PROJECT NO. 63-678
Construction of a roundabout at Park Terrace, sigourney and russ streets
TO BE HELD: June 15, 2015 at 6:00PM in the Center for Contemporary Culture,
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT.
Residents, business owners, commuters, and other interested individuals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss this project in the City of Hartford
JuNE 15, 2015
City of Hartford
Office Phone: (860) 757-9993
(June 9, 2015)Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced that City Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing a municipal identification program that would facilitate access to city services, programs and benefits for all Hartford residents, regardless of race, age, gender, arrest or conviction record, citizenship status or sexual orientation. The Hartford photo identification card will allow residents to apply for services such as supplemental nutritional programs, access to the City’s health clinic which is free for the uninsured, food vendor licenses, as well as access to ancillary benefits such as opening bank accounts, applying for housing and employment and greater access to local cultural institutions.
“I applaud the council for their support and I thank all the organizations and individuals who stood behind this program. A municipal identification card will have a positive social and economic impact in our City,” Mayor Segarra said.
"We are thrilled to learn that the City of Hartford has approved the creation of a municipal identification card that will be available for all of its residents. Our IDNYC program has been an incredible success, and we were happy to share our lessons with Hartford at a recent Cities United for Immigration Action Conference last month. Cities across the country are sending a strong message that immigrant integration is critical to their success -- when Washington fails, cities must act," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“The municipal identification program is now a law in the City of Hartford. This is an important step to ensuring residents have access to essential city services and can participate in the local economy,” said Council President Shawn T. Wooden.
“Having photo identification is a basic tool that helps people through routine, but essential tasks like opening a bank account. The Hartford municipal ID card gives every Hartford resident an opportunity to establish identification,” said City Councilman Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr.
"Allowing Municipal ID holders access to some of the city's top cultural institutions will not only help to bring thousands of Hartford residents out of the shadows, it also will enrich the lives of these residents and in doing so enrich the city's immigrant and native-born communities," said Juan Hernandez, District Leader of 32BJ SEIU. "We commend the mayor and the council for enacting this program, as well as the forward-thinking institutions that are taking part, and we will encourage our members to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity."
Many community leaders representing a wide range of agencies and organizations contributed input while the proposal was being developed and expressed support for the program, including 32BJ, the ACLU of Connecticut, the Greater Hartford Central Labor Council, the West Indian Social Club, the Commission of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs, the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, the Working Families Organization, Catholic Charities, Hartford Public Library, South Park Inn and Journey Home.
(June 8, 2015) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra invites all Hartford residents who are graduating this year from a local or regional college or university to participate in the 12th Annual Celebration of Success; an annual ceremony hosted by the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health and Human Services. Graduates will receive a citation and a medal at the event, scheduled to take place June 24, 2015. Each graduate is allowed to bring two guests.
“I want to congratulate all of our graduates this year. Furthering your education and obtaining a degree of any kind is an achievement that deserves recognition. I look forward to seeing you at the ceremony,” said Mayor Segarra.
(June 3, 2015) City Councilman Larry Deutsch and representatives from local and regional organizations, including the North Central Regional Mental Health Board, invite Hartford residents to a community conversation on mental health on June 10, 2015 at the Alfred E. Burr Community School. The event, part of a national initiative started in 2013, is meant to raise awareness about mental health issues, reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental illness, find community-based solutions to mental health needs and help communities develop steps to address mental health needs.
“Many times people don’t get the help they need and this has to change. We want to help residents get the proper training to recognize and assist when someone in their neighborhood is having a mental health crisis or continuing issues. This is important for our community and our families,” said Councilman Deutsch.
For more information contact Shelly Jackson at (860)757-9560.
WHO: Councilman Deutsch, representatives from local and regional mental health agencies
WHAT: Community conversation on mental health
WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alfred E. Burr Elementary School; 400 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford