No, Turkey Doesn’t Make you Sleepy – but it may Bring More Trust to Your Thanksgiving Table

By Kevin Bennett ‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys – one for about every five of us. In fact, 29 percent of all turkeys gobbled down in the U.S. are consumed during the holidays. And where turkey is being eaten, […]

No, Turkey Doesn’t Make you Sleepy – but it may Bring More Trust to Your Thanksgiving Table

New Federal Lawsuit Takes on Hartford’s 30-Year School Desegregation Effort — and Challenges the Value of Integration Itself

By Mark Keierleber Standing outside one of the city’s high-performing magnet schools, LaShawn Robinson decried an enrollment process she believes was stacked against her black son. Year after year, her oldest son, Jarod, applied to attend one of the city’s magnet schools, which enroll pupils through a competitive lottery. First on a waiting list three times, […]

New Federal Lawsuit Takes on Hartford’s 30-Year School Desegregation Effort — and Challenges the Value of Integration Itself

Hartford Raises the Age for Buying Tobacco Products. It’s a Good Start.

By Ruth Canovi Congratulations to the Hartford City Council on passing an ordinance that raises the age of sale of tobacco products to 21. The ordinance, which was introduced by Councilman Larry Deutsch, makes Hartford the first city in the State of Connecticut to pass this policy. The ordinance, which includes the purchase of electronic […]

Hartford Raises the Age for Buying Tobacco Products. It’s a Good Start.

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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Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez in Court Again

14 November 2018

By Ann-Marie Adams,  Staff Writer HARTFORD —  Should former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez keep his pension after being convicted of corruption? That’s what a judge will decide on Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court. Attorney George Jepsen sued last year to revoke or reduce Perez’s $2,300 pension. State law allows for the revocation or reduction of […]

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Hartford Groups Form Coalition to Help Reduce Gun Violence

13 November 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — A group of community organizations has formed a coalition in an effort to stave off gun violence in Hartford and will kick off several initiatives at a public safety fair on Nov. 17. The event will be from 11:a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilson-Gray YMCA at 444 […]

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Community Forum on Immigrants Amidst Hate

12 November 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer Immigrants and allies will gather in December to discuss ways to deal with anxiety spawned by hate incidents or deportation and offer viable resources to cope. The event “The Changing Face of America: Immigrants as Assets” is scheduled for Dec. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University […]

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State Rep. Matt Ritter Reelected House Majority Leader

09 November 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  Democratic lawmakers re-elected Hartford State Rep. Matt Ritter to be House Majority Leader. Ritter will be formally installed as Majority Leader on Jan.9. The Democratic caucus met on Thursday and selected their leaders. Ritter(D-Hartford) is a lifelong resident of Hartford who was first elected to the House in […]

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Act Up Theater to Present Annual Performance: Ebony Annie

08 November 2018

HARTFORD — Act Up, a community-based theater group, will present its third annual performance with the play, Ebony Annie. The three-day event will be at the Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. The Broadway-style performance […]

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Hartford Democratic Incumbents Win Races

07 November 2018

HARTFORD — Democratic incumbents easily trounced challengers in thier quest to return to the General Assembly. Incumbent Sen. John Fonfara, a Democrat who represents Senate District 1, easily won his seat over Republican Challenger Barbara Rhue and Green Party Challenger Barbara Barry. Fonfara garnered 10,860 votes over Rhue’s 1,945 and Barry’s 259. Incumbent Sen. Doug […]

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