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CT Lost 7,200 Jobs in October, but Jobless rate Improved to 5.1 percent


Connecticut’s unemployment rate declined three-tenths of a point to 5.1 percent in October, despite the loss of 7,200 jobs, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

Over the last 12 months, non-farm employment has now grown by just 3,200 jobs, or 0.2 percent.

“Connecticut’s two monthly measures of labor market health continue to send mixed signals,” said Andy Condon, director of the department’s Office of Research. “Payroll job counts have declined for four consecutive months, indicating a significant slowing of recent job growth trends. However, the residential employment survey and model continue to show increasing employment, decreasing unemployment and a significant drop in the unemployment rate. We will have to await further data to see which direction our labor markets are headed.”

Private sector employment fell by 4,200 jobs, or 0.3 percent, in October while the public sector lost 3,000 jobs, dropping 1.3 percent.

Connecticut now has recovered 82,200 of the 119,100 jobs lost in the last recession, about 69 percent. The state now is in its 80th month of recovery without tying or setting a new job peak.

After four consecutive months of job losses, two economists warned these numbers don’t paint a positive picture.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Peter Gioia, senior economist for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “There were some bright spots in the report as construction and mining, manufacturing, and financial services—all core industries here in Connecticut—added jobs.”

“But there’s nothing you can sugarcoat when we’re down to only 3,000 jobs year over year added in the state,” he added.

Our worst-case job scenario seems to be unfolding at the worst possible time when the domestic economy is also showing signs of weakness,” said Don Klepper-Smith, an economist with DataCore Partners in Durham and former chief economic advisor to Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

Connecticut now has lost 13,800 jobs over the last two months, and 14,900 over the last four, “suggesting in strong terms that the state’s labor market (is) clearly in retreat,” he added, warning this could be “an important turning point in the overall Connecticut job picture.”

The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford labor market was the only market to add jobs in October, gaining 700 positions. The New Haven and Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk markets lost 2,600 jobs each, while Norwich-New London-Westerly was down 300 positions in October.

Four of the state’s 10 major industry super-sectors gained jobs in October, led by the “other-services” super-sector, which added 1,100 jobs. Gains also were recorded in construction and mining, manufacturing, and financial activities.

While the government super-sector was down 3,000 jobs, losses also were recorded in: professional and business services; education and health services; leisure and hospitality; trade, transportation and utilities; and information.

“Unfortunately, these devastating job numbers speak to the fact that businesses have lost confidence in the state,” Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano of North Haven said. “They are either closing or laying people off because of the extreme uncertainty of future budget deficits. That is why as Republicans and Democrats we need to get together to reverse this trend and show that we are ready to change our state. We need to get into a room now, start a discussion and share our ideas to make a difference.”

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First Choice Health Offers Classes for Diabetes Month


HARTFORD — November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.

This month, First Choice Health Centers will be hosting a number of events to help educate our community on how healthy lifestyle choices can benefit those with   or without this chronic medical condition.

In addition to our events listed below, First Choice Health Centers is proud to offer Care Coordination services to our patients.  The goal of our Care Coordinators is to help our patients navigate the health care system which can often be overwhelming for someone with a chronic disease like Diabetes.  Our Care Coordinators help diabetic patients manage appointments with our Primary Care, Podiatry, Eye Care & Nutrition teams; connect them with outreach services such as SNAP, Medicaid/Medicare enrollment if needed.

They will also communicate with hospital or rehabilitation facilities if the occasion arises.

For more information about our Care Coordinators, please contact Dr. Colleen Rankine, PhD at 860-610-6142 ext. 142

Nov 23rd
Prenatal Yoga @ 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Relieve some of prenatal stress with our experienced yoga instructor with specific stretches to help you and your baby. Call 860-528-1359 ext. 168 to RSVP!

Nov 16th
Diabetes Open House: Learn important information from our guest speaker Anne Lanza a community dietitian with Nova Nordisk about diabetes. Open to public, refreshments will be provided.

Nov 28th
Spanish Speaking Nutrition Class @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Basic nutrition class for Spanish-speakers. Topics discussed will be Nutrition labels, basic nutrients, portion sizes, diabetes, and tips for eating healthy on the go.  Got questions about eating healthy?? Bring them to us and we’ll give you answers!

