Secret Investigation After Adam Lanza Shooting in Newtown Prompts News Series in Hartford

HARTFORD — In December 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The killings reverberated across the country—and most definitely here in Hartford. Under the supervision of Lt. Paul Vance, the message one year later to journalists was clear. There was no definitive or singular reason […]

Secret Investigation After Adam Lanza Shooting in Newtown Prompts News Series in Hartford

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

State Charges Hartford Woman With Fraud

07 October 2019

HARTFORD — A Hartford social worker was arrested today and charged with cheating Medicaid out of thousands of dollars by using other social workers’ names to bill for services the government health care program would not pay her to provide. Kathleen Service, 63, of Farmington Avenue, Hartford, was arrested by Inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud […]

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A Fall Message: To Our Readers

06 October 2019

The crisp, autumnal breeze in 2004 did more than stir colorful leaves on our city’s streets. The gentle wind ushered in a revolutionary concept onto Hartford’s media-filled landscape: The Hartford Guardian. Sixteen years ago, the Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, gave birth to The Hartford Guardian to fulfill a […]

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Hartford Police to Investigate Rogue Cop

05 October 2019

HARTFORD — Hartford police are investigating one of thier colleagues: Officer Jay Szepanksi. As a result of this investigation, Szepanksi is no longer in his current role. He was assigned to the property room, pending the outcome of the investigation. Szapanksi is accused of using social media to post profane language about Hartford residents. While […]

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CONNPIRG to Host Voter Registration Day

23 September 2019

HARTFORD — Trinity College students will join a massive push nationwide to register voters. The event, scheduled for Sept. 24 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be at Mather Hall at Trinity College, 300 Summit St. Student volunteers will be encouraging others to write down the reasons why they’re voting on a banner, which […]

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God, The Church and Race in America

22 September 2019

 By Ann-Marie Adams | @annmarieadams April 4, 2014 was a turning point for me as a Christian. During Easter season almost six years ago, I began in earnest to pursue a relationship with God at a Catholic church in Avon, learning the ritual of making the sign of the cross, praying or saying penance. This providential act was […]

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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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