Remembering HPD's Detective Garten

September 18, 2023

Our Hartford community has been devastated after a brave Hartford police officer was tragically killed in the line of duty. Promoted to the role of detective posthumously, Robert "Bobby" Garten’s life was cut short in a crash while responding to a call in Hartford on September 6. Detective Garten was in the passenger seat of a police cruiser when a driver struck the vehicle at a high rate of speed on Asylum Avenue. The driver, Officer Brian Kearney, was seriously hurt and released from Saint Francis Hospital a week after the crash. I send positive and healing thoughts, as Officer Kearney recovers from the physical wounds we see and the emotional wounds we don't see, following the loss of his Street Crimes Unit partner. 

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CT Energy Assistance Program is Now Open

September 8, 2023

The application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is open. CEAP provides vulnerable state homeowners and renters with crucial support for the associated costs of heating their homes.

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Sister 2 Sister Health & Wellness Day, September 9

August 22, 2023

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Sister 2 Sister Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, September 9, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event takes place at the Swift Factory (10 Love Lane) and gives individuals access to breast cancer screenings and other available services.

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Back to School Resources

August 21, 2023

It’s that time again when we start winding down the summer and begin back-to-school preparations. It can be a chaotic time for families, so I want to share news and events that will help ease that transition for the upcoming school year.

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