Funeral for Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell Set for Monday

  Fallen Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell, who was killed in the line of duty while working to extinguish a raging 2-alarm house fire on Blue Hills Avenue Tuesday evening, will be laid to rest on Monday (October 13) at the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield. Calling hours and a Firefighter …

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Meet The Wiblets: Demanding Dudley, Children’s Book Review

As parents, teachers and mentors to young children, there’s always a need for a myriad of learning tools to teach children and cultivate their young minds. Useful and age-appropriate television programs, flash cards, or even toys are popular ways to guide children so they grow up to become self-assured, conscientious …

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Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: Stowe Center to Host Author Talk & Book Signing with Donald E. Williams Jr.

via Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Tuesday, October 7, at 7pm, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum present an Author Talk & Book Signing with State Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr., author of Prudence Crandall‘s Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of …

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Hartford Public Library History Center Receives National Leadership for Libraries Grant

The Hartford Public Library recently became the recipient of the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Selected from over 200 applicants, HPL is one of only 6 public libraries across the country to receive the award totaling $37,147. With the grant funding, the Library’s Hartford History …

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ABC Leads the Pack this Fall as TV Networks Embrace Diversity

  By Tiffani Jones via Coffee Rhetoric  For years, networks and TV writers have made half-hearted attempts (if any) to diversify casts of popular cable and network shows or to create minority characters that deviate from tired racial TV tropes, some relented, practically kicking and screaming the entire way, or have fallen …

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Ferguson & Freedom: Resistance Is Not Rioting

Guest Editorial by Lorenzo Jones (September 3 issue, Northend Agent’s Newspaper) Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. People keep asking me what the drug war has to do with Ferguson. I tell them to listen to the people not …

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University of Saint Joseph Presents, ‘Songs of a Dream’

Thursday, September 25th at 7:30 pm at the Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph presents the concert, Songs of a Dream. Songs of a Dream will feature world renowned singers Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon, in an intimate performance that pulls from their own lives and relationship, filled with a …

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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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