Having grown up in Hartford when there was an arcade on Main Street across from what is now the Capital Prep Magnet School, a man explained that areas north of downtown experienced divestment beginning in the late 1960′s. “They called it civil uprising,” he said of the trigger for this loss. “We called it riots.” Continue reading 'Albany-Homestead Corridor: Whatever sticks'»
When this list is compiled, there are always events not included. Either the organization has not gotten the word out, or something is a bit too mainstream, like a wedding expo. Or, the event is too unaffordable for too many readers. This calendar is created with Hartford residents in mind, primarily those who live in neighborhoods like mine. Something pricey will slip through from time-to-time, but if an event costs as much as groceries for the week, it probably is not going to be included here.
Don’t forget to check with the venue to confirm that times and prices remain accurate.
The Hartford Jazz Orchestra gives a free performance on Monday evenings at the Arch Street Tavern. Music begins at 8pm.
Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia, The Monsters of Templeton, and Delicate Edible Birds will be taking part in the Allan K. Smith Reading Series at Trinity College. A reception and book signing will follow the reading, held in the Alumni Lounge of Mather Hall. 4:30-6:30pm. This is free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase.
All are welcome to participate in a learning charrette (fancy word that just means looking at maps and talking about plans) for the Albany/Homestead Avenue corridor. This goes from 3-7pm, but people are invited to drop in whenever they can. The meeting will be held in the community room of the University of Hartford Handel Performing Arts Center, located on the corner of Albany Avenue and Westbourne Parkway. The parking lot is accessible from Albany Avenue. Free. Continue reading 'April 2013 Events'»
The community meeting to discussion the Albany Avenue streetscape has been reschedule for February 21, 2013. The original meeting was canceled because of snow.
This will take place at the Artists’ Collective (1200 Albany Ave) from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome.
Trinity Street in downtown has been plowed several times. Residents in some neighborhoods are still waiting for one plow.
The snowfall stopped two days ago, but residents are reporting that a number of streets have yet to see a plow. Streets described as not “open,” with open being defined “as the plow opening up the middle of road” were posted by residents on the Hartford Fire Department’s Facebook page. It is safe to assume that this is an incomplete report, as not everyone has access to Facebook.
If you want to know exactly which streets were reported as “not open” — which areas receive service and which do not — check out the map created by Real Hartford. The streets included on the map — marked with snowflake icons — were reported on Monday morning and early afternoon.
Unlike parking or access to grocery stores, the groans elicited by travel on arterial streets are actually well-deserved. Continue reading 'Safety and Aesthetic Improvements Coming to an Ave Near You'»
Starting May 1st, trash and recycling collection days will be shifted for about 20% of Hartford residents. Most impacted will be those in the Blue Hills, Frog Hollow, Upper Albany, West End, and Clay Arsenal neighborhoods, and those within the South Downtown NRZ. Continue reading 'Garbage Day'»
This morning Mayor Segarra gave a dizzying account of changes and projects that are underway, from “nodal development” along Albany Ave to the $500,000 that he said has been secured for environmental remediation of the former Swift Factory. The new public safety complex on High Street, which has its opening ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, was called a “catalyst” for the development of North Downtown. By all accounts, Segarra views Hartford as moving in the right direction. Continue reading 'Optimism Reigns in Update on City'»