Category: Hartford

In Your Neighborhood: Parkville

By , August 1, 2015 11:25 am

The tendency is to want every depiction to be beautiful, for our dirty laundry to never be noticed on the line. But how does one put something out there and expect invisibility?

Parkville might be faring better than some surrounding neighborhoods when it comes to warding off or dealing with things like graffiti and blight, but it is not immune either. Continue reading 'In Your Neighborhood: Parkville'»

Casa Linda: A Leg Up in Parkville

By , July 29, 2015 8:25 am

Thanks to a Real Hartford reader for pointing us in this direction. Continue reading 'Casa Linda: A Leg Up in Parkville'»

Another Disorganized Convention Results in Endorsements Over Two Days

By , July 28, 2015 11:45 am

The parking lot at Bulkeley High has seen better days. Grass grows up in a handicapped spot. An empty bottle of booze sits where someone left it. The building is imposing, with few windows and no signs of joy. It looks and feels like a place one attends by force, not because it’s a center for intellectual growth that one may opt into.

With the Democratic Town Committee‘s convention slated to begin at 6 p.m., politicians, committee members, and families began to gather hours in advance on Bulkeley’s steps, some to rally for their candidates, others to avoid sitting down.

It’s not hard to stand and chat, delaying entrance to what will no doubt feel like a cage for the rest of the evening. Knowing how these go, we knew it would be inexpedient and frustrating. Snacks would need to be eaten surreptitiously, lest we get asked to leave and end up missing something. They want to preserve the auditorium’s new carpet, and who can begrudge them of that? It appears to be the only update to the room that is otherwise stuck in the mid-1970s. There’s no Wi-Fi. Outlets are hard to find. If they have any technology developed in the past 40 years, they weren’t using it, with the vote tally later being kept on a large white board that could barely be read. Continue reading 'Another Disorganized Convention Results in Endorsements Over Two Days'»

Place this Place

By , July 27, 2015 7:07 am

Leave a comment if you know where in Hartford this is. Looking for a street name or intersection, not what something used to be.

August 2015 Events

By , July 26, 2015 11:19 pm

August 1

  • Tour the Annual Garden at Elizabeth Park. Meet at the Annual Garden for the 10 a.m. tour. Free.
  • Ninah’s Dowry screens free at the Hartford Public Library as part of the Global Lens Film Series, 1 p.m.
  • Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival: Music, food, and family activities by the Connecticut River, 1-11 p.m. Free admission, but food and beverages will cost you. If you’d prefer to bring your own picnic, you can, but no alcohol. But why would you? Isn’t getting food here the whole point?! There are multiple entrances to the Riverfront. You can park for free at Charter Oak Landing and Riverside Park and walk along the path.
  • Church by the Pond: Christ Church Cathedral provides a 2 p.m. service every Saturday by the pond in Bushnell Park. Bagged lunches are provided following the service.

In Your Neighborhood: Asylum Hill

By , July 25, 2015 7:29 am

Continue reading 'In Your Neighborhood: Asylum Hill'»

Casa Linda: Twinning

By , July 22, 2015 8:48 am

If this looks familiar, it’s because we glanced at this before when someone complained about the colors chosen for these houses. Continue reading 'Casa Linda: Twinning'»

‘No Cause for Concern’ Becomes an Ask for Regional Resources

By , July 21, 2015 9:48 am

From the sensationalist headlines throwing out theories that neither Hartford residents nor our police are buying, to the ever-present discussion in campaign season, the homicide rate this year is getting attention. That number does not include deaths that have not been classified yet, like the incident from early Saturday morning on Bond Street that involved a person dying after being struck by a vehicle driven by someone who did not care to stick around. (That vehicle is described as a gray or silver, two-door Infiniti sedan with dark tints. No description of the motorist has been provided).

The homicide rate for 2015 is high, but taking the longer view, one can see that these rates fluctuate. The following data, provided by the Hartford Police Department, shows how the rate ebbs and flows.

Part 1 Crime Historical Analysis Spread Sheet

Continue reading '‘No Cause for Concern’ Becomes an Ask for Regional Resources'»

Cooling Centers Open

By , July 20, 2015 9:37 am

From noon through 5 today, as long as a heat advisory is in effect, several “cooling centers” will be open:

  • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street
  • North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
  • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue
  • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue
The Hartford Public Library is air-conditioned also.

Science Students Opt to Spend Summer on Campus

Glory Kim talks about his research on the fetal membrane ultrastructure of Kingsnakes

Trinity’s Summer Science Research Program, which started in May, wrapped up last week. Approximately eighty students conducted research, gave presentations, and had the opportunity to hear what alumni were doing.

The final day featured five presentations by six students, with two of those teams looking at the ketogenic diet. Audience members were able to ask questions following the brief presentations, with some questioning various researchers’ methods, a practice that pushes learners toward more sound decisions in the future.

Several of the students indicated that their research is ongoing. Shelby Labe and Laura Nee Continue reading 'Science Students Opt to Spend Summer on Campus'»

Payment Options


Sign up for our monthly newsletter!

Panorama theme by Themocracy