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Saturday: Mayor Segarra To Present John Leguizamo with Key to City

(February 14, 2014) Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will present comedian and actor John Leguizamo with the Key to the City at a comedy event to benefit the Burns Latino Studies Academy. The show,  “A Night of Comedy With John Leguizamo will be held at the Burns School’s auditorium, and proceeds from the performance will help pay for improvements at the school. Tickets are $60 per person and are only available for purchase at at http://leguizamoatburns.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited to 450, and tickets will not be available at the door.

“It’s great that John Leguizamo has chosen to invest his time in support of Hartford’s youth,” said Mayor Segarra.

The event is being presented in partnership with the COMPASS Youth Collaborative Inc., a not-for-profit child and youth service organization that provides after-school enrichment, academic and recreational programs to Hartford school children.

 

WHO: Mayor Pedro Segarra, Actor John Leguizamo, COMPASS Youth Collaborative
WHAT: A Night of Comedy With John Leguizamo, Fundraiser for Burns Latino Academy
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5:00pm
WHERE: Burns Latino Studies Academy, 195 Putnam Street, Hartford 

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For Immediate Release: February 14, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
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Mayor Segarra Extends Snow Emergency Parking Ban Until 4pm Friday, February 14, Delays Opening City Offices Until 10am; Hartford Public Schools Closed

(February 13, 2014) As a severe winter storm continues to bear down on the region, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra is extending the existing snow emergency parking ban until 4pm tomorrow, Friday, February 14th. All Hartford Public Schools will be closed. All City offices, Board of Education Central Offices and City of Hartford Early Learning Centers will open at 10am.

"This storm is not over yet, more snow is expected tomorrow morning,” said Mayor Segarra. “Snow clean-up continues but I want to remind residents not to throw snow back into the streets. The parking ban will remain in effect until 4pm. I urge everyone who has used a school parking lot to make arrangements to move their cars as soon as possible after 4pm tomorrow.”

Mayor Segarra added, “I also want to personally offer a huge thank-you to all the residents who’ve moved their cars and kept off the road today. Hartford Police Traffic Division Supervisors with 18 years’ experience report the streets are as empty as they’ve ever seen for a snow storm. This is a critical help for the DPW crews working to keep roads clear. Special thanks are also in order for the media and to community leaders, who worked to make sure the word got out.”

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For Immediate Release: February 13, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
c. 860-539-5485
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Maribel La Luz

Today at 8:00pm: Mayor Segarra Declares Snow Emergency Parking Ban

(February 12, 2014) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 8pm today, February 12th, until further notice. All Hartford Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 13th including Central Offices. City offices will be closed except for emergency personnel. The Emergency Operating Center (EOC) will be open throughout the ban to monitor the storm, and the Hartford Fire Department will have increased staff on hand.

“We’re expecting heavy snow with sleet and freezing rain likely resulting in icy conditions,” said Mayor Segarra. “I urge all Hartford residents to stay home if at all possible tomorrow. Everyone’s cooperation will increase safety and make it easier for DPW and emergency responders to do their jobs.”

During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following FREE parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

 

·        2 Holcomb Street Lot

·        Keney Park Entrance Lot—Ridgefield Street

·        KDA Center Lot—Naugatuck Street

·        Pope Park Center Lot—Park Terrace

·        Metzner Center Lot—Franklin Avenue

·        Colt Park Lot—Wawarme Avenue

·        Elizabeth Park Lots

·        Morgan Street Garage—155 Morgan Street (over 1,500 spaces available)

·        All Hartford Schools Parking Lots

 

Residents should remove their vehicles from these lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. All vehicles remaining in Hartford School lots past the end of the ban will be subject to ticketing and towing. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $97.84. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date. Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles.

Thursday, and Friday trash collection routes will be operating on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. Bulky items and electronics for curbside pickup should be held until spring collection dates to avoid becoming buried in the snow. Residents are reminded to clear their sidewalks after DPW plowing is complete, and that it is illegal to shovel or blow snow back into the roadway.

 Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211. During the storm, the following shelters will be open 24 hours:

·        McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922

·        Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823

·        South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071

 

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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
c. 860-539-5485
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Mayor Segarra Urges Residents to Prepare for Severe Winter Weather Later This Week

(February 11, 2014) With projections forecasting more severe winter weather later this week, Mayor Segarra is encouraging residents to plan ahead of time. 

“This will be our fifth major snow storm of the season” said Mayor Segarra. “I urge residents to make plans to move their cars for the parking ban and take all necessary precautions before the storm hits.”

Residents should take note of the following:

  • Trash collection will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th. Thursday and Friday collection routes will have a one-day delay.
  • City vehicles will plow to the curb up to eight hours after the storm has passed, and may push snow back into driveways and sidewalks. Residents should take this into account in their sidewalk and driveway snow-clearing plans, and are reminded that it is illegal to shovel snow back into the road.
  • Vehicles must be moved from all city streets prior to the beginning of a snow emergency parking ban, and removed from City and public school parking lots as soon as possible after the parking ban is lifted.

Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211. For the duration of any winter storms the following shelters will be open 24 hours:

  • McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922
  • Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823
  • South Park Inn:  75 Main St, (860) 724-0071

Updates on further storm preparations including parking ban information and school closings will be released tomorrow afternoon.

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For Immediate Release: February 11, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
c. 860-539-5485
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