March 2015 Events

By , March 1, 2015 12:42 am

March 1

March 14, 2015 is the last chance to see “It’s a Wrap!” in the Widener Gallery before it wraps

  • Last chance to see Randy Gilman’s Sculpture and Assemblages at EBK Gallery [small works], 218 Pearl Street.
  • The Laszlo Gardony Trio will perform as part of the Baby Grand Jazz series at the Hartford Public Library, 3-4 p.m. Free.
  • Every Sunday gives you a chance to check out Steve Davis and Friends performing live jazz at Max Downtown (185 Asylum St) 6-9 p.m. There’s no cover.

March 2

  • Novelist Amara Lakhous will give a lecture — “Italian Identity in the Making: Migration & Culture” — in the McCook Auditorium at Trinity College, 4:15 p.m. This is free and open to the public.

March 3

Storm Info: March 1 & 2, 2015

By , February 28, 2015 7:44 pm

From the Mayor’s Office:

(28 FEBRERO 2015) El Alcalde Pedro E. Segarra anunció que está prohibido estacionarse en las calles de la ciudad a partir de las 8:00 p.m. del domingo, 1 de marzo del 2015 hasta las 10:00 a.m. del lunes, 2 marzo del 2015.

Durante la prohibición de estacionamiento, se prohíbe estacionarse en la calle. Residentes sin acceso a estacionamiento deben estacionar sus vehículos en cualquiera de los estacionamientos de las escuelas públicas o en una de las siguientes áreas de estacionamiento autorizadas:

•       Morgan Street Garage

•       Lote en 2 Holcomb Street

•       Lote en la entrada de Keney Park —Ridgefield Street

•       Lote de KDA Center —Naugatuck Street

•       Lote de Pope Park Center—Park Terrace

•       Lote de Metzner Center—Franklin Avenue

•       Lote en Colt Park—Wawarme Avenue

•       Lotes en Elizabeth Park

•       Todos los lotes de las escuelas públicas de Hartford.

Residentes deben retirar sus vehículos de los lotes inmediatamente después del fin de la prohibición de estacionamiento. Residentes con preguntas pueden contactar al Departamento de Policía de Hartford al (860) 757-4000. El costo para recuperar un vehículo remolcado es $93,59 y se emitirá una multa adicional de $99,00.

Para más información:

Parking Ban

A citywide parking ban begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 Continue reading 'Storm Info: March 1 & 2, 2015'»

River Access?

By , February 26, 2015 10:37 pm

Signs point to “no” Continue reading 'River Access?'»

Arrests Made in Trinity Assault Case

Pedro Carillo (20) and Veronica Marquez (27), both of Hartford, were arrested in connection to the March 4, 2012 assault on Christopher Kenney.

Hartford police say that information required for arrest warrants became available last week and the warrants were issued this morning.

Marquez is being held on a $250,000 judge set bond and will be arraigned on Friday; Carillo has been in custody of the Department of Corrections on separate charges since September of last year. Continue reading 'Arrests Made in Trinity Assault Case'»

Police Offer Public Use of Lot for Transactions

By , February 25, 2015 11:38 pm

Photo courtesy of the Hartford Police Department

If you want to get more mileage out of those tax dollars, you can now use the Hartford Police Department’s parking lot to conduct your Craigslist transactions.

With a number of those exchanges turning into robberies — and worse –  it might bring peace of mind to buy and sell within shouting distance of the law. There is video surveillance of the lot and the front desk is staffed every hour of every day. Continue reading 'Police Offer Public Use of Lot for Transactions'»

West African Textiles at Trinity

Dozens of cloth pieces adorn the walls, hang from the ceiling, or are folded neatly in display cases in the Widener Gallery at Trinity College. This may sound like a standard stroll through the mall, but the textiles are all from West Africa, on loan from multiple collections.

The items on display are woven, stamped, appliqued, and resist-dyed textiles, made from cotton, rayon, and wool. One tunic is also composed of goat skin and colobus monkey fur.

A man’s smock, from Cameroon, combines woven fiber with human hair. The ceremonial garment would have been worn at funerals for VIPs.

Wrappers and blankets vary from colorful, to subdued, to simply indigo and white.

The It’s a Wrap exhibit hasn’t wrapped up yet– you have until March 14, 2015 to view the textiles in the Austin Arts Center.

On March 5th at 3 p.m. a gallery talk will be held in the Widener Gallery. Continue reading 'West African Textiles at Trinity'»

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By , February 23, 2015 7:55 am

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Storm Info: Feb. 21-22, 2015

By , February 21, 2015 11:47 am

Emergency Shelter

Anyone in need of emergency shelter can call 211.

The following shelters will remain open throughout the storm:  ImmaCare: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823; McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922; South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071.

Snow Removal

Tenants, property owners, and occupants are responsible for clearing snow and ice within five hours after the storm has ended.

Parking Ban

The parking ban begins at 4 on Saturday afternoon and ends at noon on Sunday.

Mayor Segarra, in a press release issued through spokeswoman Maribel La Luz, says: “Side streets are narrow because of the continuous snow fall we’ve had and our trucks need to be able to pass through. We are [sic] airing on the side of caution. The City will resume its snow clearing efforts after we get through this storm but for now, we’re asking our residents to plan ahead. Please move your cars so we can plow safely.”

Motorists who do not have off street parking could (1) ask to park in driveways belonging to friends and neighbors, or (2) park in any number of lots available during the parking ban.

These lots include those at public schools, along with the following: Morgan Street Garage, 2 Holcomb Street, Keney Park entrance lot at Ridgefield, KDA Center lot at Naugatuck Street, Pope Park Rec Center lot, Metzner Center lot on Franklin Avenue, Colt Park lot at Wawarme Avenue, and the lots in Elizabeth Park.

No time frame has been given for when vehicles will need to be removed from the public lots after the storm, other than “promptly.”

Hartford’s Plan to Make City Attractive for Young People

By , February 18, 2015 7:04 am

As dirt was piled on top of frozen ground, destined to be “broken” for a project that had been declared done before any consultation with the public, and as distraction-upon-distraction was thrown at residents on an evening utterly overloaded with City meetings, a group of young(ish) professionals were told they do not belong here.

Without an inspection being conducted, residents of 68 Scarborough Street received a cease-and-desist order last year because their definition of family does not mesh with that of those living around them. Continue reading 'Hartford’s Plan to Make City Attractive for Young People'»

More Hartford Public School Students to Receive Bicycles

Not to be outdone by SAND, six students at Milner who have had perfect attendance in November, December, and January of this school year, will be given free bicycles and helmets on Wednesday.

The Julio Lozada Foundation is providing the equipment for students at the school on Vine Street.


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