(June 4, 2013) For the second consecutive summer, the Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs Division will host a Movies After Dark program in the City of Hartford. Each Friday night from June 14th through September 6th, a different film will be screened in one of eight Hartford parks.
Movies After Dark events open at 7pm, and feature a variety of family-friendly activities before showtime begins at sunset. Many of the events feature food vendors, but residents are encouraged to pack picnic dinners.
(June 3, 2013) – Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced that he has accepted the resignation of Jared Kupiec, his Chief of Staff since December 2010.
Kupiec stated, “It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the Capital City. This was a dream come true for me and I will be forever grateful to Mayor Segarra for allowing me this special opportunity. I’ve always said that government service is a privilege and not a career."
(May 31, 2013) – Today, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra made the following statement regarding the fiscal year 2013/14 adopted budget:
“All along I’ve fought for a budget that does not compromise public safety, does not hinder essential services and doesn’t increase taxes on residents and businesses. With Council’s support, we accomplished that today. This budget allows the Hartford Police Department to keep their new incoming class in 2014 and keep community policing intact. These efforts alone will ensure that Hartford remains a safe urban area."
(May 30, 2013) – Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will join Congressman John B. Larson and First Lady of Connecticut Cathy Malloy to unveil plans for a new Children's Fitness/Wellness Center in Hartford. In partnership with Family Life Education, the center is part of an initiative to address high obesity rates among preschool children in Hartford. A 2012 study commissioned by the City and conducted by the University of Connecticut’s Center for Public Health and Health Policy reported that 37% of Hartford preschool children are overweight and obese. The Fitness/Wellness center, the first of its kind, will provide urban families free access to comprehensive fitness and health programs.