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City of Hartford to Discontinue Waste Collection for Ineligible Properties

(July 29, 2013) — The City of Hartford Department of Public Works will discontinue refuse collection service to approximately 150 City properties next month, because they are not eligible for DPW waste collection under current City ordinance. The ineligible properties were discovered during an internal DPW review, and are likely holdovers from changes to waste disposal ordinances made in 2006.

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Mayor Segarra Statement on the Passing of Trude Mero

(July 24, 2013) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra released the following statement today on the passing of community leader and activist Trude Mero, Co-Founder of Project Concern, one of the first voluntary school desegregation programs in the United States, who also served as an executive assistant to four Connecticut governors.

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Mayor Segarra Announces Additional Repsonse to Heatwave Conditions in Hartford

(July 18, 2013) — The City of Hartford will host several large events over the next few days, and with high humidity and temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, Mayor Segarra has announced additional measures to ensure residents and visitors are safe and comfortable.

“Hartford will have large crowds attending outdoor events such as tonight’s Riverfest or this weekend’s Greater Hartford Jazz Festival. We're collaborating with all event partners including Global Spectrum and Riverfront Recapture to ensure folks have access to care and services if the heat becomes too much. It's also important that everyone take simple precautions and prepare to be outside for long periods of time during the heat.”

Mayor Segarra has implemented the following measures in response to the continued heat:

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City of Hartford Awards Over $100,000 to Sixteen Local Artists and Small Businesses

(July 17, 2013) - Sixteen local artists and small businesses will receive more than $100,000 from the City of Hartford through the Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Businesses Development Grant program. The program was designed by Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and the Greater Hartford Arts Council in 2009 to spur job growth and innovation in the creative industry. The grants, which range up to $10,000, are funded by federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars and are used for business-related operational costs and equipment purchases.

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