Sunday’s victory parade for the UConn Huskies will impact streets Downtown for several hours.
The parade will begin at Elm and Trinity at 3, make its way down Elm Street, go alongside Bushnell Park, and turn up Trumbull Street. The rally at approximately 3:30 will take place in front of the XL Center.
Trumbull between Church and Asylum will close to southbound traffic at 10 and to northbound traffic at 11. This is expect to re-open around 4:30.
Trinity Street between Elm and Capitol will be used as a staging area and be closed to traffic from 1:30-3:30.
The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 2:40-3:30.
Additionally, CTTransit reports that the parade will have some effect on bus service. Temporary detours are expected from 2:30-4:30. They say that buses using Pearl or Asylum Street will use other downtown streets during this time. Buses that enter Downtown from the west, including the New Britain-to-Hartford Busway, will use Spruce and Church Street instead.
During those hours, the following stops will not be served: Asylum Street at Bushnell Park, Asylum and Trumbull, Asylum and High, Gold Street, and Pearl Street near TheaterWorks.
More of the CTfastrak buses will operate before, during, and after the parade on Sunday.
School Search Tool indicates zones. Click on image to go to interactive tool.
While families in Hartford are waiting to hear about where the lottery system will place their school-age children, research on the public choice system reveals what Mira Debs, a doctoral candidate at Yale, calls a “marketing disconnect.” While choice is pitched as “freedom” and about enabling the best “personal fit,” the reality for families, she says, is quite different. With the division of the city into zones, choice is limited. One Hartford mother she spoke with took issue with how she had to pick a school for her son: “I really liked [the arts school]. I actually thought [my son] had more of a performing arts bent. Not in my zone. Not in my neighborhood…So, you can have a sciency child in zone 3 or you can have an artsy child in zone 4.”
Debs is not alone in questioning how school choice is being implemented. She was joined by Robert Cotto, Jr., Jack Dougherty, and Stephen Spirou on a panel at Trinity College earlier this week. Continue reading 'Limits on School Choice'»
Another temporary closure. Line on Google Maps denotes the street to be closed.
Adding to the list of detours in Downtown: Atheneum Square North, the one block street between Main and Prospect Street.
This will be closed to motorized traffic beginning April 13th. It is not expected to reopen until late 2016. Continue reading 'Temporary Street Closure'»
Red denotes temporary closure. Purple marks the permanent closure of this portion to motorists.
Beginning on April 17th, the segment of Windsor Street between Pleasant and Trumbull will be permanently closed.
The City of Hartford says that this will initially be used as a construction staging area for the stadium. Later, at an unspecified time, this will be re-opened to pedestrians and cyclists for what officials are calling “Windsor Walk.” Continue reading 'Temporary and Permanent Street Closures'»
Francisco Gomes, Cameron Douglass, Christopher Brown, and Alex Perez
It seems like progress when City Hall hosts a “City Hall Meeting” on cycling infrastructure, especially when all seats in Council Chambers are filled. Continue reading 'Conversation in City Hall on Cycling Infrastructure'»
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Part One: Frog Hollow to Firefly Hollow
Photo by Christopher Brown
A friend had suggested a Sunday morning meet-up at the downtown New Britain CTFastrak terminal for a leisurely bike ride to Bristol’s Firefly Hollow Brewing Company. I rode my bike to the Sigourney Street Fastrak station in Asylum Hill to catch a free ride to Hard Hittin’ New Britain. A woman in a bright vest offered a decal and advice about the best entrance to use when loading a bike on the bus. (Tip: there’s a bike pictogram by the rearmost door—go in that way) Continue reading 'CTFastrak: A Seat-of-the-Pants Review'»
Juan A. Figueroa will take a leave of absence from his post as Chief of Staff, with Albert Ilg stepping in as Acting Chief of Staff on April 10, 2015.
Figueroa will be Segarra’s third campaign manager.
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