Hartford’s Exorbitant Commercial Property Tax Curbs Economic Growth

By Greg Bordonaro and Matt Pilon When D&D Market closed its Franklin Avenue storefront in Sept. 2016, Hartford lost more than a landmark small business. The third-generation family grocer, caterer and purveyor of fresh foods traces its Capital City roots back to 1932, when present-day owner Daniel D’Aprile’s grandfather opened a bustling market that became […]

Hartford’s Exorbitant Commercial Property Tax Curbs Economic Growth

Hartford Boasts Unprecedented Number of Black Candidates for Mayor

By Kindred Gaynor, Staff Writer HARTFORD — There is an unprecedented number of black candidates running for mayor of Hartford. Of the six candidates, five of them are men and one is a woman. The men include State Rep. Brandon McGee, TV entrepreneur J. Stan McCauley, former board of education chairman Craig Stallings, former security […]

Hartford Boasts Unprecedented Number of Black Candidates for Mayor

Give Cities Better Tools to Address Blight

By Luke Bronin and Neil O’Leary In every Connecticut city and many Connecticut towns, you can find neighborhoods weighed down by blight – collapsed roofs, boarded windows, graffiti, overgrown vegetation.  Sometimes it’s just a single blighted property, standing out among well-cared-for homes and businesses.  Sometimes it’s property after property, whole blocks that have fallen victim […]

Give Cities Better Tools to Address Blight

Hartford Residents Get Relocation Assistance

10 July 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer Hundreds of Hartford residents will be able to move from poor housing conditions in the North End of the city. Thanks to a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The foundation awarded a $220,000 grant to the Christian Activities Council, which is starting a new project that will […]

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‘World’s Largest Bounce House’ to Invade Hartford Area

09 July 2019

The Big Bounce America’s 2019 tour is bringing the most action-packedexperience of the year to the Hartford area on July 19. The event will run until July 21 and will feature the world’s largest bounce house, which is 10,000 square-foot, a 900-foot long inflatable obstacle course. The Big Bounce America tour is the largest touring […]

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Hartford Mayor Confirms ICE Officials not in City

08 July 2019

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin wants residents to know that the city was not used as a checkpoint for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation. Hartford Police “have confirmed that this was not an ICE checkpoint,” Bronin tweeted Monday night. Folks, please share this too: @HartfordPolice have confirmed that this was *not* an ICE checkpoint. DHS […]

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Council Candidate Forum Addresses Concerns

29 June 2019

By Kindred Gaynor, Staff Writer HARTFORD — About 65 Hartford residents on Wednesday had their say at a forum with candidates who are vying for a seat on the city council in the November election. The two dominant issues discussed at the round-robin style forum for Democratic candidates were lack of employment opportunities for Hartford […]

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Hartford Holds Public Hearing on Neighborhod Assistance Act

05 June 2019

By Kindred Gaynor, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Katie Glass, the executive director of the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, wants to create a safe environment for artists in an old building that was donated. So she plans to fix it up. That’s why she applied for $143, 002 from the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act. The organization […]

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Hartford Approves 2020 Budget with Slight Increase

29 May 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford residents will see a slight increase of city spending after the City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Luke Bronin’s proposed $573.2 million budget for 2020. City spending will increase by $3.2 million, or less than one percent over the current year. The budget is effective July 1. […]

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Asylum Hill Church to Host Immigrant Advocate

23 May 2019

HARTFORD — Champions of immigrant and refugee’s rights will gather at Asylum Hill Congregation Church this June to hear a keynote address from Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. Manning will deliver the keynote at a forum focusing on the problems and triumphs of immigrant and refugee students. Manning has spent the […]

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Mothers United to Hold Forum on Families and Trauma

22 May 2019

HARTFORD — Mothers United Against Violence will hold a forum on May 23 about families living with trauma. The free event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Parker Memorial Community Center at 2621 Main St. Families will get the opportunity to share their experiences coping with trauma and how they have […]

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