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Past articles by Jessica:

Top 10 bond counsel list sees some changes

The top bond counsel firms combined for a total of $359.123 billion in 7,878 transactions during 2022, down from the $456.136 billion in 11,819 deals in 2021. → Read More

Christopher Flosi

"Having the team infrastructure and everybody looking to be on the same page and work together, that's something that has been really fun," Christopher Flosi said. → Read More

Patrice Mitchell

For Patrice Mitchell it's important to build and have sustainable affordable housing, especially in underserved communities. → Read More

Abhishek Lodha

"It's almost like a mission now for me to build better efficiency and better tools for analysts everywhere," Abhishek Lodha said. → Read More

Munis see more losses, 30-year tops 4%

"Municipal market performance has improved, but the bumpy road continues as investors remain uncertain about the interest rate environment," said Nuveen's Head of Municipals John Miller. → Read More

How the buy-side has sparked major muni ESG growth

Muni asset managers are seeking more data from issuers on ESG, yet no agreed-upon set of standards exists, complicating the industry’s relationship with the growing sector. → Read More

Short-end strength, long-end pressure steepens yield curve

The Investment Company Institute reported investors added $1.090 billion from muni bond mutual funds in the week ending June 1, up from $4.367 billion of outflows in the previous week. → Read More

May gives investors first month of positive returns in 2022

Municipals posted gains for the first time in 2022 in May, outperforming U.S. Treasuries on the month. The Bloomberg Muni Index posted a 1.49% return in May bringing losses down to 7.47% year to date. → Read More

Lower issuance leads to drop in bond insurance in Q1

The two active municipal bond insurers wrapped $8.176 billion in the first quarter of 2022, a 3.25% decrease from the $8.442 billion of deals done in the first three months of 2021. → Read More

Selling pressure hits munis hard, long USTs reach three-year highs

Triple-A yields continue to rise, with the two-year muni just below 2%, the five well above and the 10-year approaching 2.5%. → Read More

Higher ed sector rebounds, but smaller colleges face tougher recovery

High-rated top-tier universities have weathered the pandemic reasonably well, while lower-rated colleges have experienced a worsening of problems and investors should be cautious. → Read More

Bond insurance grows 9% through Q3

The two municipal bond insurers covered $33.21 billion in the first three quarters of 2021, a 9.3% increase from the $30.39 billion of deals done in the first nine months of 2020. → Read More

New York issuers dominate top 10 through Q3

Three-quarters of the way through the year, municipal bond issuance has risen 3.1% compared to the same period in 2020. So far in 2021, volume totals $340.99 billion in 9,082 transactions compared to $330.71 billion in 8,577 deals in the first nine months of 2020. → Read More

Q3 2021 top financial advisors

The top municipal financial advisors saw $278.55 of business in 6,599 transactions in the first nine months of 2021, down slightly from the $284.08 billion in 6,350 deals the same period last year. → Read More

Rollover on I-91 causing traffic delays

NORTH HAVEN - Delays were expected Thursday morning on Interstate 91 north due to an overturned motor vehicle, according to the state Department of Transportation. The DOT said the accident happened between Exits 8 and 9, and the two left lanes were closed. Minor injuries were reported as a result of the crash. This story will be updated as we get more information. → Read More

Tony Orlando returning to East Haven Fall Festival

EAST HAVEN - In 1991, the East Haven Fall Festival quietly came into being as a modest two-day affair. Twenty-seven years later, it's thriving, with this year's annual event spanning the weekend of Sept. 7. Following in the the footsteps of the 2015 Festival, 1970s phenomenon Tony Orlando will return as the feature entertainment for this year's celebration Saturday. The show is open to all ages… → Read More

DeLauro, advocates highlight consequences of flat funding for Meals on Wheels

NEW HAVEN - For senior citizen Shelia Saltern, the Meals on Wheels program is a necessity. Along with being comforted by the knowledge she will have a meal provided to her every day, it also saves her the challenge of having to buy food herself. If the program didn't exist, it would be difficult for her to do herself. In an effort to fight for additional funds for Meals on Wheels, U.S. Rep. Rosa… → Read More

Top 50: Theater scene put New Haven in the limelight

Editor's note: This is the 37th story in the Register's Top 50 series. NEW HAVEN - Billed as the "Cultural Capital of Connecticut," New Haven is home to numerous theaters and production houses, with the Shubert Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre as the most established. Shubert Theatre Two years after opening their first Shubert Theatre in New York City, the Shubert brothers… → Read More

Question remains whether dismissed city worker has to give back clothes

NEW HAVEN - The city has yet to determine whether an employee dismissed for her alleged misuse of a city credit card will get to keep the clothing bought for her by the mayor's office. In May, the city spent $1,279 on apparel for Bianca Bowles, who was working as a receptionist in the mayor's office. She recently was transferred to Youth Services - she had worked as a city employee for more than… → Read More

New Haven uses taxpayer money to clothe personnel

NEW HAVEN - City Hall has turned its attention to fashion. And so far, it is costing the city's taxpayers nearly $4,000 - and at least one alder is questioning the expenditure. The city spent nearly $4,000 on uniforms in May for the receptionists in the mayor's office in an effort to standardize their appearance. City Spokesman Laurence Grotheer said there was a desire, not a need, to create a… → Read More