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MAYOR BRONIN HIGHLIGHTS COOLING CENTERS AHEAD OF HEAT WAVE

MAYOR BRONIN HIGHLIGHTS COOLING CENTERS AHEAD OF HEAT WAVE

HARTFORD, CONN (June 29, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin and Fire Chief Reginald Freeman, the City’s Emergency Management Director, highlighted cooling centers available to Hartford residents this weekend and throughout the summer ahead of an expected heat wave over the next week.  Mayor Bronin also urged residents to stay indoors during the hottest hours of the day to the extent possible, and to stay hydrated.

“We’re finally going to have a stretch of sun and I hope folks are able to enjoy it, but with heat comes the danger of dehydration and exhaustion,” said Mayor Bronin.  “During the hottest parts of the day, particularly in the afternoon, please try to stay indoors as much as possible.  No matter how much time you’re spending outside, please stay hydrated.  There are cooling centers open around the city, and I want to thank Asylum Hill Congregational Church for opening their doors as well this weekend.”

The City expects temperatures in Hartford to reach the low to mid 90s this weekend and throughout next week.  Chief Freeman warned residents about excessive outdoor activity and asked that they refrain from opening fire hydrants. 

“It is not safe for our children to have open flowing hydrants in our streets,” said Chief Freeman.  “Any outdoor activity during the hottest hours of the day comprises the health and safety of our citizens by making them susceptible to heat related injuries.”

Earlier this month the City also announced that on every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night this summer between June 21st and August 25th, Parker Memorial Community Center and the Samuel V. Arroyo Center will be open from 4 PM – 11 PM for young people ages 13 – 24.

Health Tips for Warm Weather from the Centers for Disease Control:

    Stay cool and stay hydrated.

    Drink plenty of fluids, regardless of your activity level.

    Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

    Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, including pets.

    Visit older adults or others at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Temporary Cooling Centers for this Weekend:

Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st

Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday, July 1st

Parker Memorial Community Center, 2621 Main Street: 10 AM – 6 PM

Samuel V. Arroyo Center, 30 Pope Park Drive: 10 AM – 6 PM

Summer Cooling Center Hours:

Please note that these are summer hours for these facilities, and that they will not be open on July 4th.

Monday

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM

Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM

Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM

Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM

Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM

Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 8 PM

Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM

Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM

Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 8 PM

SANDS/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Tuesday

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM

Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM

Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM

Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM

Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM

Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 6 PM

Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM

Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM

Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 6 PM

SANDS/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Wednesday, Except for July 4th 

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM

Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM

Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM

Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM

Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM

Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 8 PM

Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM

Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 6 PM

Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 8 PM

SANDS/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Thursday

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM

Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 8 PM

Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM

Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 8 PM

Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM

Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 6 PM

Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM

Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 8 PM

Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 6 PM

SANDS/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Friday

North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue: 9 AM – 4 PM

Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 8:30 AM – 5 PM

Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street: 8 AM – 4 PM

Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM

Barbour Branch, 261 Barbour Street: 10 AM – 5 PM

Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM

Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM

Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 5 PM

SANDS/Ropkins Branch, 1750 Main Street: 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Saturday

Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street: 9 AM – 2 PM

Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue: 10 AM – 5 PM

Park Branch, 744 Park Street: 10 AM – 5 PM

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MAYOR BRONIN RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON JANUS V. AFSCME

MAYOR BRONIN RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON JANUS V. AFSCME

HARTFORD, CONN (June 27, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled against AFSCME in the Janus v. AFSCME case.  The City of Hartford had signed on to an amicus brief supporting AFSCME.

“Unions fight for all the employees they represent, but they also play a broader role in standing up for the rights of working people everywhere,” said Mayor Bronin.  “The extraordinary and growing inequality in America today is one of our most pressing national challenges, and the Supreme Court’s decision is a serious setback in the broader battle for a more just and fair country.  Unions play a vital role in advocating for the voiceless, and in the wake of this decision we all need to fight even harder for fair treatment of workers – from raising the minimum wage to passing paid family leave.”

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MAYOR BRONIN, MINORITY LEADER BERMUDEZ RESPOND TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

MAYOR BRONIN, MINORITY LEADER BERMUDEZ RESPOND TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

HARTFORD, CONN (June 26, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin and City Council Minority Leader Wildaliz Bermudez responded to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on the legality of a California law requiring disclosure from so-called “crisis pregnancy centers.”  Last December, the City of Hartford passed an ordinance to prevent false, misleading, or deceptive advertising practices from crisis pregnancy centers in Hartford.  Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down part of a similar law in California.  The City is still determining whether this decision will affect the ordinance.  The ordinance was scheduled to be enforced beginning July 1st, 2018, but the City will not enforce the ordinance until it evaluates this court ruling.

“Women should be told the truth when they are making healthcare decisions, and it’s very disappointing that the Supreme Court has defended deception instead of transparency,” said Mayor Bronin.  “A crisis pregnancy center in Hartford tried to ‘lure’ women – their word – away from a reproductive health center, and I’m proud that we stood up to stop their dishonest practices.  We are still reviewing whether this Supreme Court decision affects our ordinance.”

"We are saddened to hear of the Supreme Court's decision and will continue to advocate for full transparency from crisis pregnancy centers,” said Minority Leader Bermudez.  “The City of Hartford is committed to supporting the right of all women to safe and honest medical care and this decision does not change that commitment.”

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