This Day in Music History: September 19th

2003: Cream bassist Jack Bruce underwent a liver transplant after being diagnosed with liver cancer earlier in the summer. He went on to make a full recovery.


1994: The Stone Temple Pilots began a then-record fifteen weeks run on top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks Chart with “Interstate Love Song”.

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Where Did Your Town Rank On The Best Places To Live In New England?

Because we’re all suckers for lists, here’s a new one that will certainly create some controversy. Movoto has put together a list of the best places to live in New England. Obviously, Connecticut being a part of New England, we’ve gotta show up occasionally on the list – but all I want to know is how did we do? And the result is somewhere between “fine” and “not bad.” Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Zak

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Zak
Breed: Siberian Husky
Age: 1 year old altered male
BioI can live in a single family home. I want to live with adults. 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 a high energy kind of dog and am looking for a home where I can get lots of exercise every day. ~ My behavior is very typical for my breed. I would prefer to live with someone who has husky experience. MORE

This Day in Music History: September 18th

2008: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder released the single “All the Way” a tribute to the Chicago Cubs. Vedder wrote the song after baseball hall of famer Ernie Banks requested that Vedder write a song about the Cubs. 


1983: Kiss appeared without makeup in public for the first time when they were on MTV to promote the release of their latest album Lick It Up.

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Mohegan Sun is having a COME ON DOWN! To Mohegan Sun… To Be On The Price Is Right

The Shops at Mohegan Sun will be hosting a contestant search for The Price Is Right this afternoon from 2pm-5pm.

Two people from The Price is Right Contestant Search at Mohegan Sun will be selected to fly to LA, one of which will get to bid on contestants’ row! Read more at CTBoom.com

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Pet Pals: Earl Grey

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Earl Grey
Breed: Himalayan mix
Age: 6 year old altered male
BioI’m a man of action and would be very comfortable living in a busy home. I want to live with kids over 13 years old. I would like to live with a cat but I have not had much experience with dogs. I may be willing to share my home with a canine. Because of my amazing fur, I’ll need a family who will be able to help me keep my long locks gorgeous. Grooming this long hair myself does become quite tedious at times! If you think I’m the one for you, visit me today! MORE

This Day in Music History: September 17th

2003: David Lee Roth injured himself onstage during a concert in Philadelphia while performing a complicated 15th-century samurai move with a staff hit Roth in the face. Roth needed 22 stitches to his face and cancelled the seven remaining dates of his tour.


1997: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their 37-date reunion tour to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Rumours at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT.

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Can Passengers Drink in Your Car?

YES! But since we are one of only a handful of states that have this ability, it regularly is debated and efforts are created to ban it.  One of the reasons that it never passes this legislation is because, as proposed, the new law would require police to penalize the DRIVER if the passengers were drinking in the car. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Tiny Tim

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Tiny Tim
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 7 year old altered male
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I have not had much experience with children but am 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. I am a relaxed kind of dog who will appreciate lots of time to sleep and lay around. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. MORE

This Day in Music History: September 16th

2006: Bob Dylan reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time in 30 years with Modern Times which spent one week at number one. 


2005: During a Motley Crue concert at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Vince Neil slipped off stage & ripped a calf muscle five songs into their set. They made up the concert in March 2006.

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[WIN] Tickets to Impractical Jokers

Enter here to win tickets to TruTV's Impractical Jokeres featuring The Tenderloins at the Warner Thatre November 22nd.  MORE

Pet Pals: Max

Courtesy of Companions and Homemakers

Name: Max
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 8 year old altered male
Bio: Hi my name is Max my adoption is free to the right home! As you can see by my picture I don't look or act my age at all. I love to purr, flop on my back and have my tummy rubbed. I also love to knead with my big paws. If you talk to me I will answer you the best I know how to. I would be comfortable living in almost any home, calm or a busy! I have not had much experience with children but am 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 another furry friend. MORE

This Day in Music History: September 15th

2008: Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died of an undisclosed form of cancer at his home in the U.K. He was 65 years old.


2006: The Knack sued Run-D.M.C. for copyright infringement after Run-D.M.C. sampled the guitar riff from “My Sharona” on their song “It’s Tricky” twenty years after the initial release of “It’s Tricky”.

