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Cooling Centers Open

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By , July 20, 2015 9:37 am

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

By , March 21, 2015 3:21 pm

Delayed one week due to rain, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade began on Saturday with snow and ended with sunshine.

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Storm Info: March 1 & 2, 2015

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By , February 28, 2015 7:44 pm

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: http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking

Parking Ban

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Storm Info: Feb. 21-22, 2015

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By , February 21, 2015 11:47 am

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.”

Storm Info: February 15, 2015

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By , February 14, 2015 5:04 pm

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

There will be yet another parking ban, reportedly beginning at 12:01 Sunday morning and ending at 6 on Sunday evening. This is according to the City of Hartford website. No email was sent by the mayor’s communication team.

The norm had been to give residents four hours to remove vehicles from public school and other approved lots, but the time frame was significantly shortened during the last storm. This time, no grace period has been announced.

Snow Storm Aftermath

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By , February 10, 2015 7:41 am

Here are the numbers released by the Hartford Police Department:

Vehicles towed during Monday’s storm: 10

Vehicles towed during last week’s: 515

Tickets issued for violating parking ban on Monday: 49

Tickets issued for violating parking ban last week: 733

The HPD says there was more compliance this time.

How are the streets? Is yours plowed curb-to-curb?

Storm Info for 2/8-2/10

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By , February 8, 2015 4:10 pm

According to one of the mayor’s spokeswomen, there is a parking ban in Hartford from midnight of Sunday/Monday until 6a.m. on Tuesday. Hartford Public Schools will be closed yet again on Monday.

As of publication, this message was not posted on the City of Hartford website nor sent via email.

We hope it’s safe to assume that the parking lots to be used during this parking ban are the same as from previous ones.

We will post updates here as we receive information.

UPDATE 8 Feb 2015 5:15 p.m.

A press release was just sent out saying that Mayor Segarra has “declared a snow emergency parking ban” effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday. Same lots as always appear to be available for residents who do not have off-street parking.

UPDATE 8 Feb 2015 11:35 p.m.

The City of Hartford has this notice posted on its website:

UPDATE 9 Feb 2015:

If you were hoping for another case of deja vu, here it is. The City of Hartford is again playing around with the time that the parking ban is over. They say that the parking ban is lifted at 6 on Monday and that residents must removed vehicles by 8p.m. There is no reason given for why the normal four-hour grace period is not provided.

Oh, Nevermind: Parking Ban Game On

By , February 2, 2015 8:57 pm

So, now the City of Hartford has extended the parking ban through 9 a.m. on February 3rd. Residents will have until noon to get cars out of those lots. Hartford Public Schools are closed.

 

Parking Ban Update 2/2/15

Even though the parking ban was originally scheduled to last until 11p.m. with a four-hour grace period, the ban is now being lifted at 6p.m. and the City of Hartford says all vehicles must be removed from the authorized lots by 10 tonight.

If this seems like deja vu, it’s because the City of Hartford did essentially the same thing during the previous snow event — first announcing one time, then shortening it. Some residents are already suspicious about why vehicles were towed from school lots last week; the constantly changing time frames no doubt create more trust in local government.

No Rush Hour

Capitol Avenue during rush hour on Monday morning

The City of Hartford is saying that all roads have been plowed and are deemed “passable.”

Passable, to them, means for vehicles with snow tires and for motorists who know how to drive in the snow.

What do you think? Are the streets in Hartford already passable?

Bus stop on Capitol Avenue. No path cleared from street to sidewalk.

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