(August 14, 2013) The following is a statement on behalf of Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Council President Shawn Wooden, City Treasurer Adam Cloud, UCONN President Susan Herbst, UCONN Board Chair Lawrence McHugh and Board Vice Chair Thomas Ritter regarding today’s meeting:
“This was a very positive and productive meeting. We believe it is the beginning of a stronger partnership between UConn and the City of Hartford. We are all committed to making this a win-win for both parties and ensuring that the new campus is designed and built to
(August 13, 2013) Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will join White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Governor Dannel Malloy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, State Senator John Fonfara, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding, for a news conference at the Parkville Senior Center, future site of the Parkville Neighborhood Microgrid.
(August 7, 2013) – Preliminary results for tax collections for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 indicate a continuing positive trend, and are expected to exceed the adopted budget by more than $6 million dollars.
"There are a number of positive indicators in our local economy, and we are seeing more taxpayers who had previously fallen behind bringing their accounts up-to-date and making arrangements to satisfy delinquencies,” said Mayor Segarra. "Efficiencies and strategic approaches to the collection process are having a tangible impact on results, and I hope the bond rating agencies take note of that,” Segarra added.
(August 2, 2013) — Starting tonight, August 2, Newfield Avenue will be closed from Flatbush Avenue to Charter Oak Marketplace Drive, in order to accommodate construction for Stage 2 of CTfastrak’s Flatbush Avenue reconstruction project.
For approximately the next eleven weeks, all Newfield Avenue traffic between Flatbush and Charter Oak Marketplace will be detoured onto Charter Oak Marketplace Drive. After that, Newfield will reopen, and Flatbush Avenue will be closed for approximately three weeks. The Flatbush Avenue bridge is scheduled to open by Thanksgiving.
CTfastrak has notified the property owners and businesses in the affected area, and City police, fire, and emergency services, as well as other first responders, are aware of the closure and new traffic pattern. In an effort to reduce congestion associated with the detour, residents are encouraged to consider alternate routes to Newfield Avenue, especially during peak drive times.
For Immediate Release: August 2, 2013
Contact: Thomas Clarke