The average percentage of income given to charity by residents of the Hartford metropolitan region ranked 49th among the top 50 largest metropolitan regions, according to a new survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Only residents of the metropolitan Providence, Rhode Island region donated less.
Greater Hartford residents, on average, donated 1.9 percent of their […]
UConn is on the move this week, literally as well as figuratively. Wednesday will see the ribbon cutting for the new Hartford campus, which is relocating from its suburban campus in West Hartford after nearly five decades away from the Capital City. And in Stamford, students will be moving into student housing beginning this weekend, […]
For years, the tag line has been “innovation runs through it.” In the coming year, there will also be more frequent rail service running through it, and that may make all the difference in the world.
When proponents of economic development in what’s known as “New England’s Knowledge Corridor” get together for a conference this […]
In the aftermath of Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s State of the City address and a comprehensive three-part investigative series published by the Hartford Courant examining the city’s decades-long response to the Sheff decision on integration and quality education, Achieve Hartford! is preparing for its second annual fundraising event and intensifying efforts to encourage sustainable education […]
Hotel rooms were relatively scarce in downtown Hartford this past weekend as the Northeast Greek Leadership Association attracted about 1,000 college students involved in leading their campus fraternities and sororities to the Capitol City for the regional organization’s annual conference.
The NGLA filled rooms at the Marriot and Hilton downtown, with overflow rooms at the […]
Connecticut’s first law incubators are due to open early this year at the Center for Family Justice, a Bridgeport-based nonprofit, and at UConn School of Law, being established to provide affordable legal services to people who need them and help lawyers establish solo practices.
The Connecticut Community Law Center, an initiative of the law […]
“The State of Black Hartford,” published more than two decades after a landmark sociological text originally published in 1994, squarely focuses on education as the overriding issue on which Hartford’s future, and Connecticut’s, will be determined, flatly stating that “the future of Hartford rests with how we educate our children so they can contribute to the […]
On Wednesday, July 13, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History will make public a special portion of their collection with “Objects Out of Storage: Hartford, CT.” The special exhibit, led by curator Susan Tolbert and historian Eric Hinz, will take place at noontime in the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention […]
If the three twenty-somethings enjoying lunch and some brief down time outside at Trumbull Kitchen seemed familiar to passersby in downtown Hartford, it’s probably because they’ve been on national television a time or two. And will be again.
The casual lunch and conversation among three friends – competitors in the P&G Gymnastics Championships being held […]
by Rich Hollant
Around the time the State of Connecticut and the City of Hartford were releasing bleak news of their respective budgets, Joey Batts, a Hartford Public School teacher, released a video wherein for 3 minutes 22 seconds he sang his heart out about his affection for the Capital City. The […]
When the Hartford-based Social Enterprise Trust, known as reSET, was among the winners of the U.S Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Competition last year – the only Connecticut organization to do so and one of 80 nationwide – it was not known what earning that designation, and the $50,000 that came with it, would mean […]
A new study by the American Highway Users Alliance identifies America’s 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles, CA owns the next six of the top 10. While Connecticut’s highways did not reach the top 50, two bottlenecks did receive […]
One-third of Hartford’s population is Puerto Rican, making it the 4th highest percentage of Puerto Rican people in the continental United States. But the rapidly increasing diversity of the state’s Capitol City, and the region that surrounds it, only begins there – as do the linguistic and workforce challenges.
A couple of drinks, some munchies and spirited discussion about an unlikely topic, “3D Printing: Living Tissue to Human Organ.” That was the recipe for the kick-off of a new panel series in downtown Hartford sponsored by UConn and the UConn Foundation aimed at facilitating conversations between science experts and the public.
The “UConn Science […]