Location for all events:
First Choice Health Centers
110 Connecticut Boulevard, East Hartford CT 06108
2nd floor Conference Room

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Mayor Ganim Swears In New Health Director


BRIDGEPORT —  Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday swore in a new Director of Health for the city of Bridgeport.

Maritza Bond brings extensive experience in health administration including nearly a decade with the Eastern Area Health Education Center covering Eastern Connecticut from a base in New London, serving as the organization’s executive director for the last four years.  Bond also has experience managing immunization, medical interpretation  and other programs for diverse populations in the Bridgeport area and the Naugatuck Valley.

Bond’s first official day as Bridgeport Director of Health was on Nov. 1  and according to Connecticut state law, she is now sworn in for a term of four years, to conclude on October 31, 2020.

She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and holds a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington.

Bond was nominated for the position by Mayor Ganim after a thorough search and was overwhelmingly approved by the Bridgeport city council on Oct. 17, 2016.

“I am very happy to have Maritza Bond as part of our administration, I am sure she will serve the residents of Bridgeport extremely well,” said Mayor Ganim.  “She clearly has passion and energy for this work and we look forward to years of accomplishments in improving public health in our city that Maritza will lead.”

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English Language Learners And Special Education Students Will Pay The Price For Hartford Mayor’s Bankruptcy Strategy


By David Medina

Welcome to the Hartford where everything is designed to shield Mayor Luke Bronin from the consequences of his own decisions.

Hartford Public Schools, for example, made two interrelated announcements back-to-back during the week of October 10th, to persuade city residents that their children will receive a better education if certain neighborhood schools are shut down.

In the first instance, the Board of Education unveiled the first draft of Equity 2020, the plan to close four low-performing underutilized neighborhood schools and shove their 3,500 students into the rest of the low-performing neighborhood schools.

The better funded Sheff magnet schools that are focused on luring white students from the suburbs will remain untouched.

The school board, under the direction of chairman Richard Wareing, is expected to approve Equity 2020  in December, so that the targeted schools are eliminated from the budget for the school year that begins in August of 2017.

the-hartford-guardian-OpinionIn the second instance, the board appointed a search committee to find a qualified educator to replace outgoing Superintendent Beth Schiavino Narvaez, and be the henchman who implements Equity 2020.

Despite its name, there is no equity in Equity 2020. It is simply a brutal, slash-and-burn blueprint for rapidly shutting down the Martin Luther King, Burns Latino Studies, Thirman Milner and the Simpson-Waverly neighborhood schools.

The plan offers three scenarios under which the four doomed schools would close. The only real difference between them is the pattern for redistributing the displaced students throughout the school system.

Equity 2020 also calls for terminating the leases on schools that operate in rented spaces and doubling them up with schools that are located in city-owned buildings. As such, High School, Inc. and the Kinsella high school students would join the Journalism and Media Academy in the renovated Weaver High School building.

The plan makes no provisions for meeting the educational needs of the displaced students or for such things as after-school programs, transportation services, dental and health clinics, security, custodial services and school meals. That ugly task would have to be completed by whoever replaces Schiavino-Narvaez and the central office staff well before the first day of school in August.

The basic objective of the plan is to use the money saved from closing the schools to help Mayor Bronin eliminate the city’s enormous budget deficit and allegedly avoid bankruptcy without alienating Bronin’s political base. Neighborhood schools, including the ones targeted for closure, have increasingly become a dumping ground for Special Education students and the largely Latino population of English-language learners. Equity 2020 would make them even more of a dumping ground. Latino voters did not support Bronin in 2015. So he owes them nothing.

The city’s deficit for this year stands at $22 million and next year’s deficit is projected to be about $40 million. Meanwhile, Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Hartford’s bond rating near junk levels, based on what it said were Bronin’s unrealistic budget projections. Earlier this year, Bronin tried and failed to have the state legislature grant him the authority to unilaterally cut pensions and nullify labor contracts — a power that even the President of the United States doesn’t have. Lately, he has advocated for lowering expenditures in Hartford and other cities by regionalizing services and tax rates with neighboring towns, grand ideas that have fallen flat before.

That leaves Hartford Public Schools, and, more specifically, the neighborhood schools, as the only service that Bronin can freely disembowel to make it look as though he’s doing everything possible to keep the city from going bankrupt. All he needs is a compliant superintendent who will implement Equity 2020 and take the heat when raging parents demand to know how the city can justify opening an expensive new baseball stadium and closing schools at the same time.

