By bike, we traveled through small portions of three of Hartford’s north neighborhoods: Blue Hills, Upper Albany, and North East. (more…)
“Government sometimes gets it right,” Malloy told onlookers at the grand opening ceremony for The Zunner Building, a restoration project that has been, according to Lynda Godkin, 15 years in the making.
In this case, the State of Connecticut was a significant source of the funding for what turned a 90-year old, much dilapidated building, into a refreshed mixed-use building with help from Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (NINA).
Besides the State Housing Tax Credit Contribution Program, State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program, and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, funding for $2.4 million renovation of 207-215 Garden Street came from the City of Hartford Façade Improvement Program, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Eversource Energy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Hartford Community Loan Fund, Travelers, Wells Fargo Bank, Connecticut Natural Gas, and ConnectiCare Insurance Company. (more…)
Citing numerous safety concerns, Hartford’s DPW will begin removing the playground in Bushnell Park on Monday, April 18. The map, amphitheater, and “literary picnic grove” will remain.
Bushnell Park Foundation and DPW intend to install an accessible playground, with construction starting in the fall. To pay for this, the Bushnell Park Foundation has set up a donation page.
In the meantime, there is a public playground located in Pulaski Mall, just south of Downtown.
It’s the guarantee of a hot shower after work that Stonington Acres resident Yajaira Rodriguez says she appreciates most about her renovated apartment on Stonington Street near Colt Park.
Rodriguez cut the ribbon for the revitalized and expanded Stonington Acres (née Twin Acres) on Tuesday morning, following a series of remarks given by those responsible for some part of the project. (more…)
Since the beginning, Real Hartford has aimed to show Hartford in its natural lighting. We don’t have a history of showing up only when someone has been murdered or when there have been murmurs of political corruption. We have been, ever since day once, in the city’s various neighborhoods, on any given day. That’s easy to do when the creators live here. (more…)