Donna Berman

Man Killed By CTfastrak Bus Remembered As Advocate For Homeless

Man Killed By CTfastrak Bus Remembered As Advocate For Homeless

A New Britain man struck and killed by a CTfastrak bus was remembered Friday as an advocate for the homeless who knew their hardships because he lived them himself.

Authorities said Aldene Burton, who typically walked with a cane, was hit at about 7:15 p.m. Dec. 7 on Jordan Lane in Wethersfield, east of the intersection with Silas Deane Highway.

Burton, 64, was credited with co-authoring the "Homeless Person's Bill of Rights," state legislation passed in 2013 to ban discrimination against the homeless. He had also been one of the first writers for the Beat of the Street newspaper, a publication through the Charter Oak Cultural Center that shares the stories of...

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