Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Fights for ‘agenda for equity’

By KELAN LYONS and KEITH M. PHANEUF Members of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus added their voices Tuesday to the growing calls for systemic reforms that would make life safer and more equitable for Connecticut’s residents of color. Recognizing that “no single bill can right centuries of wrongs, let alone a few summer days in the Capitol,” […]

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Fights for ‘agenda for equity’

A grassroots policing alternative in Hartford spreads its wings

Men Standing Up Against Violence’s community-based stewardship model is expanding YEHYUN KIM :: PHOTO CT MIRROR By ISABELLA ZOU Fred Phillips, right, founder of Men Standing Up Against Violence, and Charles K. Evans share a fist bump on Thursday, July 2 in Hartford. On a recent night, Fred Phillips stood on a historically violent street corner […]

A grassroots policing alternative in Hartford spreads its wings

2020 Political Round Up

By Thomas Nocera, Staff Writer All five of Connecticut’s U.S. House of Representative seats are up for grabs in this year’s election. A field full of Republican hopefuls are intent on staging their own small upset against the five Democratic incumbents. While they might not agree on much, candidates from both parties claim this election […]

2020 Political Round Up

Gov. Lamont Anounces Relief Funds for School Opening

10 August 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that the State of Connecticut is allocating an additional $160 million in funding for school districts to safely reopen. These relief funds add to the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) of $15 million and $111 million from the Elementary and Secondary […]

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Marriott Hartford Workers Scheduled for Mass Layoffs

15 July 2020

By Barry Jenkins, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Very few people are traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. So it came as no surprise that the Marriott Hartford Downtown  will lay off 182 employees and reduce the hours of 21 employees by more than 50 percent, according to a letter filed with the Connecticut Department of Labor. In […]

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Some Businesses Ease Back Into Normalcy

14 July 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD – At least one local business has reopened to a tepid response from the public after the restaurant has being closed for a few months to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Lynne Russell, one of the manager of Sorella’s Italian Restaurant on Main Street in Hartford, said that […]

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Saint Francis Hospital Cuts Staff

09 July 2020

HARTFORD — Many hospital workers in Connecticut will lose thier jobs. St. Francis Hospital in Hartford and three other hospitals in the state will slash its workforce, furlough some workers and reduce hours for others. That’s because hospital revenues have tanked during the pandemic. In a statement, Trinity Health said most of the layoffs are […]

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Hartford Marathon to Go Virtual

08 July 2020

The Hartford Marathon will be virtual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will be online as a virtual event from Oct. 8 through 11. The event will include a new 10K race distance, the 5K race and three new multi-distance race challenges. The purpose is to engage […]

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Hartford Police Investigate Parkville Shooting

07 July 2020

HARTFORD — Hartford Police are investigating shots fired on Monday in the vicinity of Prospect and Capitol avenues, which left a Hartford man dead. Police identified the operatorof a car collision as Junny Lara-Velazquez, 19, of Hartford. He succumbed to his injuries caused by the shooting at 4:06 p.m. on Monday. Police responded to complaints […]

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Journalist to Carsey-Werner: Cease and Desist

31 May 2020

HARTFORD – The Hartford Guardian’s Editor and Publisher Ann-Marie Adams recently sent a letter to The Carsey-Werner Company executives, telling them to cease and desist in thier attempts to profit off the likeness of her and her family because they inspired “The Cosby Show.” Adams sent a cogent letter to Carsey-Werner executives Jim Kraus and […]

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Primary Elections Will Take Place Under New Guidelines

29 May 2020

By Thomas Nocera, Staff Writer WINDSOR — Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill on Thursday outlined how exactly the state planned on holding primary elections during a pandemic to a virtual audience of a few dozen. In the age of surgical masks and social distancing, officials have long been preparing for an unprecedented election season, […]

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