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The Hartford CourantFifty years ago, plans for Hartford's Constitution Plaza called for soaring office towers, a television broadcast studio, a hotel, storefronts for specialty shops and one more thing: apartments. Yes, apartments. In the wake of a recession that hit in...
The Hartford CourantORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker. NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England. DID...
Courant Staff WriterAsk Wilson H. Faude, historian extraordinaire and director emeritus of Hartford's Old State House, for his favorite piece of architecture in Hartford, and he'll sidestep colonial and Italianate and Queen Anne marvels. He'll go straight to that monument of...
Courant Staff WriterIn the bowels of the Connecticut Historical Society on graceful Elizabeth Street, Richard C. Malley is leading a cook's tour. As assistant director of museum collections, and curator of technology, Malley knows his way around the museum's extensive...
By James Ralph America, according to Barack Obama, has been "stuck" in a "racial stalemate" for many years. In his recent speech on race relations, the U.S. senator from Illinois noted the palpable anger among blacks over the obstacles they have faced...
The Hartford CourantAttraction. That was the word used more than a decade ago to describe the 2-acre parcel of land wedged in a corner near I-91 and the Founders Bridge, the back seat of a billion-dollar state plan for a stadium, a convention center, new housing and a...
Special to The TimesThe late Tip O'Neill, speaker of the House and Massachusetts political legend, used to say, "All politics is local." Here in Boston, politics also is everywhere. We see it in the blarney of tour guides on the sightseeing trolleys, in the Colonial...
Tags: John F. Kennedy, Eggs Benedict, Jamaica, Travel, John Hancock
Wood Pond PressHARTFORD Lately billed as New England's rising star, the Insurance City – Connecticut's state capital – is making a comeback from its low point in the early 1990s when people, jobs, retailers and the major-league hockey franchise left for greener...
Tags: Defense, Mark Twain, Adults, Horse (animal), Eric Sloane
Wood Pond PressFor New Englanders, Boston is "The Hub" – the hub of New England, if not of the country, the world, the universe. It's been that way since the Puritans settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. More than any other city, Boston is where the nation's...
Tags: John F. Kennedy, Adults, Getaway Travel, Travel, Architecture
Courant Staff WriterWhen noted architects from Amsterdam and New York unveil their expansion plans for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art at a press conference Friday, the public will get its first glimpse of the dramatic, innovative improvements soon in store for the 160-...
The Hartford CourantFestivals, ice-skating shows, kick-boxing exhibitions - if it doesn't fit in a category, it's listed here. 26TH ANNUAL NAVARATRI FESTIVAL Sept. 19-22 - Four-day-long celebration of Indian culture. Directed by Wesleyan adjunct professor of music T....
The Hartford CourantRebecca Taber-Conover says it happens all the time: As she leads a tour down Hartford's Main Street, people are bowled over by its history and architecture - once it is brought to their attention. "A lot of folks - and I was this way, too - you drive...
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