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Hartford Mayor Arulampalam announces new leadership

A Hartford Healthcare executive and Trinity College graduate has been named Hartford’s new Chief Operating Officer. Mayor Arunan Arulampalam announced Olusegun ‘Shay’ Ajayi will step into the position next month. Ajayi currently serves as the Vice President and Chief of Staff at Hartford HealthCare, according to a release from the mayor’s office. In his role, […]

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Want to tell Hartford’s mayor what’s on your mind? Here’s how

Mayor Arunan Arulampalam will hold what he calls community office hours on a monthly basis in areas around the city, according to his office. The sessions, to be held “across” the city, will aim to “provide opportunities for residents to share their ideas, concerns, and hopes for Hartford,” according to Arulampalam. “I’ve said from the […]

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‘Nothing we can’t do,’ Hartford mayor says at first meeting

Hartford’s new leaders — a new mayor and a new city council president — were optimistic at the first meeting of the year. Mayor Arunan Arulampalam was sworn in at midnight on New Year’s Eve at the city’s First Night celebration. City councilors and treasurer Carmen Sierra were sworn in Monday night at 2024’s first council […]

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Hartford mayor’s legacy leaving office. And what’s next.

Mayor Luke Bronin’s toughest challenge leading Hartford — pulling the city back from the brink of municipal bankruptcy — came in the early days of his administration and might get lost in two terms that were more recently dominated by a bruising, life-changing global pandemic. “It’s easy to forget — eight years on — just […]

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Hartford invited to inaugural celebrations, public forums

Hartford’s mayor-elect Arunan Arulampalam is inviting the public to take part in a series of public forums along with his inaugural celebrations as becomes the 68th mayor of the city next month. The celebrations are scheduled for Jan. 4, with a prayer service, remarks, and a celebratory ball to kick off the transition as outgoing […]

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State rep resigns in anticipation of becoming West Haven mayor

State Rep. Dorinda Borer, who is scheduled to be sworn in as the new mayor of West Haven Sunday, has submitted her letter of resignation from her General Assembly seat, according to Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas. Borer’s resignation is effective at noon Saturday, according to Thomas. Thomas said Gov. Ned Lamont has 10 […]

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CT voters head to polls Tuesday for big-city mayors, small-towns

From large cities to small, rural towns, voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide largely local issues in the off-year elections. Voters will choose the mayors of Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury and other communities as all 169 municipalities will pick their leaders. One of the most contentious races is in Bridgeport, where […]

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City Council

Meriden city manager’s ‘police incident’ prompts city council meeting | #citycouncil

Meriden City Council members will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss a recent “police incident” involving city manager Tim Coon — who took a leave of absence earlier this year following a DUI arrest in April. “City leadership and the city council are aware of a police incident involving the city manager and […]

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Moms for Liberty holding CT rally | #alaska | #politics

With an innocuous-sounding name that is unknown to many voters, a group called Moms for Liberty has been growing rapidly in influence in conservative circles and the national Republican Party. After starting in 2021 in Florida to battle against mask and vaccine mandates in public schools, the parental rights group says it has since grown […]

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Hartford city council passes resolution demanding broader oversight of city’s police force | #citycouncil

Hartford city council passed a resolution Monday requiring increased accountability and transparency from the city’s police force in an effort to restore court-ordered federal guidelines that expired this year. The resolution, which had sat in committee for months, was first introduced after a federal judge let the decades-old Cintron v. Vaughn sunset back in April. The […]

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