Various Omissions and Unsubstantiated Claims in the State of the City Address

By , March 9, 2015 7:42 pm

There were few surprises in the mayor’s State of the City address, from the nod to deceased firefighter Kevin Bell to the praise for the baseball stadium.


In his speech, Segarra claimed that the $700,000 spent renovating the previously neglected Goodwin Park Golf Course “drives local tourism.” This claim was unsubstantiated with evidence. Noting money spent to improve Keney Park, Segarra said that $4M of CIP funds would go toward club house improvements.


He said there would be 80 new units at Nelton Court “after many delays,” but did not indicate the cause of those delays. Work on that was supposed to have been completed in April 2013, putting this over 2.5 years behind schedule if these complete by the new deadline in October. (Spoiler: Continue reading 'Various Omissions and Unsubstantiated Claims in the State of the City Address'»

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Man Struck, Killed by Vehicle

A motorist, who, according to police appeared to be intoxicated, struck a pedestrian with the SUV, killing him, on Sunday evening.

The victim has been identified as Frank Morales, 38, of Hartford. He was pronounced at St. Francis.

The investigation is ongoing, but in addition to the deceased, the yet-to-be-named motorist operating a 2001 Chevy Blazer appears to have struck a parked vehicle and run a red light at the intersection of Albany and Edwards where Morales was hit as he exited a convenience store.

Witnesses and those with information are asked to contact the Hartford Police Department: (860) 757-4000.

Zoning: How Much is Too Much?

By , March 6, 2015 7:35 am

If the Planning, Economic, Development and Housing Committee gives it a thumbs’ up, it looks like Mayor Segarra’s reappointment of Sandra Bobowski to the Planning & Zoning Commission will pass on through Court of Common Council.

This will extend the Terry Road resident’s tenure on the PZC from twenty years to 24.

The push for her reappointment following such a long tenure gives the impression that no potential commissioners are lining up for service, but that is inaccurate. Continue reading 'Zoning: How Much is Too Much?'»

What’s Next for Moylan?

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By , March 2, 2015 1:23 pm

Though the Board of Education previously voted to allow for Moylan Montessori to move beyond city limits, permanently, it now seems that the push to find a Hartford location for it has been revived, with Thom Deller reportedly looking into four or five sites.

Now, the Luke Bronin campaign is questioning the delay in finding an appropriate permanent home for the school. Bronin says, ““The City of Hartford has known for years that Moylan Montessori needed a new home, but kicked the can down the road year after year — and then decided that there was no option but to move this quality, local public school to West Hartford. ”

The majority of students attending Moylan Montessori live in the Behind the Rocks neighborhood, not exactly neighboring the site voted for on North Main in West Hartford.

Bronin says, “This is a moment for leadership, and I urge the Mayor to identify a specific, suitable site before it’s too late to keep Moylan in Hartford – and before Hartford loses a quality local school.”

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March 2015 Events

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By , March 1, 2015 12:42 am

March 1

March 14, 2015 is the last chance to see “It’s a Wrap!” in the Widener Gallery before it wraps

  • Last chance to see Randy Gilman’s Sculpture and Assemblages at EBK Gallery [small works], 218 Pearl Street.
  • The Laszlo Gardony Trio will perform as part of the Baby Grand Jazz series at the Hartford Public Library, 3-4 p.m. Free.
  • Every Sunday gives you a chance to check out Steve Davis and Friends performing live jazz at Max Downtown (185 Asylum St) 6-9 p.m. There’s no cover.

March 2

  • Novelist Amara Lakhous will give a lecture — “Italian Identity in the Making: Migration & Culture” — in the McCook Auditorium at Trinity College, 4:15 p.m. This is free and open to the public.

March 3

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:

Parking Ban

A citywide parking ban begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 Continue reading 'Storm Info: March 1 & 2, 2015'»

River Access?

By , February 26, 2015 10:37 pm

Signs point to “no” Continue reading 'River Access?'»

Arrests Made in Trinity Assault Case

Pedro Carillo (20) and Veronica Marquez (27), both of Hartford, were arrested in connection to the March 4, 2012 assault on Christopher Kenney.

Hartford police say that information required for arrest warrants became available last week and the warrants were issued this morning.

Marquez is being held on a $250,000 judge set bond and will be arraigned on Friday; Carillo has been in custody of the Department of Corrections on separate charges since September of last year. Continue reading 'Arrests Made in Trinity Assault Case'»

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