Superintendent Search: Substance or Style?

By , April 17, 2014 4:18 pm

Dr. Ronald Taylor

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez

Do you want substance or style?

That is the question when it comes to Hartford’s finalists for superintendent.

On one hand, you have a candidate who saunters into the audience, does call and response, and cracks jokes. He compliments the nature of each question, goes on tangents, and often never responds to what was asked.  Afterwards, an audience member will describe him as “Steve Perry-esque,” not exactly a compliment.

On the other, you have a candidate whose job interview jitters seep through on occasion, but who seems genuine and approachable. Sometimes she uses the language of the administration rather than that which might be more accessible for all parents, but she described herself first and foremost as a parent whose child has special needs. Continue reading 'Superintendent Search: Substance or Style?'»

Get Your Nails Done

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By , April 16, 2014 10:03 pm

cookies for canines

…if you’re a dog.

Naturally Dogs and Cats at 100 Trumbull Street is hosting a “Nails & Wagging Tails” night.

Jessica Westerman of Your 4 Legged Pet Service will clip your dog’s nails for $5 between 6-8pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

No need to call ahead– just show up.

 

Learning Curb: Mercedes Bends

Thanks to Christopher Brown for sharing these pics of a car seemingly beached on a median on Sigourney/Park Terrace.

To be fair, this could be an accidental parking job (wet roads) than someone intentionally deciding to abandon ship in the middle of a busy street…but one never knows with the routine “parking” that happens near 25 Sigourney Street.

How to Make Schools More Integrated

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By , April 15, 2014 7:30 am

The “Choice Watch: Diversity and Access in Connecticut’s School Choice Programs” report released last week suggests ways that “open choice” schools in Connecticut should work to reduce segregation across racial, linguistic, and ability lines. The report finds that most school choice programs are actually integrated as far as socioeconomic status is concerned, with integration defined quite broadly: enrollment between 25-75% minority students. Continue reading 'How to Make Schools More Integrated'»

Learning Curb: Parking’s Not Rocket Science

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By , April 14, 2014 3:30 pm

Thanks to Nichole Guerra for getting this pic. Someone decided to park on the curb in the area of Columbus Boulevard near the Connecticut Science Center.

Moving Bikes with a Bike

Finishing his crosstown move, Justin Eichenlaub cuts through Pope Park.

Place this Place

Yes, this is private property, but what’s pictured is completely visible without trespassing.

Do you know which street this is on?

Parade Brings 200,000+ to Downtown

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By , April 13, 2014 8:10 pm

Hartford Police Department’s Deputy Chief Brian Foley called today’s UConn parade the largest event the city has seen in the past twenty years, estimated over 200,000 spectators.

There were no arrests during the event.

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Map of Parking in Downtown

Visiting Hartford but not sure where to lock up your bike? Here are some of the spots in Downtown Hartford that have bicycle racks, if you insist on being all formal about it and not just tying the bike to a random fence post.

Created using Google Maps

Are there other racks located in Downtown that are not on this map but should be? Put a note in the comments.

Scenes from the Sidewalk: Dinoride

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By , April 12, 2014 3:35 am

Who needs Dynaride when you’ve got Dinoride?

This stencil has been found in a few places. All the ones spotted have been low to the ground.

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