Lighting the way to safe, permanent homes for kids

By Josiah Brown November is National Adoption Month.  Amid the opioid epidemic, with the number of Connecticut children in foster care increasing past 4,300 (after having earlier dropped below 4,000)— and with the total number of children under the juvenile court’s jurisdiction due to abuse or neglect exceeding 10,000 per year— let’s consider ways to help these […]

Lighting the way to safe, permanent homes for kids

No Bail, No Justice: How Politics and Poverty Trap People in Prisons

By Christian Spencer, Staff Writer HARTFORD — For Wayne Francis, the wait to get out of prison was a bit much. Francis, a Hartford-based attorney, was charged with first-degree larceny in 2017 and had to wait more than two years before he could cobble up about $200, 000 of his $2 million bail bond to […]

No Bail, No Justice: How Politics and Poverty Trap People in Prisons

Some Hartford Residents Accuse Officials of Voter and Ethnic Media Suppression

Voters say City Officials are behind voter and media suppression that seek to undermine the minority population's vote.

Some Hartford Residents Accuse Officials of Voter and Ethnic Media Suppression

Five Hartford Schools to Participate in UN Program

04 December 2019

HARTFORD — More than 1,000 students from 35 high schools across Connecticut will gather on Friday to debate critical global issues such as human trafficking and the Opiod crisis at the University of Hartford. The 67th annual Model United Nations program will be from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7 in the Lincoln Theater at the […]

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Hartford Winterfest Opens

02 December 2019

HARTFORD — Winterfest Hartford returned to the Bushnell Park on Friday. The winter festival is in its 10th year of featuring free tutoring in skating and skate rentals, photos with Santa and, of course, the carousel. The fun began on Nov. 29 and will go through Jan. 20 for the entire family. Outdoor ice skating […]

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Wooden Installs New Deputy Treasurer

26 November 2019

HARTFORD — State Treasurer Shawn Wooden on Tuesday appointed Darrell V. Hill as the Deputy Treasurer. Hill will join the office on Dec. 16. Hill, 48, was director of finance at Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance marketplace. Previously, Hill served as interim Chief Financial Officer for New Haven Public Schools and CFO and […]

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Hartford Officials Open Warming Center

14 November 2019

HARTFORD — Cold weather is expected. And the capital city wants to help keep the homeless warm during the chill. Hartford officials will have day-time warming centers and an overnight warming center open this week.  The overnight warming center will be at the Arroyo Recreation Center, and it will be open from 7 p.m. – […]

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Organizer, LGH President Ted Carroll to Retire

13 November 2019

After more than 30 years, community organizer Ted Carroll will retire as President next summer from Leadership Hartford. The effective date is June 30. Carroll recently announced his retirement to the organization’s board of directors.  The board has begun a national search for his successor. The LGH was founded in 1986. It trains and connects […]

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FBI Warns Residents of Hoax

11 November 2019

G. Shirley, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Haven on Monday said that residents in urban areas may be receiving a call saying they are the subject of an FBI investigation. FBI New Haven posted the news on twitter to warn potential victims of scammers. Hoax alert! If you receive […]

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The Cosby Show And Me

09 November 2019

One woman’s journey after she learned The Cosby Show was based on her family in the 1980s. By Ann-Marie Adams, Ph.D.  | @annmarieadams What if I told you that The Cosby Show was partly based on me and my family? You would probably not believe it. But it is true. That’s the conclusion after a seven-year […]

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Hartford’s First Black Female Mayor Dies

07 November 2019

Her Death Was Reported One Year Later By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Former Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon-Perry , who was the city’s first black female mayor, died last November. She was 87. Her death was reported last week by relatives including Richard Howard, one year after she died from a heart attack at […]

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