Mixed income, affordable housing in walking distance of two major parks, the Legislative Office Building (if that’s your jam), and lots of stores that are open on the weekend (Park Street). The Billings Forge building was a tool manufacturing company in its previous incarnation. (more…)
The mayor’s 300+ page proposed budget can be reduced to one sentence: The party is over.
For years, certain parades and festivals had been held despite their organizers failing to pay for associated costs in full. This is one of Hartford’s open secrets. Even when the events may not have been well-executed or marketed, the City of Hartford continued to pick up the tab. Cultural events like festivals and parades could draw money into Hartford, but a single glance at the food trucks present for many of these events shows this not to be the case. How, then, can the strain on the HPD traffic division and on the DPW (for funsies, visit Bushnell Park at end of day following one of the major festivals before the crews come out in force to remove litter, empty the trash, and hose everything down) be justified if negligible revenue is created? Should Mayor Bronin’s proposed budget be adopted, we could still have parades for days, if we pay for them without help from the City. (more…)
Place this Place: Every Monday we publish a photo and let readers guess where in Hartford it was taken. Each week we feature a different neighborhood (look for the HTFD NBHD tag) and this Monday mystery place kicks it off. Unless noted otherwise, the photo was taken outdoors in either a public place, a place that can be easily seen from a public space, or a place that might not technically be public, but nobody seems to know that.
If you know where in Hartford this is (street address or nearest intersection) leave a comment below.
The April 11, 2016 City Council meeting included on its agenda a resolution:
(COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE II) The Court of Common Council highly encourages the Mayor to negotiate with all collective bargaining units and offers the following additional suggestions for achieving savings and generating more revenue, which suggestions are not intended to be an exhaustive list.