Category: Hartford

Hartford School Moving to West Hartford?

By , January 25, 2015 9:51 am

The proposal to move Montessori Magnet — currently housed in the Moylan and McDonough Schools — to a site in West Hartford has not been warmly received by all.

The school’s PTO says the proposed move was only made public on January 16, days before it was discussed at the January 20 Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Schiavino-Narvaez said she met with the School Governance Council twice, along with the PTO president. Parents had been contacted during discussions, she said.

While there has been a search for a permanent home for the magnet school for the past six years, not all in the school community had a location at the American School for the Deaf on North Main Street in West Hartford in mind.

Dr. Shelley Best, at the recent Board of Ed meeting, opposed this move: “Montessori education [...] has the stereotype of being something that’s really available for the elite and the suburban,” she said, and moving it into the suburbs would only drive that home. Continue reading 'Hartford School Moving to West Hartford?'»

Scenes from the Sidewalk: Freeze!

By , January 24, 2015 10:53 pm

Seen in Frog Hollow Continue reading 'Scenes from the Sidewalk: Freeze!'»

Winter Storm Information

By , January 23, 2015 5:16 pm

The City of Hartford has declared a parking ban effective at 12:01 Saturday morning (just past midnight tonight) lasting through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.

The purpose of a parking ban is to allow plow trucks to remove snow from the roadways. Vehicles should be parked in public school lots or at these other locations for the duration of the ban:  Morgan Street Garage, 2 Holcomb Street Lot, Keney Park Entrance Lot at Ridgefield Street, KDA Center Lot on Naugatuck Street, Pope Park Center Lot via Park Terrace, Metzner Center Lot on Franklin Avenue, Colt Park Lot via Wawarme Avenue, and Elizabeth Park lots. Continue reading 'Winter Storm Information'»

Bicycles for Attendance

Six SAND Elementary School students who have had perfect attendance this school year through the month of December will receive free bicycles.The Clay Arsenal neighborhood school will hold its celebration this morning.

The locally-grown Julio Lozada Foundation, which also awards college scholarships to Latino youth, is the sponsor of this giveaway.


I-84 Preliminary Alternatives

By , January 22, 2015 8:14 am

The much-promoted “Public Scoping Meeting” offered residents the opportunity to share thoughts about the future of the I-84/Aetna Viaduct, but little in the way of new information.

Easels lined a room in the Hartford Public Library, showing the interstate’s current state, environmental concerns, goals of the project, and preliminary alternatives to what now acts as a visual and physical barrier between north and south neighborhoods.

For those following this endless conversation, the possible changes offered at Wednesday’s meeting by the I-84 Hartford Project were not completely fresh. To overview: Continue reading 'I-84 Preliminary Alternatives'»

Place this Place

By , January 19, 2015 12:46 pm


If you know where this is photo was taken, leave a comment below.

Election Day 2014: Results of Inquiry Published

By , January 16, 2015 4:16 pm

The City Council Committee of Inquiry has released its findings regarding the Election Day 2014 debacle.
You can read the 32 page document below. Among the gems in this report: one Registrar refused to read emails that another sent, police were called to the Registrar’s Office following an outburst by the Democratic Registrar of Voters, and that same individual invoked the Fifth Amendment when questioned.


To learn more Continue reading 'Election Day 2014: Results of Inquiry Published'»

Public Participation Encouraged in City Plan

By , January 15, 2015 8:00 am

There are several upcoming public meetings for those who want to give input on housing and community development needs.

The Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019 is intended to help the City of Hartford “make data-driven, place-based investment decisions that align and focus funding from the  following U.S. Housing and Urban Development programs.”  These programs include Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

The first public hearing will be held in the Parker Anderson Recreation Center, 2621 Main Street, on January 20 at 1 p.m.

A second will take place in the function room on the second floor of City Hall, 550 Main Street. This begins at 6:30 p.m. on January 21. Additional meetings will be scheduled for March and April.

2014 Crime Stats

By , January 14, 2015 8:36 am

With the release of the 2014 Year End Crime Data, the Mayor’s Office claims there has been a “steady reduction in crime,” particularly in “Clay Arsenal, North Meadows, North East, Blue Hills and Upper Albany.”

The Hartford Police Department routinely releases crime stats weekly, not just at the end of the year. Before celebrating or getting cynical, it’s worth knowing what the numbers actually mean.

Continue reading '2014 Crime Stats'»

Place this Place

By , January 12, 2015 10:30 am

Where is this? If you know, leave a comment below.

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