In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson to Perform in CT

By Candice Dodd, Staff Writer An actor, singer and stand-up comedian, Tommy Davidson is a force to be reckon with in the entertainment industry. Known for his role in the hit series comedy show, In Living Color and the voice of “Oscar Proud” for the Disney cartoon series, The Proud Family, Davidson was made into […]

In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson to Perform in CT

Former US Sailor Rocks Boat with Federal Lawsuit

By Aatif Ali Bokhari, Muslim Observer Being a US sailor allowed Jonathan Berts a chance to travel around the world and study Arabic and Islam, but he says his commitment to faith resulted in mistreatment and an unfair dismissal. The nine-year veteran filed a federal lawsuit last month in Sacramento for being illegally denied his […]

Former US Sailor Rocks Boat with Federal Lawsuit

Connecticut Braces for Winter Storm Juno

By Ann-Marie Mesquita, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Winter Storm Juno is on its way and it’s expected to pack a punch for the Northeast. Weather forecasters are predicting white out conditions and potentially record-breaking snowfall for Connecticut and other states along the coast for Monday and Tuesday. More than a foot of snow is slated […]

Connecticut Braces for Winter Storm Juno

Commish Questions Walmart’s Check Cashing Business

30 January 2015

HARTFORD — Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan said on Friday that income tax check cashing being offered at some Walmart stores for the first time this year is “just a way to lure taxpayers into spending at Walmart the minute they get their hard-earned refunds.” As a result, Sullivan’s office contacted Wal-Mart to […]

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New Haven Man Busted for Violating State Ethics

29 January 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  A Mental Health and Addiction Services employee was busted for violating the state’s code of ethics when he used state money and time to do his own business, according to state officials. State officials said Jason Spann of New Haven violated the Code of Ethics used the state’s […]

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Police Arrest Hartford Man for Operating Drug Factory

28 January 2015

Ann-Marie Mesquita, Staff Writer HARTFORD — A Hartford man was arrested for allegedly operating a drug factory in  his Southend apartment. Police said that on Jan. 21, narcotic agents found about 1,500 feet of stash stashed in  Josiah Pinault’s apartment. Pinault, 35, of 191 and 193 Jefferson St. in Hartford was arrested for narcotics as […]

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School Choice Begins in Connecticut

27 January 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  School Choice Week starts on Monday in Connecticut and across America. From now until Jan.  31, there will be 153 school choice events across the state. The events are part of National School Choice Week, which will feature 11,082 events across America – the largest celebration of educational […]

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CT Drivers Get Extension on Renewing Licenses

26 January 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — In wake of the severe snow storm set to blanket the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced an order that will allow drivers an extension of renewing thier driver’s licenses. The governor’s action covers expiration dates and periods of validity for motor vehicle registrations, licenses, permits, […]

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US Attorney: CT Faces ‘Alarming’ Number of Complaints

25 January 2015

By Candice Dodd, Staff Writer The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut is facing “an alarming number” of complaints from parents about the discrimination of children in public and private schools. Deidre M. Daly, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said that the office receives a large volume of complaints from parents and […]

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Two Men Charged for Windsor Bank Robbery

23 January 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer WINDSOR — Two Greater Hartford area men were arrested for stealing more than &80,000 at First Niagara Bank in Windsor. David Johnson, 27, of Enfield and Odain Johnson, 21, of Hartford were charged with armed robbery According to police reports, the two men wearing masks went into First Niagara at […]

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Malloy Picks Commish for Department of Correction

22 January 2015

Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Department of Correction will soon have a new leader: Scott Semple. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently nominated Scott Semple to serve as commissioner of the Department. Currently, Semple is the acting Commissioner. “Scott has extensive experience and knowledge of the inner workings of the Connecticut Department of Correction, […]

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Hartford Mayor Announces ‘Open Budget’

21 January 2015

HARTFORD — In anticipation of the upcoming budget season, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra on Wednesday announced the launch of “Open Budget,” an interactive website that allows users to examine the City’s operating budget, spending data, capital improvement projects and Board of Education funds. The new web-based app presents the city’s operating and capital improvements budget […]

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Report: Dysfunction in Registrars Office

20 January 2015

By Ann-Marie Mesquita, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Registrar of Voters Officer is a study in incompetence and dysfunction, according to a report released on Friday by the City Council Committee of Inquiry. In November, Mayor Pedro Segarra formed the committee after Hartford voters showed up at polls at 6 a.m. and found that those […]

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