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Sister Biosciences Tower Comes Into View         
A second Winstanley-built tower has appeared on College Street - at least on paper.

The 500,000-square-foot biosciences lab and office tower would have an address of 101 College St. It would include incubator space for life-sciences start-ups as well as conventional office and meeting space.

Developer Carter Winstanley would build it across the street from the 530,000 square-foot Alexion office tower he built at 100 College St.

For years city officials have been negotiating with Winstanley to build the second tower to meet the demand for bio lab and tech space in town. Those negotiations are progressing well, according to city development chief Michael Piscitelli. Read More 

The Whit
"The Whit" To Rise In Wooster Square        
In less than a month, bulldozers will tear down an empty Chapel Street office building, clearing the way for a long-stalled project that could reconnect Wooster Square to downtown.

Neighbors heard about those imminent demolition plans at the Downtown-Wooster Square Community Management Team's meeting Tuesday night in the Ives Main Library's basement.

Representatives from Hines, a Houston-based real estate firm, said that they're planning to build out 230 apartments and ground-floor retail in two buildings on either side of Chapel Street, in a new development that they're calling "The Whit."

The new housing will replace the former Comcast building at 630 Chapel St. and a surface parking lot at 673 Chapel St. The developers said they expect tenants will start moving in by mid-2021, shortly after the neighboring 299-unit apartment complex at 87 Union St. goes on the market. They added that construction will probably wrap in early 2022. Read More 

Quinnipiac University
Quinnipiac ranks in top 3% of U.S. universities for long-term value
Earning a degree from Quinnipiac is one of the best long-term investments a young person could make, according to a new study completed by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

This first-of-its-kind study analyzes the long-term return on investment of 4,500 colleges and universities in the U.S., based on the value of graduates' future earnings up to 40 years after the completion of their degree. According to the report, Quinnipiac ranked in the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities (#152) for long-term return on investment at the 40-year mark, providing graduates with strong earnings potential for decades after they collect their diploma.

The same report also ranked Quinnipiac in the top 100 (#98) for its graduates' median 10-year earnings at $63,300 a year. Read More 

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K of C Buys Wharf Tower For $12.8M
The Knights of Columbus has purchased a nine-story Long Wharf office tower for $12.8 million a year after the building went into foreclosure, and over a decade after the building last sold for $40 million.

According to the city land record database, 545 Real Estate Holdings LLC, a holding company owned by the New Haven-based international Catholic fraternal organization and life insurance company the Knights of Columbus, purchased the office tower at 545 Long Wharf Dr.  on Jan. 10 for $12.81 million from 545 Long Wharf Drive Holdings LLC, a holding company owned by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company.

Knights of Columbus spokesperson Joe Cullen said that the building will be used for the organization's "staffing and space needs." He said he did not have further details on how specifically the building will be used. Read More 

Time's Up Act - Free Training 
In the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and the Governor signed Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93, which together constitute the Time's Up Act.
Among other changes to the CHRO process, this legislation establishes new rules and requirements regarding sexual harassment training and education. These provisions and requirements went into effect October 1, 2019. The language, which applies to employers which have three or more employees, includes:
  • Employers will be required to provide to a new employee a copy of information regarding the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims.
  • Employers must provide all existing employees with two hours of training by October 1, 2020.
  • Employers must provide two hours of training and education to new employees hired on or after October 1, 2019 within six months of their start date.
  • Employers with fewer than three employees must provide two hours of training and education to all existing supervisory employees by October 1, 2020 or within six months to new supervisory employees.
  • Employers must provide periodic supplemental training not less than every ten years.
The State of Connecticut has provided free online training materials. The training can be viewed here. The video training segments can be found under the "Materials" tab on the right. The tests can be found on the left. If you have issues playing or accessing the training course, please email the Commission and we will resolve the issue as soon as possible.

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