NAACP Sues CT Over Inmate Count Practice for Legislative Districts

By Clarice Silber, ctmirror The NAACP sued Connecticut on Thursday over its method of counting inmates where they are incarcerated when creating legislative districts, arguing the practice dilutes the voting power of urban communities. The civil rights organization said the lawsuit is the first salvo in what could be a national effort to challenge the […]

NAACP Sues CT Over Inmate Count Practice for Legislative Districts

It’s Been a Lousy Week in Politics, and Some of It Is Obama’s Fault

By Jason Johnson, The Root It’s been a horrible week in politics, and it just keeps getting worse. Now, I don’t entirely agree with my colleague Terrell J. Starr’s assessment from yesterday. We’re Fucked I don’t think we’re fucked—yet. But if we are collectively watching the movie of America on a date with Authoritarianism, then […]

It’s Been a Lousy Week in Politics, and Some of It Is Obama’s Fault

CT Dems ‘Shocked’ About Condition of Immigrant Detentions at Border

By ANA RADELAT | ctmirror WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers at the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend said they were moved, and even shocked, by what they saw up close as the effect of  the Trump administration’s immigration policy. “It was worse than we ever thought,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District. DeLauro and Reps. Joe Courtney, D-2nd […]

CT Dems ‘Shocked’ About Condition of Immigrant Detentions at Border

Greater Hartford Groups to Hold Teach-In

17 July 2018

HARTFORD —  The Charter Oak Cultural Center and the Jewish community will hold a “community teach-in” on July 23 in wake of the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. The event entitled “Community Teach-In: Responding to the Trauma of Children at Our Borders” will begin at 6:30 […]

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Hartford Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Colt Park

16 July 2018

HARTFORD — Hartford’s Colt Park just moved to becoming a National Historic Park. Thanks to a $1.5 million grant package from government grants. The package include the $750,000 grant from the National Park Services,  a $50,000 from the state and $300,000 from the city of Hartford. With this package Hartford will be able to “renovate and […]

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Meet the Candidates Forum Set for July 18

12 July 2018

HARTFORD — The Hartford Votes Coalition will present a candidate forum featuring Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor on July 18 at the Hartford Public Library. The public is invited to this free event to meet, hear from and ask questions of the candidates.  All candidates who will be on the Aug. 14 primary ballot […]

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East Hartford Police to Hire New Officers

11 July 2018

EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Police Department is hiring. The Department is accepting applications for the position of entry-level police officer. East Hartford is a demographically diverse community with a population of about 50,000 in an urban/suburban environment. The East Hartford Police Department is one of the largest municipal police departments east of the Connecticut […]

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Stowe Center Presents “Quakers and Civil Rights”

10 July 2018

HARTFORD — The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s Salons at Stowe will present “Quakers, Anti Slavery and Civil Rights: The Past and Present of Faith-Based Activism” on July 21 at the Stowe Center. The free event will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 77 Forrest Street in Hartford. The discussion will be on the history […]

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CREC to Offer Free Summer Meals

03 July 2018

HARTFORD — Capitol Region Education Council will help provide free meals to children 18 and under this summer. Breakfast and lunch will be offered at CREC locations in Hartford, East Hartford and West Hartford. Breakfast will be served from 8:40 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Greater […]

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Monday Night Jazz to Begin July 9

02 July 2018

HARTFORD — The 51st annual Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz series will begin its 2018 season on July 9. The event will feature Michael Palin and the other Orchestra plus the Jason Palmer Quartet featuring Donny McCaslin from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford. The series is presented by the Hartford […]

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CT Launches HIV Program for Five Cities

27 June 2018

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced the launch of Getting to Zero,  a campaign to get to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination.  Wednesday is HIV testing day. G2Z was launched in the five cities with the highest number of people living with HIV: […]

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