‘No Cause for Concern’ Becomes an Ask for Regional Resources

By , July 21, 2015 9:48 am

From the sensationalist headlines throwing out theories that neither Hartford residents nor our police are buying, to the ever-present discussion in campaign season, the homicide rate this year is getting attention. That number does not include deaths that have not been classified yet, like the incident from early Saturday morning on Bond Street that involved a person dying after being struck by a vehicle driven by someone who did not care to stick around. (That vehicle is described as a gray or silver, two-door Infiniti sedan with dark tints. No description of the motorist has been provided).

The homicide rate for 2015 is high, but taking the longer view, one can see that these rates fluctuate. The following data, provided by the Hartford Police Department, shows how the rate ebbs and flows.

Part 1 Crime Historical Analysis Spread Sheet

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Cooling Centers Open

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By , July 20, 2015 9:37 am

From noon through 5 today, as long as a heat advisory is in effect, several “cooling centers” will be open:

  • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street
  • North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
  • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue
  • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue
The Hartford Public Library is air-conditioned also.

Science Students Opt to Spend Summer on Campus

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Glory Kim talks about his research on the fetal membrane ultrastructure of Kingsnakes

Trinity’s Summer Science Research Program, which started in May, wrapped up last week. Approximately eighty students conducted research, gave presentations, and had the opportunity to hear what alumni were doing.

The final day featured five presentations by six students, with two of those teams looking at the ketogenic diet. Audience members were able to ask questions following the brief presentations, with some questioning various researchers’ methods, a practice that pushes learners toward more sound decisions in the future.

Several of the students indicated that their research is ongoing. Shelby Labe and Laura Nee Continue reading 'Science Students Opt to Spend Summer on Campus'»

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In Your Neighborhood: Downtown

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By , July 18, 2015 8:42 am

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Casa Linda: Casa Linden

By , July 15, 2015 7:46 am


Realtor sites and the tax assessor calls these condos. Others call them apartments. People live upstairs; retail is downstairs. Continue reading 'Casa Linda: Casa Linden'»

Resolution to Censure Mayor Moves Forward

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By , July 14, 2015 10:16 am

Approved and moving on to the next step:

 

Resolution Larry Deutsch


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George Takei Talks in Hartford

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Photo by Christopher Brown

45 minutes. That’s all the time George Takei had on stage at ConnectiCon on Sunday. The long line of fans waiting to ask questions was disassembled after only a few had the opportunity to take the mic.

That’s what happens when the special guest isn’t giving flat, boilerplate responses. Continue reading 'George Takei Talks in Hartford'»

ConnectiCon 2015

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By , July 13, 2015 9:11 am

ConnectiCon was founded by University of Hartford students in 2002, with the first convention taking place in 2003. The “multi-genre pop culture convention” has been at the Connecticut Convention Center for the last ten years. Continue reading 'ConnectiCon 2015'»

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