(L-to-R) Mario Marrero, 2013 HPS Teacher of the Year; Robert Cotto, Jr. Hartford Board of Education Secretary; Keith Sevigny, 2012 HPS Teacher of the Year.
Mario Marrero received the honor last night of being chosen as Hartford’s 2013 Teacher of the Year at the annual banquet in the Marriott Hartford Downtown Hotel.
Marrero, the lead teacher of the Science Department at Betances says, “Teaching is my passion and I take pride and joy in what I do.”
The fourth-grade teacher at the Betances STEM Magnet School began his teaching career in Hartford, straight out of college, at what was known as the Annie Fisher Magnet School of Multiple Intelligences. He moved on after two years to what was known as the Milner Core Knowledge Academy, where he taught for four years.
A press release from the Hartford Public Schools says that Marrero “credits his time at Milner for making him the teacher that he is today.” Continue reading 'Hartford’s 2013 Teacher of the Year: Mario Marrero'»
The section of Capitol Avenue between Forest and Laurel Street will be closed from 8pm tonight through 6am Tuesday, May 28th. This closure is due to the replacement of steel beams on part of the CTfastrak structure.
The MDC roadway work will continue on Broad Street and Capitol Avenue next week through at least the end of the month, 8am-4pm. Continue reading 'Detours and Delays'»
(L-to-R) Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Olga Delarosa Moya, Victor Quinones, Ana-Maria Garcia, Madelyn Colon, y Evelyn Mantilla
The gymnasium of St. Anne / Immaculate Conception Church on Park Street was the venue for a true community dialogue about the history and current state of the Latino vote in Hartford. The dialogue did not dwell in the past, nor did it center on the panelists’ contributions, as audience members readily joined in.
Evelyn Mantilla, who served as the event’s moderator, explained that of the approximately 54,000 individuals registered to vote in the city, 38% are Latinos. Of the small number who voted in the 2012 primary, only 13% of those voters were Latino.
“Why don’t more Latinos vote in Hartford?” was the question that held this conversation together. Everyone had theories.
Panelist Victor Quinones said, “we are not educated politically.” People will vote all Democrat instead of thinking about the individual candidates.
“There is also the hours,” he said. Very few people stop by the polls between 6-9am, and then people work all day. He said the polls should open and close later. Continue reading '¿Ausente? Indeed.'»
“If you mismanage your life you can run out of power, you can run out of gasoline,” Commissioner Dan Esty said in a moment of frankness with business owners considering installing electric vehicle charging stations.
“Range anxiety” — the fear that drivers will not reach their destinations because of an absence of charging stations — is not unlike the parking anxiety that some have. Both are relatively unfounded, but still demand responsiveness to alleviate those fears. In Hartford, for instance, it’s not unheard of for someone to question parking availability a year in advance of a visit; businesses respond by providing information about where customers can park. Part of what the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be doing is creating a map showing all public charging stations in Connecticut. An existing map created by the Alternative Fuels Data Center indicates there are already nearly 80 public charging stations in state. Continue reading 'Esty Says DEEP Eager to Help Connecticut Stay a Step Ahead of EV Trend'»
This afternoon, Judith Almeida, a staff attorney at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, ruled that unless a grade separated pedestrian/cyclist bridge is constructed over the crossing, the Connecticut DOT may not permanently close Flower Street to pedestrian and cyclist usage. The Flower Street crossing will remain closed to vehicular traffic.
You can read the full ruling below:
Flower Street In Hartford.pdf
A building which Trinity College employees say had been slated for academic use has been turned into a police substation.
For almost twenty years, there has been a police sub-station on the corner of Ward and Affleck Streets, just blocks away from Trinity College.
A glance at the campus safety log over the last several weeks shows that crimes which would land non-students in court are typically handled only by the college administration. Continue reading 'Trinity Gets Its Own Police Substation'»
Bike Walk Connecticut reports that this morning’s Bike to Work Day had the highest participation to date, with nearly 700 Connecticut cyclists pledging to ride. The Old State House was one of the 25 locations statewide hosting a Bike to Work Day event. Continue reading 'Bike to Work Day 2013'»