HARTFORD, CONN (July 1, 2022) – Hartford Bonanza, Hartford’s new Independence Day celebration is back this summer for a second year. The Bonanza will include a live music Jam on Trinity St. ahead of fireworks on July 3rd and will see the return of Hoop It Up, the 3v3 basketball tournament at Weaver High School’s Doc Hurley Field House on July 2nd. The Hartford Bonanza is hosted by First Night Hartford, the organizers of the region’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration.
HARTFORD, CONN (June 24, 2022) – Today, the City of Hartford, in partnership with Hartford Healthcare, announced details for the first DominGO! Hartford day, which will take place this Sunday, June 26th from 9:00am–3:00pm, stretching from Farmington Avenue and South Whitney Street all the way down to Bushnell Park at Jewell Street and Trumbull Street. DominGO! Hartford is the City’s inaugural open-streets program.
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HARTFORD, CONN (June 14, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin joined partners at The Open Hearth, Open Hearth Works, and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to officially debut the “Neighborhood Ambassadors” program, a new neighborhood beautification and workforce development initiative funded through American Rescue Plan and Hartford Foundation dollars. The Neighborhood Ambassadors program will give formerly-incarcerated residents a part-time employment opportunity contributing to their community, through work such as litter removal, weed removal, cleanup of high-traffic areas, graffiti identification, and other special projects on twelve commercial corridors throughout the city.
HARTFORD, CONN (June 10, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the City of Hartford will partner with the Amistad Center for Art & Culture for two city events commemorating Juneteenth. Juneteenth was officially recognized as a federal holiday last year. The first event will be held on...
HARTFORD, CONN (June 8, 2022) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin, Council President Maly D. Rosado and Town & City Clerk Noel McGregor announced that the City of Hartford has rolled out new online software that will offer citizens the ability to order copies of vital records online, including birth, marriage and death certificates at www.hartfordct.gov.
HARTFORD, CONN (June 1, 2022) – Today, the City of Hartford announced that, in partnership with LAZ Parking and Shelbourne Global Solutions, four downtown parking lots are offering discounted parking all summer long. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, participating lots will charge a $5 flat fee for parking on weekdays after 4 PM and all weekend long. The initiative will help residents from Hartford and across Connecticut come to downtown Hartford to participate in fun activities, shop local stores, and enjoy events throughout the summer.
HARTFORD, CONN (May 24, 2022) – Yesterday, Hartford City Council approved the 2023 budget. The Adopted Budget reduces the property tax rate (mill rate) by 7.2%, from 74.29 to 68.95. The adopted budget totals $599.57 million, a 2.67% increase over the FY22 Adopted Budget of $583.96 million. The Recommended...
HARTFORD, CONN (May 20, 2022) – Today, the City of Hartford announced it will be opening four cooling centers for residents on Saturday and Sunday, due to a forecasted heat wave this weekend. The Hartford Fire Department is also handing out water to residents throughout the city. “The forecast...
HARTFORD, CONN (May 19, 2022) – Today, the City of Hartford and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced this year’s recipients of the Love Your Block grant, awarded to projects proposed by community members to beautify Hartford neighborhoods. This latest round of Love Your Block (LYB) grants committed more than $225,000, funding 21 projects in 15 different neighborhoods.
HARTFORD, CONN (April 29, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin joined KNOX and Hartford tree advocates, along with volunteers, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day at Bushnell Park. They highlighted on-going efforts to restore Hartford’s Tree Canopy by engaging the city, community organizations, Hartford-based businesses, and volunteers. This year the City of Hartford, KNOX, and the Bushnell Park Foundation are collaborating to bring the park’s tree plan to life. This includes tree care for mature trees and KNOX’s planting of over 100 trees--including 54 in the coming weeks.
HARTFORD, CONN (April 25, 2022) – Today, Mayor Bronin announced DominGO! Hartford’s Arts Activation Program. DominGO! Hartford is an open-streets program set for the fourth Sunday of every month from 9am - 3pm in June - September 2022. This program will temporarily transform our streets into healthy, active spaces by making them vehicle-free. The streets will be open to walking, biking, skating, dancing, and engaging with Hartford’s vibrant communities and businesses in new ways.
