The controversial proposal to create a “fueling station” next to the Stop & Shop in Parkville was referred by City Council to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Planning and Economic Development Committee.
There will be a hearing at the January 22, 2013 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. This meeting will begin at 5pm in the Plaza Level Conference Room at 260 Constitution Plaza.
There is a range of opinion on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, but those who wish to take this extra step can attend a free flu clinic on Tuesday, January 22nd from 10a.m. until 2p.m.
Sponsored by the City of Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services, the clinic will be held on the first floor of the Burgdorf Health Care Center, 131 Coventry Street. Continue reading 'Free Flu Clinic'»
“If it’s something you really want to do,” said State Representative Penny Bacchiochi, “you’ll find a way.”
Bacchiochi was among five female members of Connecticut’s General Assembly participating in the Legislator Panel that was part of the Second Annual Women’s Policy Day on Tuesday. The goal of this event was to help participants better understand the political process on the State level.
Wedged between a General Assembly 101 session and a Mock Public Hearing, panelists advised the audience on ways they could get more directly involved in local or state politics. State Representative Linda Gentile urged participants with political aspirations to keep themselves informed. Continue reading 'Closing the Power Gap'»
The Veterans Acupuncture Clinic of Hartford will be offering these free treatments for veterans and their immediate family members from noon until 3pm on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Hartford Elks Club (34 Prospect Street). This kind of treatment is intended to address anxiety, PTSD, pain, and other issues. Continue reading 'Free Acupuncture for Vets'»
Joker and Bane // Photo by Helder Mira/Rabbit Ears Media
We know the stereotype: nerds and geeks lack social skills. There is some truth in this, and the nearly ubiquitous online culture exacerbates this at times– there is a new avenue in which to communicate, but when it comes time for face-to-face interaction, many continue to struggle.
But for those attending this year’s ConnectiCon, what might not come naturally was possible to learn. Continue reading 'ConnectiCon: Getting Skills'»
From 11-3 on June 16th, there will be a health fair providing the public with information about HIV, diabetes, cholesterol, and breast and prostate health. This event sponsored by the Greater Hartford NAACP will also provide programs about nutrition, lead poisoning prevention, maternal and infant health services, along with free health checks.
The health fair will be held at the Keney Park Pond House, 323 Edgewood Street.
Making claims that we live in a post-racial society would get most people laughed at, under the best of circumstances. We recognize that the success of Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Oprah Winfrey does not mean racism has vanished from the United States.
But misogyny? Some are still boggled by the continued presence of that beast.
Sitting on a bench near Corning Fountain, I had several people approach me to ask about the small rally happening on Saturday afternoon. A neutral, factual explanation was met with sneering. Online, I read remarks mocking the event; others seemed genuinely naive about the status of women in 2012.
Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., visited Hartford in February. He told congregants during the Black Catholic Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph that the use of birth control is linked to an increase in out-of-wedlock pregnancies, as well as to the increased transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Continue reading 'Rally for Gender Equality in Bushnell Park'»
“We’ve become complacent” about AIDS, a community member said during Tuesday’s World AIDS Day forum in the Hartford Public Library.
In the 1980′s and 1990′s, she said, society talked about AIDS. Now, not so much. She called for the need to have conversations in places like barbershops. grocery stores, and in Spanish; then, she passed her microphone to another audience member, who delivered comments in Spanish.
This sentiment was echoed by panelists. One of them, Yvette Highsmith-Francis, the Director of Community Health Center, Inc., said we should be having these dialogues at Thanksgiving dinner and when having pedicures.
Even in 2011, misinformation about the transmission of HIV exists. Highsmith-Francis told the audience about an encounter with a woman in her forties who believed she could “catch AIDS” from hugging someone. Continue reading '“Getting to Zero” Community Forum on HIV/AIDS'»
If the police issue several traffic advisories letting the public know that they will likely be unable to use a street during part of the day, and then they barricade that street so that no vehicular traffic can use it, can activists who — after the road has been made impassable already — are physically blocking an entrance ramp on that block be arrested for impeding traffic?
A dozen people, including some with SEIU, CCAG, and the machinists’ union, were peacefully arrested after blocking the Broad Street on-ramp to I-84 East. Peter Goselin, with the National Lawyers Guild, said that the arrests were carried out smoothly.
Continue reading 'Ramping Up Demonstrations'»