With the Affordable Care Act under attack, approximately 300 people marched from the Legislative Office Building to the Connecticut State Capitol on Wednesday, following an afternoon of lobbying legislators. (more…)
It’s been a minute. Time to update our parking guide.
If you are visiting Hartford or are otherwise not sure how to park when you get here, keep reading. If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “there’s nowhere to park in Hartford and nothing to do when you get there,” read our calendar after you read this.
There is nothing quite like answering “in the driveway at home” when someone asks where you parked your car. (more…)
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An on-street parking ban is begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 7 a.m. on Sunday. [Note: Different sources have reported variations in the end time. We’ve heard Sunday at 7 p.m. from HPD, 7 a.m. from Mayor Bronin and an automated call, and 11 a.m. from Janice Castle, City of Hartford’s Office of Community Engagement director.]
Vehicles remaining on roadways during this time are subject to ticketing and towing. Besides the general irritation of it, a towing experience will cost you around $200. Those whose vehicles get towed should call the HPD at (860) 757-4000 and check a data set to learn where the car has been towed to.
Those coming in for events in Downtown Hartford should make sure their vehicles are definitely off the streets before 11 p.m., which is when the HPD Traffic Division is expected to start enforcement in that area. (more…)
The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships are taking place this week in Hartford’s Riverside Park alongside the Connecticut River.
What the heck is cyclocross?
These off-road bicycle races feature hills, mud, and other obstacles. For as much rolling as you might see, there’s also awkward tipping over, tripping, and sliding. Bitter cold does not cancel the races. Rain and snow doesn’t either.
Thursdays track conditions included hard ruts resulting from frozen mud. Crashing on that does not tickle. (more…)
A number of new signs have been popping up in and around downtown.
The one above is mounted on the I-91 pedestrian/cyclist bridge that connects Riverside Park with the northern section of Downtown. The vibrant signs (yes, more than one) invite passersby to use the bridge, which has come off as intimidating to some. The signs’ creator has worked on murals throughout the city; you can see some of her other work on the back of the Goodyear building. (more…)
This monthly event listing includes arts and entertainment, civic engagement, academic, cultural, wellness, and other types of activities happening in Hartford during January. There is no intent to include all events — it’s curated, with preference given to what the widest range of Hartford residents can afford (free or low cost) and what sounds most interesting to us. If we think an event sounds convoluted, disorganized, or offensive, we are not going to list it.
This has been, in countless ways, a crap year.
In terms of Hartford-specific issues, it hasn’t been so bad, but that has gotten drowned out by the presidential election, all of our crushes from the 80’s dying, and a billion other things like plane crashes, environmental racism, Muhammad Ali, Aleppo, Orlando, and Princess Leia.
Still, our ridiculous awards must go on. If it helps, imagine us shoving a fiery dumpster down the red carpet. Because there is nothing more appropriate to round out this year. (more…)
Families in need of a holiday meal can pick up the ingredients at the Pope Park rec center (Arroyo Center) on December 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
500 holiday meal packages will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Each package contains potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, turkey gravy, and a frozen turkey. There is a limit of one package per family.
The meals are courtesy of ShopRite and former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun, the latter of whom will be present to distribute packages Tuesday evening.