State of CT Files Federal Lawsuit against Alleged Mortgage Rescue Scam

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has obtained a temporary restraining order and appointment of a receiver in a joint lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida against Connecticut-based Resolution Law Group, Florida-based Berger Law Group, and other individuals over allegations that they took advantage of struggling homeowners …

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Commentary – David Samuels: Michael Brown and CRP3 Propaganda

Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not necessarily those of Northend Agents. Activists responding to the police shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown are circulating a petition calling on President Obama to introduce federal legislation which would require all state, county and local police to wear cameras. …

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Video: Beyonce Steals the Show at the 2014 MTV VMAs

Beyonce (and daughter, Blue Ivy) stole the show, at last night’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Reiterating to the world why she’s one of the greatest living performers of her generation, Beyonce closed the show, treating viewers and audience members to a 20-minute set featuring a medley of songs from her most recent (surprise) self-titled …

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Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Ebony Murphy on Education and the Wealth Gap

By Tiffani Jones A print version of this article is available in the August, 6 2014 issue of the Northend Agent’s   Connecticut politics have been heating up as candidates lobby to get on the ballot or get re-elected to office this election year. Each has a bulleted list of ideas …

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Dan Burley, Black Publishing & the ‘Chicago Renaissance’ Period

By Tiffani Jones *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. I’m no connoisseur of vintage adult publications, but do consider the elements that went into creating them during their time, quite interesting; specifically the role Black artists, photographers, models, and distributors …

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Commentary – David Samuels: DCF Plantation Report

*Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. WFSB Face the State host /corporate shill Dennis House aired another infomercial on the Hartford stadium plan. Mayor Pedro Segarra’s communications director Maribel La Luz was a guest; she talked about the stadium in terms …

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Video: Archaeological Dig Unearths Slave Quarters in Maryland

Archaeologists recently unearthed a valuable part of history, after happening upon slave barracks and a treasure trove of rare artifacts. The items were found mere feet away from the former plantation home of Francis Scott Key’s grandmother in Millersville, Maryland, while field techs were looking for evidence of French commander Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau’s 1781 encampment. …

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Receives $650,000 Grant-in-Aid from State of Connecticut

Historic house and museum, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is slated to receive a $650,000 grant-in-aid from the State of Connecticut to help with interior restoration, environmental improvements and fire suppression in the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The State Bond Commission approved …

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Two Historic Hartford Landmarks Restored with Aid of Hartford Foundation Grants

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving release The renovation of two of Hartford’s historic sites – the Amos Bull House and the Butler-McCook Carriage House and Garden – has been completed with the aid of grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. A grant of $118,524 in December 2013 from …

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Pre-K Expansion Is an Outstanding Long-term Investment

By State Representative David Baram In a new state initiative designed to expand pre-school education, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Bloomfield will be allotted additional School Readiness opportunities for low-income children. Under the Competitive School Districts category, Windsor will receive 10 additional slots and 24 will go to Windsor Locks, while Bloomfield …

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