Martin Luther King Jr., just 30 years old but already recognized nationally as a leader of the civil rights movement, … More MLK and Hartford
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What city institution—still with us—was founded in response to a steam boiler explosion that killed 21 and seriously injured as many as 50 on March 2, 1854, at the Fales and Gray railroad-car factory near Dutch Point?
Here’s some news that got lost in the holiday hub-bub. *** The Hartford Courant reported that the 160-year-old Lewtan Building … More Catching up
If you’ve got some last-minute holiday shopping to do and want to share the Hartford love, dash into Hartford Prints … More Hartford stuff for your last-minute shopping
What key part of Hartford’s infrastructure is named after a man who grew up in the city and was killed … More This week’s trivia question
Today’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the renovation of Dillon Stadium put me in mind of the Hartford Knights, the minor-league football … More Dillon Stadium flashback
What major artery of Hartford was originally called Talcott Mountain Turnpike? The answer is here.
If all the national coverage of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I has you wondering how … More Remembering Hartford in World War I
The Hartford Business Journal reports that Jody Blankenship, CEO of the Connecticut Historical Society since September 2013, will leave in … More CHS director moving on
WWUH, the FM radio station operated by the University of Hartford, is marking its 50th anniversary by airing a four-part … More Listen as WWUH celebrates 50 years
The Hartford Courant reports that Paul Ritter, leader of the Warburton Community Congregational Church on Brookfield Street for 25 years … More Rev. Paul M. Ritter, pastor and activist
Joe Marfuggi, the man who led Riverfront Recapture for 29 years, died last week at age 77. It’s hard to … More Joe Marfuggi, riverfront visionary