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September 8, 2015

Education Becomes An Issue in Hartford’s Democratic Mayoral Contest

by Alban Murtishi | September 8, 2015 11:21am

Alban Murtishi photo The education of all Hartford students and the choice one of the candidates made to send his children to a private school in a neighboring town came into sharp focus over the past few weeks in Hartford’s competitive Democratic mayoral primary.

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August 19, 2015

Bronin, Segarra Square Off On Violent Crime

by Madeline Stocker | August 19, 2015 3:06pm

Stephen Dunn photo In a debate that showcased the Democratic mayoral candidates positions on myriad issues impacting Hartford, it was clear that the two opponents were steadfast in their approach to one of the city’s biggest crises — the uptick in violence.

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August 18, 2015

OP-ED | A Tale of Two Cities

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 18, 2015 4:30am

Democrats in Bristol were jubilant on the night of Nov. 6, 2001. On a ticket led by then-Mayor Frank Nicastro, the Democrats had won a clean sweep of the local races.

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August 13, 2015

Segarra Submits Signatures To Get On Primary Ballot

by Madeline Stocker | August 13, 2015 10:00am

Michael Lee-Murphy file photo With a little over a month left until the Democratic primary, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra still doesn’t know if he’s going to be on the ballot.

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August 7, 2015

OP-ED | The Engineer Who Couldn’t: Segarra Runs Against ‘The Machine’

by Terry Cowgill | August 7, 2015 4:30am

The narrative is as old as the hills. An organization is in turmoil. Everyone realizes something has to be done. Do we stick with the current top dog in the hopes that things will improve, or turn to one of the boss’ underlings for leadership? Or perhaps we clean house and bring in someone from the outside to crack a few eggs?

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August 6, 2015

Hartford Mayor & Democratic Challenger Approach Violence Problem Differently

by Madeline Stocker | August 6, 2015 11:16am

Madeline Stocker file photo As violence in Hartford continues to make headlines, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and Democratic challenger Luke Bronin have different styles of approaching the problem. One would hold more public forums, while the other prefers private meetings.

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July 27, 2015

Segarra Walks Out as Bronin Secures Mayoral Endorsement

by Madeline Stocker | July 27, 2015 10:19pm

Madeline Stocker photo Greenwich native Luke Bronin may have won the Hartford Democratic Town Committee’s endorsement 49-0 on Monday, but Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra managed to take the spotlight when he rejected his own nomination and quickly walked out of the auditorium.

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July 21, 2015

State Commits Resources To Reduce Violence in Hartford

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2015 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo It’s not everything the city of Hartford wanted, but after an emergency meeting with top state officials Monday the city will receive additional resources to help it deal with a spike in homicides.

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July 17, 2015

Hartford Mayor Asks Malloy For Help Stopping Homicides

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2015 7:00am

Christine Stuart file photo Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra asked Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for help Thursday to deal with the uptick in homicides in the capital city.

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July 16, 2015

Gale Drops Candidacy, Endorses Bronin

by Madeline Stocker | July 16, 2015 2:48pm

Madeline Stocker photo John Gale, a West End lawyer, dropped out of the Hartford mayor’s race Thursday and announced his candidacy for Hartford City Council.

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