Senators Push DOD to Revise Policies for Gay Service Members

 By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and 22 other senators are calling for  an update to the equal opportunity policies to protect gay military service members from discrimination, harassment, or intimidation. In their letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Thursday, the senators explained that the 2011 […]

Senators Push DOD to Revise Policies for Gay Service Members

White House Agrees to Sign if Senate Passes NSA Reform Bill

By Ann-Marie Adams, White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — White House officials said Thursday that President Barack Obama would sign the USA Freedom Act if the Senate passes a bipartisan bill aimed at rolling back the government’s authority to spy on its own citizens.   This attempt at National Security Agency reform in Congress, officials said, […]

White House Agrees to Sign if Senate Passes NSA Reform Bill

Obama Tackles Climate Change in Graduation Speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy

By Ann-Marie Adams, White House Correspondent NEW LONDON — In his commencement speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday, President Barack Obama addressed the issue of climate change, saying there has been too much equivocation in Congress about a dramatic change to the climate, which has implications for national security.   Obama […]

Obama Tackles Climate Change in Graduation Speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy

It Takes a Village to Gain Citizenship

New America Media, Op-ed, Carlos Amador Last month, after over a decade living undocumented in the United States, I became a citizen. As I watched my family waving and cheering during the ceremony, I was overcome with a strange rush of emotions. I felt joy to finally reach this milestone. But it was also a […]

It Takes a Village to Gain Citizenship

Baltimore 6 File Motion to Toss Case and Remove Marilyn Mosby

By Lynette Holloway, The Root Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announces on May 1, 2015, that criminal charges will be filed against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 and died a week later of spinal injuries suffered while he was in police custody. […]

Baltimore 6 File Motion to Toss Case and Remove Marilyn Mosby

DOJ Charges Hartford Man with Larceny

22 May 2015

HARTFORD — A Hartford man was arrested and charged with fraudulently collecting more than $14,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits. Deochand Hemchand, 39, of 30 Bristol Street, Hartford, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count each of larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud. According to the arrest […]

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YMCA Welcomes New President and CEO

21 May 2015

HARTFORD —  There will be a new face in Hartford soon. The YMCA of Greater Hartford hired Harold Sparrow to be its fifth President and CEO. Sparrow comes to Connecticut from the YMCA of Greater Boston, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations and previously as Senior Vice President of Development. […]

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Charter School Advocates Fight Budget Cuts

20 May 2015

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Nearly 40, 000 Connecticut children attend under performing schools and many of them can’t read or do math at grade level, charter school advocates said this week while touting the number of people signed a petition demanding support for charter schools.   The Coalition For Every Child on […]

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Connecticut Historical Society Opens Exhibit

19 May 2015

HARTFORD — A 1798 map of Connecticut’s Western Reserve, which extended to Ohio, a brass button display and a lithograph of P.T. Barnum’s life are among the 50 items that are now on display in the Connecticut Historical Society’s new ‘Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories’ exhibit. The exhibit opened on Tuesday, culminating a five-month crowdsourcing history […]

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UConn Breaks Ground for New Campus

18 May 2015

HARTFORD – UConn students and administrators, state and local officials celebrated the start of construction on the university’s new downtown Hartford campus by breaking ground and raising the UConn flag at the site Monday. The campus will be anchored by the former Hartford Times building, where UConn President Susan Herbst was joined Monday by Gov. […]

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President Obama to Visit Connecticut

15 May 2015

Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday will travel to New London to give a commencement address and much support for a fundraiser event in the area. The President will give the address at the 134th commencement at the United States Coast Guard Academy and attend a Democratic National Convention meeting […]

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