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Clean Hartford

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra recognized Earth Day by kicking off the CleanHartford anti-litter program at Keney Park in Hartford Tuesday. CleanHartford is the city’s first coordinated campaign that to address litter through enforcement, abatement and education. Driven by the city’s department of public works, the Knox Parks Foundation, the Hartford Police and local community groups, it is aimed at empowering Hartford residents and businesses to clean up their community. Volunteers can participate by selecting a public street, space, park or playground to clean and beautify. There will be a Hartford Public High School clean up April 26 from 8 a.m., to noon; at the Keney Park West Meadow Section April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Enfield, Capen and Edgewood Street clean up April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Sigourney Park clean up April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Eddie Fryer of the city's department of public works tosses refuse into a city garbage truck during a clean up at city owned property at 2 Holcomb Street Tuesday afternoon. City crews fanned out across the city Tuesday as part of an anti-litter campaign announced by Hartford's mayor earlier in the day.  Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra recognized Earth Day by kicking off the CleanHartford anti-litter program at Keney Park in Hartford Tuesday. CleanHartford is the city's first coordinated campaign that to address litter through enforcement, abatement and education. Driven by the city's department of public works, the Knox Parks Foundation, the Hartford Police and local community groups, it is aimed at empowering Hartford residents and businesses to clean up their community. Volunteers can participate by selecting a public street, space, park or playground to clean and beautify. There will be a Hartford Public High School clean up April 26 from 8 a.m., to noon; at the Keney Park West Meadow Section April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Enfield, Capen and Edgewood Street clean up April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Sigourney Park clean up April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Eddie Fryer of the city’s department of public works tosses refuse into a city garbage truck during a clean up at city owned property at 2 Holcomb Street Tuesday afternoon. City crews fanned out across the city Tuesday as part of an anti-litter campaign announced by Hartford’s mayor earlier in the day. 

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The 118th Boston Marathon | Records Broken, Friendships Forged

"I just met Sarah at the starting line," says Lynn Crisci, 37, of Boston about her new friend and marathon companion Sarah Reinertsen, 38, of Orange County, California after the duo finish the Boston Marathon together. Crisci says she is still shaken by last year's deadly bombings that left her struggling with a traumatic brain injury. Patrick Raycraft | praycraft@courant.com

“I just met Sarah at the starting line,” says Lynn Crisci, 37, (at left) of Boston about her newly-found friend Sarah Reinertsen who Crisci came to befriend and depend on along the entire 26.2 mile route of the 118th Boston Marathon.  Reinertsen, 38, of Orange County, California helps Crisci gain her composure for a photograph in the finishing chute at the end of the race. Crisci says she survived last year’s deadly bombings but is still shaken by the explosive shock that has left her struggling with a traumatic brain injury. Sarah and Lynn finished the race together.  Patrick Raycraft | praycraft@courant.com

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“Dear Boston…” You’re Strong, Fragile, Resilient & Embracing

"Dear Boston: Messages From The Marathon Memorial" is an emotional rollercoaster of images and artifacts collected from the finish line memorials. The  exhibit at the Boston Public Library that extends through May 11 and contains hundred of items from the make-shift memorial after last year's tragic events on Boylston Street near the marathon finish line.  Patrick Raycraft | praycraft@courant.com

“Dear Boston: Messages From The Marathon Memorial” is an emotional rollercoaster of images and artifacts collected from the finish line memorials. The exhibit at the Boston Public Library  extends through May 11 and contains hundredS of items from the make-shift memorials after last year’s tragic events on Boylston Street near the marathon finish line. Today marks the 118th Boston Marathon.  Patrick Raycraft | praycraft@courant.com

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Thousands were affected by the Boston Marathon bombing last April. The Courant caught up with five people with Connecticut ties who vow to return this year to help restore and celebrate the great race’s tradition. Please check out the video below.


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Eagles Fall To Hornets 4-3

East Hartford jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings but East Catholic’s rally fell short in a 4-3 loss at home in Manchester Thursday afternoon.

Christian Caballero of East Hartford puts the tag on Josh Zbierski of East Catholic at the plate as he tried to score from second base during their baseball game Thursday afternoon. East Hartford held on for a 4-3 victory.

Christian Caballero of East Hartford puts the tag on Josh Zbierski of East Catholic at the plate as he tried to score from second base during their baseball game Thursday afternoon. East Hartford held on for a 4-3 victory.

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