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6 PM TOMORROW: MAYOR BRONIN ACTIVATES 18-HOUR SNOW PARKING BAN

6 PM TOMORROW: MAYOR BRONIN ACTIVATES 18-HOUR SNOW PARKING BAN

HARTFORD, CONN. (January 17, 2020) – Mayor Luke Bronin is activating an eighteen-hour parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 6 PM on Saturday, January 18th and ending at 12 noon on Sunday, January 19th.  The City’s warming center at the former Milner School at 104 Vine Street will be open during its regular hours, from 7 PM to 7 AM, and a full list of daytime warming centers is available here. 

“The latest forecast projects at least two to four inches of snow on Saturday and cold weather early next week, so we are calling a parking ban to clear the streets and reduce the potential for any buildup of ice,” said Mayor Bronin.  “We expect thousands of people to attend events throughout the day and in the evening tomorrow, so we will not start ticketing and towing near event venues until after the events are over.  Our Blue Light Lots, Hartford Public Schools lots, and other city lots will be open beginning at 12 noon, so please comply with the parking ban as soon as possible.  It is essential that all residents and visitors respect the parking ban so that our Public Works team can work quickly and safely.”

During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed.  Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to one of the authorized parking areas including Blue Light Lots, City Parks, Recreation and Senior Centers, and Hartford Public Schools parking lots beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, January 18th.

To notify the public a parking ban is in effect, sixteen major intersections will be illuminated with blue light beginning 6 hours before the parking ban and they will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban. 

Nine Blue Light Lots are dedicated solely for use during snow parking bans.  These designated Blue Light Lots will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.  

Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within four hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted.  Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at http://www.hartford.gov/emergency-services. “We encourage residents to sign up for these alerts so that they can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans.  We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.”

To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:

Blue Light Lots
• 130 Sisson Ave
2434 Main St
• 135 Main St
• 20 Francis Ct
• 60 Chadwick Ave
• 45 Evergreen Ave

• 77 Laurel St

• Sigourney Street and Homestead Avenue
• Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance

City Parks and Centers
• Colt Park – Wawarme St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Hubbard Rd Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot 
• Keney Park – Woodland St Lot 
• Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot 
• Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
• Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
• Foster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
• Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
• North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
• Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
• Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
• Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr

All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots
• For a complete list of schools click here: 
http://bit.ly/2y8NpzP

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MAYOR BRONIN PRAISES HARTFORD LINE SUCCESS, CALLS FOR GREATER RAIL INVESTMENT

MAYOR BRONIN PRAISES HARTFORD LINE SUCCESS, CALLS FOR GREATER RAIL INVESTMENT

HARTFORD, CONN (January 16, 2020) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin issued the statement below after Governor Lamontannouncedthat the Hartford Line surpassed one million riders late last year.  The Governor’s office also announced that the Hartford Line is expected to exceed 750,000 passenger trips during its second year, significantly exceeding the 666,960 passenger trips originally forecast.

“The Hartford Line is hugely important for the future of central Connecticut,” said Mayor Bronin.  “Public transit does so many things at once — cutting emissions and combatting climate change, connecting communities and opening up job opportunities, and building a better business climate for every single employer.  We should work quickly to build on the early success of the Hartford Line by expanding frequency and speed of rail service across Connecticut.”

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HARTFORD, STATE, AND FEDERAL LEADERS URGE SUPPORT FOR PUERTO RICO FOLLOWING HISTORIC EARTHQUAKES

HARTFORD, STATE, AND FEDERAL LEADERS URGE SUPPORT FOR PUERTO RICO FOLLOWING HISTORIC EARTHQUAKES

HARTFORD, CONN (January 10, 2020) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin, City Council President Maly Rosado, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, City Council members, members of the Hartford delegation, and Hartford residents came together to express their support for the people of Puerto Rico following the series of earthquakes on the island this week.  Council President Rosado has organized a relief effort with the Connecticut Institute for Community Development-Puerto Rican Parade Committee (CICD) to raise funds that will go directly to families in need on the island, in coordination with the Lions Club of Puerto Rico and  the Mayor of Cayey, Puerto Rico, Rolando Ortiz.  Donations will be accepted by CICD at CTHelpsPR.org.  Much of Puerto Rico remains without power, at least one person was killed, and reporting indicates this is the worst earthquake in more than a century.

“As a country, we need to step up and make sure Puerto Rico gets all the resources it needs quickly,” said Mayor Bronin.  “Puerto Rico is still recovering after hurricanes more than two years ago, and it is waiting on billions of dollars in federal funding as it now faces another rebuilding effort.  Right now, hundreds of thousands of people are without water and electricity, and we need to treat this as if it were happening at Trump Tower – because Puerto Ricans are Americans.  I want to thank our state and federal leaders, who are committed to supporting Puerto Rico in this time of need, as well as Council President Rosado and CICD, who are organizing this important relief effort at the local level.”

“As someone who was born in Puerto Rico, I feel a strong obligation to do everything I can to support everyone in need on our beloved island,” said Maly Rosado, City Council President.  “They are suffering, many are sleeping outside, and the fear is constant.  We are pulling together as a community to contribute to relief efforts and get funds directly to families, and I urge everyone to contribute whatever they can.  The people of Puerto Rico also need us to keep up pressure on the federal government to cut through the red tape and get them the resources necessary to get electricity and water up and running again.”

“I am proud to stand with Connecticut’s Puerto Rican community demanding full federal aid for fellow Americans struck again by natural disaster,” said United States Senator Richard Blumenthal.  “Still recovering from Maria, Puerto Rico should receive immediately the $18 billion withheld by the Trump Administration.”

“The situation in Puerto Rico is tragic,” said Governor Ned Lamont.  “I have been updated on the situation there and the Connecticut National Guard has been in active discussion with their counterparts on the island. The Guard and the state of Connecticut remain at the ready for any assistance that the people of Puerto Rico may need.”

“Once again, our hearts break for the people of Puerto Rico and Connecticut’s Puerto Rican community,” said Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz.  “It is amazing to see so many community-based relief efforts being organized to assist those affected by the earthquakes both on the island and here in Connecticut.”

“Families in Connecticut are always quick to support others in the wake of a natural disaster,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull.  “Unfortunately, scammers often take advantage of that good nature.  That’s why we’re here to support the efforts of the public and private sectors as they put together ways for you to donate securely, and safely.  Remember, always make sure a charity is registered, do your research, never give in to pressure tactics, and get in touch with DCP if you need support, or have any questions.”

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