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Students return to Hartford’s Martin Luther King Jr. campus after $111 million renovation to overhaul neglected school

For the first time in three years, Hartford students once again walked the halls of the century-old school building on the hill overlooking Keney Park.



Martin Luther King, Jr. standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the cafeteria space of the newly renovated building for Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Breakthrough Magnet School-North in the Blue Hills neighborhood in Hartford's North End on Sept. 4.


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A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the cafeteria space of the newly renovated building for Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Breakthrough Magnet School-North in the Blue Hills neighborhood in Hartford’s North End on Sept. 4.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School campus quietly reopened Wednesday, the completion of its $111 million renovation perhaps overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a ransomware attack that delayed the start of Hartford’s school year by one day.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be planned at a later date to allow the Hartford community to celebrate the revival of the Collegiate Gothic building and its history as a neighborhood hub at the intersection of Blue Hills and the

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