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Mayor Segarra Statement on the AAC Naming Hartford Host City for its 2015 Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament

(April 14, 2014) Statement from Mayor Segarra on Hartford being chosen as the host city for the American Athletic Conference’s 2015 Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament:

“This is great news for Hartford, especially coming off the heels of the UConn victory parade yesterday where over 200,000 fans came out to show their support for the men and women’s basketball teams.

“Hartford was home of the Women’s Big East Conference for nine years, that same enthusiasm and energy still exist here and they’ve gotten bigger. We look forward to hosting all the fans again and letting them experience all that Hartford has to offer.”


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For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Today: Mayor Segarra to March with Undefeated Capital Prep Girls Basketball Team at UConn Dual Victory Parade

(April 13, 2014) Today at 4pm, Hartford Mayor Segarra will participate in the victory parade for the Uconn Huskies Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams in Downtown Hartford. During the victory procession, the Mayor will be marching with the Girls’ Basketball team from Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School. The Capital Prep Trailblazers are the top-ranked team in Connecticut, and are the only team—girls’ or boys’—with a perfect record this year.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Capital Preparatory Magnet School Girls’ Basketball Team
WHAT: Mayor Segarra marches with Capital Prep Girls Basketball Team during Uconn victory parade
WHEN: Sunday, April 13th, 4:00pm
WHERE: Parade begins at the State Capitol on Trinity Street, rally is at 5:00pm on the north steps
For more details: http://www.hartford.com/uconnparade

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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Mayor Segarra Statement on Parents Decision Regarding Turnaround Plan for Clark Elementary School

(April 8, 2014) Today, Mayor Segarra made the following statement regarding the proposed turnaround plan for John C. Clark Elementary School:

“It has always been my belief that when a school partners with its families and community groups, children will stay in school longer and have a better chance of success. A critical component of a providing a quality education is making sure the parents have a voice in the school process. Parents who are actively involved in their children’s education are helping to build a foundation for their children’s future success. The parents at Clark Elementary School have actively engaged in discussions surrounding the reform process for the school and have made their desires clear.

“The Clark School Governance Council voted unanimously in favor of partnering with the Friendship Public Charter Schools to assist in the school’s turnaround work. It is disappointing to see that despite this clear recommendation from the School Governance Council, the Clark Turnaround Committee failed to reach consensus on a plan that would have provided the Clark Elementary School with the resources that are needed for a successful turnaround plan. As Mayor, I support the School Governance Council’s recommendation to partner with Friendship Public Charter Schools to undertake this important work.

“I am asking that Stefan Pryor, Commissioner of Education for the State of Connecticut, exercise his statutory authority and contact Friendship to formally request that they reconsider being the lead partner with Clark Elementary School.”

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For Immediate Release: April 8, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Friday: Mayor Segarra Participates in Playground Dedication Ceremony in Elizabeth Park

(April 3, 2014) Tomorrow evening, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will participate in the grand opening of the Ana Grace Marquez-Greene Playground in Elizabeth Park.

WHO: Mayor Segarra, The Sandy Ground Project, Nelba Marquez-Greene, Jimmy Greene
WHAT: Grand Opening of the Ana Grace Marquez-Greene Playground
WHERE: Elizabeth Park East, Corner of Elizabeth Street and Oxford Street
WHEN: Friday, April 4, 2014, at 6:00 pm

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For Immediate Release: April 3, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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