Endorsed Democratic Candidate Luke Bronin Talks Education, Crime with Residents

By Ann-Marie Mesquita, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Two days after the  Hartford Democratic Town Committee endorsed Luke Bronin for mayor, he made a stop at his Albany Avenue campaign office to discuss crime, education and jobs with city residents. “Hartford wants a Mayor who’s working every single day to make our neighborhoods stronger and safer, who’s fighting […]

Endorsed Democratic Candidate Luke Bronin Talks Education, Crime with Residents

Box Office Revives Puritan Play, The Gallows

FILM REVIEW — Scary movies with a puritan theme is a rare commodity at the box office. So it’s a surprise to see a relatively successful showing of this genre in North American theaters, raking in about $21 million in two weeks. In other territories, it garnered $9.4 million and raked in an impressive worldwide […]

Box Office Revives Puritan Play, The Gallows

New Hampshire Unveils Pumpkin Festival Line Up

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer NEW HAMPSHIRE — New Hampshire is gearing up for its 25th  this fall. As pumpkin plants around the northeast are just beginning to bloom, the organizers —  Let it Shine, Inc., and Sterling Design & Communications — will collaborate  with the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce to provide  programming for Pumpkin […]

New Hampshire Unveils Pumpkin Festival Line Up

What Does the Anthem-Cigna Deal Mean for Consumers?

Arielle Levin Becker | Ct Mirror The announcement Friday that Anthem Inc. plans to buy Bloomfield-based Cigna Corp. comes amid a period of rapid consolidation in the health care industry that some observers have likened to an arms race. Hospitals – seeking, among other things, greater leverage in negotiating with insurers – have increasingly been […]

What Does the Anthem-Cigna Deal Mean for Consumers?

President Obama Visits Kenya, Says Africa is On the Move

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer President Barack Obama on Friday made his first official trip to his father’s homeland: Kenya. Despite a security breach and other concerns, Obama reunited with his 96-year-old grandmother Sarah Obama and his sister Auma Obama in Nairobi. This is the first public–and long sought after–visit with his African relatives since […]

President Obama Visits Kenya, Says Africa is On the Move

Dirt Salon to Present SODALICIOUS

30 July 2015

HARTFORD — The Dirt Salon will present the premier of SODALICIOUS! – a  Pop Art Show featuring a vast exhibit of photography by artist Beth Phillips who has photographed numerous works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, both of whom have been major influences on her own art. “I knew artists Andy Warhol and Jean […]

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Hartford Lawmakers to Discuss Spike in Violence

29 July 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  On the heels of its 19th homicide for the year, Hartford lawmakers will meet with residents to discuss the recent spike in violence. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) will be hosting a forum on July 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Parker Memorial Community Center. […]

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Child Abuse Conference Set for August

27 July 2015

WINDSOR — A conference to help survivors of severe child abuse and torture will be held August at the Double Tree Hotel near Bradley Airport. This conference, schedule from August 7  – 9 between 9 – 5 p.m.., will be  at the DoubleTree Hotel at16 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT. Ritual Abuse And Extreme […]

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Hartford Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

24 July 2015

HARTFORD — A Hartford man is facing charges of  attempted murder after shooting a Windsor man six times, leaving him in critical condition. Deshawn Walton, 20, of Hartford, was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit. Walton allegedly shot  Tequan Vail, 25, of Windsor […]

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Children’s Museum Receives Grant

23 July 2015

WEST HARTFORD —  The New Children’s Museum received a $20,000 grant from SBM Charitable Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the programs for Manchester schools. Through its SAFA programs, the Museum engages students at low-income schools with innovative, hands-on STEM activities. SAFA programs span a wide range of subject matter including engineering, chemistry, zoology, astronomy, […]

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DMV to Close Offices in August, Extends Deadlines

22 July 2015

Fran Wilson, Staff Writer MERIDEN — Connecticut residents will soon have unnecessary waits at a DMV office, state officials said Wednesday. That’s because the Department of Motor Vehicles will close all offices, except driver’s license services, in August while it updates its computer system. The offices will close from Aug. 11 through Aug. 15. and reopen […]

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Hartford Receives Federal Grant for Teen Pregnancy

21 July 2015

HARTFORD — Despite a 20 percent decline in teen births over the past five years, Hartford still has a teen birth rate that is higher than the national average. Thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health, Hartford will have financial support for a new […]

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Meriden Man Charged with Unemployment Fraud

20 July 2015

MERIDEN –A Meriden man was arrested on Monday for using Social Security numbers assigned to two out-of-state women to allegedly collect more than $12,000 in unemployment.   Miguel Mendoza, 28,  of 114 Liberty St. in Meriden was charged with one count each of larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community and unemployment […]

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Hartford Celebrates AmeriCorps

16 July 2015

HARTFORD — During the 50th anniversary celebration of AmeriCorps VISTA, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra on Tuesday announced the launch of the North Hartford Promise Zone AmeriCorps VISTA project. The project aims to assist in achieving the goals of the newly-designated North Hartford Promise Zone, including improving the quality of life for residents through increased economic […]

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Larson and other Officials to Discuss Transportation

15 July 2015

HARTFORD — Rep. John B. Larson on Monday will hold a series of meetings with Rep. Bill Shuster (PA-09), Chairman of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. With the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems in need of repair, it is more important than ever to make critical investments in the interest of public safety. To that […]

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