New Movie Going Experience in West Hartford with Cinépolis

WEST HARTFORD — Greater Hartford residents have another option for how to enjoy the movies. Cinépolis USA, a leading world-class cinema exhibitorknown for its enhanced movie-going concepts, announced this week the grand opening date of August 16 for Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas West Hartford. This announcement comes after a complete transformation of its previous theater that […]

New Movie Going Experience in West Hartford with Cinépolis

Hartford’s Exorbitant Commercial Property Tax Curbs Economic Growth

By Greg Bordonaro and Matt Pilon When D&D Market closed its Franklin Avenue storefront in Sept. 2016, Hartford lost more than a landmark small business. The third-generation family grocer, caterer and purveyor of fresh foods traces its Capital City roots back to 1932, when present-day owner Daniel D’Aprile’s grandfather opened a bustling market that became […]

Hartford’s Exorbitant Commercial Property Tax Curbs Economic Growth

Hartford Boasts Unprecedented Number of Black Candidates for Mayor

By Kindred Gaynor, Staff Writer HARTFORD — There is an unprecedented number of black candidates running for mayor of Hartford. Of the six candidates, five of them are men and one is a woman. The men include State Rep. Brandon McGee, TV entrepreneur J. Stan McCauley, former board of education chairman Craig Stallings, former security […]

Hartford Boasts Unprecedented Number of Black Candidates for Mayor

Kevin Kane to Retire Nov. 1

27 August 2019

Rose Henry, Staff Writer HARTFORD – Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane will retire effective Nov. 1. Gov. Ned Lamont announced Kane’s pending retirement on Tuesday, saying this is a “much deserved retirement” for the state’s seventh and longest serving Chief State’s Attorney since the position was created in 1973. “Kane worked on and oversaw some […]

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Weaver High School Reopens

24 August 2019

By Rose Henry, Staff Writer HARTFORD — It’s official. Weaver High School will reopen on Tuesday. Thanks to a $133 million renovation effort to reestablish a familiar institution in the city’s North End. The new top-tier facility will hold 900 students and include three academies: the Journalism and Media Academy, High School Inc, and the […]

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Wadsworth Atheneum to Present Alive!

23 August 2019

HARTFORD — The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is partnering with Breakfast Lunch & Dinner and Cafeteria Radio to present Alive!, a two-part music series. The event on Sept. 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. will be held in the Wadsworth’s outdoor courtyard where a team of DJ’s will play complementary genres of music joined […]

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CT Tax Week Begins Aug 18

15 August 2019

HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont is reminding consumers in Connecticut that the state’s sales tax-free week begins Aug. 18 and runs through Aug. 24. During this one-week sales tax holiday, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from the sales and use tax. This exemption applies to each eligible […]

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Hartford Residents Get Relocation Assistance

10 July 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer Hundreds of Hartford residents will be able to move from poor housing conditions in the North End of the city. Thanks to a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The foundation awarded a $220,000 grant to the Christian Activities Council, which is starting a new project that will […]

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‘World’s Largest Bounce House’ to Invade Hartford Area

09 July 2019

The Big Bounce America’s 2019 tour is bringing the most action-packedexperience of the year to the Hartford area on July 19. The event will run until July 21 and will feature the world’s largest bounce house, which is 10,000 square-foot, a 900-foot long inflatable obstacle course. The Big Bounce America tour is the largest touring […]

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Hartford Mayor Confirms ICE Officials not in City

08 July 2019

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin wants residents to know that the city was not used as a checkpoint for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation. Hartford Police “have confirmed that this was not an ICE checkpoint,” Bronin tweeted Monday night. Folks, please share this too: @HartfordPolice have confirmed that this was *not* an ICE checkpoint. DHS […]

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Council Candidate Forum Addresses Concerns

29 June 2019

By Kindred Gaynor, Staff Writer HARTFORD — About 65 Hartford residents on Wednesday had their say at a forum with candidates who are vying for a seat on the city council in the November election. The two dominant issues discussed at the round-robin style forum for Democratic candidates were lack of employment opportunities for Hartford […]

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