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MAYOR SEGARRA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF “HELLO PARKVILLE” CAMPAIGN

(January 8, 2015) Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced the soft launch of the “Hello Parkville” campaign promoting businesses, restaurants and events in the Parkville neighborhood. Part of a larger business and community development strategy and funded by a Community Development Block Grant, the campaign includes a new app for iPhones and Androids, the use of colorful banners and new smart phone technology known as beacons. In addition to restaurants and retail, the app will list events, entertainment and a “Deal of the Day,” a daily discount to local stores and restaurants.

“The diversity of our city, where 68 languages are spoken, is visible in Parkville and is part of what makes Hartford special, said Mayor Segarra. “From pizza to Brazilian food to hand-stitched shoes to art exhibits, Parkville has a lot concentrated in one area that you don’t often come across in our state. The idea is to make it easier for people to discover our neighborhoods, support our local businesses, and enjoy more of what the capital city has to offer.”

The campaign includes new smartphone technology, or beacons, that detect when smartphones are nearby in order to send push notifications to phones that have downloaded the app. The city will manage 30 beacons and 70 will be given to those who purchase banners. For $250 business owners, and nonprofits can have their names printed on a banner and use of a beacon for a year.  Banners will be hung along the neighborhood’s major arteries starting in January and will remain year round through the lifespan of the banner. One hundred beacons will be deployed around Parkville by the end of January.

A demonstration of the new beacon technology will take place, tomorrow, Friday, January 9, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Real Artways, 56 Arbor Street. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Stephen Cole at (860) 757-9071.

“Using the beacons and the app, small businesses can receive and transmit messages, deals, limited-time offers in real-time to their customers,” said Thomas Deller, Director of Development Services.

The Hello Parkville app is still in development stages but will grow as users increase. It can be downloaded on iTunes and Google Play.  For more information, click here.

The city is considering ways to implement a similar program in other neighborhoods. 

 

Contact: Hilda Muñoz

p. 860.757.9738

c. 860.692.8356

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To participate Hello Parkville:

Contact: Stephen Cole

p. 860 -757-9071

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Tuesday: Mayor Segarra Hosts Ceremony Formalizing Creation of Uconn Downtown Hartford Campus

(June 2, 2014) On Tuesday, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will host a ceremony on the Alfred E. Burr Memorial Mall, formalizing the creation of UConn's new Downtown Hartford campus. At the event, state officials including Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, UConn Board of Trustees Chairman Larry McHugh and UConn President Susan Herbst will sign documents officially formalizing the new campus, which will be housed across Prospect Street from the Burr Mall, in the historic Hartford Times building. The event will immediately follow a Board of Trustees meeting at City Hall in Room 100. The meeting is open to the public.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman, Chairman McHugh, President Herbst
WHAT: UConn Downtown Hartford campus formalization ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alfred E. Burr Memorial Mall, between City Hall and Wadsworth Atheneum.
**In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the City Hall Atrium.


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For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Thursday: Mayor Segarra Gives Remarks at Annual Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services; Hosts and Attends Flag Raising Ceremonies

(May 28, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will give remarks at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services in Rocky Hill.
At 11:00am, the City of Hartford will host a Puerto Rican flag raising ceremony at City Hall in preparation for the Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday.
At 12:30pm, Mayor Segarra will join legislators at the state capitol for a Puerto Rican flag raising ceremony.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 8:00am-9:30am (Mayor will speak at approximately 9:15am)
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 11:00am
WHERE: Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, main entrance outside

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, at 12:30pm
WHERE: State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford


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For Immediate Release: May 28, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Mayor Segarra Statement on the Passing of Maya Angelou

 

(May 28, 2014) Today, Mayor Segarra made the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou:

“Maya Angelou will be remembered as one of the most prominent literary figures of the Twentieth Century, and through her craft, she bore lyrical witness to sweeping changes in how the United States approached issues of race and cultural identity. Through her activism, she furthered the causes she chronicled in her work. She will be missed, and we should honor her by continuing to pursue her goals of justice and unity.”


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For Immediate Release: May 28, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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