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MAYOR BRONIN PROMOTES APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

MAYOR BRONIN PROMOTES APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

HARTFORD, CONN (September 16, 2019) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin encouraged individuals interested in joining the Hartford Police Department to apply during the open application window for Hartford residents and non-residents.  Applications will be accepted through October 8, 2019.  Potential applicants can learn about the application process by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 860-757-4233.  Separate applications for residents and non-residents will be available at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT. 

“We’ve consistently recruited police officers over the last three years, and this is another opportunity to help build a diverse department committed to community policing,” said Mayor Bronin.  “I hope anyone interested in serving our community will apply and help us build another large pool of applicants that represents the diversity of our city.”

Since Mayor Bronin took office in January 2016, Hartford has recruited 137 police officers, more than half of whom have been African American, Hispanic, or Asian.

Mayor Bronin encourages anyone interested in applying to submit their application and all required documentation online at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT, in person, or by mail to the City of Hartford, Human Resources Department, 550 Main Street, Ground Floor, Room 3, Hartford, CT 06103.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application, provide proof of United State citizenship, and possess a high school diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license.  Applicants will face an examination process consisting of a physical ability test, a written test, and an oral test.  To be appointed, candidates must also pass a drug test, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, a physical examination, and a working test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy.  All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-cultural, diverse environment.

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STATE REPORTS MOSQUITOES WITH WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN HARTFORD

STATE REPORTS MOSQUITOES WITH WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN HARTFORD

HARTFORD, CONN (August 15, 2019) –This week state officials notified the City of Hartford that mosquitoes trapped on August 1, 2019 in Keney Park tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  There have been no reported cases of anyone with WNV in Hartford.  West Nile virus has been detected in Connecticut every year since 1999.  Please see Frequently Asked Questions about WNV from the Statehere.  Today Mayor Luke Bronin reminded residents to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites and asked them to report any potential WNV infections to a health care professional. 

“We do not have any reported West Nile infections in Hartford, but we take this positive test seriously, and we encourage residents to take basic steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Mayor Bronin.  “Tonight, we have one of our free ‘Movies in the Park,’ in Keney Park, and our Health and Human Services team will be there with mosquito repellant to make sure residents are safe.  Please report any potential West Nile virus infection to a health care professional.  I want to thank the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for their work to detect West Nile virus in Hartford.”

The positive mosquito is Culex Pipiens, a predominantly bird-feeding species that has been identified with WNV in previous years.  According to the State, symptoms of WNV can range from a slight fever, headache, rash, swollen lymph nodes and nausea to the rapid onset of a severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, muscle weakness, and coma.

The City of Hartford actively works to control the mosquito population to reduce the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.  The City’s catch basins are treated twice over the summer.  Keney Park is also treated, as its wooded environment provides mosquitoes an ideal breeding location.  The City’s Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following steps to avoid WNV or other mosquito-borne illnesses:

Preventing mosquito bites:

  • Be aware that mosquitoes are most active between dusk and dawn and take preventative steps during that time.
  • Be sure door and window screens are tight fitting and in good repair.
  • Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods, or when mosquitoes are most active. Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials that keep mosquitoes away from the skin.
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure and to protect small babies when outdoors.
  • Use mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors.

Preventing mosquitoes at home:

  • Dispose of water-holding containers such as ceramic pots, used tires, and tire swings.
  • Drill holes in the bottom of containers such as those used for recycling.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters.
  • Turn over objects that may trap water when not in use such as wading pools and wheelbarrows.
  • Change water in bird baths on a weekly basis.
  • Use landscaping techniques to eliminate areas where water can collect on your property.

Resources for additional information:

Hartford Department of Health and Human Services: (860) 757-4700; http://www.hartford.gov/hhs

Connecticut Mosquito Management Program:http://www.ct.gov/mosquito

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:http://www.cdc.gov

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HARTFORD “MAY MOVE FORWARD” WITH DEVELOPMENT AROUND BASEBALL STADIUM

HARTFORD “MAY MOVE FORWARD” WITH DEVELOPMENT AROUND BASEBALL STADIUM

 

HARTFORD, CONN (August 8, 2019) – Today Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher issued two decisions clearing the way for Hartford to develop the parcels around Dunkin’ Donuts Park, writing that “Hartford may move forward.”  Judge Moukawsher partially lifted the automatic stay of the jury verdict last month and discharged the liens on the parcels around Dunkin’ Donuts Park. 

“Last month, we won a huge victory at the jury trial, and today we won another big victory for Hartford – clearing the way to develop the lots around the ballpark,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “We’ve been preparing for this decision for a long time, and now we look forward to moving as quickly as possible to get the development started.”

“This is great news,” said Randy Salvatore, RMS Companies Chairman & CEO.  “We are thrilled with the ruling and we stand ready to finalize our legal agreements with the City, so we can break ground on this transformative project in the very near future.”

Hartford’s City Council approved the selection of a developer, RMS Companies of Stamford, CT, following an RFP process and the City is finalizing a development agreement with the company now.  RMS Companies recently helped renovate the Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford.

 

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