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HARTFORD, CONN (January 31, 2019) – Today, the City of Hartford announced it is accepting applications from organizations and citizen groups for ten $1,000 grants aimed at combating blight in the Frog Hollow neighborhood, as part of the City’s Love Your Block (LYB) program.  Grant funding can be used for getting the supplies needed to implement local, volunteer-led projects. LYB is designed to increase neighborhood pride by creating opportunities for residents to own and lead change in their community.  The application for the grants is available here, and completed applications are due no later than March 1, 2019 at 5 PM. 

“Our Blight Remediation Team has been working closely with NRZs to combat blight because we can only make progress working together, and Love Your Block is another creative way to encourage grassroots engagement in this vital mission,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “Residents and community organizations can make a real impact on Frog Hollow with these grants.  I want to thank the Frog Hollow NRZ and the Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance for partnering with us to get Love Your Block up and running.”

Cities of Service awarded Hartford a $25,000 Love Your Block implementation grant last year specifically for the Frog Hollow neighborhood.  In addition to the grant funding, two AmeriCorps VISTA members have already started working with Frog Hollow residents and they will support residents and organizations as mini grants are distributed.

Mayor Bronin has made combating blight a priority, creating a Blight Remediation Team that has been working with Neighborhood Revitalization Groups to target specific properties and blocks around the city.  He also secured $5 million in State funding for a Land Bank, which is now in the process of conducting a detailed city-wide blight assessment in partnership with the Hartford Youth Service Corps.  Later this year the Land Bank expects to begin using its authority to acquire and rehabilitate properties in partnership with a variety of stakeholders.

“SINA applauds the City for working with the community to launch this initiative,” said Melvyn Colon, Executive Director of the Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance.  “It provides the residents an opportunity to demonstrate the intense pride they have in their neighborhoods.”

“The NRZ is very excited about the LYB program and the many creative ideas our neighbors present to help improve the neighborhood,” said Aaron Gill, Chair of the Frog Hollow Neighborhood Revitalization Zone.  “We encourage all of our neighbors to submit mini-grant applications and participate in the program.”





HARTFORD, CONN (January 29, 2019) – The City of Hartford will have daytime warming centers and an overnight warming center open during the upcoming cold weather, as State has activated the Severe Cold Weather Protocol.  Mayor Luke Bronin also reminded property owners and landlords that they are responsible for clearing the snow on sidewalks adjacent to their properties after storms.  Hartford expects up to two inches of snow and rain beginning later tonight, but there is no parking ban.


“We are expecting a combination of snow and rain overnight and our Public Works team will be out salting, plowing, and shoveling beginning late tonight,” said Mayor Bronin.  “There are daytime warming centers open around the city, and we will also open our overnight warming center beginning Wednesday at 12 noon until 12 noon on Sunday.  Please remember that you have six hours after a storm to shovel your sidewalks – including curb cuts that allow residents in wheelchairs to travel safely away from the road.  After last week’s storm, we received a number of complaints that sidewalks had not been cleared well enough by private property owners.”

Daytime Warming Centers:

• Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main St and its branches. For locations and hours, please visit  

• South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Ave: Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

• North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St: Wednesday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

• Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Ave: Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

• Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St: Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

• Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth St: Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Please note that the Hartford Public Library follows Hartford Public Schools in terms of delays and closures.

Overnight Warming Center:

Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor Street will open from 12 noon on Wednesday, January 30th through 12 noon on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.


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HARTFORD, CONN. (January 20, 2018) – The City of Hartford is extending its parking ban until 3 PM today, Sunday, January 20, 2019.  As a result, residents will have until 5 PM to remove cars from Hartford Public Schools lots and until 7 PM to remove cars from Blue Light lots.  

“We are extending our parking ban because we had more freezing rain and sleet than we expected, and our Public Works team needs a few more hours to clear the streets before ice begins to harden,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. 


During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford.  Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within four hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted.  Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at

To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:

Blue Light Lots
• 130 Sisson Ave
2434Main St
• 135 Main St
• 50 Curcombe St
• 20 Francis Ct
• 547 Park St
• 60 Chadwick Ave
• 45 Evergreen Ave

• 77 Laurel St

• Sigourney and Homestead
• Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance

City Parks and Centers
• Colt Park – Warwarme St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Hubbard Rd Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot 
• Keney Park – Woodland St Lot 
• Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot 
• Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
• Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
• Foster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
• Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
• North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
• Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
• Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
• Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr

All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots
• For a complete list of schools click here:




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