Hartford police said heroin-related overdoses are on the rise in the capital city, and they're trying to disrupt the drug's supply. Earlier this week, police arrested five people, and seized 2,000 bags of heroin.
The lives of African American women throughout Connecticut history will be discussed at a lecture titled, "The Struggle for Full Rights as Citizens: The Voice of African Americans at the New Haven Museum," Thursday night at the New Haven Museum.
With its heady mix of transcendence, activism, deep lyrical expression and soulful sense of swing, pianist/composer Noah Baerman’s triumphant new CD, Ripples, is one of the best and the brightest releases to grace our region in quite some time. It’s a bold, imaginative, inventive work that will, if there is any justice in the jazz world, have infinitely more than a rippling effect far beyond our borders along the Connecticut River.
How do you make a 100 meter telescope that folds down to 3 meters so you can tuck it inside a space vehicle? How do you make a heart stent that folds out inside the human body? In each case, researchers have turned to masters of origami, the thousand year-old art of paper folding.
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Resurrection is a new TV series with enough highway billboard promotion to fund several small countries. (Dead people are returned to their stunned families and friends.) Veep starts on HBO, taking aim at ego-oriented politics in Washington. True Detective just ended, though it can be seen on HBO Go or On Demand. (Great moody acting, but not for the squeamish. The finale episode is a little cheap in the exploitation department. Still, it was irresistible.)
Governor Dannel Malloy's proposal to give Connecticut taxpayers a modest rebate is up for discussion before the General Assembly's tax-writing committee on Thursday. The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee is holding a public hearing to discuss, among other proposed legislation, exempting a portion of teachers' pensions from the personal income tax, and exempting nonprescription drugs from the sales tax. See the full agenda here, and watch CT-N's live coverage below.
Legislators want to create a state-sponsored retirement plan for private sector workers in Connecticut. A bill before lawmakers would task the state treasurer with administering a low-cost plan that residents could pay into.
Connecticut's housing market continued to improve in January, and market-watchers said it's possible the state could see big gains in the spring selling season.
The state also saw distinct improvement in its housing market activity for the full year of 2013, with sales up six percent and prices rising 8.3 percent over the year. The numbers come from the Warren Group, a real estate data firm, and it marks the best full year results for the Connecticut market since 2005, before the market crash.