The pedestrian/cyclist access of Flower Street is supposed to resume tomorrow, after a temporary closure for construction.
In the time since vehicles have lost access on that street, the Dunkin Donuts on Capitol and Lawrence has changed owners. On Sunday, La Paloma Sabanera (Capitol and Babcock) announced it was closing, with its owner saying that while business has definitely slowed since the Flower Street closure, her decision was primarily due to the building’s landlord being unwilling to negotiate on the high rent while simultaneously not addressing issues on the property.
Currently, there is a “mitigation path” connecting the north side of Flower Street to Broad. The section of Broad where it empties is currently under construction; the sidewalk on the west side of Broad Street is closed, requiring pedestrians to cross where there is no crosswalk and where cars are rushing to enter I-84. Most of Broad Street’s eastern sidewalk is usable, for pedestrians who are not in wheelchairs or using strollers. Essentially, those in wheelchairs or using strollers have to enter the roadway on Broad Street, further detour by going downtown, or head in the opposite direction and use Sigourney Street, if they are to go from Farmington Avenue to Capitol Avenue.
Learn about civil rights and anti-war activist Laura Whitehorn at the Kabbalah House’s screening of OUT: The making of a revolutionary. Whitehorn spent fourteen years in prison after being convicted of the 1983 U.S. Capitol Bombing; the bombing resulted in no injuries or deaths.
The one-hour movie, produced by Sonja de Vries and Rhonda Collins, will be shown at 7:30pm on June 27, 2013 as part of what Queers Without Borders calls “Month of Resistance.” June is typically when LGBT pride events occur. Queers Without Borders have argued that pride events have become depoliticized in recent years. They say, “Happy Political Pride to all who continue the fight in the spirit of Compton’s Caferteria and Stonewall. Fight Back!”
The discussion will follow the free screening. The Kabbalah House is located at 1023 Albany Ave.
If you’ve used Constitution Plaza in recent months, you have no doubt noticed the ongoing reconstruction of the area around the Boat Building.
The plaza is about to become trickier to navigate. From June 17th-July 3rd a large section of the plaza will be closed; pedestrians have been instructed to use State Street and Columbus Boulevard.
For those who use the pedestrian/cyclist segment of the Founders Bridge to commute between Hartford and East Hartford — which overlaps with part of the East Coast Greenway — what alternate routes will you be using to get around this closure?
The nonprofit organization reSET will be opening its Social Enterprise Incubator and Community Co-Working space to the public on June 27th. They say they want “hardworking, collaborative professionals and entrepreneurs to help us establish a culture of innovation here.”
A co-working space is essentially an office space shared by freelancers and entrepreneurs.
The space offers Wi-Fi, desk space and work tables, use of conference rooms and meeting space, and access to printing and copying.
Right now, those who have worked with reSET previously in some capacity are able to use the space before it opens to the general public in a few weeks.
For more information, contact 860-560-9120.
Thanks for the time machine ride back to 1992. And for making us all sing that song over and over.
If this TED Talk piqued your interest, you might want to stop by the community conversation, “Growing Urban Roots” on June 19th at Knox Parks Foundation, 75 Laurel Street.
Charmaine Craig, the Community Outreach Director of Knox Parks Foundation, and Jim Gooch, the Executive Director of Connecticut Farmland Trust, will be speaking on the impact of urban farming and community garden. Continue reading 'Growing Urban Roots'»
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Local coffee house La Paloma Sabanera will be closing at the end of June.
Beyond selling coffee, snacks, breakfast and lunch, it has provided a venue for film screenings, improv comedy, storytelling, meetings, and socializing.
La Paloma consistently got voted in the top three on the Hartford Advocate’s “Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll,” including being named as one of the best places for live Latin music in 2013. Musicians who played here include Sinan Bakir, Mijo de la Palma, Kate Callahan, Fernandito Ferrer, String Theorie, The Underscore Orkestra, and La Sabrosa Sabrosura.
What has been dubbed “Hartford’s living room” will be closing on June 27, 2013.
Until then, owner Virginia Iacobucci says it will be “business as usual.”
She says that employees were notified in advance of the messages released to the general public today.
What are your favorite La Paloma memories?
In a message sent today from Hartford 2000, Connecticut voters were reminded that tomorrow is the last day they can change party affiliation if they wish to vote in a party’s primary election this September:
Connecticut State statutes only allow major political parties to hold primary elections. Also under Connecticut State Statutes, political parties set their own rules regarding primary participation. Currently, the major parties in Connecticut, Democratic and Republican, only allow enrolled party members to vote in a primary. Should candidates petition for a primary in either of the major parties, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Continue reading 'Want to Vote in the Primary? Monday Deadline for Party Change'»