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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Thirman Milner Endorses Shawn Wooden in Democratic Primary

Hartford City Council President and Democratic Party endorsed candidate for State Senate, Shawn Wooden was endorsed this past Thursday by Thirman Milner, who is a civil rights legend and the first black mayor of Hartford and in New England. In a release, Milner said “Our community faces significant challenges. That’s …

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Commentary: Eric Garner, Police Brutality and Understanding Your Rights

By Darcwonn (Intersection of Madness & Reality & Chocolate Covered Lies) *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. So, my news feeds have been ablaze with the story about Eric Garner. He died because he was put in a choke hold …

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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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