| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:02 AM
HempCT, a local grassroots advocacy organization, is planning a Global Marijuana March from 12-8 p.m. on May 4 in Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford, according to their website.
According to their mission statement, the HempCT is committed to "ending...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Where in downtown Hartford should the University of Connecticut locate its Greater Hartford campus? All things being equal, a place that enhances other state investments and city plans.
UConn officials announced in November that they were planning to...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Hartford's iQuilt plan, which focuses on the arts and cultural institutions around Bushnell Park, is one of many land-use master plans and studies produced for the city. The most prominent of these plans is arguably the 1912 Carrere and Hastings plan....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Step outside your Hartford home and you can enjoy a number of attractions, such as the Mark Twain house or Bushnell Park. Indoors, you probably have just as many distractions — you just need a place to keep them all. A media cabinet or armoire...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:28 AM
It's marathon day and the ING Hartford Marathon is set to go off at 8 a.m.
It was a record 27 degrees this morning. It feels more like Manchester Road Race morning than Hartford Marathon morning but hey, better chilly than hot in October.
| May 1, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Rio Grill and Bar
54 Pratt St., Hartford, (860) 560-2240, riogrillhartford.com
The New York Times ran a front-page story recently about the epidemic of obesity in Brazil. In it experts speculated about the different factors contributing to the...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:15 PM
In 1845, a young man from the marble district of the Litchfield Hills arrived in Hartford just as the city's new rail line helped trigger an industrial boom that, by 1870, made it one of the richest small cities in America.
At age 22, James G....
| May 25, 2012
| 2:49 PM
When the Susan G. Komen Foundationdecided to defund Planned Parenthood earlier this year, the Connecticut affiliate was the only one in the country with the courage to immediately — and publicly — stand up to that stupidity.
| May 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Friday's going to roll around again, and you've got nothing going on, so head downtown for this year's Black-eyed and Blues Fest, sponsored (as always) by Hartford's premier BBQ joint Black-eyed Sally's. Acts range from Petey Hop and the JackRabbits,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
The thought of performing as a soloist in front of a world-class orchestra would make most long-haired rockers quake in their snakeskin boots.
Not guitarist Tony Spada. Not one bit.
Spada will be the featured soloist when the Hartford Symphony...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Since its founding by English settlers, Hartford has been one of New England's most populous cities. Over the nearly four centuries of Hartford's existence, millions of people have lived and died here and, in most cases, their earthly remains were...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...