President-elect Joe Biden Eyes Dr. Ann Marie Adams for U.S. Secretary of Education

By Nicole Zappone | Staff Writer HARTFORD — President-elect Joe Biden is considering Dr. Ann Marie Adams for U.S. Secretary of Education, according to White House sources. Dr. Adams is the only current teacher in the running. She’s been trusted by her teachers to teach thier classes since she was 10-years-old. She was an ESL […]

President-elect Joe Biden Eyes Dr. Ann Marie Adams for U.S. Secretary of Education

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HARTFORD — It’s that time of the year when we celebrate another journey for The Hartford Guardian as the first nonprofit, nonpartisan, hyperlocal news publication in New England and the tristate area. The Hartford Guardian was concieved in 2002 and founded in 2004. In 2005, the Internal Revenue Service granted the Connecticut Alliance for Better […]

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The Hartford Guardian Debuts List of Top 20 Most Influential People in Greater Hartford

HARTFORD — It’s that time when we reflect on our journey throughout the year. And so we will document the tumult and continuities that shepherd us to the end of 2020. Most of all, we would like to recognize the first competition Greater Hartford residents, community activists, journalists, pastors, business leaders, educators and others to […]

The Hartford Guardian Debuts List of Top 20 Most Influential People in Greater Hartford

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16 December 2020

HARTFORD — It’s that time of the year when we celebrate another journey for The Hartford Guardian as the first nonprofit, nonpartisan, hyperlocal news publication in New England and the tristate area. The Hartford Guardian was concieved in 2002 and founded in 2004. In 2005, the Internal Revenue Service granted the Connecticut Alliance for Better […]

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State Halts In-person Classes For Now

25 November 2020

Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD — As more Connecticut school districts announced plans to halt in-person education until January, Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday acknowledged COVID-19 cases are rising in schools, but said the state aims to keep in-person education going “as long as we can.” Lamont said local officials can “make their own mind […]

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House Democrats Call For Adapting Low Interest Rates

24 November 2020

Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD – With the pandemic battering the economy and carving deep deficits in state finances, House Democrats recently called for Connecticut to increase borrowing to preserve key programs and to take advantage of low interest rates. But the move could put them at odds with Gov. Ned Lamont, who tried unsuccessfully […]

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Eversource to Raise Utility Rate By January 2021

23 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD – Connecticut’s utility regulators said recently that Eversource Energy, which drew protests during the summer for a rate increase, will raise prices Jan. 1 to account for higher generating costs. Unlike the increases quickly rescinded by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Eversource and United Illuminating make no money […]

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Republican Lawmakers Aim to Suspend Police Accountability Law

05 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The calls to curb crime in the capital city are only getting louder. Now, there’s a push from some Republican lawmakers to suspend the police accountability law. Recently, Hartford police have seen an increase in gun violence during a time of the year when gun violence typically goes […]

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Gov. Ned Lamont Annouces Coronavirus Relief Fund

04 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs. […]

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Mayor Luke Bronin: Hartford in “Red Alert” Level with COVID-19

03 November 2020

Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin held a news conference on Friday afternoon to give an update on the COVID-19 pandemic a day after state officials said Hartford is one of 11 cities and towns in a “red alert” level due to cases of coronavirus. On Thursday, the state launched the […]

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Secretary of State: Too Many Absentee Ballots Returned

02 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer As the Nov. 3 election gets closer, 455,861 absentee ballots have been returned, accounting for roughly 20 percent of Connecticut’s registered voters. A total of 659,894 absentee ballots have been processed in the state for the November election, meaning they have been sent out to voters, but have not yet […]

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