Hartford’s Keney Park to Host 29th Annual Family Day Festival

  Saturday, August 16th marks the 29th Annual Keney Park Family Day Festival. The Keney Park Family Day Festival is Hartford’s longest running event and is FREE to the public. This year’s festivities will celebrate education, academic preparedness and community partnerships, and will host the third annual NAACP health fair …

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Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

By Tiff Jones (via Coffee Rhetoric) *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Though the law marked many fundamental and necessary changes and is a landmark piece …

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Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Hartford Appoints New Pastor

Reverend Kahlil G. James was recently appointed as Pastor for Allen Chapel African Methodist Church (located in Hartford), at the First Episcopal District Annual Planning Meeting of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. James previously served as Pastor at New Bethel A.M.E. Church (of Germantown) in Philadelphia, PA and as Pastor at Allen A.M.E. in …

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Commentary: Republicans Have Some Explaining to Do on ‘Faith’ and ‘Freedom’

By The Revs. Derrick Harkins and Boise Kimber (BET.com)  *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. Over this past weekend, the Faith and Freedom Coalition brought conservative activists from around the country to Washington where they heard from Republican leaders, including many of …

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New School Superintendent Reveals Plans for Hartford Public Schools

Hoping to build upon past successes and take Hartford Public Schools to the next level, new Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez (who replaces Dr. Christina Kishimoto, whose contract wasn’t renewed) has hit the ground running, revealing an entry plan that will enable her to meet with the Hartford community over the course of …

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Hartford Public Library and Hartbeat Ensemble to Pay Tribute to Hartford Circus Fire Casualties

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Hartford Public Library and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, in collaboration with the City of Hartford Fire Department, will present a theatrical performance based on the memories of survivors of the Hartford Circus Fire, a tragedy which occurred 70 years ago this summer during a Ringling Brothers …

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CT Based Developer Slated to Redevelop Hartford’s Bowles Park Housing Complex

At a recent meeting, the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority for The City of Hartford (HACH) approved a Resolution that authorizes the organization’s Executive Director to enter into negotiations with Connecticut-based developer Overlook Village Redevelopment Associates, LP, in a plan to redevelop the rundown Bowles Park Housing Complex in Hartford; …

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Event Notice: FREE Family-Friendly Festival in Hartford, Love Wins

Wednesday, July 2 at 5 –7 pm, The Hartford Project presents ‘Love Wins’ on Barbour Street, in Hartford. ‘Love Wins’ is an annual, free family-friendly festival held at local area church Citadel of Love. This free festival, which has been a staple in the Hartford community for more than 5 years, will include …

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Commentary – Tribute to Men and Thoughts on Christianity, Forgiveness, and Fatherhood

By Marichal Monts **Editor’s Note: This commentary reflects the views of the author, and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. I would like to challenge every man who reads this article to understand that you have value and you matter.  I would also like to inform every woman that her intellect, …

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New College Scholarship Recipients Honored at 10th Annual Hartford Foundation Reception

The newest recipients in a college scholarship program that awards more than $1 million annually to Greater Hartford students were honored June 4 at the tenth annual Scholarship Recipient Reception held by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The reception, held at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, …

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