(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
(August 1, 2013) — On August 1, 2013 Andrew Jaffee, Director of Emergency Services & Telecommunications convened a Loudermill Hearing regarding the racial epithet stated by an Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher on July 22, 2013.
(July 31, 2013) — On Friday, August 2, the City of Hartford’s Livable & Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (LSNI), Department of Public Works (DPW) and representatives from the Navy submarine USS Hartford will be coordinating a clean-up event at Hartford’s historic Keney Park. Around 60 volunteers from the crew of the USS Hartford will be working to clear vegetation and litter within Keney Park’s Leadership Hiking Trail. Clean-up will take place from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.