Marking a Transition: Lorenzo Jones Works to Build a National Movement For Health, Equity, and Justice

  By gabriel sayegh “I am the sum of all my experiences.” – El Hajj Malilk El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)  Today, Lorenzo Jones announced, that, after ten years as Executive Director, he is transitioning out of A Better Way Foundation (ABWF) – a Hartford-based criminal justice and drug policy reform organization. …

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Connecticut Historical Society Wants Your Connecticut Memories for Upcoming Exhibit

What was growing up in Connecticut like for you? What childhood, teen or young adult memory can you share? What object, photo or other visual relates to that memory? Drawing from Connecticut residents’ stories and loaned items, a new “Growing Up in Connecticut” exhibit will open in May 2016 at …

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Ebony Horsewomen Inc. Planning First Annual 2016 Keney Park Horse Show

The First Annual Connecticut Classic Horse Show—a premiere Hunter/Jumper equestrian competition, hosted by Ebony Horsewomen Inc. and produced by the Westbrook Hunt Club, is scheduled to kick-off September 9 through 11, 2016, in Hartford’s historic Keney Park at Lookout Mountain. The Connecticut Classic has been a very long time in …

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Black History: Looking Back and Moving Forward

A 2015 Black History Month Opinion Editorial By State Representative Douglas McCrory February is Black History Month.  Every year, for twenty-eight days, we take time to reflect on our history and culture.  We, Black People, have a very, for lack of a better word, colorful past.  A past that goes back, …

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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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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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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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