| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Slice into the leathery green skin of this large tropical fruit, and you find that cherimoyas have wonderfully fragrant, almost custard-like flesh. The fruit, known as a "custard apple" in Britain, can be eaten raw or cooked -- simply scoop out the flesh,...
| Dec 23, 2011
OK, it has been awhile. And yes they had to dig deep — DEEP — into the photo archives to find this mug. Make no mistake though, "Stanta" is back! Yes, by popular demand. (That's what I told the op-ed folks anyway.)
You remember the routine....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Ever since he was 11, all Daryl K. Roberts wanted to be was a cop.
"I was always watching 'Adam 12' and 'Dragnet,'" Roberts said. "They got to help people and chase bad guys."
That all changes Friday, as Roberts, a Hartford native who started his career...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:36 PM
HARTFORD — Calling it "the start of a four-year odyssey," Pedro E. Segarra was sworn in Tuesday to his first full mayoral term.
Segarra, the former city council president who took over as mayor in 2010 — succeeding Eddie Perez, who was...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:35 AM
Nineteen months after his conviction on five felony corruption charges, attorneys for former Mayor Eddie A. Perez filed an appeal Monday saying the court shouldn't have consolidated Perez's two criminal cases and that there ulimately was insufficient...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Although our state is no longer as broke as it was in 2010, we still need new revenue sources, which is why the Malloy administration has turned its attention to two very progressive ideas: online gambling and killing bears. The reasons:
| Jan 14, 2012
It's troubling that nothing in law or policy prevents a Hartford city council member from serving on the city's school board at the same time, according to an opinion rendered by the corporation counsel's office.
Something should prevent it. This kind of...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:03 PM
When Hartford's charter was adopted in 2002, it wisely created an automatic review process every decade so that residents could make whatever changes were deemed necessary.
A decade has passed. The 11-member charter revision commission has begun its...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Thank God for Illinois. Why do I say that? Because if it weren't for them, Connecticut would be the most corrupt state in the union. As it is, we certainly have more corrupt politicians per square mile, mainly because Illinois is huge.
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Mayor Pedro Segarra moved Wednesday to stamp his own imprint on the city's school system by selecting five new members to the board of education — including himself.
"I need to come up with a group that I believe can work together in synchronicity,...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra didn't want an inaugural gala until he realized it could be a "ball for all" and help nonprofits and charities.
"It's exciting and I am so proud of my city," said a tuxedoed Segarra, addressing a VIP crowd before the main...