How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

By Cynthia Gordy Giwa Hello from the otherrr siiiiide… You did it! In this month’s midterm election, you and a whole lot of your fellow voters turned out to the polls to make your voices heard. But you’re not done yet. Voting is just the beginning! The User’s Guide to Democracy has always wanted to […]

How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

Hartford’s Winterfest is Open Now Through Jan. 3

HARTFORD — Hartford Winterfest has opened and will run until Jan. 3. Greater Hartford residents can now participate in carousel at the Bushnell Park and free ice skating. Thanks to a $30, 000 grant from United Bank. The grant from United Bank is to ensure that the event is free and open to the public from […]

Hartford’s Winterfest is Open Now Through Jan. 3

CT Latinos Voter Turnout Signals New Political Engagement

By ANA RADELAT | CTmirror Across the nation there was a significant jump in Latino participation in the midterm election, and most likely in Connecticut, too. Latinos have for years had the potential to become a powerful voting bloc. But their failure to turn up at the polls has historically hurt their political clout. In this […]

CT Latinos Voter Turnout Signals New Political Engagement

Rally Scheduled for Hartford Woman Facing Deportation

11 December 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — In an effort to keep a Hartford woman in the country, supporters will hold a rally against her deportation on Monday. Wayzaro Walton is scheduled to leave behind a wife and daughter on Dec. 14. That’s after she received a final removal order from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. […]

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Hartford Police Recover Stolen Vehicles and Gun, Make Arrests

10 December 2018

HARTFORD — Hartford Police recovered several stolen vehicles, an illegal fire arm and made multiple arrests over the weekend after a recent spike in violent crimes in the South End. Police conducted a stolen vehicle operation in the South End and found three stolen vehicles. One vehicle was occupied by two people, one adult and […]

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Hartford Police Arrest Bristol Man in Teen Death

07 December 2018

HARTFORD — Hartford Police arrested a Bristol man in the death of a Hartford teen and the injury of another on Wednesday. William Moore, 24, of Bristol was arrested after police said he opened fire on two teens during a personal feud. Seventeen-year-old Karlonzo Taylor died and another 17-year-old was in serious but stable condition at […]

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Lamont Taps Hartford Budget Director for Top Post

04 December 2018

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  A Hartford finance official will become Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s budget chief come January. Melissa McCaw was tapped on Tuesday to be the next secretary of policy and management to oversee the state’s budget. She will be the state’s first African American budget director. McCaw, 39, of Hartford, has […]

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Hartford to Receive Money for Displaced Students

29 November 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Hartford Public Schools will receive about $600,000 from the state to help displaced students affected by Hurricane Maria and other storms. The City Council will have a public hearing on Dec. 17 to discuss how the funds will be allocated. Hartford was home to about 400 displaced students […]

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Gov. Dannel Malloy Invites Public to Open House at Residence

26 November 2018

HARTFORD — The Governor’s mansion in Hartford will be opened to the public in December. Gov. Dannel Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy recently announced that the residence will be decorated and open for tours on Dec. 7, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There […]

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Hartford Receives Loan for Housing

21 November 2018

HARTFORD — Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood will see renovations to buildings for affordable housing. Thanks to a $2.8 million loan from the Department of Housing. The loan was granted to the Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford, Inc. to assist in the moderate rehabilitation of an existing thirteen building development. The project includes 68 affordable residential […]

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FBI Report: Hartford Sees Increase in Hate Crimes

20 November 2018

Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford reported four hate crimes in 2017, according to the 2018 Federal Bureau of Investigation report. That’s an increase from 2016, mirroring the national trend of an uptick in hate crimes in 2017 compared to 2016. Of the 107 Connecticut law enforcement agencies that provided information about crimes motivated by […]

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