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Warming Centers Open Through Weekend

From February 12-14, 2016 various warming centers will be open during posted hours:

  • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Parker Memorial, 2621 Main Street: Saturday 9 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Pope Park, 30 Pope Park Drive: Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Snow Emergency Parking Ban

Blue Hills,  5 February 2016


Effective 6 p.m. on Friday through 9 a.m. on Saturday (February 6) there is no parking permitted on Hartford’s streets while plows remove snow.

Instead of leaving vehicles on roadways, use any of the Hartford District Public School lots. Other possible off-street parking options include lots in Colt Park, Dillon Stadium, Elizabeth Park. Goodwin Park, Keney Park, Pope Park, Morgan Street Garage, 2 Holcomb Street, 80 Coventry Street, and KDA Center on Naugatuck Street. Remove vehicles from these lots by noon on Saturday.

Vehicles left on the street during the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. It will cost $93.59 to retrieve a towed vehicle, plus another $99 for a ticket. If your vehicle gets towed, call (860) 757-4000 for retrieval information. (more…)

Cooling Centers Open

From noon through 5 today, as long as a heat advisory is in effect, several “cooling centers” will be open:

  • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street
  • North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
  • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue
  • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue
The Hartford Public Library is air-conditioned also.

Storm Info: March 1 & 2, 2015

From the Mayor’s Office:

(28 FEBRERO 2015) El Alcalde Pedro E. Segarra anunció que está prohibido estacionarse en las calles de la ciudad a partir de las 8:00 p.m. del domingo, 1 de marzo del 2015 hasta las 10:00 a.m. del lunes, 2 marzo del 2015.

Durante la prohibición de estacionamiento, se prohíbe estacionarse en la calle. Residentes sin acceso a estacionamiento deben estacionar sus vehículos en cualquiera de los estacionamientos de las escuelas públicas o en una de las siguientes áreas de estacionamiento autorizadas:

•       Morgan Street Garage

•       Lote en 2 Holcomb Street

•       Lote en la entrada de Keney Park —Ridgefield Street

•       Lote de KDA Center —Naugatuck Street

•       Lote de Pope Park Center—Park Terrace

•       Lote de Metzner Center—Franklin Avenue

•       Lote en Colt Park—Wawarme Avenue

•       Lotes en Elizabeth Park

•       Todos los lotes de las escuelas públicas de Hartford.

Residentes deben retirar sus vehículos de los lotes inmediatamente después del fin de la prohibición de estacionamiento. Residentes con preguntas pueden contactar al Departamento de Policía de Hartford al (860) 757-4000. El costo para recuperar un vehículo remolcado es $93,59 y se emitirá una multa adicional de $99,00.

Para más información:

Parking Ban

A citywide parking ban begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 (more…)

Storm Info: Feb. 21-22, 2015

Emergency Shelter

Anyone in need of emergency shelter can call 211.

The following shelters will remain open throughout the storm:  ImmaCare: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823; McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922; South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071.

Snow Removal

Tenants, property owners, and occupants are responsible for clearing snow and ice within five hours after the storm has ended.

Parking Ban

The parking ban begins at 4 on Saturday afternoon and ends at noon on Sunday.

Mayor Segarra, in a press release issued through spokeswoman Maribel La Luz, says: “Side streets are narrow because of the continuous snow fall we’ve had and our trucks need to be able to pass through. We are [sic] airing on the side of caution. The City will resume its snow clearing efforts after we get through this storm but for now, we’re asking our residents to plan ahead. Please move your cars so we can plow safely.”

Motorists who do not have off street parking could (1) ask to park in driveways belonging to friends and neighbors, or (2) park in any number of lots available during the parking ban.

These lots include those at public schools, along with the following: Morgan Street Garage, 2 Holcomb Street, Keney Park entrance lot at Ridgefield, KDA Center lot at Naugatuck Street, Pope Park Rec Center lot, Metzner Center lot on Franklin Avenue, Colt Park lot at Wawarme Avenue, and the lots in Elizabeth Park.

No time frame has been given for when vehicles will need to be removed from the public lots after the storm, other than “promptly.”