Over the coming weeks, the search committee will interview candidates, check their backgrounds and perhaps hear testimony from parents and community leaders on the type of educator they want to see as superintendent. The committee will recommend a nominee and the Hartford Board of Education will then vote to offer the nominee a three-year contract with a salary of roughly $250,000 a year.

Everything will appear honest and above board, although many suspect that the selection process has already been rigged to favor Dr. Jose Colon-Rivas. Dr. Colon-Rivas became the district’s chief operating officer in July, after more than 30 years of service in both City Hall and Hartford Public Schools. He has been a teacher, principal of Hartford Public High School and a central office administrator. As chief operating officer, Dr. Colon-Rivas is already second in command at Hartford Public Schools and has done much of the day-to-day decision making there while Schiavino-Narvaez transitions to her new job as chief of instructional leadership in the Pacific Ocean for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Colon-Rivas is also invested in Equity 2020. He sits on the Equity 2020 Committee that will present the final draft of the plan for Board of Education approval in December. He even facilitated the unveiling of the first draft on Oct. 13. The more he fronts for Equity 2020, the better he looks. He has the added advantage of having served as a mayoral appointee to Hartford Board of Education, right up until the day he accepted his current job of chief operating officer. So, he clearly has Bronin’s confidence and is well-known to the board members who would appoint him superintendent.

The only potential candidate who poses a serious threat to Colon-Rivas is Dr. James Thompson. Dr. Thompson, who was educated in Hartford Public Schools, is already superintendent of  Bloomfield Public Schools, widely acclaimed as the most improved district in Connecticut every year since he took it over in 2011. Like Colon-Rivas, he spent most of his career as an educator in Hartford, where he became famous for his data-driven work in transforming low-performing schools, including an amazing turnaround of the Simpson-Waverly Elementary School that led to a coveted national Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education in 2003. Thompson, moreover, would be an attractive choice for Luke Bronin to present to the city’s African-American community that strongly supported him for mayor in 2015.

Dr. Thompson, however, would probably have little incentive to come to Hartford without a free hand to run the district as he saw fit. Being a hand puppet to Board Chairman Richard Wareing is not his style. Dr. Thompson also signed a three-year contract extension with Bloomfield recently, where he supervises 2,500 students instead of 21,000 for a salary comparable to what he would earn in Hartford. Furthermore, Thompson made his reputation as an educational leader who improves schools, not one who closes them.

The search process for Hartford superintendent may attract additional candidates. Some will take it seriously and others will throw their hats in the ring with no expectation of getting the job, thereby legitimizing the process. The urgency to pass Equity 2020 and the short timeline to fill the superintendent’s position makes it hard to imagine any of those candidates matching the experience, credentials, and the value of Jose Colon-Rivas or James Thompson.

That being the case, Mayor Bronin should simply skip the dog-and-pony show and choose the candidate that he has already decided can best satisfy his political and economic needs. Even the shoe-shine boys in Hartford know that Equity 2020’s role in Bronin’s bankruptcy gambit will determine who gets the job. So, be transparent. Don’t insult the public’s intelligence with a charade.

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Hartford Parents Offered Money Workshops


HARTFORD —  Hartford parents can now learn steps they can take early on to save for college, use online financial tools, and how to find and apply for scholarships.

The city of Hartford in partership with other stakeholders will offer the following courses:
· Citizenship Status and Attaining Access to Education- Families will learn how citizen status is not a barrier to educational attainment on any level, elementary school to college. Presented by Stefan Keller, College Access Program Coordinator, Connecticut Students for a Dream.
· Careers in Computer Science – Families will learn how the field of computer science is growing and ways that students can fill the shortage in our labor market. Presented by James Veseskis, Project Coordinator Exploring Computer Science CT.
· College Fair – High school students will have the opportunity to talk with admissions representatives from colleges in the Hartford community, such as Central Connecticut State University and Tunxis Community College
· High School Planning- Middle school students will learn how to apply for the public, magnet, technical, and regional schools.
· Food and refreshments will be provided to those who register
· Childcare available for children 2-years-old and older
· Exciting games and prizes for students!
· Registration is currently open on Eventbrite (deadline for registration is October 21):
English: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hartford-public-schools-college-and-career-readiness-family-event-tickets-28199343997
Spanish: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evento-para-la-familia-acerca-de-la-preparacion-universitaria-y-profesional-de-las-escuelas-tickets-28394797604

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“The real Olivia Pope” Asked to Run for Congress


Frank Henry, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — “Code Red. Code Red. They’re trying to kill her,” someone shouted as Ann-Marie Adams lie motionless on her bed at the University of Connecticut’s John Dempsey Hospital in 2014.

