Monthly Archives: July 2012

Free Healthcare For Life For Some Hartford Employees? Segarra Pledges A Review

Hartford’s interim police chief says he won’t take the permanent chief’s job without the promise of free healthcare for life.  But he wouldn’t be the only one to get the perk when he retires.  And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Mayor Pedro Segarra says it’s time to review the benefit.

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Contract Negotiations Stall Hartford Chief’s Swearing In

Interim Police Chief Rovella takes questions from the city council (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

Contract negotiations have stalled the formal swearing in of James Rovella as Hartford’s new police chief. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Rovella says he won’t take the job without a guarantee of lifetime health benefits for him and his family paid for by the city.

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As Segarra’s Deadline Passes, Hartford’s Rovella Still Isn’t Permanent Chief

Last week, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said acting Police Chief James Rovella would become permanent chief today/yesterday.  All that was left was a background check.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the check isn’t done — and Rovella hasn’t been sworn in.

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Who Are The State’s Uninsured?

As Connecticut officials try to comply with the Affordable Care Act and provide health coverage to the uninsured, they have a big question to answer: Just who are the state’s uninsured?  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen has this report.

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Proposed Hartford Ordinance Aims To Clear Out Police Upper Ranks

As James Rovella prepares himself to be Hartford’s next permanent police chief, there’s a move on the city council to clear out the police department’s upper ranks.

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On The Farmington River, A Dam Comes Down

There’s a broken down dam on the Farmington River, where anglers and paddlers like to have fun.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, it won’t be there long.

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Segarra Names Rovella Police Chief

After a national search process, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has named the city’s new police chief.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the mayor decided to stick with a man he already knew.

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