| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Jimmy Jones, in a stern letter to the Trinity College community this afternoon, says the school and the city must move quickly to improve campus safety in the aftermath of a brutal attack on a student early Sunday morning:
I want to assure you in no...
| Nov 9, 2012
Facing an estimated $25 million in renovations to its Greater Hartford branch in West Hartford, UConn plans to move the campus to downtown Hartford within a year, bringing along 2,100 students and 60 faculty members.
UConn President Susan Herbst...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Scores of people came to the capital city Friday night to pray and show their support for the grieving families of 20 young children and six adults slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
At Asylum Hill Congregational Church, about 50 people...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:15 AM
If the reactions of the past three days hold up, we're likely to see some kind of ban on assault weapons or on the ammo magazines of the sort used by the Newtown shooter.
That's good news for people who have been pushing for this since forever, many...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:35 PM
For more than a century, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut has been headquartered in Hartford, the last six decades in a West End mansion that was a gift from the daughter of a wealthy local attorney.
But now, the diocese appears ready to break with...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The administration of Mayor Pedro Segarra, who has pledged transparency at city hall since taking over Hartford's top job more than two years ago, has instructed department heads to check in with his office before speaking to the media.
In an e-mail...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Nice to know that Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra is at the cutting edge when it comes to government hypocracy.
The Hartford Courant is reporting that Segarra has put a gag order on all city employees, ordering them not to talk to reporters without...
| Apr 10, 2011
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra's spouse, Charlie Ortiz, collects about $2,000 a month in federal Section 8 rent subsidies as the landlord for low-income tenants under a "housing choice voucher program" administered locally by the city, public records show....
| Apr 13, 2011
You can only play naive new kid for so long in any job.
And if anything comes from this past weekend's drama over Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra's failing to disclose his spouse's HUD rent agreement, it's that it's time Segarra stop playing that card....
| Apr 28, 2011
Tweets and Facebook posts from the Market at Hartford 21 can be torturous at lunchtime if you're hungry and far from downtown Hartford. There's White Bean and Arugula Pizza with a lemon cream sauce, Chorizo and Escarole Soup; Veal Bolognese with rigatoni....
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:16 PM
After fire hit Joseph Palenza's multifamily building at 479-481 Farmington Ave. last month, city inspectors made a troubling discovery.
So many electrical hazards had accumulated over time — extension cords plugged into light sockets; loose or...