An interesting experiment in variations in perception is to watch a lot of news, read online comments on certain forums, and then go to a public hearing at City Hall before a City Council meeting. Continue reading 'The People’s Agenda'»
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Saying that she hopes these girls fill leadership positions in City Hall a few years down the road, Councilperson Cynthia Jennings presented the Wilson-Gray YMCA girls’ basketball team with a citation at the start of Monday’s City Council meeting. Continue reading 'Local Basketball Team Honored'»
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'»
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: