French Tall Ship Hermione To Dock in Newport, Rhode Island

By Liz Kelly, Contributor NEWPORT, R.I. — The largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in 150 years, Hermione, an exact replica of General Lafayette’s Frigate of Freedom, is due to arrive at Fort Adams in Newport. The ship, docking on July 8 for a two-day stay, is reenacting the return of 22 year-old General […]

French Tall Ship Hermione To Dock in Newport, Rhode Island

Nappier Threatened to Warn Investors of CT Pension Crisis

By Keith M. Phaneuf  HARTFORD — State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier threatened last year to warn Connecticut bond investors about legal problems that still leave the state’s pension system at risk of losing its federal tax-exempt status, according to a letter obtained this week by The Mirror. And though she ultimately determined disclosure was not required, […]

Nappier Threatened to Warn Investors of CT Pension Crisis

Is Dominican Immigration Policy Obamafied?

By Roberto Lovato,  Latino Rebels DAJABÓN, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC—On a recent afternoon in this tense border town, a hub for the flow of goods and people between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Haitian immigrants and their Dominican-born children were preparing for the worst: the mass deportations they’d been hearing about for months from railing Dominican politicians and, […]

Is Dominican Immigration Policy Obamafied?

Rep. Himes Offers Condolences for Former Intern

05 July 2015

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer WASHINGTON —  Congressman Jim Himes on Sunday gave his condolences to the family of a former intern, who died after he was stabbed at a Metro station. According to the Associated Press, the District of Columbia police issued an arrest warrant for an alleged suspect, Jasper Spires. D.C. Police said […]

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Police Arrest Four Robbery Suspects

04 July 2015

By Carmen Anderson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — In what police called a high-speed chase from Hartford to Newington and West Hartford, four Hartford residents were arrested after they robbed a package store. Nolan Evans, 22, Traistyn George, 23,  Jose Montanez, 21, and a 14-year-old were charged after allegedly robbing Franklin Avenue Package Store at 402 […]

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Hartford Announces Directory for City Services

03 July 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  With so many social services in the city, Hartford officials are making it easier for residents to get right kind of help for their families. As a result, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra recently announced the launch  of the Hartford Family Resources Directory, a comprehensive guide to more than […]

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Hartford Police Arrest Three for Narcotics

05 June 2015

HARTFORD —  Hartford Police arrested three men on Wednesday for drug and weapons charges, police said. Police arrested James Castaneda, 26, of Hartford was arrested on charges of possessing narcotics and other controlled substances, Henry Dejesus-Morales, 27, of Hartford for  possessing a firearm and narcotics, and Eddie Crespo, 24, of West Hartford for possession of […]

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UConn Health to Address Health Disparities

04 June 2015

FARMINGTON –  Health officials are gearing up to address health disparities in Connecticut. The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at UConn in partnership with the Connecticut Legislative Black & Puerto Rican Caucus and the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, will host the National Health Disparities Elimination Summit at UConn Health in Farmington on  […]

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UConn’s Kevin Ollie to Speak at Summer Soiree

03 June 2015

By Shakira Johnson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Greater Hartford Arts Council will host its first Summer Soirée on June 17 at the historic Philip Cheney Mansion in Manchester with basketball coach Kevin Ollie. Ollie, UConn’s head basketball coach, will speak at the event to benefit the Arts Council’s 2015 United Arts Campaign and Neighborhood […]

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YMCA Honors Former City Councilman Matthews

02 June 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Former City Council Member I. Charles Matthews was recently honored by the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Mathews of West Hartford received the 2014 Robert C. Knox, Jr. YMCA Distinguished Leadership Award at the YMCA’s 162 Annual Meeting. The award honors the memory of the late Robert C. Knox, […]

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Historian to Discuss First Black Female Abolitionist

01 June 2015

HARTFORD – June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month. And in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Dr. Ann-Marie Adams will hold a discussion about race, gender, and education in Connecticut at the Avon Public Library on June 30.   Dr. Adams’ talk entitled Maria Stewart: Alchemy of Race, Gender, and Education in Antebellum Connecticut, will begin at […]

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State Officials: Hurricane Season Begins June 1

29 May 2015

Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  June 1 will mark the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season. As a result, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release reminds residents to be prepared for severe weather that may impact the state. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 with most of the threat […]

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Hartford Man Arrested for Fraud

28 May 2015

HARTFORD — A Hartford man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly collecting more than $18,000 in unemployment compensation benefits. Marcos A. Lozada, 48, of 71 Rowe Ave., in Hartford was charged with one count each of larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud. The arrest is the result […]

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