How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

By Cynthia Gordy Giwa Hello from the otherrr siiiiide… You did it! In this month’s midterm election, you and a whole lot of your fellow voters turned out to the polls to make your voices heard. But you’re not done yet. Voting is just the beginning! The User’s Guide to Democracy has always wanted to […]

How to Get Your Lawmakers to Listen

Hartford’s Winterfest is Open Now Through Jan. 3

HARTFORD — Hartford Winterfest has opened and will run until Jan. 3. Greater Hartford residents can now participate in carousel at the Bushnell Park and free ice skating. Thanks to a $30, 000 grant from United Bank. The grant from United Bank is to ensure that the event is free and open to the public from […]

Hartford’s Winterfest is Open Now Through Jan. 3

CT Latinos Voter Turnout Signals New Political Engagement

By ANA RADELAT | CTmirror Across the nation there was a significant jump in Latino participation in the midterm election, and most likely in Connecticut, too. Latinos have for years had the potential to become a powerful voting bloc. But their failure to turn up at the polls has historically hurt their political clout. In this […]

CT Latinos Voter Turnout Signals New Political Engagement

Lamont Selects Paul Mounds as First Chief Operating Officer

14 December 2018

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Governor-elect Ned Lamont selected a Hartford native and  public policy veteran to be the state’s first chief operating officer, one of 38 in the nation. Lamont tapped Paul Mounds, 33,  to be the point person for all the state’s commissioners. Mounds will report to Ryan Drajewicz, Lamont’s chief of […]

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Hartford to Hold Gun Buy Back Program This Saturday

13 December 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Hartford Police Department will hold its annual “Gun Buy Back” program on Dec. 15. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Renewal Team 555 Windsor Ave. Unwanted fire arms will be exchanged for Stop and Shop gift cards of up to $250 […]

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Rally Scheduled for Hartford Woman Facing Deportation

11 December 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — In an effort to keep a Hartford woman in the country, supporters will hold a rally against her deportation on Monday. Wayzaro Walton is scheduled to leave behind a wife and daughter on Dec. 14. That’s after she received a final removal order from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. […]

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Hartford Police Recover Stolen Vehicles and Gun, Make Arrests

10 December 2018

HARTFORD — Hartford Police recovered several stolen vehicles, an illegal fire arm and made multiple arrests over the weekend after a recent spike in violent crimes in the South End. Police conducted a stolen vehicle operation in the South End and found three stolen vehicles. One vehicle was occupied by two people, one adult and […]

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Hartford Police Arrest Bristol Man in Teen’s Death

07 December 2018

HARTFORD — Hartford Police arrested a Bristol man in the death of a Hartford teen and the injury of another on Wednesday. William Moore, 24, of Bristol was arrested after police said he opened fire on two teens during a personal feud. Seventeen-year-old Karlonzo Taylor died and another 17-year-old was in serious but stable condition at […]

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Lamont Taps Hartford Budget Director for Top Post

04 December 2018

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD —  A Hartford finance official will become Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s budget chief come January. Melissa McCaw was tapped on Tuesday to be the next secretary of policy and management to oversee the state’s budget. She will be the state’s first African American budget director. McCaw, 39, of Hartford, has […]

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Hartford to Receive Money for Displaced Students

29 November 2018

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The Hartford Public Schools will receive about $600,000 from the state to help displaced students affected by Hurricane Maria and other storms. The City Council will have a public hearing on Dec. 17 to discuss how the funds will be allocated. Hartford was home to about 400 displaced students […]

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Gov. Dannel Malloy Invites Public to Open House at Residence

26 November 2018

HARTFORD — The Governor’s mansion in Hartford will be opened to the public in December. Gov. Dannel Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy recently announced that the residence will be decorated and open for tours on Dec. 7, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There […]

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