| Jun 18, 2010
A statement from Mayor Eddie Perez, released June 18:
Today's verdict was a tremendous disappointment to me and my family. Anyone who has followed my forty year career of public service knows that I have never placed personal financial gain before the...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 7:34 PM
Minutes after the city council issued a statement Friday saying that it would "take action" if Mayor Eddie A. Perez didn't decide whether to resign, Perez told council members that he would step down from his post.
"He has indicated to me that his...
| Jun 20, 2010
And so it ends, at least for now.
After a two year investigation, a month-long trial and endless defiant vows of innocence, convicted Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez announced Friday in a bizarrely vague press release that he would "relinquish his duties."...
| Jun 22, 2010
Mayor Eddie A. Perez was back at work at city hall Monday. He had a busy day by all accounts — but didn't resign.
The mayor, fresh from his conviction Friday on bribery and extortion charges, made no public appearances or statements and spent the...
| Jun 23, 2010
When Pedro Segarra stepped off a bus in Hartford more than 30 years ago, he felt an instant connection with the city.
Despite having little money and no place to stay, Hartford felt safe to the boy who, at 15, had left the South Bronx to escape the...
| Apr 10, 2011
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra's spouse, Charlie Ortiz, collects about $2,000 a month in federal Section 8 rent subsidies as the landlord for low-income tenants under a "housing choice voucher program" administered locally by the city, public records show....
| Apr 13, 2011
You can only play naive new kid for so long in any job.
And if anything comes from this past weekend's drama over Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra's failing to disclose his spouse's HUD rent agreement, it's that it's time Segarra stop playing that card....
| Oct 26, 2010
| 10:01 AM
Nicholas Cardenas and Eddie Perez, two students at Verbum Dei High School in Watts, both make the 26-mile drive to the Foothills five days a month.
Cardenas works at the Allen Lund Company and Perez works at Bob Smith Toyota, thanks to their school's...
| Jan 10, 2010
A high school student from Rocky Hill was killed and at least two other students were seriously injured Saturday when a school bus carrying 16 gifted math and science students to a robotics competition crashed though a highway guardrail and down an...
| Jan 6, 2011
All eyes Wednesday were on the inauguration of Connecticut's 88th governor, Dan Malloy.
There was pomp. There was circumstance. There was all the optimism and good cheer that comes with the beginning of a new political era.
But if you wanted a more...
| Jan 16, 2011
The ax started to fall last week on political appointees who were given permanent civil service payroll jobs by the Rell administration in the months leading up to the change in governors.
The new Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, said he would have...
| Sep 15, 2010
Eddie Alberto Perez, the city's first Hispanic mayor, who promised an era of reform and accountability when he was elected nearly a decade ago, was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for accepting deeply discounted home repairs and trying to...