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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
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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
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Mayor Segarra and Hartford City Council Statement On The Passing of Walter “Doc” Hurley

(February 10, 2014) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden released the following statement today on the passing of Walter “Doc” Hurley, a stand-out figure in athletics and education in the City of Hartford for nearly half a century. Hurley, a year-round athlete at Weaver High School, went on to attend Virginia State University, before returning to Hartford and creating the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation.

“I am deeply saddened by the news,” Mayor Segarra said. “Mr. Hurley was a committed contributor to the community for many decades. By taking the time to make a difference in the lives of individual youth, he created a legacy that will last for generations. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.”

“There will never be another Doc Hurley,” said Council President Shawn Wooden, speaking on behalf of the Council. “While the funds he raised made a college education possible for hundreds of local youth, his contributions to the Hartford community go beyond what can be quantified in dollars and cents. He was an extraordinary athlete, educator, coach, mentor and role model to so many in our community. Our City will be forever grateful for his many contributions.”

Mayor Segarra has requested that flags in the City be lowered to half-staff in his honor.

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Mayor Segarra Responds to Governor Malloy’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014/15

(February 6, 2014) Today, Mayor Segarra released the following statement regarding Governor Malloy’s budget for fiscal year 2014/15:

"I was pleased with the Governor’s proposed budget, and relieved that there are no cuts that will impact City operations. In fact, the grant opportunities this budget provides for development and manufacturing could help restore Hartford’s legacy as the economic engine in the region.

I also want to acknowledge and thank the Governor for his continued commitment to improving public education, especially early-childhood education. Governor Malloy has consistently increased state education funding, with 92 percent of those resources being directed to the lowest performing schools. For a city like Hartford, making sure kids are prepared for the future is the most important economic investment we can make. Without a world-class education for all our students, progress will never be achieved.”

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For Immediate Release: February 6, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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