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Mayor Segarra Declares Snow Emergency Effective Saturday, December 14, at Noon

(December 13, 2013) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 12pm, noon, on Saturday, December 14, and ending at 12pm, noon, on Sunday, December 15. Current forecasts for that time period predict snowfall from 6-10 inches, along with possible icing.

“This is the first storm of the season” said Mayor Segarra. “It’s important that we as a City do everything we can to ensure clear roads for the emergency responders and public works crews working to keep us safe. This parking ban will also speed our return to normal once the storm has passed."

During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized 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
  • All Hartford Schools Parking Lots


Residents should remove their vehicles from these lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. All Hartford Schools lots must be vacated by 12:30pm Sunday, December 15. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The total fee for retrieving a towed car is $196.84.

Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles.

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For Immediate Release: December 13, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Wednesday: City of Hartford Presents Final Development Plan for Downtown North

(December 9, 2013) On Wednesday December 11th, the City of Hartford’s Department of Development Services will present its final plans at a public meeting for the redevelopment of the area north of I-84, east of the Connecticut River often referred to as Downtown North. The area has now been expanded to include parts of Union Station known as Downtown West. The city has held two previous public meetings on this issue; one in July and another in October.

The final presentation will summarize priority development sites with the highest potential for mixed usage. Results build on past efforts as well as new research including a retail market study commissioned by the City and conducted by national urban planning expert, Robert Gibbs of Gibbs Planning Group. Data from a new housing market analysis that considers traffic patterns, pedestrian connectivity and road conditions will also be discussed. Recommendations will consider design standards and zoning to ensure development is beneficial for surrounding residents.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
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WHO: City of Hartford Development Services
WHAT: Public Meeting on Redevelopment of Downtown North
WHEN: Wednesday, December 11, at 6:00pm
WHERE: Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street
* Free parking available after 6:00 pm in the Arch Street parking garage.

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For Immediate Release: December 9, 2013
Contact: Laura McMenamin
p. 860-757-9053
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Mayor Segarra Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

“Today, the world lost one its greatest leaders, one of its greatest champions of humanity and a transformational human being. Mr. Mandela will always be remembered for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality as well as his passionate belief in humanity. The world was fortunate to have shared his presence. We should honor him by continuing to advance his lifelong work of pursuing justice and equality for everyone. His passing is very sad but also a reminder of how personal determination can bring about seemingly impossible change.”


Mayor Segarra has directed all flags to half-staff in his honor.

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For Immediate Release: December 5, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Thursday: Mayor Segarra Volunteers Serving Thanksgiving Meals at The Open Hearth

(November 27, 2013) Tomorrow, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will celebrate Thanksgiving by volunteering at The Open Hearth in the City’s Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood, preparing and serving food from 11:30am to 2pm.

Founded in 1884, The Open Hearth provides a transitional shelter for homeless men in the Greater Hartford region. The organization focuses on meeting residents' spiritual, educational, and recreational needs in a recovery- and work-oriented environment.

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Volunteer at The Open Hearth
WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 11:30am-2:00pm
WHERE: Open Hearth, 150 Charter Oak Avenue

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For Immediate Release: November 27, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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