HARTFORD, CONN (April 18, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin delivered his Recommended Budget for the City of Hartford for the Fiscal Year 2023 to City Council. The Mayor’s Recommended Budget reduces the property tax rate (mill rate) by 7.2%, from 74.29 to 68.95, the largest property tax reduction in decades. The Recommended Budget totals $599.57 million, a 0.79% increase from FY22’s revised budgeted expenditures of $594.85 million, and a 2.67% increase over the FY22 Adopted Budget of $583.96 million.
HARTFORD, CONN (April 12, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin and Senator Richard Blumenthal joined Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), a global technology consulting and digital solutions company, to cut the ribbon on LTI’s new engagement center, located at 1 American Row in downtown Hartford. The engagement center will comprise 13,000 square feet and will support up to 300 employees working on a hybrid basis.
HARTFORD, CONN (April 11, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin joined Congressman John Larson, Community Solutions International, Inc., Hartford Public Library CEO Bridget Quinn, and community leaders to celebrate a $3.7 million grant for the renovation of the Swift Factory. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, is funded by the American Rescue Plan.
HARTFORD, CONN (April 8, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin joined over a dozen early learning and child care providers to promote the City’s first-ever Early Learning Career Fair. The career fair, held on Saturday, April 9th from 11 AM to 1 PM, will feature over 20 different early learning programs and organizations who are looking to fill over 50 jobs.
HARTFORD, CONN. (April 7, 2022) – Today, the City of Hartford announced that it will distribute an additional 8,000 COVID-19 at-home test kits to Hartford residents beginning Monday, April 11th, via Hartford Public Library branches. Unlike prior distributions, these kits will be available at any time by visiting the front desks of HPL branches. This test kit distribution comes as public health officials closely monitor the new COVID-19 omicron sub-variant.
HARTFORD, CONN (April 4, 2022) – Today, the City of Hartford announced that Chief of Police Jason Thody will be participating in the highly selective Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy for law enforcement leaders. The National Academy is an esteemed professional course for law enforcement leaders. The 10-week program is held in Quantico, Virginia.
HARTFORD, CONN (March 31, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that 33 artists have officially been selected to paint 9 bus shelters and 24 electrical boxes along Albany Avenue. The artists were chosen among 60 applicants for their skilled sample artwork and their deep connections to the neighborhoods of Clay Arsenal and Upper Albany. The vast majority of artists either currently reside in or grew up in the city’s North End. Artists range from a seven-year old to community leaders who have lived in Hartford for decades. Some of the selected artists have contributed to other murals and artwork in the city in recent years.
HARTFORD, CONN (March 14, 2022) – Today, Mayor Bronin, upon invitation from the Hartford Court of Common Council, delivered his State of the City address from the Park Street Library @ the Lyric. The speech focused on the City’s plans to rebuild and recover from the pandemic using American Rescue Plan funding, which was passed and signed just over a year ago under the leadership of the Biden-Harris administration and our congressional delegation. Mayor Bronin specifically underscored efforts to address the urgent needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic:
HARTFORD, CONN (March 11, 2022) – Today, Mayor Bronin joined Hartford HealthCare and community leaders like Jackie Mckinney and Rev. Shelley Best at the 224 EcoSpace to announce the launch of the City of Hartford’s new Open Streets program, DominGO! Hartford (“DominGO”), a partnership with Hartford HealthCare. For four Sundays in Summer 2022 (June 26th, July 24th, August 28th, and September 25th, from 9 AM – 3 PM), DominGO will transform city streets into safe, vibrant, and healthy public spaces by making them vehicle-free. This will allow residents and visitors to interact with our community in a fun, active, and healthy way. DominGO is free and open to all, and everyone is encouraged to enjoy each neighborhood by walking, running, biking, exercising, and playing with friends in a family-friendly environment.