As the State of Connecticut continues to respond to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020: More
Boys & Girls Village’s board of directors has elected Kimberly Shaunesey, Ph.D., the organization’s president, to the position of chief executive officer and president, effective January 1, 2020. More Jan 2, 2020 - 8:37:16 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) proudly announced today the appointment of Dr. Ellen Russell Beatty to its Board of Directors. This addition brings the total number of BGV Board members to thirteen. More Dec 19, 2019 - 1:10:00 AM
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on January 25 as part of a fifty-state coast to coast tour. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the Palace Theater’s Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on-line at palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203.346.2000. More Dec 12, 2019 - 12:10:55 AM
A crowd of nearly 300 students, family members, guardians and supporters gathered together yesterday in the gymnasium and cafeteria at Charles F. Hayden School in Milford, CT for the annual schoolwide Thanksgiving lunch. More Nov 28, 2019 - 10:36:55 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) recently received $31,000 from the Werth Family Foundation to support the purchase of equipment for the organization’s upcoming Life Skills and Vocational Training Center, which will provide programs to help at-risk youth develop the life, financial and job skills they need to become economically self-sufficient as they become adults. More Nov 11, 2019 - 10:14:58 AM
Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11 in observation of Veterans Day. More Nov 9, 2019 - 9:57:58 PM
Personal caregivers for the elderly or people with special needs provide an invaluable service. Many times, family members take on this critical role at the expense of their own financial and physical wellbeing. During National Family Caregivers Month in November, Assisted Living Services, Inc. is paying tribute to all caregivers by offering them resources that ensure they remain empowered, energized and enthusiastic. More Nov 1, 2019 - 6:02:14 PM
Murphy Highlights New Haven Innovator Bioxcel Therapeutics As “Murphy’s Innovator Of The Month” U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that BioXcel Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has been named “Innovator of the Month.” The company employs 25 people at their headquarters in New Haven and utilizes a unique artificial intelligence (AI) that draws from machine learning and big data analytics along with expertise and intuition of human experience in drug development. More Sep 30, 2019 - 5:58:03 AM
Waterbury's Palace Theater history class - registration now open for fall class Join Palace Theater historian Louis Belloisy for a fascinating five-week class September 3 – October 1 10:15 – 11:45 am, exploring the theater’s beginnings and learn about its history, architecture, lore and roster of entertainers that have graced its stage that reads like a “Who’s Who” from the world of entertainment. The class includes a detailed tour of the theater including backstage, dressing rooms, and the flyway over the stage. More Jul 19, 2019 - 5:42:58 AM
After receiving rave reviews for her outstanding work and reliability, Linda Papaspliliotopulus of Meriden was presented with the Assisted Living Services, Inc. Platinum Caregiver Award for April. The homecare agency surprised the hourly homemaker with the prestigious honor at the home of client Christine Karash and her husband Neil Karash on May 24, 2019. In addition to a check for $5,000, the monthly award includes a beautiful crystal statue and a certificate of merit. More Jun 4, 2019 - 5:12:16 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) hosted their annual foster and adoptive parent appreciation dinner on Friday, May 10th at Racebrook Country Club in Orange, CT to honor the dedication and commitment made by the 88 families in attendance. More May 20, 2019 - 3:29:56 AM
The trailblazing tech center created by Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. of Meriden and area partners was honored with the 6th Special Achievement in Innovation Award by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to the collaboration of MidState ARC, Assisted Living Technologies (ALT) and NESIT Makerspace for the Technology Training Center of CT at the Chamber’s123rd Annual Meeting on April 11, 2019 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. More May 14, 2019 - 5:26:21 AM
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NORWALK, CT - Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced the successful completion of lease renewal negotiations for Carta, McAlister & Moore, LLC for its 3,875-square-foot office space at 1120 Boston Post Road in Darien, CT. Choyce Peterson Vice President Adam Cognetta and Principal John Hannigan represented Carta, McAlister & Moore in the transaction.
Mark Carta, managing partner of Carta, McAlister & Moore, had seen Choyce Peterson’s electronic and hard copy mailings and recognized the company’s reputation for professional real estate brokerage services for tenants. He approached Cognetta and Hannigan when his firm’s lease was set to expire and the building at 1120 Boston Post Road was scheduled to be part of the Corbin Drive Redevelopment at some point in the near future. Although Carta, McAlister & Moore lawyers were very happy with the location of their existing office, they followed Cognetta’s advice to look at neighboring buildings to understand the available market options. After Cognetta and Hannigan led Carta on a search of appropriate buildings in the Darien and Norwalk areas, it became clear that the ideal location for their business would be to remain at 1120 Boston Post Road, given the building’s location adjacent to I-95, visibility, walking distance to restaurants and shops, covered parking and office configuration.
Cognetta and Hannigan then immediately went to work on providing a solution for a refresh of Carta, McAlister & Moore’s space and flexible timing around the Corbin district. Cognetta led Carta to identify challenges the law firm had with the existing building and lease. The Choyce Peterson team then led negotiations with the building owner for terms that better suited the law firm’s needs. The renewed lease provides for substantially below-market base rent, free rent and a reset of the base year operating expense and real estate tax figures. Cognetta also negotiated improved building signage, addressed HVAC concerns, and obtained a new carpeting allowance.
“We thoroughly enjoyed partnering with Mark, Darcy and Glen, first in educating the team on the relatively finite alternatives available within the downtown Darien office market and then later, finetuning negotiations to accommodate the ideal renewal and relocation scenarios,” Cognetta said. “It all boiled down to two very different, yet attractive, propositions, each of which delivered on Carta, McAlister & Moore’s objectives, allowing the client to weigh and make a confident, well-informed decision.”
“The new lease terms will allow Carta, McAlister & Moore to operate with no business interruption while lowering overall occupancy costs for our firm,” Carta said. “Adam and John worked tirelessly to represent us in a fair and timely fashion with our landlord, given this intricate situation with the owners of the land, the owner of the building and previous agreements with the existing tenants,” he said. “We are very pleased with the resulting economics and look forward to enjoying our newly refreshed office space in downtown Darien, while continuing to serve our clients.” Negotiations were handled in house by the landlord, The Deluca Construction Co.