Judge Rules in Favor of Robinson v. Wentzell, Says Magnet School Discrimination Case Can Move Forward

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — U.S. District Court Judge Stefan R. Underhill on Thursday ruled that a lawsuit against the state and city of Hartford can move forward in challenging the racial quota for magnet schools aimed at integrating metropolitan area schools deemed racially imbalanced. Judge Underhill gave the green light for plaintiffs […]

Judge Rules in Favor of Robinson v. Wentzell, Says Magnet School Discrimination Case Can Move Forward

Mayor Luke Bronin Touts Robust Fiscal Future for Hartford, More Work to Do

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — In his third state of the city address on Monday, Mayor Luke Bronin touted Hartford as a city on the path to fiscal health after having averted a financial crisis. Bronin said the city was fiscally sound and was attracting new businesses such as Insurtech, Stanley Black & […]

Mayor Luke Bronin Touts Robust Fiscal Future for Hartford, More Work to Do

Connecticut Must Support Community Nonprofits

By Gian-Carl Casa Connecticut’s community nonprofits are important contributors to our quality of life and the state needs to support them with adequate funding. Gian-Carl Casa Community nonprofits do many things for people who live and work in our state, things like providing substance-abuse treatment, caring for troubled kids, helping people with disabilities, heating homes […]

Connecticut Must Support Community Nonprofits

Hartford Residents Urged to Share Views on HPD Drones

26 March 2019

HARTFORD — Hartford residents are being urged to share their views about drone surveillance that will be used by the Hartford Police Department. The community conversation will be held 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 25 at the Hartford Public Library for Contemporary Culture. At the event, Drones, Surveillance, Technology and Considerations for Public Safety and […]

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CHS to Run Exhibit on Blacks and the Struggle for Citizenship

25 March 2019

The Connecticut Historical Society will run an exhibit that highlights 50 years of struggle for citizenship by black Americans. The exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, is a new traveling show from the New York Historical Society that explores African Americans’ struggle for full citizenship and equal rights. Connecticut will be the […]

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Hartford Police Chief David Rosado to Retire, Jumps to Private Sector

21 March 2019

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — After about one year on the job, Hartford Police Chief David Rosado will retire in April to take a leadership position in the private sector. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin on Thursday announced that Rosado will take a job with Pratt & Whitney. Rosado’s last day will be April […]

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Blue Earth Compost to Unveil CT’s First Food Scrap Truck

19 March 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Elected officials will help unveil Connecticut’s first food scrap dump truck on Wednesday in Hartford. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Matthew Ritter, Rep. Brandon McGee and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin will join the owner of Blue Earth Compost to highlight the company’s first commercial food scrap collection truck. The […]

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Lunafest Film Festival Comes to Goodwin College

11 March 2019

EAST HARTFORD — Lunafest, a short film festival that supports women, will be at Goodwin College on March 16. The traveling festival features films by women with women leads and range from animation to fictional drama that cover issues such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. The event will begin […]

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Hartford School Goes into ‘Soft Lockdown’ After Threat

05 March 2019

HARTFORD — After the threat of gun violence, a Hartford school went into a “soft lockdown” on Tuesday, according to a police report. Classical Magnet School at 85 Woodland St. went into a Code Yellow at about 12:30 p.m., after reports of a phone call in which someone threatened gun violence. Police arrived at the […]

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Gov. Lamont Appoints Hartford Resident to Lead DMV

01 March 2019

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  A West-End resident in Hartford was appointed to lead Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday appointed Sibongi Magubane as the Commission of DMV. She will begin on April 1, pending consent from the General Assembly. Magubane is a business executive who has served within […]

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Hartford Public High School Celebrates Black History Month

26 February 2019

HARTFORD — Hartford Public High School on Wednesday will continue its celebration of Black History Month with musical guest, Kymberli Joye. Joye was a semi-finalist on the NBC show, The Voice. The Windsor native will be joined by Andre Gray, an inventor and internet pioneer who created the Ringtone and the Ringback. The event will […]

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