HTFD BIKE LIFE

Saturday’s BIKE LIFE festival at Heaven did not start until noon, but kids were at the park hours in advance awaiting their new-to-them bikes.

Youth who took a bike maintenance and safety class at BiCi Co. over April vacation were eligible to receive free upcycled bicycles, along with new helmets and lights. (more…)

Place this Place

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.

Temporary Closure of Bushnell Park Playground

Citing numerous safety concerns, Hartford’s DPW will begin removing the playground in Bushnell Park on Monday, April 18. The map, amphitheater, and “literary picnic grove” will remain.

Bushnell Park Foundation and DPW intend to install an accessible playground, with construction starting in the fall. To pay for this, the Bushnell Park Foundation has set up a donation page.

In the meantime, there is a public playground located in Pulaski Mall, just south of Downtown.

City Council Revisions Need Closer Look

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.

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