Time to Gear Up for District and Magnet School Lottery

By Madeline Perez De Jesus My daughter benefits from a different education reality than I did. My own working-class Puerto Rican parents, conversely, thought that all public schools were the same. My guidance counselor convinced my parents to allow me to apply to a prestigious exam high school in New York City allowing me to by-pass […]

Time to Gear Up for District and Magnet School Lottery

Veterans to Host an Evening of Comedy to Benefit Veterans

BRIDGEPORT — Veterans will be helping veterans when three comedians perform on March 8. Homes for the Brave, Treehouse Comedy Productions, and Funny4Funds will present a lively and memorable night out at the Third Annual “For Veterans By Veterans” Comedy Night, hosted at Vazzano’s Four Seasons at 337 Kenyon St. in Stratford. The “For Veterans By […]

Veterans to Host an Evening of Comedy to Benefit Veterans

The Losers in this Competition: Hartford Students

By Julia Rosenblatt and Ajia Loomis Let us say first that we believe in magnet schools. We believe in neighborhood schools, too. Unfortunately, we believe the state has done everything in it’s power to avoid taking real responsibility for Hartford schools, despite the Sheff v. O’Neill ruling that says they are obligated to combat segregation and provide equal […]

The Losers in this Competition: Hartford Students

United Way to Host Legislative Forum on Financial Hardship

18 February 2019

HARTFORD — The Connecticut United Way on Feb. 25 will host a legislative forum in Hartford about the “true scope of financial hardship” and how working families can achieve financial security. The forum will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 2E at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave. in Hartford. The forum […]

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Hartford Receives HUD Grant to Combat Homelessness

15 February 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford officials have secured housing vouchers to help combat youth homelessness in the city Mayor Luke Bronin announced the news on Friday, saying vouchers are one of the most effective ways of addressing homelessness. The city applied to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and secured 83 […]

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Legislative Caucus Urges Residents to Participate in Forum

12 February 2019

HARTFORD — The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus is urging Greater Hartford residents to participate in a public forum to address general issues facing thier communities. The forum will be on Feb. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. People who wish to speak must sign […]

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Hartford Police Launch Body Camera Program

04 February 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford Police officers will now be wearing body cameras. The Hartford Police Department on Monday launched its body camera pilot program in an effort to encourage transparency, city officials said. “Our police department has demonstrated a strong commitment to transparency and accountability, and body worn cameras will strengthen that […]

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Hartford Officials Invite Residents to Apply for Grants to Combat Blight

31 January 2019

HARTFORD — Hartford officials want city residents to join in its fight against blight. The city is now accepting applications for $1,000 grants offered to help combat blight in the Frog Hollow neighborhood, an initiative to encourage grassroots participation in the Love Your Block program. The grant application is here. Applications are due on March 1 […]

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State Rep. Brandon McGee Launches Campaign for Mayor

30 January 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford State Rep. Brandon McGee on Monday announced his candidacy for mayor. The Hartford native kicked off his campaign on Barbour Street, calling for a united city of different enclaves pitted against each other. McGee, 34, was recently elected to serve a fourth term as a two-town representative in […]

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Connecticut Science Center to Host Technovation

24 January 2019

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Science Center will launch a Technovation program on Jan. 26 and is inviting girls 10-18 to join in. The global technology education program will have girls create a mobile application that addresses a problem in their own community. The Center will be hosting the event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 […]

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Urban League of Greater Hartford Hires New President

22 January 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Urban League of Greater Hartford has a new president: David J. Hopkins. Hopkins, a primary care executive from Pittsburgh, was selected after a nationwide search. His first day was Jan. 15. Urban League Board Chair Paul Dworkin said the search committee was fortunate to have recruited Hopkins from […]

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