Category: neighborhoods

In Your Neighborhood: Blue Hills

By , June 20, 2015 6:13 am

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Master Plan for Buckingham Square Park

By , June 19, 2015 2:10 pm

More details about Buckingham Square Park:

Get Off My Lawn!

By , June 18, 2015 7:41 am

Historic brick townhouses with fenced-in and maintained front yards is what you will see on the north side of the first block of Buckingham Street.

Just around the corner on Main Street is the Hartford Dispensary. Next to that, on the corner itself, is a small park that appears unused, and until a few months ago, did not have a sign posted indicating it as an actual park. This patchy strip of grass — larger than Charter Oak Memorial Park, smaller than Barnard Park — has its own fencing, which was spiffed up about a year ago during a neighborhood clean up. It was then that participants heard Charlie Ortiz, Mayor Segarra’s husband, begin to talk about extending a sidewalk to Whitman Court from the area alongside the dispensary.

After that day of cleaning up litter and arranging for almost all the trees to be removed from Buckingham Square Park, everything was quiet until Wednesday night when Ortiz told some residents that he was spearheading a project to extend Buckingham Square Park from where it currently ends — at the driveway between homes and the dispensary — to Whitman Court. Continue reading 'Get Off My Lawn!'»

Casa Linda: Blue in Blue Hills

By , June 17, 2015 7:47 am

This home on Tower Avenue is classified by the City of Hartford as “Old Style,” probably built in 1915.

We classify it as cute. It’s maintained. There’s pride in the front yard, which is a good model for how something can be both beautiful and not a grass lawn.

This home is on the narrower stretch of the road — between Weaver High and the Mount Sinai campus — where most of the houses are kept up.

HPD Releases Preliminary Investigative Report for Blue Hills Shooting

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By , June 15, 2015 4:49 pm

The Hartford Police Department distributed the preliminary investigative report for the shooting on June 9, 2015 that involved an officer and an individual reportedly “suffering from mental distress” who wielded two knives.

The report follows:

Prelim. Investigative Report

The warrant for Tyrinde Thompson’s arrest is being held until a later time, for what police call “an effort to not interfere with his ongoing recovery.”

Cultural Program Moves to Connecticut Historical Society

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The Institute for Community Research‘s decades’ old  Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program has moved to the Connecticut Historical Society. This crosstown move will provide the program with various resources and allow for collaboration between the ICR and CHS.

The program has showcased works of immigrants, photographs of Connecticut farmers, and more.

Today marks the official beginning of the transition from Wyllys Street to Elizabeth Street.

 

 

 

Election Season: Debate in the South

By , June 12, 2015 10:36 am

left-to-right: Luke Bronin, Joel Cruz, Jr., John Gale, Giselle Jacobs, Robert Killian, Mayor Segarra, Lew Brown

Cognitive dissonance: when a candidate goes to a debate for south neighborhoods — set in one of them — and proceeds to claim that this part of the city gets advantages that the north end does not. Continue reading 'Election Season: Debate in the South'»

Rush Hour Civil Disobedience Draws Attention to Racism

By , June 8, 2015 9:03 pm

The Moral Monday actions have not exactly been underground. There are hashtags and Twitter accounts for the movement. Yet, it seems that the civil disobedience during Monday’s evening rush hour took a number of people, including some reporters, by surprise — despite the intentions being announced on Real Hartford and elsewhere. Continue reading 'Rush Hour Civil Disobedience Draws Attention to Racism'»

Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festival 2015

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Photo by Kerri Provost

The crowd line crept ever more away from the curb on Sunday, on occasion making it anyone’s guess as to who was marching in and who was just watching the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade. Continue reading 'Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festival 2015'»

Flags on Park Street

By , June 7, 2015 9:23 am

As is the tradition, vendors lined Park Street in preparation for the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival, which takes place today. While the parade and festival are more-or-less family-friendly and take place between Colt Park and Bushnell Park, the parade eve continues to feature cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and air horns — up and down Park Street — all vying to be the loudest.

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