Give Cities Better Tools to Address Blight

By Luke Bronin and Neil O’Leary In every Connecticut city and many Connecticut towns, you can find neighborhoods weighed down by blight – collapsed roofs, boarded windows, graffiti, overgrown vegetation.  Sometimes it’s just a single blighted property, standing out among well-cared-for homes and businesses.  Sometimes it’s property after property, whole blocks that have fallen victim […]

Give Cities Better Tools to Address Blight

We Need a New Approach to Educating Connecticut Children

By Matthew Borrelli M To Beth Bye, Connecticut Commissioner of Early Childhood: My goal is to present data that supports the conclusion that there is a cadre of families and children that for decades has not been able to benefit from a regular education. The evidence will support the position that the present Pre-K-12 structure […]

We Need a New Approach to Educating Connecticut Children

TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

The full-body scanners at airports across the country frequently give false alarms for Afros, braids, twists and other hairstyles popular among black women. By Brenda Medina and Thomas Frank, ProPublica Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run […]

TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

Hartford Holds Public Hearing on Neighborhod Assistance Act

05 June 2019

By Kindred Gaynor, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Katie Glass, the executive director of the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, wants to create a safe environment for artists in an old building that was donated. So she plans to fix it up. That’s why she applied for $143, 002 from the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act. The organization […]

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Hartford Approves 2020 Budget with Slight Increase

29 May 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford residents will see a slight increase of city spending after the City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Luke Bronin’s proposed $573.2 million budget for 2020. City spending will increase by $3.2 million, or less than one percent over the current year. The budget is effective July 1. […]

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Asylum Hill Church to Host Immigrant Advocate

23 May 2019

HARTFORD — Champions of immigrant and refugee’s rights will gather at Asylum Hill Congregation Church this June to hear a keynote address from Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. Manning will deliver the keynote at a forum focusing on the problems and triumphs of immigrant and refugee students. Manning has spent the […]

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Mothers United to Hold Forum on Families and Trauma

22 May 2019

HARTFORD — Mothers United Against Violence will hold a forum on May 23 about families living with trauma. The free event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Parker Memorial Community Center at 2621 Main St. Families will get the opportunity to share their experiences coping with trauma and how they have […]

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East Hartford Summer Camp Invites Applications

16 May 2019

EAST HARTFORD — East Hartford Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for six different summer camps. The summer camps are open to children and teens from three-years-old to 15-years-old. The camp will be held at different sites throughout the town  and will begin the week of June 24 and run for seven weeks, except […]

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Hartford Agency Receives $2 Million for Reentry Programs

15 May 2019

HARTFORD — The Community Partners in Action recently received a $2 million grant to help reintegrated ex-felons into the Greater Hartford community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded the five-year grant to the agency to offer reentry services for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders […]

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Real Art Ways Debuts Documentary on First Filmmaker

10 May 2019

HARTFORD — When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she became the first female filmmaker. But she was erased from the history books. Until now. A new film directed by Pamela B. Green and narrated by Jodi Foster tells the untold story of Guy-Blaché . It’s called, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice […]

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Know Good Market Returns for Fourth Season in Parkville

09 May 2019

HARTFORD — Hartford residents will have a chance to sample a variety of cuisines on Thursday at this year’s Know Good out-door market in Parkville. The Know Good Market will be held on May 9 at 30 Bartholomew Ave. — between 1429 Park St. and the Tradehouse on Bartholomew Ave — in Hartford from 5 […]

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