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MAYOR BRONIN STATEMENT ON PROTEST AGAINST FAMILY SEPARATION

MAYOR BRONIN STATEMENT ON PROTEST AGAINST FAMILY SEPARATION

HARTFORD, CONN (July 2, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin released the statement below in support of the protest this morning calling on the Trump administration to reunite the children and parents it separated.

“Children should never have been separated from their parents, and every day they stay separated is a moral stain on our country,” said Mayor Bronin.  “The Trump administration had no plan and no process for reuniting these families, and they’re showing no sense of urgency to right this wrong.  This morning, hundreds of people gathered at the federal building in Hartford to protest this inhumane, unjustifiable, and un-American policy.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement has become President Trump's deportation force, criminalizing asylum seekers and tearing families apart, including families here in Connecticut.  I hope that we continue to see our community and people across the country speak out until families are reunited and until this administration abandons its anti-immigrant agenda across the board.”  

“We will always work to facilitate and support the right to peacefully demonstrate and protest,” said Police Chief David Rosado.  “The Hartford Police Department closed part of Main Street today to allow for the demonstration to occur safely.  Organizers of the demonstration told our officers that one of their objectives today was to be arrested, and we did make arrests of thirty-five people who were blocking the doors of the Ribicoff Federal Building, which houses a variety of offices including Citizenship and Immigration Services, the District Court, and the Probation Office, among others.”

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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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