This Day in Music History: October 24th

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2005: Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille was sentenced to 80 days in jail after pleading no contest to DUI charges after being arrested for running into a parked car in August. MORE

Another CT School Bans Halloween

Two Newington elementary schools have decided to join other town schools and ban the celebration of Halloween. The reasoning? Students have cited that it’s against their religious beliefs.

Usually it is some people of the Orthodox Jewish faith, Jehovah Witnesses, and some Fundamental Christians that oppose the celebration.  Read more at CTBoom.com

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Pet Pals: Baker

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Name: Baker
Breed: Labrador retriever mix
Age: 2 year old altered male
BioI can live in a single family home, condos and apartments considered. I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. I would enjoy living with cats and dogs. I am a high energy kind of dog and am looking for a home where I can get lots of exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with large, active breed experience. MORE

This Day in Music History: October 23rd

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1999: Santana reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “Smooth” a duet with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas which spent twelve weeks at number one. MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Hannibal Buress

Enter here to win tickets to Comix Presents Hannibal Buress November 22nd at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino. MORE

Pet Pals: Manda

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Name: Manda
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 3 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I want to live with kids over 6 years old and adults. I would like to live with a cat but have not had much experience with dogs. I may be willing to share my home with a canine that likes kitties. MORE

This Day in Music History: October 22nd

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1998: Bob Dylan performed a sold out concert in his hometown of Duluth, MN at the Duluth Entertainment Center. It was Dylan’s first concert in many years near his hometown of Hibbing. MORE

[PICS] Lappy vs. Lamberti

Mike Lapitino and Allan Lamberti battled it out at the On Track Karting race track Saturday, October 18th MORE

Pet Pals: Dora

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Name: Boomer
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
BioI can live in any size home, including apartments. While I prefer the company of adults and have not had much experience with children, I may be willing to consider sharing my home with kids who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend.  MORE

This Day in Music History: October 21st

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2011: Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers became a Canadian citizen during an hour long ceremony at Central City tower in Surrey, BC. Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007. MORE

Pet Pals: Boomer

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Name: Boomer
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
BioI can live in any size home, including apartments. While I prefer the company of adults and have not had much experience with children, I may be willing to consider sharing my home with kids who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend.  MORE

This Day in Music History: October 20th

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2001: The Concert for New York City took place at Madison Square Garden. Many of the attendees were families and members of the New York Fire & Police Departments. Some of the artists that appeared included Paul McCartney, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Billy Joel and John Mellencamp. MORE

7 Things In Connecticut That Will Kill You Before Ebola

The recent Ebola hysteria hit a little too close to home for all of us here in Connecticut yesterday. A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to Yale-New Haven hospital after returning from a research trip to Liberia. They ended up testing negative for the deadly disease. Phew. The reality of the situation is that there are many other dangerous things to worry about here in Connecticut that will kill you way before you would ever get Ebola. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Gracie

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Name: Gracie
Breed: Retriever mix
Age: 4 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I would love to live with dog-savvy kids of any age, based on interaction. I will need to be the only pet in the household ~ I am housebroken. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get a little exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general dog experience.  MORE

This Day in Music History: October 17th

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2000: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi released his debut solo album Iommi which featured guest appearances by Queen guitarist Brian May, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters singer & guitarist Dave Grohl, Billy Idol, Cult singer Ian Astbury & Iommi’s Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne & Bill Ward. MORE

Pet Pals: Lestat

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Name: Lestat
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 5 year old altered male
Bio: Lestat is an ultimate, total sweetheart. He is sweet, affectionate and very friendly. He's always purring and loves being petted. He enjoys playing with toys, yet he's a calm, relaxed cat. If you love a lap cat, then Lestat's the boy for you.  I haven’t had a great deal of experience with kids or other pets but may be willing to share my home with those who appreciate me! MORE

This Day in Music History: October 16th

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2006: CBGB, the legendary New York club credited with discovering The Ramones and Patti Smith closed. Smith performed the venue’s final concert the prior evening. MORE

Where In CT To See A Scary Movie On Big Screen

Renting a horror movie is fun around Halloween–but it’s even better and scarier when you see it in a dark and loud movie theatre. So, here are some places around Connecticut you can watch one of your old favorite scary movies. Read the list at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Polly

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Name: Polly
Breed: Miniature poodle mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I want to live with kids over 8 years of age. I would like to live with a dog but I have not had much experience with cats. I may be willing to share my home with a feline. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get some exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general dog experience. I am still learning and want to get off to a great start in my new home, so I will need to continue my training here. (Obedience Training Required) MORE

This Day in Music History: October 15th

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1996: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident on September 30, 1996 where Lee allegedly pushed aside a cameraman trying to film him and then-wife Pamela Anderson as they left a club in West Hollywood. MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Ralphie May

Enter here to win tickets to Comix presents Ralphie May at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday, November 1st. MORE

Pet Pals: Piggy

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Name: Piggy
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 10 year old spayed female
Bio: I’m the type of girl who has been around the block a few times and know what makes me happy. I am quiet and reserved. I will be happiest in a home with kids over 8 who are naturally calm. I like other pets and would really enjoy sharing with those who appreciate senior cats. I like a calm, serene environment so a quiet home is best for me. Think you’re the one? Visit me today and find out.  MORE

This Day in Music History: October 14th

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2007: Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on The Simpsons where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance. MORE

Where In CT Is Gas Under $3 A Gallon?

Gas prices are finally dropping little by little. There are even gas stations in CT that are under $3.00 a gallon! Three of those stations are located on...The Berlin Turnpike. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Gemma

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Name: Gemma
Breed: Jack Russell terrier mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
Bio: I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. I am still learning and want to get off to a great start in my new home, so I will need to continue my training here. (Obedience Training Required) I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I can live in a single family home, condos and apartments considered. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with terrier breed experience. MORE