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[PICS] Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood played the XL Center in Hartford last Saturday, September 13th. Check out all the pictures MORE

Pet Pals: Luke

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Luke
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 5 year old altered male
BioI want to live with kids over 10 years of age. My behavior is very typical for my breed. I would prefer to live with someone who has small dog experience. I can live in a single family home or condo, apartment considered. MORE

Today's Classic: Tom Petty "Free Fallin'"

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"Free Fallin'" is the opening track from Tom Petty's 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever. The song was written by Petty and his writing partner for the album, Jeff Lynne (and also features Lynne on backing vocals). The duo wrote and recorded the single in two days, making it the first song completed for Full Moon Fever. MORE

Pet Pals: Squirt

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Squirt
Breed: Puggle
Age: 2 year old altered male
Bio: Meet Squirt! This adorable Puggle can't wait for his new family to come find him! He loves to show off his obedience commands and learn new tricks, so an active family looking to entertain his love for learning would be a perfect match for this boy! Squirt loves running in our outdoor pen with his canine friends and can't wait to be picked up and snuggled all the time. Squirt is such a good boy in his kennel, we know he will be such a great pet for the right family - could that be you?? MORE

Today's Classic: REO Speedwagon "Keep on Loving You"

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"Keep On Loving You" is a hard rock power ballad written by Kevin Cronin and performed by American rock band REO Speedwagon. It features the lead guitar work of Gary Richrath. It was the first REO Speedwagon single to break the top 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, reaching the number-one spot for one week in March 1981 and becoming the 500th song to do so in the process. The single was certified Platinum for U.S. sales of over 2 million copies. It peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart. MORE

Pet Pals: Onslow

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Onslow
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 6 year old altered male
Bio: Meet Onslow! Onslow is a quiet and affectionate cat who is looking for a home he can call his own. Onslow would prefer to live in a quiet household. He would also prefer to live in a home with older children who are kind to pets. Onslow is FIV positive (FIV+) and MUST--for his safety and the safety of other cats--remain an indoor cat. He may be willing to share his home with another cat but can ONLY live in a home with cats that are also FIV positive (FIV+). Onslow is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on his shots, and thoroughly litterbox trained. He is also part of our PROJEC PURRFECT PROGRAM, which means his adoption fee is discounted! MORE

Today's Classic: Greg Kihn Band "The Breakup Son (They Don't Write 'Em)"

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"The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" is a single by The Greg Kihn Band released in 1981 from their album, Rockihnroll. The song reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #5 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. It has been featured in several films, including Let Me In (2010) and The House of the Devil(2009) as well as the hit video game Grand Theft Auto V (2013). It was sampled in "Gone" by Yelawolf on his Arena Rap EP. MORE

Pet Pals: Merritt

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Merritt
Breed: American Staffordshire terrier mix
Age: 4 year old spayed female
Bio: I want to live with kids over 8 years of age. I can live in any size home, including apartments. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. MORE

Chaz & AJ Beer is Here!

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The newest limited edition of the Chaz and AJ Beer presented by Townline Fine Wines, Spirits and Beer is here! Cap off your summer with a refreshing Orange Shandy Chaz and AJ Beer, locally brewed by Connecticut’s Charter Oak Brewing Company. The Chaz and AJ Beer is an Orange Shandy, 22 oz. Bomber Collectible and is available for a limited of time only at select locations throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties. MORE

Today's Classic: Pat Benatar "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

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"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" was the second single from Pat Benatar's second album Crimes of Passion and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her first Top 10 hit. The single sold one million copies, achieving a gold certification by the RIAA. The song is one of Benatar's most recognizable. It can be heard at many baseball and soccer games, and is featured on many of Benatar's greatest hits compilations. MORE

Pet Pals: Tiger

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Tiger
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 4 year old altered male
Bio: I want to live with kids over 14 years of age. I would prefer a cat free home. I have not had much experience with dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a canine. I am a quiet and reserved kitty. I would prefer a peaceful home. MORE

Today's Classic: Foreigner "Hot Blooded"

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"Hot Blooded" was released on Foreigner's second album Double Vision in 1978. The single reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that September and was later certified platinum. This was a big hit for Foreigner, but their biggest came in 1984 with the transatlantic #1 "I Want to Know What Love Is," which found the singer taking a much more sensitive tone. MORE