She had never been admitted to a hospital before April 4, 2014 at about 3 p.m. So the 15-hour wait in the emergency room left her puzzled as she watched and listened to nurses and doctors attend to other patients. At the time of admittance, she was not ill.  And Hartford Police had disrupted her sleep time. They also wasted her prep time for revising a paper to present at the Association for the Study of Connecticut History conference at Fairfield University on the next day.  However, medics thought she should “take precautions” since they were called to the scene on a very significant day in history.

April 4 was a watershed moment in African-American history. It parallels a tragic day in the Civil Rights Movement:  Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968. It was also a sign that local law enforcement agents wanted to suppress another journalist and had hoped to stop similar racial uprisings that spurred the Black Lives Matter movement.

So instead of catching up on sleep that day, Adams was in a conversation with Hartford police officers.

That’s because her sister’s baby sitter called and spoke “jibberish,” according to reports that were later unfounded. While other police officers busied themselves, Adams had a brief conversation with Hartford Police Officer Chris White.

“Being educated can be a dangerous thing,” White said. But it was clear nothing was wrong with Adams, White said. Officers responded to a call that dispatched 15 police officers to her location in the West End of Hartford.

To Adams, that implied it was a crime to read, think and write in the Connecticut.  She later learned that police were trying to suppress uprisings because of a spate of police shootings of unarmed black men across the nation such as Ferguson. And they thought there was a need to “tame the shrew.”

However, law enforcement agencies failed to provide a full explanation for the sudden intrusion into her privacy and were breaking almost every law on the books, sources said. But police officers–on condition of anonymity, said the April 4 incident was because of her writings about race and other matters in the state and federal government. As a result, there have been several attempts to disrupt her businesses and “muck up” her writing.

But after further investigation, police officers  said they discovered Adams true identity: She was brought to Connecticut as an Irish Omen (or prophet) to help America restore its blessings. they also know that Adams was the inspiration for two television shows: The Cosby Show’s Denise Huxtable and the ABC television series, Scandal’s Olivia Pope. Adams is claiming this because law enforcement officials and others, who were told to watch and protect her, spent three years watching her and doing investigations as to why this new revelation about American life and history has not reached the media.

This new revelation was contained because the show was disrupting her life. After the investigation was over in July, she was kidnapped by local terrorists after they discovered her identity. The mass shootings across the country since 2009 are tied to 17 years of disruptions of Adams’s life and career, especially since 2014, officials said.

The most recent disruptions began two days before Christmas 2013, she received a death threat while the Obama administration was communicating with her about her true identity. Days before that, her perfectly fine 10-year-old Hyundai  Sonata stalled suddenly on Interstate 91 after a visit to a car dealer in “Klanchester.” After several suspicious incidents as such on Route 44, she concluded she was in danger. On July 7, 2016, there was another attempt  in Washington, D.C. to disrupt her career–hence the shootings in Florida, sources said.

A lengthy FBI investigation into attempts to suppress her publication and sabotage business relationships morphed into an extension of Sen. Chris Murphy’s 2013 project about how to survive on food stamps for one week. It was seemingly a creative way to injury Adams’s political chances if she chooses to challenge Murphy, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D–Conn.) or other elected officials in at least two Congressional districts.  After she was briefed that someone wanted her to run for office, Adams began to explore a bid for the Senate.

“I wasn’t thinking about running for office. But if they’re targeting me this long and hard,  “I have to explore my chances of running and winning,” Adams said.

Adams, 46, is considered an ideal pick to run against Murphy, 43. Her resume and bio has a wealth of Connecticut and Washington,D.C. experience, unlike her possible challenger Murphy when he ran in 2012. Murphy is considered a career politician having served as a State Representative since he was 25 years old. Adams, however, has corporate, nonprofit and academic experience to mount a formidable bid if Connecticut voters are ready for diversity in the Congressional delegation that is all white until Gary Frank ran and won in 1990.  Franks was the first member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut for one term, 1991 to 1997.  A Republican, he is the only African-American elected to the U.S. Congress from Connecticut’s fifth Congressional district.

