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Snow Emergency Parking Ban

Blue Hills,  5 February 2016

 

Effective 6 p.m. on Friday through 9 a.m. on Saturday (February 6) there is no parking permitted on Hartford’s streets while plows remove snow.

Instead of leaving vehicles on roadways, use any of the Hartford District Public School lots. Other possible off-street parking options include lots in Colt Park, Dillon Stadium, Elizabeth Park. Goodwin Park, Keney Park, Pope Park, Morgan Street Garage, 2 Holcomb Street, 80 Coventry Street, and KDA Center on Naugatuck Street. Remove vehicles from these lots by noon on Saturday.

Vehicles left on the street during the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. It will cost $93.59 to retrieve a towed vehicle, plus another $99 for a ticket. If your vehicle gets towed, call (860) 757-4000 for retrieval information. (more…)

Cemetery Improvements on Horizon

Photo taken July 19, 2014

Those who regularly visit Zion Hill Cemetery see that gravestones there are routinely toppled and destroyed. Unlike Cedar Hill Cemetery, where visitors are frequent and staff are visible, Zion Hill does not get nearly that level of care and attention throughout the year, despite being a fraction of Cedar Hill’s size and having a police substation opposite one corner. Gates remain open after hours.

What is thought of as one cemetery between Zion, Ward, Affleck, and Allen is actually a patchwork of various cemeteries. The City of Hartford maintains some of this; the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Association of Jewish Cemeteries maintains the

Photo taken July 19, 2014

various other cemeteries found here. (more…)

February 2016 Events

February 1

  • Witnesses to Hunger opens at 2 p.m. today in Conference Room 1B in the Legislative Office Building. They say this is a “project that uses photographs taken by Connecticut residents to bring visibility to their everyday struggles to make ends meet. These powerful images and the stories behind them reinforce the need for substantial policy change to ensure health, success, and hope for all of our neighbors. The exhibit is comprised of over 50 photographs taken by 15 witnesses from towns across Connecticut.” Some of the witnesses will be at the opening to participate in a discussion about hunger in Connecticut, along with possible solutions. The exhibit, in the lower concourse, will be on view through February 11. Free, open to the public.

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