(June 25, 2013) – With temperatures expected to be into the 90's today and tomorrow, City officials have ordered the opening of four cooling centers in the City of Hartford. Members of the Hartford Fire Department’s Special Services Unit will be disseminating water bottles on site. An air quality alert will also be in effect for the Hartford area due to high levels of ozone in the air. Residents are encouraged to take proper precautions including limiting outside activities, staying hydrated, wearing loose fitting clothing and taking time to check on neighbors, and friends who might be homebound.
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(June 25, 2013) – Each summer, Hartford hosts dozens of festivals and events that make the City a vibrant and culturally rich place to be. For a complete list of events, please see the Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs Division's Summer in the Capital City webpage: http://www.hartford.gov/events/912-summer-in-the-capital-city-2013
SNAPSHOT OF SUMMER EVENTS:
(June 21, 2013) - Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas where he will be honored with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award. The award honors mayors of cities with significant minority populations who display an unwavering commitment to ‘bringing diverse communities together.’ Past recipients include Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio. Mayor Segarra will be presented with the award by Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles at the Tribute to Mayors reception hosted by the Latino Leaders Network on Sunday, June 23.
(June 18, 2013) – Mayor Segarra made the following statement regarding the denial of Dr. Christina Kishimoto’s contract extension by the Board of Education:
“Since joining city government in 2006, I have been a strong advocate of education reform. During my tenure in Council as Chair of the Operations, Management and Budget committee and now as Mayor, educational funding has increased by $30.4 million dollars.