#MeToo Founder: Do Better

By MARKESHIA RICKS | NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT Don’t know what to do in the face of the scrutiny brought to bear by the #MeToo movement? Founder Tarana Burke offered a suggestion: Use some common sense. The civil rights activist and sexual assault survivor brought straight talk and no-nonsense candor to a packed Yale Law School auditorium […]

#MeToo Founder: Do Better

Julio Concepcion Takes Seat in Connecticut House

By MARK PAZNIOKAS | ctmirror HARTFORD — Julio Concepcion, a vice president at the MetroHartford Alliance and a Hartford city councilman,  was sworn in Tuesday as a member of the state House of Representatives, bringing the House to full strength and the Democratic advantage back to 80-71. Concepcion won a special election last week to complete the […]

Julio Concepcion Takes Seat in Connecticut House

Connecticut Advocates Blast DeVos For Saying Schools Can Welcome ICE

By ANA RADELAT | ctmirror Immigration advocates in the state and the Connecticut office of the ACLU blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying that a school can chose to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on students believed to be undocumented. “Children should be able to trust and learn from their teachers, not face the prospect […]

Connecticut Advocates Blast DeVos For Saying Schools Can Welcome ICE

Historical Society to Host Irish Music Concert

19 June 2018

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Historical Society will host an outdoor Irish music concert this summer featuring fiddle music, step dancing and old style singing. The quartet of Irish music masters will be held on June 21 at CHS, 1 Elizabeth St. in Hartford from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The concert is one in a series […]

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Beecher Stowe Offers Free Admission for Dads

14 June 2018

HARTFORD — In an effort to honor Father’s Day, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will offer free tours for fathers on June 17. The tour will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the Center at 77 Forest Street in Hartford. The tour will preview the famous author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which will inspire the […]

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Hartford Jazz Society to Hold Contest

11 June 2018

HARTFORD — The Hartford Jazz Society will present its second Emerging Jazz Artists Showcase this summer in Hartford. The winner will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to perform at the Hartford Jazz Society 57th Annual Jazz Cruise. Applications must be submitted by June 16. The Hartford Jazz Society will accept submissions from musicians who […]

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LimeBike Launches in Hartford

06 June 2018

HARTFORD — LimeBike, a bike share program based in California, is now in Hartford. The company launched its pilot program in the capital city on Wednesday. Lime provides affordable, dock-free pedal bikes to cities and college campuses across the United States. And Lime is coming to Hartford at no cost to the city, officials said. […]

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Hartford Public Library to Host West Indian Exhibit

04 June 2018

HARTFORD — The Hartford Public Library on June 7 will open an exhibit featuring West Indians in Greater Hartford. The kick off event for the exhibit, “A Home Away From Home: Greater Hartford’s West Indian Diaspora,” will be from 5:30 p.m. at the Hartford History Center at the library at 500 Main St. Guests will enjoy […]

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Hartford Police Department Seeks New Recruits

31 May 2018

HARTFORD — Beginning June 4, the Hartford Police Department will be accepting applications for new recruits. The department is seeking Hartford residents and nonresidents for its police force. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of application, must provide proof of citizenship and possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid […]

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East Hartford Police to Participate in Torch Run

29 May 2018

EAST HARTFORD — This June, the East Hartford Police will join other police departments around the state to “carry the torch” for a noble cause. More than 20 East Hartford police officers will escort the Connecticut Special Olympics Torch through East Hartford on June 7 as part of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run. This multi-day […]

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Latino Fund to Host Discussion on Impact of Hurricane Maria

24 May 2018

HARTFORD — The Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving will be hosting a discussion on the local impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria have had on the Greater Hartford region. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be on May 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at […]

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