(August 15, 2013) - The City of Hartford will partner with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for the construction of three new youth athletic fields at Quirk West, Annie Fisher School and Columbus Park. The City has committed almost $4 million in funding from the Capital Improvement Program for a combination of soccer/football and little league baseball turfs. Construction will begin in the fall and, weather permitting, completed by the end of the year.
“I’m incredibly excited about this project,” said Mayor Segarra. “Hartford kids should have access to state-of-the-art playing fields. I’ll be pushing to have them finished as soon as possible. I want to thank the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for providing their expertise in design and construction. This will be an opportunity for a community that truly deserves it.”
(August 15, 2013) - In response to the recent increase in shootings and homicides Mayor Segarra and Police Chief Rovella met this morning and released the following statement:
“The recent shootings have been tragic for the families and for our entire community. One shooting is one too many. The Hartford Police Department will immediately deploy additional officers in our neighborhoods and that presence will continue for the foreseeable future. The safety of our residents is our number one priority. We are working with our community partners and will use every single resource necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe.”
(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.