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.

Colleges Promised to Hire More Black Professors, but So Far It’s Been Nothing But Talk

By Matt Krupnick Robert Palmer knows how uncomfortable it can feel to be a black professor at a predominantly white college. He recalls speaking with a white student he was advising at the public Binghamton University in upstate New York, where just 4 percent of tenure-track instructors in 2016 were black, according to federal figures. […]

Colleges Promised to Hire More Black Professors, but So Far It’s Been Nothing But Talk

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business, Hartford, NeighborhoodComments (0)

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business, Hartford, Neighborhood, YouthComments (0)

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business, Nation/World, NeighborhoodComments (0)

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business, Hartford, Neighborhood, PoliticsComments (0)

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in A & E, Neighborhood, YouthComments (0)

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Neighborhood, PoliticsComments (0)

Hartford Gears Up for Nov. 6 Election, Check Both Sides of Ballot

05 November 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The election polls on Tuesday will be opened from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gov. Dan Malloy is asking voters to check both sides of the ballot before they vote. This year, many of the ballots are double sided. To view ballots before going to the poll, you […]

Read the full story

Posted in Hartford, Nation/World, Neighborhood, PoliticsComments (0)

Voter Registration Surges in Hartford

02 November 2018

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Since the 2016 election, more than 10,000 people have registered to vote in Hartford. The number of newly registered Democratic voters rose by 5,148 and the number of newly registered Republican voters rose by 464. Also, the number of newly registered unaffiliated voters nearly matched the Democratic voters […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business, NeighborhoodComments (0)

See more articles in the archive

  • Latest News
  • Tags
  • Subscribe
Advertise Here