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Mayor Pedro E. Segarra

"As Mayor, I will always advocate for Hartford, the city that opened its doors to me and provided opportunities that shaped my success.



My mission is simple: To make Hartford a national model for urban reinvention by leveraging existing resources to attain economic security and create a nurturing, inspiring environment for all residents.



I am committed to modernizing the way our local government works and to running an administration that is efficient, responsive, and open. It is truly a privilege to serve the people of Hartford. I look forward to working together to make Connecticut’s Capital City the best it can be."

Your Mayor,


Pedro E. Segarra

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MAYOR SEGARRA APPLAUDS SELECTION OF HARTFORD AS HOST OF 2017 USA CYCLING CYCLO-CROSS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

(January 12, 2015) Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra applauded USA Cycling’s decision to hold the 2017 Cyclo-cross National Championships in the City of Hartford.

“I am thrilled that USA Cycling has recognized Hartford as a destination for this popular, national sporting event, one of several drawn to Hartford this year and in the coming years,” Mayor Segarra said. “An event like this will shine a light on the many things Hartford has to offer, as well as the City’s legacy of bicycle manufacturing. I want to thank the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program, Riverfront Recapture and the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau for pulling together to make this happen.”

The CCAP mission is to better the lives of youth and young adults through the sport of cycling. Their goal is to provide opportunities in cycling both in and out of schools, through high school cycling clubs, parks and recreation programs, and youth travel teams. The 2017 USA Cyclo-cross National Championships are to take place in January 2017 at Riverside Park. It is one of several national sporting events taking place in the capital city, including the American Athletic Conference Championships happening in March at the XL Center and the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships.

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SERIOUS CRIME CONTINUES TO DECLINE IN HARTFORD

(January 12, 2015) Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra joined James Morton, CEO of the YMCA, Patricia Kelly CEO of the Ebony Horsewomen, Reverend Henry Brown and Police Chief James C. Rovella  to release the City’s 2014 year end crime stats, which show a steady reduction in crime in Hartford, particularly violent crime, when compared to previous years. Certain parts of the city particularly in the North Policing District that includes Clay Arsenal, North Meadows, North East, Blue Hills and Upper Albany showed steep declines.

“Maintaining a safe city takes leadership, collaboration, innovation and resources. Access to resources is a constant challenge, but this hasn’t deterred us from achieving results. In 2014, homicide was down by 17 percent compared to the previous year and 30 percent since 2011. All serious crime, especially gun violence, was significantly down in the capital city. I credit this accomplishment to our focus and to collaboration between the city, the police department and the community. I’m proud of our work together,” Mayor Segarra said. 

“Certainly, the city and the police department’s efforts are to be commended, as well as community based organizations that have been doing a better job of reaching out to young people, keeping them occupied and giving them hope. This has been an all-hands-on-deck situation with everybody working to make the City of Hartford a safer community for all of us,” said James Morton, President and CEO at the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

 

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Tuesday: Mayor Segarra Hosts Ceremony Formalizing Creation of Uconn Downtown Hartford Campus

(June 2, 2014) On Tuesday, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will host a ceremony on the Alfred E. Burr Memorial Mall, formalizing the creation of UConn's new Downtown Hartford campus. At the event, state officials including Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, UConn Board of Trustees Chairman Larry McHugh and UConn President Susan Herbst will sign documents officially formalizing the new campus, which will be housed across Prospect Street from the Burr Mall, in the historic Hartford Times building. The event will immediately follow a Board of Trustees meeting at City Hall in Room 100. The meeting is open to the public.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman, Chairman McHugh, President Herbst
WHAT: UConn Downtown Hartford campus formalization ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alfred E. Burr Memorial Mall, between City Hall and Wadsworth Atheneum.
**In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the City Hall Atrium.


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For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014
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MAYOR SEGARRA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF “HELLO PARKVILLE” CAMPAIGN

(January 8, 2015) Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced the soft launch of the “Hello Parkville” campaign promoting businesses, restaurants and events in the Parkville neighborhood. Part of a larger business and community development strategy and funded by a Community Development Block Grant, the campaign includes a new app for iPhones and Androids, the use of colorful banners and new smart phone technology known as beacons. In addition to restaurants and retail, the app will list events, entertainment and a “Deal of the Day,” a daily discount to local stores and restaurants.

“The diversity of our city, where 68 languages are spoken, is visible in Parkville and is part of what makes Hartford special, said Mayor Segarra. “From pizza to Brazilian food to hand-stitched shoes to art exhibits, Parkville has a lot concentrated in one area that you don’t often come across in our state. The idea is to make it easier for people to discover our neighborhoods, support our local businesses, and enjoy more of what the capital city has to offer.”

The campaign includes new smartphone technology, or beacons, that detect when smartphones are nearby in order to send push notifications to phones that have downloaded the app. The city will manage 30 beacons and 70 will be given to those who purchase banners. For $250 business owners, and nonprofits can have their names printed on a banner and use of a beacon for a year.  Banners will be hung along the neighborhood’s major arteries starting in January and will remain year round through the lifespan of the banner. One hundred beacons will be deployed around Parkville by the end of January.

A demonstration of the new beacon technology will take place, tomorrow, Friday, January 9, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Real Artways, 56 Arbor Street. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Stephen Cole at (860) 757-9071.

“Using the beacons and the app, small businesses can receive and transmit messages, deals, limited-time offers in real-time to their customers,” said Thomas Deller, Director of Development Services.

The Hello Parkville app is still in development stages but will grow as users increase. It can be downloaded on iTunes and Google Play.  For more information, click here.

The city is considering ways to implement a similar program in other neighborhoods. 

 

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To participate Hello Parkville:

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Thursday: Mayor Segarra Gives Remarks at Annual Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services; Hosts and Attends Flag Raising Ceremonies

(May 28, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will give remarks at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services in Rocky Hill.
At 11:00am, the City of Hartford will host a Puerto Rican flag raising ceremony at City Hall in preparation for the Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday.
At 12:30pm, Mayor Segarra will join legislators at the state capitol for a Puerto Rican flag raising ceremony.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 8:00am-9:30am (Mayor will speak at approximately 9:15am)
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 11:00am
WHERE: Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, main entrance outside

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 12:30pm
WHERE: State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford


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For Immediate Release: May 28, 2014
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