(October 2, 2015) On Monday, the Department of Public works will be repairing crosswalks on Park Street starting on Main Street and moving west. Repairs are expected to take place from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Please expect temporary detours through next week.
(October 2, 2015) Today, the Department of Public Works announced it will continue its Street Tree Maintenance Program in the City’s West End and Asylum Hill neighborhoods, from October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The program, run by City Forester Heather Dionne, started in the spring of 2014 in the Blue Hills neighborhood. Maintenance started earlier this year in the South End and Barry Square and should be completed this fall. Tree maintenance in remaining neighborhoods will be scheduled for next year. The goal is to implement a 3 to 5-year maintenance cycle.
“The purpose of the program is to improve the health and condition of the City’s street side trees, a natural resource that provides valuable shade, buffers noise and enhances the green appeal of properties. Routine maintenance beautifies the neighborhoods, and also lessens potential safety risks,” said City Forester Dionne.
Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra ordered the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) status elevated to Monitoring related to the potential impact of Hurricane Joaquin. The EOC is currently monitoring the storm and is prepared to elevate to partial or full activation depending on Hurricane Joaquin’s trajectory.
“All necessary preparation and precautions are currently being taken by City departments to ensure we are prepared to handle whatever Hurricane Joaquin may bring our way,” said Mayor Segarra.
Below are some tips on how residents and businesses should prepare for the potential impacts of Hurricane Joaquin:
Before the storm event:
· Stay tuned to Hartford.gov radio or TV for updates.
· Have batteries for radio and flashlights.
· Shutter or board windows in your home.
· Secure outdoor objects, such as trash bins or lawn chairs, or bring them inside.
· Stock up on food and water in case you must take shelter in your home.
· Refill any necessary medications or medical supplies.
· Fuel up your car in case you need to evacuate.
· Turn off utilities at the main valves or switches if instructed.
For more detailed information on how to prepare for a storm event such as Hurricane Joaquin, visit: www.GetReadyCapitolRegion.org.
(September 29, 2015) Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra applauded the City Council’s approval on Monday to rename the Engine Company 16 Fire Station at 636 Blue Hills Avenue after Kevin Lamont Bell, a Hartford firefighter who lost his life while fighting a house fire on October 7, 2014.
“This tragedy is a reminder of the risks our brave men and women take every day to preserve our safety. Kevin is a Hartford hero who will not be forgotten. Naming Engine 16 after him is one way the City and community can continue to honor his life and memory,” said Mayor Segarra.