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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES SUMMER APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES SUMMER APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

HARTFORD, CONN (May 15, 2017) –  Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Hartford Police Department will open an application window for both Hartford residents and non-residents interested in joining the police force.  Applications will be accepted from Monday, June 4th, 2018 through Friday, July 13th, 2018.  Potential applicants can learn about the application process by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 860-757-4233.  Separate applications for residents and non-residents will be available here: PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT. 

“Recruiting the next generation of Hartford police officers is one of our top priorities, and I encourage anyone interested in being part of a community-oriented police department to apply,” said Mayor Bronin.  “Since taking office, we’ve recruited more than sixty police officers, and our classes have been some of the most diverse in Hartford’s history.  We’re going to continue to recruit officers as we try to make sure our department has the team it needs to serve our residents.”

The class from this upcoming application window will be the fifth since Mayor Bronin took office in January 2016.  Together, the first four classes have included 66 recruits, approximately half of whom are minorities.

Mayor Bronin encourages anyone interested in applying to submit their application and all required documentation online at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT, in person, or by mail to the City of Hartford, Human Resources Department, 550 Main Street, Ground Floor, Room 3, Hartford, CT 06103.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application, provide proof of United State citizenship, and possess a high school diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license.  Applicants will face an examination process consisting of a physical ability test, a written test, and an oral test.  To be appointed, candidates must also pass a drug test, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, a physical examination, and a working test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy.  All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-cultural, diverse environment.

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MAYOR BRONIN STATEMENT ON STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF S.B. 528

MAYOR BRONIN STATEMENT ON STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF S.B. 528

HARTFORD, CONN (May 5, 2018) –  This evening, Mayor Luke Bronin released the statement below after the bipartisan passage of S.B. 528. 

“Over the past two years, we have worked to face a massive fiscal crisis honestly, transparently, and directly,” said Mayor Bronin. “We have made deep cuts, our labor unions have stepped up in big ways, our business community has committed to Hartford’s future, and we have embraced the ongoing and intense scrutiny of the Municipal Accountability Review Board.

“Along with those steps at the local level, the assistance agreement between the city and the State makes it possible to put our city on more stable footing, as we work toward the long-term goal of true sustainability and strength.  

“Hartford’s fiscal crisis developed over decades, and it is rooted in the fact that Hartford is a city built on the tax base of a suburb.  It will take many years of discipline, growth, and continued partnership to achieve sustainable fiscal strength for our Capital City.  

“Last week, the Municipal Accountability Review Board voted overwhelmingly to approve our five year stability plan, and I’m deeply grateful to the legislators of both parties who voted tonight to support that five year plan.  Over the next five years, our budgets remain very tough and very tight, and if dramatic reductions were to be fully implemented after five years, it’s unlikely that Hartford would be able to sustain those cuts.  

“That said, I fully understand and respect legislators’ desire to revisit the agreement after five years, and my commitment is that we will continue to work hard to earn the confidence of our the legislature and the state as a whole as we move our Capital City in the right direction. 

“I’m particularly grateful to Hartford’s Senators John Fonfara and Doug McCrory, and to Senate leadership for their work in finding  a reasonable resolution, and for recognizing that stability is vitally necessary for growth.”

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MAYOR BRONIN, COMMUNITY MEMBERS KICK OFF HOMESTEAD DEMOLITION

MAYOR BRONIN, COMMUNITY MEMBERS KICK OFF HOMESTEAD DEMOLITION

HARTFORD, CONN (May 3, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin and community members kicked off the demolition of three prominent large, vacant, and blighted industrial properties on Homestead Avenue covering 3.5 acres, an essential step toward redeveloping them for productive use.  The oldest building is approximately 100 years old and hasn’t been in use since the end of the last century.  All of the properties need significant environmental remediation before they can be repurposed.  The remediation and demolition costs are covered by a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant and a $2 million State Department of Economic and Community Development grant.

“We’re tackling blighted properties big and small, and this is a really big one,” said Mayor Bronin. “These buildings have been vacant and blighted for decades, and they’re on a very important avenue in Hartford. Our goal isn’t just to take these blighted buildings down, our goal is to clear the way for new development that brings jobs back to Homestead and the Upper Albany corridor, and we’re going to keep working hard to do that.”

“Properties that have been vacant for decades cause blight, drain local resources, and negatively impact our unified efforts to improve communities and grow jobs for area residents,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy.  “By making smart investments to renew properties such as the one here on Homestead Avenue, we can add value to our neighborhoods, spur growth, and increase private investments.  I am glad that the state could partner with Mayor Bronin and the City of Hartford on redeveloping this area that has been in need for so long.”

“These properties have been an eyesore for residents and visitors traveling through the City of Hartford for far too long,” said City Council President Glendowlyn L. H. Thames.  “I applaud the efforts of the city and our partners for aggressively pursuing demolition and paving the way for redevelopment of these parcels.  This is a tremendous opportunity to activate a main artery in the adjacent neighborhoods of Asylum Hill, Clay Arsenal, and Upper Albany.”

The property at 367 Homestead Avenue, built in the early twentieth century, was the site of the Philbrick-Booth & Spencer Company, which operated as a metal factory until 1999.

The current building at 393 Homestead Avenue was constructed in 1930 by what was then known as Empire Hartford, a company that produced glassware.  Later, the space was used by several companies in the automobile industry.  From 1990 to 1999, Philbrick-Booth & Spencer used the property as a storage facility for equipment and waste.

The third property at 424 Homestead Avenue, built in the 1940’s, was a sales and service center for Clayton Motors until 1972.  It also served as a repair shop for Earl Scheib Paint & Body.  Most recently, the building briefly served as the home of Hartford Modern School of Welding, and then became a vocational school for auto repair.

The City has identified more than a dozen environmental hazards at 367 and 393 Homestead Avenue, including contaminated building materials and soil, and groundwater contaminated with petroleum compounds and metals.  Based on its history, 424 Homestead Avenue is likely to have similar environmental hazards. 

Going forward, the City plans to abate PCBs and asbestos from all three parcels, remove abandoned oil tanks from 393 and 424 Homestead Avenue, complete demolition of all the structures, and complete basic site restoration in preparation for future redevelopment.

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