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A Break from the Gloom

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By , February 22, 2014 6:55 pm

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The Difference of One Week

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By , February 21, 2014 8:44 am

The scene on February 13, 2014… Continue reading 'The Difference of One Week'»

Snow Info, Minus the Drama

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By , February 12, 2014 5:42 pm

This is what a street looks like when a parking ban is actually enforced.

UPDATE: 13 Feb 2014 The parking ban has been extended until 4pm on February 14, 2014. Hartford Public Schools will be closed on Friday.


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Pretty much the only thing that’ll be open on Thursday is Red Rock Tavern because they never close
(but you should call first to confirm) so just get over it and limber up for more shoveling.

Hartford Public Schools have already announced that they will be closed. What this means for everyone is that the schools will have plenty of free parking available during the on-street parking ban which begins at 8pm on Wednesday. That parking ban will be in effect until Mayor Segarra announces otherwise. The flip side of this is that if y’all want your little darlings to have teachers when school resumes, you need to remove your vehicles from the lots when the ban is over so that the spaces can be plowed and school staff have a place to park.

If you are not near a school or prefer to park elsewhere, free parking is also available in the Morgan Street Garage, parking lots in Pope Park and Elizabeth Park, the Keney Park entrance lot off Ridgefield Street, the Colt Park lot accessible by Wawarme Street, KDA Center lot on Naugatuck, Metzner Center lot, and the 2 Holcomb Street lot. If you are still hard up, ask a neighbor if she or he has extra room in the driveway.

If you leave your vehicle on the street during the parking ban, it is subject to ticket and tow. A message from the Mayor’s Office states that owners of vehicles:

towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $97.84. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date.

In a previous message from the City of Hartford, it was claimed that “City vehicles will plow to the curb up to eight hours after the storm has passed,” but there are a number of Hartford streets that still lack that curb-to-curb plowing following the storm last Wednesday.

If you are scheduled for trash collection on Thursday, don’t bother. Put your junk out on the curb on Friday instead. The regular Friday collection routes will also experience a one-day delay. Don’t put electronics or bulky items out. They’ll get covered by snow.

Those needing shelter during the storm can call 211 or go to the following shelters:
·        McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave
·        Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St
·        South Park Inn: 75 Main S

These will be open 24 hours during the storm.

We will update this as needed, but don’t expect any pictures of us sticking a ruler into a snowbank. Ain’t gonna happen.

Snow Day, Frog Hollow

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By , February 5, 2014 7:56 pm

Some may have spent the day in isolation with their milk and bread, but we took a walk in our neighborhood to see what was going on.

(Above) An ATV is momentarily stuck near the Park Street Branch of the Hartford Public Library.
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Snow Protocol

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By , February 4, 2014 2:49 pm

Parking

Vehicles need to be off the street by 10pm on February 4, 2014 and remain off until 10pm on Wednesday.

Vehicles parked on-street during the ban are subject to ticket and tow.

There are multiple options for where to leave your vehicle. If friends and neighbors have no extra space in their driveways, the public school lots are options. Lots at Elizabeth and Pope Park will be available; also Colt Park (lot accessible from Wawarme) and Keney Park (lot accessible from Ridgefield). The lot at 2 Holcomb Street is another choice, as well as KDA Center Lot on Naugatuck Street and Metzner Center lot, accessible from Franklin Avenue. The Morgan Street Garage will be open, too.

If you disregard the parking ban and get towed, call the Hartford Police Department (860) 757-4000 to find out where your car is at.

Waste and Recycling Collection 

Collection will be delayed by one day. Those on a Wednesday schedule should put trash out on Thursday, those scheduled for Thursday should set barrels out on Friday, and those scheduled for Friday should place containers out on Saturday.

Shelter

The McKinney Shelter, Immaculate Conception Shelter, and South Park Inn will be open 24 hours during the storm.

Snow Announcements

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By , January 21, 2014 1:00 pm

UPDATE 1/22: It was not blizzardpalooza afterall. The parking ban gets lifted at 10a.m. today instead of 3p.m.

Starting at 3pm, there will be a 24-hour on-street parking ban in Hartford. You can leave your vehicles in Hartford school lots and a number of other places. According to a message from the Mayor’s Office, parking will again be available in the Morgan Street Garage.

For as long as the temperature is below 25°, South Park Inn, and the McKinney and Immaculate Conception Shelters will be open 24 hours. If you need shelter, or see someone who does, the City of Hartford is urging you to call 211 for assistance.

As for closings, basically every place has announced it will be. The Arne Duncan visit scheduled for this afternoon is said to be getting rescheduled, as is the Board of Education meeting that was supposed to take place later.

Winterfest Closed for Today

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By , January 7, 2014 8:39 am

According to a message from the Mayor’s Office, because of cold weather, the Bushnell Park ice rink will be closed for today, January 7, 2014.

Parking Ban to Be Lifted at Noon

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By , January 3, 2014 9:14 am

Those of you who bothered to get your cars off the street, congratulations. You will be able to move them back after noon today. Everyone else, enjoy digging yourselves out. Continue reading 'Parking Ban to Be Lifted at Noon'»

Parking and Park Ban Begins Today

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By , January 2, 2014 1:17 pm

Starting at 3pm, vehicles may not be parked on Hartford streets for the duration of the snow storm. Disregarding this ban may result in ticketing and towing. If you do not have off-street parking available, you may move your vehicle to a variety of public lots.

City parks have been declared closed until further notice.

Collecting Warmth

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By , December 23, 2013 9:30 am

Unlike the mullet, glittens really are the best of both worlds

It’s not uncommon to see kids trying to skate with their hands tucked into pants’ pockets. Others are not even wearing coats on blustery days.

To mitigate some of this, Winterfest is collecting hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves, in addition to ice skates in all sizes.

If you have outerwear or skates to donate, you can drop off at the skating rink in Bushnell Park, or at any of these locations:

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