| Aug 20, 2014
BLOOMFIELD — Town officials last month applauded a proposed apartment complex with over 400 units near the center of town.
The proposal, put forth by a West Hartford developer and approved unanimously by the town planning and zoning commission,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:00 PM
HARTFORD — Joe Visconti has muscled his way onto the November ballot, securing at least 7,500 signatures in his grassroots quest for the state's highest office.
But the tea party Republican, critic of the Common Core and defender of gun owners'...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A redeveloped Metro Square could support 400 new units of upscale housing and 60,000 square feet of retail space, according to a market study submitted to the city by a developer.
A complete overhaul of the site, which includes the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Fairfield County has been Connecticut's jobs engine for the past year, with a growth rate of 2.3 percent, nearly four times faster than the statewide pace.
Connecticut employers added 2,400 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of job growth...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Thirty years of diligent efforts to ignite development north of I-84 in Hartford has led to one inescapable conclusion. There was never a sufficient spark for developers — or residents — to take the leap of faith necessary to grow a new,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:29 AM
WEST HARTFORD — Hate waiting in line at the new digital parking meters while your fellow drivers feed the machines?
There's an app for that.
Starting Thursday, on-street parking at any one of the 500 metered spaces in West Hartford Center and...
| Jan 10, 2014
When a Hartford merchant puts artworks by local artists on his walls, it's a win-win-win-win situation.
The artist's work gets seen. The merchant supports the region's art community. The merchant rescues his shop from generic decor. And the merchant...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:26 AM
WEST HARTFORD — When Stan Finch was at Harvard Business School in 2011 and 2012, everyone wanted to launch the next Airbnb.
Finch, now 31, also thought about launching a firm that connects customers with people offering short-term rentals, even...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week.
Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Few dining experiences are as convenient and entertaining as kaiten-style sushi. Pieces of raw fish, sushi rolls and small plates travel past your seat by way of conveyor belt, and you grab whatever looks most appealing.
When Umi Sushi & Tapas opened in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Ben Watsky was born to sing a cappella. Well, if not born, then certainly bred to it.
The Woodbridge native first learned The Whiffenpoof Song (“We’re poor little lambs who have lost our way, baa, baa, baa….”) in eighth grade,...