discuss his performance and his future with the district, board member Steve Zimmer indicated that Deasy has the backing of most of his colleagues to remain as...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:18 PM
When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, mayor and civic leaders in a bid to transform the nation's second-largest school district with bold measures to improve student performance.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy comes despite...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Amid the crush of holiday shopping madness, charities are trying to refocus the spirit of season and carve out a slice of your discretionary spending budget. Call it #GivingTuesday.
On the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
| Oct 20, 2013
Heath Johnson is the 2013 United Way campaign co-chair.
Welcome to the 2013 United Way Campaign! My name is Heath Johnson and I and my wife, Stacy, are this year's campaign co-chairs.
When my wife and I returned to my hometown of Aberdeen more...