This Day in Music History: October 31st

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1998: Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Psycho Circus the first album with their original lineup in 18 years at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with the Smashing Pumpkins opening for them. This was the first concert tour to have 3-D visual effects. MORE

The Top Best Treats To Get For Trick Or Treating

Want to be the most popular house on the street this Halloween? Then instead of handing out the typical fun size candy bar, or stupid Good & Plenty, try offering one of these favorite treats my childhood. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Roxy

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Roxy
Breed: Labrador retriever mix
Age: 9 year old spayed female
Bio: I am housebroken. I am so bonded with my brother Toby that we must go home together. I can live in single family homes and condos. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get a little exercise every day. 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, interaction required. MORE

This Day in Music History: October 30th

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2010: At Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., Cat Stevens performed “Peace Train” & Ozzy Osbourne performed “Crazy Train” in proxy battle by Stewart & Colbert between sanity & fear. MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Joe Bonamassa

Enter here to win tickets to Joe Bonamassa at Symphony Hall Springfield November 26th. MORE

Pet Pals: Apple

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Name: Apple
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
BioApple is a quiet, 2 year old mamma cat who came in with her kittens. She lived with one of our foster volunteers until the kittens were old enough to come back for adoption. Apple proved to be very gentle and would nudge her face right into your hand for petting. She really enjoys chin and ear rubs. She’s suited to living with older kids and she prefers a quiet home. She is FIV positive so should be the only cat in the home. Do you have a lap for Apple to perch on? She’s waiting for your love. MORE

This Day in Music History: October 29th

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2003: Joan Jett appeared on Crossing Over with John Edward to serve as a psychic conduit for friends to hear from their daughter who recently passed away. MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Carlos Mencia

Enter here to win a pair of tickets to see Comix Presents Carlos Mencia at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods on November 14, 9:00 PM MORE

Pet Pals: Egor

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Name: Egor
Breed: Labrador retriever mix
Age: 1 year old altered male
Bio: I can live in a single family home or condo, apartments considered. I want to live with kids over 6 years of age. 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 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 general dog experience. MORE

This Day in Music History: October 28th

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2003: At a Pearl Jam concert in Santa Barbara, CA, Chris Cornell joined them onstage for an impromptu reunion of the supergroup Temple of the Dog for renditions of “Hunger Strike” and “Reach Down”. MORE

Halloween Happenings in the Hartford Area this week

This week and weekend is your chance to get SPOOKY Halloween Fix.. Hartford County is full of activities for everyone. Check out events at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Big Kitty & Little Kitty

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Name: Big Kitty & Little Kitty
Breed: Domestic short hair mixes
Age: Big Kitty is a 2 year old altered male. Little Kitty is a 1 year old altered male
BioWe would love to live with kids of any age. We would like to live with a cat but have not had much experience with dogs. We may be willing to share our home with a canine. We are a bonded pair and are such good friends that it would break our hearts to be separated. We need to go home together. MORE

This Day in Music History: October 27th

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2003: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received the Legend Award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards. Stevie Nicks presented the group with the award. MORE

Pet Pals: Porkie

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Name: Porkie
Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 7 year old spayed female
Bio: I want to live with kids over 8 years of age. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general type of dog experience. I would like to live with a dog but would prefer a cat free home. I can live in a single family home or condo, apartment considered. (landlord approval required) MORE

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