Monthly Archives: November 2010

Coming In From The Cold

 

Immaculate Conception's Church Basement (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

There was a discussion in Hartford last year over where to put an emergency, no-freeze shelter for men. In the end, the state stepped in and offered to house the shelter in an old church building near the state capitol.

This year, the state building is undergoing repairs and can’t be used. WNPR’s Jeff Cohen has this report about where those in need of a warm bed will go.

 

The story will air next week.  You can listen to it now online.

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Nelton Court Slated For Demolition

Linda Strums, Former Nelton Court Resident (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

The last of the city of Hartford’s postwar, low-income, federally-financed public housing units is about to come down.  In its place, the Hartford Housing Authority plans to build 80 new apartments.

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Malloy Picks Transition Team

Following a weekend in which he was criticized by the NAACP,Governor-elect Dan Malloy has announced the names of people who will help shape his administration.

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Hartford Schools Begin Search For New Superintendent

The Hartford Board of Education has begun the process of looking for a new superintendent.

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Malloy Names Budget Chief

Governor-elect Dan Malloy has named one of his former Stamford employees to be his budget chief.

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School Officials Say They Are Addressing Security Concerns At Burns School

Hartford board of education officials say they are increasing security at a neighborhood school, just weeks after a 12-year-old boy was scared enough for his safety that he brought a knife and a BB gun with him in his backpack. WNPR’s Jeff Cohen was at a city council meeting on school security Monday and has this report.

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New Hartford Law Would Restrict Racial Profiling

The Hartford city council is considering an ordinance that would limit police powers when it comes to enforcing federal immigration laws.  The measure would also limit police surveillance and prohibit profiling.  It’s opposed by the city’s police chief.

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