Ready for Their Closeup: What Crazy Rich Asians Means to the People Who Made It

By Ann Branigin In an interview with The Root, Chu divulged that he and the movie’s cast and crew “cried almost every day on set.” The history-making film is only one of a handful of Hollywood films to boast an all-Asian cast, and is the first major romantic comedy to ever do so. As focused […]

Ready for Their Closeup: What Crazy Rich Asians Means to the People Who Made It

Hayes Wins Ground-breaking Victory for 5th District Nomination

By Ana Radelat and Tom Condon Jahana Hayes, the political novice whose compelling life story drew national attention, soundly defeated former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman Tuesday for the Democratic nomination to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. “People told me I had no chance and had no business doing this. Tonight we proved them wrong,” […]

Hayes Wins Ground-breaking Victory for 5th District Nomination

Parkland Students Take Last Leg of National Bus Tour to Newtown

By Clarice Silber NEWTOWN — Activist students from Parkland, Florida made this Connecticut town the symbolic last stop of a nationwide bus tour on Sunday during their full-steam quest to galvanize young adults to vote for candidates who support stricter gun laws. Survivors from the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took […]

Parkland Students Take Last Leg of National Bus Tour to Newtown

Center to Provide Mental Health Training

14 August 2018

WEST HARTFORD — The Mandell Jewish Community Center will be offering youth mental health first aid training. Thanks to a grant from the Cigna Foundation. The evidence-based Mental Health First Aid program will teach individuals how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders, officials said. The training will provide […]

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CT Tax Free Week to Begin Aug. 19

10 August 2018

HARTFORD — The state’s annual sales tax free week is slated for Aug. 19 through Aug. 25, a time when residents can save on back to school shopping. Sales Tax Free Week allows retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 exempt from tax. Connecticut shoppers are expected to save big. “Sales Tax […]

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CRT to Offer Free Summer Meals for Kids

07 August 2018

HARTFORD — The Community Renewal Team will once again offer free breakfast and lunch to children in Hartford and Middlesex counties. This important program provides this free service to students during the critical summer months when school is not in session. “When school is out for the summer, children really need access to healthy, tasty […]

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CHS Appoints New Director

06 August 2018

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Historical Society has appointed a new director of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program: Katharine Schramm. Schramm will replace Lynn Williams who will retire in October. Schramm previously worked at Indiana University Press where she was assistant acquisitions editor. She worked as a folklorist and in museum curation at Indiana University’s Mathers […]

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Martin Luther King III to Visit Hartford

03 August 2018

HARTFORD —  Candidate for State Treasurer Shawn Wooden will be joined by Martin Luther King, III on a campaign rally in Hartford and Bloomfield this Saturday. Wooden, the endorsed Democratic candidate, is facing Dita Bhargava in the Aug. 14 primary. That’s because five-term incumbent Treasurer Denise L. Nappier is not seeking re-election. King, the oldest […]

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West Nile Virus Found in Keney Park

01 August 2018

HARTFORD — Mosquitoes found in Keney Park tested positive for West Nile virus, according to state officials. But there are no reported illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Despite that, Mayor Luke Bronin asked that residents take precaution. “Even though we see the West Nile virus in some form every year in Connecticut, […]

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CRT to Offer Financial Literacy Class

31 July 2018

HARTFORD — Greater Hartford residents looking to brush up on financial literacy can do so in Hartford. Thanks to the Community Renewal Team, which is currently accepting applications for its 8th annual Financial Literacy Institute. Beginning Sept. 11, the free, 14-week program for adults will be offered at CRT’s main office at 555 Windsor St. in […]

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State Rep Brandon McGee Faces Challenger

30 July 2018

HARTFORD — The 5th Assembly District State Rep. Brandon McGee will face off his challenger Lawrence Jaggon at a forum on Tuesday at Hartford Public Library. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. The fifth district includes parts of Hartford and Windsor. McGee, 34, was first elected in 2012. He is a marketing and communications coordinator […]

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