Security officers employed by SOS Security, along with their supporters, including a large contingent of elected officials marched down Capitol Avenue late Wednesday afternoon despite temperatures in the low teens. Holding signs reading “I Am a Man” and “I Am a Woman” to evoke the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, the timing of the march was planned to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading 'Security Officers Rally for Respect'»
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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.
On tonight’s City Council agenda is an item that should sound familiar. The Stop & Shop on New Park Avenue has tried to install a gas station in the past, only to be met with vocal opposition from Parkville residents. Tonight, the store is trying again. Continue reading 'Fuelish Proposal for Parkville'»
32BJ SEIU reports that the “National Labor Relations Board has filed a formal complaint against Pressroom Cleaners, for failing to hire the eight cleaners at the Hartford Courant offices and for failing to bargain fairly with the workers’ union [...] when the company was brought in as the new cleaning contractor in December.”
The National Labor Relations Board is seeking to reinstate the eight cleaners who lost their jobs in December 2011. They are also seeking back pay for these workers. Continue reading 'Federal Labor Complaint Filed Against Pressroom Cleaners'»
The public hearing at City Hall on March 19th provides an opportunity to let one’s thoughts be known before decisions are made by the City Council. One agenda item is the creation of two non-voting positions on the Board of Education which would be reserved for students from the Hartford Public Schools. Currently, students have little-to-no input on the decisions being made which impact their educations. With the passage of this ordinance, student BOE members would have one-year terms and would be appointed by the mayor. This ordinance has been introduced by Councilpersons Anderson, DeJesus, Deutsch, Kennedy, MacDonald, and Wooden.
Other items on Monday’s agenda include Continue reading 'Hear! Hear!'»
After screening around 150 individuals from Charter Oak Health Center and a homeless shelter, 28 preliminary tests yielded reactive results for tuberculosis. While the Department of Public Health has issued more subpoenas as it investigates the TB case, Charter Oak Health Center continues to press for an expansion of its parking.
This proposal has been controversial, as members of the Frog Hollow NRZ have requested that the health center conduct traffic studies to determine that a need for additional parking exists. The NRZ expressed concerns that turning these two parcels — 41 and 42 Grand Street — into a lot would adversely affect traffic flow on the surrounding streets:
The special Committee of the Whole meeting of City Council on Thursday offered no surprises.
The motion was divided so that each potential appointee could be voted on separately.
Rich Wareing and Cherita McIntye received yes votes from all present councilmembers. Matt Poland and Dr. Jose Colon-Rivas both received seven votes in favor with Councilperson MacDonald abstaining. Mayor Segarra received seven votes in favor, with only Councilperson Cotto showing objection.
Councilperson Deutsch was absent from the meeting. Continue reading 'Board of Education Votes are In'»
Tonight, City Council passed the “Resolution Restoring Good Jobs at the Hartford Courant,” on the consent calendar with only Councilperson Wooden abstaining.
Before voting, several members of the City Council explained their motives. Continue reading 'City Council Calls on Courant to Rehire Cleaners'»