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HARTFORD TO PROVIDE FREE MEALS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN OVER WINTER RECESS, EXTEND RECREATION HOURS

HARTFORD TO PROVIDE FREE MEALS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN OVER WINTER RECESS, EXTEND RECREATION HOURS

HARTFORD, CONN (December 21, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin announced that, for the first time, the City of Hartford will be providing free lunch and dinner to Hartford school-aged children every day during Hartford Public Schools’ Winter Recess at three of the city’s recreation centers, with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day.  The city will also be extending hours at its recreation centers during Winter Recess.  The City is partnering with Our Piece of the Pie to provide the meals.   Please see the graphic here for details.  The meals will be first come, first served. 

These free meals are made possible by a generous donation from the family of Greg and Renata Hayes.  Greg Hayes is the Chairman and CEO of United Technologies. 

“The end of the month can be a tough time for many of our families, and it can be all the more difficult when school is out and school meals are unavailable,” said Mayor Bronin.  “We’re proud and grateful to be able to offer these free meals over the holiday winter recess, to make sure that no school-aged child in Hartford goes hungry – and to extend the recreation hours, so that every child has a warm, safe, fun place to enjoy their winter break.  Our entire city is grateful to the Hayes family for this extraordinarily generous donation.” 

“These fresh, filling meals over the holidays will mean a lot to our students,” said Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools.  “On behalf of Hartford Public Schools, I would like to thank the Hayes family for this wonderful donation. We provide meals to the vast majority of our students each school day, but food insecurity remains a serious problem and this will help alleviate that concern for so many of our students during the holiday season.”

“Our mission is to care for Hartford kids, and we are thrilled to be able to provide these meals during a time when kids can sometimes go hungry,” said Kim Oliver, Director of the Department of Children, Families, Youth, and Recreation.  “I want to thank the Hayes family for allowing us to run this program, and Our Piece of the Pie for partnering with us to make it a success. “

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HARTFORD PROPORCIONARÁ COMIDAS GRATUITAS A NIÑOS DE LA ESCUELA DURANTE EL RECESO DE INVIERNO,  HORARIO EXTENDIDO DE RECREACIÓN

HARTFORD, CONN (21 de diciembre de 2018) - Hoy, el Alcalde Luke Bronin anunció que, por primera vez, la Ciudad de Hartford ofrecerá comidas gratuitas a los niños en edad escolar de Hartford todos los días durante el receso de invierno de las Escuelas Públicas de Hartford en tres de los centros recreativos de la Ciudad, con excepción de Navidad y Año Nuevo. La Ciudad también extenderá sus horarios en sus centros de recreación durante el receso de invierno. La Ciudad se está asociando con “Our Piece of the Pie” para proporcionar las comidas. Por favor, vea el gráfico aquí para más detalles. Las comidas serán por orden de llegada.

Estas comidas gratuitas son posibles gracias a una generosa donación de la familia de Greg y Renata Hayes. Greg Hayes es el Presidente y CEO de United Technologies.

"El final del mes puede ser un momento difícil para muchas de nuestras familias, y puede ser aún más difícil cuando no hay clases y las comidas escolares no están disponibles", dijo el Alcalde Luke Bronin. "Estamos orgullosos y agradecidos de poder ofrecer estas comidas gratuitas durante el receso de invierno de los días festivos, para asegurarnos de que ningún niño en edad escolar en Hartford pase hambre, y extender las horas de recreación, para que todos los niños tengan un ambiente cálido, Un lugar seguro y divertido para disfrutar de sus vacaciones de invierno. Toda nuestra ciudad está agradecida a la familia Hayes por esta donación extraordinariamente generosa ".

“Estas comidas frescas y abundantes durante los días festivos significarán mucho para nuestros estudiantes”, dijo la Dra. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Hartford. “En nombre de las Escuelas Públicas de Hartford, me gustaría agradecer a la familia Hayes por esta maravillosa donación. Brindamos comidas a la gran mayoría de nuestros estudiantes cada día escolar, pero la inseguridad alimentaria sigue siendo un problema grave y esto ayudará a aliviar la preocupación de muchos de nuestros estudiantes durante la temporada de vacaciones ".

"Nuestra misión es cuidar a los niños de Hartford, y estamos encantados de poder ofrecer estas comidas en un momento en que los niños a veces pueden pasar hambre", dijo Kim Oliver, Directora del Departamento de Niños, Familias, Jóvenes y Recreación. “Quiero agradecer a la familia Hayes por permitirnos ejecutar este programa, y “Our Piece of the Pie” por asociarse con nosotros para que sea un éxito. "

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MAYOR BRONIN STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF MELISSA MCCAW AS OPM SECRETARY

MAYOR BRONIN STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF MELISSA MCCAW AS OPM SECRETARY

HARTFORD, CONN (December 4, 2018) – Mayor Luke Bronin issued the statement below after Melissa McCaw, Director of Management, Budget, and Grants for the City of Hartford was appointed incoming Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management by Governor-elect Ned Lamont.  McCaw will continue in her role in Hartford through the end of this month.

“Governor-elect Lamont could not have picked a better OPM Secretary than Melissa McCaw,” said Mayor Bronin.  “She has deep expertise in public sector budgeting and finance, and she leads with integrity, transparency, and skill.  She is effective, honest, wise, and tireless, and she brings both her values and her expertise to financial decisions that have a real impact on peoples’ lives.  Melissa McCaw is one of the finest public servants I’ve ever met, and as a state we are fortunate she is willing to serve in such an important role.  We will miss her dearly in Hartford, but we look forward to working with her in her new role serving the people of Connecticut.”

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HARTFORD ANNOUNCES COLD WEATHER SHELTER OVER THANKSGIVING

HARTFORD ANNOUNCES COLD WEATHER SHELTER OVER THANKSGIVING

HARTFORD, CONN (November 21, 2018) – Following the State of Connecticut’s activation of the Severe Cold Weather Protocol, Mayor Luke Bronin announced the following warming centers that will be available in Hartford over the next several days. 

“We’re going to have a cold spell over Thanksgiving so please stay warm and indoors as much as possible,” said Mayor Bronin.  “For anyone who doesn’t have a place to stay, there will be warming centers open in Hartford over the next few days during the day time, and if anyone needs a warm place to stay overnight, please call 2-1-1.  We have been working with non-profits and shelters to make sure 2-1-1 has all the information to help people in need.  I also urge residents to check in on any neighbors, particularly seniors or people with disabilities, who may be home alone.”

Thursday, November 22nd

Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center, 30 Pope Park Road: 9 AM - 5 PM

Friday, November 23rd

Parker Memorial Community Center, 2621 Main Street: 12 PM – 7 PM

Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center, 30 Pope Park Road: 12 PM – 7 PM

Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Hartford Public Library, Albany, Barbour, Camp Field, Dwight, and Park Branches: 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday, November 24th

Parker Memorial Community Center, 2621 Main Street: 12 PM – 4 PM

Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center, 30 Pope Park Road: 12 PM – 4 PM

Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Hartford Public Library, Albany and Park Branches: 10 AM – 5 PM

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