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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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‘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 Arunan Arulampalam inaugural celebrations held Thursday – NBC Connecticut

Dozens of clergy members from the Greater Hartford area gathered Thursday morning to welcome Hartford Mayor Arunan Arulampalam. “It’s so important that our faith community, that those who speak to our moral conscience are engaged and at the table,” Arulampalam said. “I think faith leaders speak to a different side of human beings and building […]

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Newly sworn in Hartford mayor prepares to tackle long list of interconnected issues – NBC Connecticut

As fireworks filled the sky over Bushnell Park, marking a new year, the Capital City welcomed its new leader. Arunan Arulampalam was sworn in at midnight as Hartford’s 68th mayor during the First Night celebrations.   Arulampalam will spring into work at City Hall on Tuesday. On Monday, his first day as Mayor of Hartford, […]

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Hartford’s mayor-elect receives transition plan from outgoing administration – NBC Connecticut

There will be a huge New Year’s Eve celebration in Hartford. Organizers say First Night Hartford will be the biggest in years. Making the night even bigger, though, is the inauguration of the city’s new mayor. Just as the fireworks are lighting up the sky, there will be a pretty significant political event on the […]

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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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Mayor-elect looking to celebrate Hartford

Despite facing major challenges next year, Hartford’s new mayor is looking forward to celebrating the city in an upcoming inaugural ball. Mayor-elect Arunan Arulampalam knows he will be busy with issues once he is sworn into office, but officials will be taking a few hours to tout the capital city on Jan. 4. “I think […]

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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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Hartford Mayor-elect Arunan Arulampalam hosts first transition committee meeting – NBC Connecticut

On Friday, Hartford Mayor-elect Arunan Arulampalam sat down to have conversations about the future of the city he will soon be leading. “From the beginning I have wanted to hit the ground running on day one,” Hartford Mayor-elect Arunan Arulampalam said. Arulampalam and three transition co-chairs hosted the first ever transition committee meeting at Trinity […]

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Hartford mayor-elect Arunan Arulampalam announces transition committee – NBC Connecticut

Arunan Arulampalam will become the new mayor in Hartford at the start of 2024. “I am feeling really good,” Hartford mayor-elect Arunan Arulampalam said. On Tuesday night, Arulampalam celebrated a victory in the polls. The next morning, he got to work. “A transition is a real effort to, real opportunity to have conversations and dream […]

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