Goodbye, Mr. Burton

We gathered at the historic Center¬†Church in Hartford on Saturday to say goodbye to Aldene Burton, who was struck and killed by a bus on Dec. 7, and leave a hole as big as the world to those of us who knew and loved him. Mr. Burton was a man like no other — a …

Sal gets his normal life

That’s what he called it, Sal Pinna, a man who’d been homeless for 20 years. He called the life the rest of us live a normal life, which meant — for him — a kitchen and a television and a door he could lock behind him. Oh, and a television not ruled by other shelter …

Have a gently used coat? Some new mittens or hats?

New socks would work, too. Hands On Hartford, Journey Home, and Center Church of Hartford are looking to open a pop-up store on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the capital city to distribute goods that help keep our neighbors warm. But they’re going to need your help. Think¬† you may be able to contribute? …