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CT TECH JUNKIE | Boeing B-29 Superfortress 'Fifi' visits New England Air Museum | Jeff Kiely photos

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  • The Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" - the last fully operational B-29 - landed at Bradley International Airport on Thursday for a three-day display to be held with the New England Air Museum from Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2012.

    The Commemorative Air Force restored "Fifi" in the early 1970s and brings the aircraft to airshows around the country. The B-29 Superfortress was the first heavy bomber built for the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was the most technically advanced of its time, entering service in 1944. Of about 4,000 aircraft built during World War II, only about 25 remain. "Fifi" is the only one still airworthy.

    Tickets to see "Fifi" and the P-51 Mustang "Brat II" that accompanied it to Bradley can be purchased at the
    New England Air Museum. Visitors can tour the B-29's cockpit for an additional fee. Flights on the aircraft also can be arraigned through the Commemorative Air Force. All proceeds benefit the Commemorative Air Force and the New England Air Museum.

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  • 6/7/2012
  • Album ID: 1483774
  • Photos by Jeff Kiely

Candidates and voters in the 2nd Congressional District | Photos by Jeff Kiely | CTNewsJunkie

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  • U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney casts his ballot early in Vernon, Conn. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010; Republican and Green Party candidates Janet Peckinpaugh and Scott Deshefy hit the campaign trial in Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District; Peckinpaugh gets a helping hand from former 2nd District Congressman and fellow Republican Rob Simmons, and; Women discuss why the vote for, or against, Linda McMahon. (Jeff Kiely)
  • 11/2/2010
  • Album ID: 1108814
  • Photos by Jeff Kiely

Heroes4Hire Career Fair for Veterans

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  • Connecticut's Fifth Heroes4Hire Career Fair for Veterans was held Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010, at the Ballroom at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
  • 10/5/2010
  • Album ID: 1090692
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Hartford Colonials and the UFL debut at Rentschler Field

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  • The Hartford Colonials' debut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Saturday featured two former NFL quarterbacks, former UConn runningback Andre Dixon, former Notre Dame fullback and Hartford native Asaph Schwapp, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington on the sidelines, a half-time show by hip-hop artist B.o.B., and a surprising crowd of more than 14,000 happy fans. Quarterback Josh McCown lead the Colonials to a 27-10 victory over Daunte Culpepper's Sacramento Mountain Lions. Denzel Washington was on the sidelines to watch his son, John David Washington, play for Sacramento. Photographer Jeff Kiely was there for CTNewsJunkie.
  • 9/18/2010
  • Album ID: 1079082
  • Photos by Jeff Kiely

CT NEWS JUNKIE | The Death Penalty: What Do Police and Correction Officers Really Think?

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  • Law enforcement voices are challenging the notion that the death penalty is an effective tool for fighting crime. A 2009 poll of police chiefs found that a majority did not believe the death penalty is a deterrent and rated it as the least efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Also, more corrections officials are sharing the trauma they have experienced from participating in an execution. In light of these concerns, the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty dedicated its annual meeting on Tuesday at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford to the examination of the death penalty from the perspective of law enforcement. The event's keynote speaker was Terrence Dwyer, a former New York State police investigator and a professor at Western Connecticut State University. "Everyone in a capital trial - the prosecutors, defense attorneys, investigators and judge - knows that it will take decades before the case is resolved," Dwyer says. "But prosecutors still go for the death penalty, and victims' families are left to endure endless trials and appeals." CNADP also honored Ridgefield Police Commissioner Dr. George Kain and state Sen. Mary Ann Handley.
  • 9/15/2010
  • Album ID: 1076770
  • Photos by Jeff Kiely