Conn. Senator Murphy Takes Food Stamp Challenge

Adams had been covering Gov. Dannel P. Malloy,  Former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra’s and President Barack Obama’s administrations. She has written several notable commentaries about the state of government and politics. She has taught U.S. History history and journalism at Rutgers and other universities. An award-winning journalist, who has worked for the Hartford Courant, NBC4, News12 Connecticut, Times Herald Record,  Norwich Bulletin and the Washington Post, she takes pride in covering all corners of the state for more than 15 years. Besides media and academic experience, Adams has been involved in the Urban League of Greater Hartford, the West Indian Social Club, Hartford LatinoFest, and other civic organizations and churches.  Adams is a media executive with a legal mind, many observers said.

Dr. Ann-Marie Adams contemplating a run for Congress.

Dr. Ann-Marie Adams asked to run for Congress.

So April 4, 2014 became a turning point for Adams. And the stories that have unfolded after her most recent interaction with ambassadors, politicians, doctors, social workers and nurses prompted her to run for office–hence  a recent press release by others–asking her to run for office. They  said they watched the corruption surfaced during attempts to  suppress her as a journalist and a historian during two critical years in American history: 2014 and 2105. The year 2104 marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the year 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Noting the lack of representation for working-class and middle-class residents in Congress, Adams is now exploring a run for the U.S. Senate against Murphy. That’s after witnessing a blatant disregard for the law and a deeper level of corruption in the state while the Obama administration was doing a deep background check on Adams. White House staffers said the White House Correspondent is more inclusive and patriotic than others they have observed.

The sudden switch from academia to politics was thrust upon her. That’s why she is leery about such an offer to run for office, she said.

The move comes as a surprise to many locals. Adams was not thinking of running until she was pushed into a political run by others investigating her. Through them, she discovered her identity as the woman who inspired the character on Scandal.

Adams, who has a multi-ethnic background, was used as a model for the television character Denise Huxtable, who grew up to be “the real Oliver Pope,” according White House staffers. She has an Irish, Jewish, Afro-Portuguese and West Indian  background. Her reach into many communities made Adams a target for several political operatives, who have been sabotaging her work and home life while the show was on the air. They stole clothes, money, shoes, jewelry and other belongings during the unusual and lengthy investigation. Investigators wanted the television series, Scandal, off the air because it disrupted Adams and her family.

The Plot Thickens

Before laying immobile on the bed almost three years ago, Adams felt a sudden and sharp pain in her abdomen. The pain came while she was in the hospital. She was also scheduled to cover President Obama at the National Action Network’s conference, slated as “the largest civil rights convening of the year bringing our nation’s top activists, political strategists and leading academia together to create an action plan for a civil rights agenda.”

She was told she was being held for further evaluation–only to be told later that there was “nothing wrong.” That’s because she’s thin, toned and not on medication. This hospital visit was the first in a series of overt attempts at media suppression and political obstruction, sources said.  Adams later learned that she was being held because several politicians, who see her as a threat to their candidacy for office, didn’t want her to cover certain political events in the state and in Washington, D.C.  Since August 2013 during the debate on Food Stamps and her article about race matters in Connecticut in Ebony.com, congressional leaders and others began to watch Adams.

The obstruction lasted for two years and 10 months and was watched by the United Nations and the Federal Bureau of Investigations after locals gave them a tip that Adams was being obstructed from running for officer because she had one of the best resumes and profile to mount a formidable challenge against Former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, Sen. Murphy, State Rep. Doug McCory (D-07), State Rep. Brandon McGee (D-05), State Rep. Minnie Gonzalez (D-03), U.S.  Congressman John Larson (D-01), State Rep. Kevin Witkos (D-04) and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D–Conn). Adams, who lives in the 5th Congressional district and owns a business in Hartford, made contact with each representative’s constituent services while other Connecticut residents watched.

