Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday nominated Hartford’s former mayor, Pedro E. Segarra, as a worker’s compensation commissioner and J. Lawrence Price, a former West Hartford councilman, as a family support magistrate.
The controversial delays and added costs at Hartford’s new minor league baseball stadium not only put the 2016 Hartford Yard Goats baseball season on life support, it threatens what could be the city’s boldest renewal effort since the Front Street project began in the 1990s.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra ruled out an independent campaign Tuesday and endorsed Luke Bronin, winner of last week’s Democratic primary. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, finding himself knocked off the ballot, vowed to fight on in court.
With an appeal for Democratic unity in Hartford, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy followed a time-honored script Thursday for things to say and do after a primary. He celebrated Luke Bronin’s capture of the mayoral nomination and praised the loser, Mayor Pedro Segarra. Joe Ganim’s win in Bridgeport was another matter.
Democrats decided it was a night for change in mayoral primaries in Hartford and Bridgeport, endorsing newcomer Luke Bronin in Hartford and Joe Ganim, the former mayor and felon, in Bridgeport, where Mayor Bill Finch pledged to continue his campaign as a third-party candidate.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra pointedly warned the ostensibly neutral Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday that any effort to snub him in favor of the governor’s former aide, Luke A. Bronin, in the Democratic mayoral primary carries political risk.
WASHINGTON – Mayor Pedro Segarra and Hartford Police Chief James Rovella were among dozens of officials invited to the White House Thursday to help President Obama promote a policing initiative aimed at preventing the types of police shootings that touched off riots in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore.
A few weeks ago, a burglar stole my beloved special edition Vespa from my condominium in the Farmington Avenue area of Hartford — the second one that gets stolen from me. The policeman who took the report told me “just file an insurance claim. We will never find it.” The Vespa I may be able to replace if I were to move into the suburbs. But sadly, what I cannot replace is my trust in City Hall, because this crime is not an outlier. We have had more than 22 burglaries in the neighborhood.
Washington – Several Connecticut mayors have joined their counterparts in dozens of cities across the nation in writing to congressional leaders, urging them to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, a government agency that makes it easier for American companies to make overseas sales.
James Rovella was a Hartford homicide cop in the early 1990s, when Iran Nazario ran with Los Solidos, a gang quick to defend its drug turf with drive-by shootings. Rovella left the streets for management, eventually becoming chief. Nazario went to prison. On Wednesday, they shared the same table, listening to a governor talk about second chances.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Mayors is part carnival, part money chase and part serious networking. It has drawn a baker’s dozen of Connecticut mayors and selectmen this year, all of them with money on their minds.
WASHINGTON – Despite tight budgets and Congressional gridlock, Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, other Connecticut municipalities and the state continue to hire Washington lobbyists to seek federal dollars, keep them informed about national issues and help the state’s congressional delegation address their needs.
Luke Bronin is resigning next month after a two-year stint as the top legal adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a move that allows him to explore a run for mayor of Hartford.
With Democrats claiming momentum, Bill Clinton came to Hartford on Monday to keep the ball rolling, telling a partisan crowd that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy deserve re-election, a message President Obama intends to reinforce Wednesday night in Bridgeport at his first campaign rally of 2014.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in Hartford on Tuesday at a Hartford Public School to talk about higher education. Duncan will be joined for the afternoon event by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his education commissioner and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.