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MAYOR SEGARRA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FAMILY RESOURCES DIRECTORY

(July 1, 2015) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced the launch today of the Hartford Family Resources Directory, a comprehensive guide to more than 350 organizations and agencies that provide youth, family, education, workforce development, civic engagement and support services throughout the City.

It is available for download in both English and Spanish on the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation website.

“There are many resources available to Hartford residents and this directory will make it easier for families to find the right kind of assistance. I want to thank the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation for the time, energy and effort that went into compiling such a thorough list,” said Mayor Segarra.

“My hope is that Hartford families and service providers take full advantage of this directory so families get the services best suited to their situations and that organizations are able to coordinate effectively with each other,” said Jose Colon-Rivas, Director of the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation.

The directory lists the names of the organizations, their address, contact information and a brief description of their services. The organizations are grouped by the type of service offered and by neighborhood.  The directory also features a map with locations of all organizations and agencies listed, contact information, mission and website address for more information.

form on the website will allow providers to update their information and new providers can request to be added to the list.

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DAY AND EVENING SUMMER PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO HARTFORD RESIDENTS

(June 30, 2015) This week the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation began offering day and evening programs for city residents including swim lessons for adults and children, physical fitness, sports, arts and crafts, cultural activities and nighttime recreation at community centers.  City pools are also open and will be monitored by American Red Cross certified life guards.

Summer camps and night recreation will be available at community centers and supervised recreation will be offered at several park playgrounds. In addition, several Hartford schools, playgrounds, agencies and organizations will be offering free breakfast and lunch to Hartford youngsters ages 18 and under until Friday, August 14.

A listing of summer programs, locations and hours and additional information is available in a directory produced by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The directory is available in English and Spanish on the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation website and the Hartford Public Schools website. The directory includes a list of indoor and outdoor pools and more than 40 programs provided by organizations and agencies in the city.

“I encourage parents and families to visit the directory to learn about all the free or reduced-fee activities the city has to offer. It’s a great way to spend time with your children and to make sure they stay busy and active during the summer months,” said Mayor Pedro E. Segarra.

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CITY OF HARTFORD INVESTS IN MILLING AND PAVING AS PART OF ONGOING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

(June 29, 2015) – The Department of Public Works’ milling and paving operations will continue through the summer with more than 20 streets being repaved. This represents an approximately $2 million investment from the FY 2016 Capital Improvement Budget.

The Department of Public Works started milling and paving 18 additional streets this spring. Altogether, about 15 miles of road will be milled and paved in 2015.

Work is scheduled to run as continuously as possible, and should be completed by the end of summer. During construction, drivers should be alert for modified traffic patterns, short travel delays, and construction vehicles entering and exiting work sites.

A schedule of streets being repaved is available here and will be updated periodically.

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MAYOR SEGARRA STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING IN FAVOR OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY

(June 26, 2015) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra released the following statement applauding the Supreme Court’s historic ruling recognizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states:

"Today’s historic decision fills me with a sense of liberation I never thought but always hoped I would feel in my lifetime. I no longer have to think about what state I’m in and whether or not my husband and I will be admitted as full citizens. I am so proud of my country, proud of all the leaders, couples and people who have fought for equality for decades. This sends a powerful message to future generations that who you are and who you love will be protected by the law.

This decision by the Supreme Court is a victory for all of us and one that allows LGBT couples to stand with dignity across our nation."  

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