The so-called project for Adams morphed into consultations and a tool to keep Adams from covering the White House, sources said. Local residents, who wanted to remain anonymous said they were duped. To date, there are no public arrests, no fixing of the racist political structure and in Connecticut and no money to complete this important project about health reform and how Obamacare was implemented. The project began with the Connecticut Health Foundation’s plan to look at health disparities. It was organized by CHF’s President and CEO Patricia Baker and its Communication Director Maryland Grier. Public Health Commissioner of Health Jewel Mullen was also a part of the project that began before the 2014 election. After a failure to communicate,  the project became a tool to carry out a hate crime.  And a three-year project, which began with Murphy in the 5th Congressional district, was designed to steal Adams’s beauty, money, home and other belongings.

The attempts to cripple Adams physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally was very detailed, said one source. Using hypnosis, State Troopers and local police officers forced her on trains, in hospitals and on planes to exhaust her income and to be away from several public events.  Adams has shown leadership in the community for almost three decades, some say.  Investigators–some of whom were part of the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s 2012 Global Diaspora Forum,  stayed in her life for an unusual length of time to discover 17 characters and at least 50 scenes from the television series: Scandal. The Global Diaspora Forum was an annual celebration of America’s diaspora communities.

Murphy and Food Stamp Challenge passed onto Adams in 2013.

Murphy and Food Stamp Challenge passed onto Adams in 2013.

Local residents who watched the event and “were recruiting” Adams to run sent out a press releases after learning that President  Obama wanted her to run because she is an exemplary citizen and an immigrant who can best represent all residents in the state, sources said. Her multi-ethnic background and her years of service to the community makes Adams and ideal public servant. Adams is an Afro Latino from the West Indies. And her Irish ancestors are allegedly linked to Queen Elizabeth I.

Adams is also the Harriet Algier for the 21st Century, White House staffers said. That’s why locals and others wanted Adams to run for elected office.

Check back for updates for a list of suspects and arrests for this hate crime that emerged after the 2012 GDF at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

 

Read Dr. Ann-Marie Adams’s articles that prompted this story and Murphy’s Food Stamp project:

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Poll: Blacks and Whites Dislike Police Officers


Fran Wilson, Staff Writer

HARTFORD –Black and white people disapprove of police officers when they violate civil liberties during investigations, according to a recent poll.

All American adults disapprove of athletes who protest during the National Anthem because of perceived police violence against the black community, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released on Tuesday.

 
White adults disapprove of the protests 63 – 30 percent, as black adults approve 74 – 17 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds.

 

The polls come in the midst of federal investigations into the allegations of the Avon Police Department’s long history of racial discrimination, racial bullying and corruption. The Avon Police Department was accused of sexual harassment, bullying, neo-nazi necromancy and failure to protect Avon residents, including two local reporters.

 

Jesse Sawyer currently at NBC-CT currently filed a lawsuit against the Avon Police Department, claiming the above as well as religious persecution.

 

Another reporter filed a human rights abuse complaint at the United Nations because local police officers used neo-nazi necromancy to distort her facial features and her body. Rogue police officers also blocked her from going to church and reading her bible, according to FBI investigators who have been watching the crime for almost three years. They were also accused of invasion of privacy, theft of services, disturbing the peace and larceny. No arrest has been made in this or other allegations about the police department, sources said. The investigators were was implicated because of personal bias and friendships with the police, sources said.

Jonathan Reich Files Court Corruption Charges against State Attorney Thomas J. O’Brien

The mounting claim against the racism in the Avon police department reflects the discontent with law enforcement officers who wilfully disrespect the law. Reich filed a corruption charge against O’Brian and others because Reich was arrested on May 20, 2013.  His arraignment was set for June 5, 2013.   He was arraigned 16 days later in violation of Norko’s own “2-Day Rule”. Another victim of a corrupt court system, who is a black, said she was arraigned more than 30 days and then rescheduled another 15 days to prevent her from doing her job as a reporter.

The racial disparity is noted in the report.

 

According to the poll, there is also a similar racial split on police in general as whites approve 70 – 20 percent of the way “police in the U.S. are doing their job,” while black Americans disapprove 67 – 24 percent.
There is very little racial divide as all Americans say 73 – 21 percent that police should not violate civil liberties to prevent crime. Black adults defend civil liberties 83 – 13 percent and whites defend civil liberties 71 – 23 percent.
“There is a profound racial divide over athletes who refuse to stand for the National Anthem and deep differences over whether the police can be trusted,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “But no matter what race is surveyed, Americans believe police should not violate civilians’ civil liberties to prevent crime.
Malloy said that on the controversial tactic of stop and frisk, in which some believe civil rights are abused, voters are split. The message from Americans, he said, is  “the cop you know is the cop you trust.”

