Andrew is a data editor at TrendCT.org and the Connecticut Mirror. He teaches data visualization at Central Connecticut State University as well intro to data journalism at Wesleyan University as a Koeppel Fellow.
He was a founding producer of The Boston Globe's Data Desk where he used a variety of methods to visualize or tell stories with data. Andrew also was an online producer at The Virginian-Pilot and a staff writer at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He’s a Metpro Fellow, a Chips Quinn Scholar, and a graduate of the University of Texas.
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Almost three dozen teens have died in Connecticut from opioid-related overdoses since 2012. Out of about 2,600 deaths in the state, 33 were of teenagers (or about 1.3 percent). Ages ranged from 14 to 19, and the figures have been climbing since 2013 after falling from ten in 2012.
A new interactive map from the University of Richmond lets users trace the origins of redlining through neighborhood surveys for 150 cities across the country.
In the ’30s and ’40s during the Great Depression, federal officials and local lenders rated mortgage risk in hundreds of cities based on physical conditions, as well as the race and ethnicity and social classes within neighborhoods.
Urban residents of Connecticut were more likely to be admitted to treatment programs funded or operated by the state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services even though rural areas had the highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths.