I joined members of the Jewish War Veterans Post 51 and other local leaders in a ceremony to rename a route 9 bridge the Major General Maurice Rose Memorial Bridge. Maurice Rose was born in Middletown 1899 and was the highest ranking Jewish soldier to die during World War II.
Representative Joe Serra joined Senator Mae Flexer in leading a forum focusing on Connecticut's growing population of older adults and the increasing need to address the issues facing them.
"It's important for the legislature to recognize that the state's population is growing in age," Representative Serra said. "As the number of older residents increases, the legislature must devote more attention to their needs and the many issues that affect them."
State Representatives Joseph Serra and Matthew Lesser and Senators Paul Doyle and Dante Bartolomeo have announced that the State Bond Commission is expected to authorize $2.6 million for riverfront redevelopment efforts at its next meeting on May, 11 2015.
The state grant will help finance predevelopment activities including environmental assessments, as well as project design and environmental remediation associated with the development of a boathouse and event facility.