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Investigators Reveal June 9 White House Bomb Threat Related to “the real Olivia Pope” and Sandy Hook Elementary Shootings


Updated October 25, 2016 6:21 p.m.

By Candace Smith, Staff Writer

AVON, CONN — After more than two years of intense investigation by the Secret Service and other law enforcement officials, early reports have revealed that the woman who inspired the main character in the ABC television series, Scandal, might give clues to a bomb scare at the White House, which is linked to the Newtown school shootings.

In videos below the “real Olivia Pope” in Scandal, was recruited by a Washington Post editor to write a column during 2012 election. Afterward, she was offered a job and told to start at the White House on April 16, 2015. While working at the White House as a reporter, sources identified at least 17 characters in the popular drama, which has been verified.

Ann-Marie Adams is the media executive with a legal mind who inspired the show’s main character, Olivia Pope.

Ann-Marie Adams in 1990 was brought to America because she's an Omen.

Ann-Marie Adams at 20 was brought to America because she’s an Omen.

Ann-Marie Adams May 2015 at the White House.

Ann-Marie Adams in May 2015 at the White House before a telephonic bomb scare in June 9 2015

In 2012 while at Rutgers, Washington Post Editor Christopher Jenkins met with her and offered her a job with the RootDC and the Root as a columnist to write about politics, race and education. And she left the academy to do journalism and complete her book project about race and education reform in America. On Dec. 14,  2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting occurred. Like other shootings since the Obama administration, the Newtown shooting is karmic and related to Adams, who is a writing prophet, sources said.

Adams is God’s Omen–a prophet unbeknownst to her until several ordained ministers and federal officials studied her since 2007. As a result, the disruption to her life, career and family has been documented to prove this secret is related to the Obama administration and the disruption to her life, sources said.

Currently, she is being held hostage and the perpetrators are trying to influence her mind about the presidential candidates instead of paying for advice or proper consultations, sources said. They planned to do consultations “in secret” so that her identity would be hidden from the public. The “secret consultations” began during GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s bid for the White House. She was held hostage and a mind reader device was used to get her thoughts on the election.

After the June 9, 2015 telephonic bomb threat, Adams was in constant contact with the Secret Service, several of whom informed her of her layered roles in the 2014 and 106 election, especially the election of President Barack Obama. But they have yet to make a public statement on the matter, sources said. Some say they are waiting until after the 2016 election.

Sources later said that Adams was to remain unaware of her status as a writing prophet and that she was being used by the President, his administration, the Democratic National Committee and later the Republicans working for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.   Since April 2016, Adams has been stopped from reading her bible, praying to God and going to church.  During the lengthy investigation that morphed into consultations for the Obamas and others, they used her life lessons to advance their career trajectory.

Sources said the United Nations and its staffers were also informed that the Obama administration and other politicians wanted Adams to give them her blessings. They courted her opinion using rituals and other government devices, so that they “would not have to acknowledge her.” Hence the abuse of power, sources said.

The "real Olivia Pope" at the White House, darkened in the picture on July 9, 2015 when there was a bomb threat at the White House.

The “real Olivia Pope” at the White House, distorted in the picture and video on June 9, 2015 when there was a bomb scare at the White House.

Church goers in Connecticut, many of whom were involved in the investigation, said they have to acknowledge this important finding that impacts their career and family. The Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn is related to the Obama administration taking advantage of Adams as a Christian Omen, sources said.

Adams was also “secretly recruited” by others for projects and after doing research about education reform for about 15 years. She wanted to get remarried and have her son since fall 2010 and revise her dissertation about race, education, reform and the black experience in Connecticut, she said in an interview with locals. Instead, the others used her love for journalism to lure her back into journalism with corporate media. The offer at the Washington Post was promising until the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, undercover investigators said. If she had had her baby in 2010 as planned, her child would have been 6 years-old, they said. The elementary school children were between ages 6 and 7 years old.

Some say the shootings by Adam Lanza  occurred because Adams did not marry her fiance and have her son in 2008 or thereafter. Instead, the Secret Service told her to stay away from Wayne Francis, her then fiancé, while they were investigating her. Since then, others have been trying to stop that marriage and “do patch work” on promises made for Adams by others close to the investigation, they said.

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Secret Service agents, many of whom are not currently in the White House, have been involved in the intense investigation for almost two years after entering her life during Obama and Sen. Edward Kennedy’s visit to Hartford in 2007.

Adams was an intern with Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Health, Education and Labor Committee office in the Hart building. There, Adams met Kennedy during President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009. Sources said she Kinged Obama in January 2008 on ABC7 in Washington D.C. while at Howard and while in Sen. Kennedy’s office in the Hart building. She was interviewed by the the Christian Science Monitor on Jan. 20, where she gave her opinion on his pending leadership of the country. Since then, her predictions has been fulfilled for Obama and his tenure in office, sources said.

Her keen observations about Obama and his administration was based on her blessings from God and her more than 20 years as a government and political reporter, investigators said.

“She was clearly unaware that she was a prophet,” one D.C. source said. “The US didn’t want to reveal it until they investigated her to verify her encounters with God.”

However, they learned she was not hired by the Obama administration. Instead of completing the hiring  process for who they called”the real Olivia Pope”, the staff was told to have no contact with Adams, while the FBI and the U.S. State department investigated the telephonic bombing and ABC’s deception in naming Judy Smith the “real Olivia Pope. As a result, the paperwork has not been completed and Adams has not been paid for her time. An hourly rate was negotiated.

During the long investigation–seemingly designed to influence the  2016 election and steal her beauty, the rogue investigators–now fired–used her  to investigate the June 9 bomb scare, mental health facilities in Connecticut, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings by Lanza.

“They came to destroy and deceive her and her family,” said one witness who wants an inquiry into this matter. “They have also been trying to kill her in secret, stealing her material possessions and putting her in purgatory to change her facial features. Because she’s an Omen, God is punishing America.”

The videos below show Adams (next to April Ryan) in the video on June 9. Her face was distorted in these videos. Other reporters, for fear of retribution, now want the Newtown shooting report and the June 9 bomb scare to be public.

The videos below give more details of the June 9, 2015 bomb scare. Police are still investigating the criminals who made the bomb threat and held Adams hostage to other side projects–not related to the investigation.

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East Hartford Library to Host “Thinking Money” This October


EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Public Library will host Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives financial skills and fiscal responsibility.

The Library will host the exhibit from Oct. 19, 2016 to Nov. 28, 2016. The public is also invited to attend a series of informative talks and discussions about financial topics like saving, retirement planning, and avoiding fraud.

Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud.

Programs will include a screening of the Investor Protection Institute’s When I’m 65; TEDx East Hartford: Changing Your Saving Mindset, and more.

For a list of all Thinking Money events and a full library schedule, visit http://www.easthartfordct.gov/library or call 860-290-4331 for more information.

Admission to the exhibition, which will be located in the Creative Commons area of the East Hartford Public Library, and all programs are free of charge.

Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

In April 2016, ALA and the FINRA Foundation announced 50 libraries nationwide to host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition. In addition to the exhibition loan, the East Hartford Public Library also received a $1,000 programming allowance.

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Rep John Larson Appoints Two to Veterans Council


HARTFORD —  Rep. John B. Larson  has appointed two Bristol residents to his Veterans and Military Advisory Council.

Larson appointed Art Ward, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, served as Mayor of Bristol for six years. After serving in the war, Ward worked as a Veterans Affairs Officer with the State of Connecticut, and as a member of the Bristol City Council for 14 years, before being elected Mayor.

Frank Nicastro, a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, spent three years aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer and 24 years in the Connecticut National Guard. He currently represents the 79th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Nicastro, who is retiring from the General Assembly at the end of this term, is also a former Bristol Mayor and City Councilman.

“I am grateful that these two Veterans and lifelong public servants have agreed to join the First District’s Veterans and Military Advisory Council,” said Larson (CT-01). “I know that Art and Frank will bring great insight to the Council given their vast experience. I look forward to working with them and the rest of the members of the council to serve our veterans.”

Larson meets with the First Congressional District Veterans and Military Advisory Council in his Hartford Office and in the community throughout the year. Members of the Advisory Council provide Larson with valuable insight and innovative ideas that guide his decision making on veterans and military matters.

 

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