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Thursday, September 3, 2015



A reward in the amount of $5,000 is being offered for information directly leading to the capture of wanted felon, Aaron Taylor.
The Hartford Police Department has information that Aaron Taylor; a suspect wanted for at least two shootings in Hartford, has returned and is active in the region. Detectives had information that Taylor was out of the State. However, recent information is that Taylor is in the Hartford Region.
Aaron Taylor, 12/17/89, of Windsor CT has active arrest warrants for two shootings that occurred on May 24, 2015.The first, at 932 Capital Avenue, where he is to have allegedly shot Pastor Augustus Sealy. Minutes later he was at 402 Garden St. where he allegedly shot Robert Jones.  He is currently charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder and Assault in the First Degree in both cases. The warrant carries a 1.35 million dollar judge set bond. Taylor operated a black Nissan Maxima in these incidents although the marker plate is not known at this time. He is a convicted felon with several previous firearm offenses. Use caution with Taylor as the firearm in this incident has NOT been recovered, and he has extremely violent tendencies. Please do not approach him.
If you have information regarding his whereabouts, please do not hesitate to call police. Immediate and active information should be handled with a 911 call. General information should be directed to the Hartford Police Department, Lieutenant Bandon O’Brien at (860) 757-4089.
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Mayor Pedro Segarra gave a long winded explanation to the Courant's editorial board about his nepotism  policy and everything he does to enforce it. Apparently Terry Waller slipped his mind.

And now today, another interesting revelation. Apparently the Hartford Police Cadet arrested for shoplifting this week at Walmart is a product of nepotism herself. read the details here 

The cadet, Janice Sierra is reported to be the daughter of Fire Chief  Carlos Huertas's personal secretary, Janice Rodriguez.. It is unclear if HPD was made aware of the connection before hiring Sierra.

At the very least it appears to be a direct conflict to what Pedro told the editors. Are we surprised?

Oh, and Pedro, if it helps, here is the official definition of nepotism from Webster's: noun nep·o·tism \ˈne-pə-ˌti-zəm\
: the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favors to relatives


The Jamaica Progressive League
Hartford Chapter
And it’s members
Invites you to meet & greet the
Endorsed Democratic Team on Row A!!!
Friday, September 4, 2015
1118-1120 Albany Ave.
 Hartford, CT 06112


Yesterday after watching the Courant's Editorial Board interview both Mayoral candidates, both Tom Condon and Peter Pach asked Bronin and Segarra how they would grow and retain jobs in Hartford. Good questions. Aside from crime,lack of jobs are one of Hartford's number  biggest problems.

Well, the irony of how things work out. My mother received her renewal bill on Tuesday for her Courant subscription . As a senior citizen, $229.12 every six months was too much for her budget to receive a newspaper. She also gets the Journal Inquirer every afternoon , and the JI is more of a "local paper" for her. It gives her much more of the Windsor Locks/Suffield/Enfield news that she is looking for.

I called the 860-525-2525 number on the bill trying to get a better price or see if they offered a senior discount. After going through automated attendant hell, press one for this, press two for that, I finally got a live person. Communication was difficult because of the operators accent,  but we stumbled through. In the end they offered a discount of about $4.00 off every six months.

At the end of the conversation I asked the operator if she was in Hartford. "Oh no, I am in the Philippine's" was her response.

Now I understand business. I know that offshore labor is much cheaper than paying US residents. The benefits are probably non existent as well as the taxes saved by not hiring local. But that is not how you "create and retain jobs" by going to the Philippine's. It would probably only be a handful of jobs to staff a call center in Hartford, but every little bit counts.

I also fully understand this is not a decision being made on Broad Street. In today's corporate world it is all about money and the bottom line, not about American citizens making a decent living and surviving. It s time we start thinking about putting the pressure on US Corporations to support the communities that support them.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


On September 1, 2015, at 5:18 Pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the area of 37 Bushnell Street in response to an anonymous complaint of an individual suffering from a possible narcotics overdose.  Upon arrival, HPD Patrol Officers observed the individual inside a vehicle, unresponsive and appeared to be in medical distress.  The individual was removed from the vehicle by EMS personnel and transported by ambulance to Hartford Hospital.  The individual later regained consciousness and was listed in stable condition.  At the incident location, responding HPD Officers observed packaged Heroin and drug paraphernalia in plain view within the passenger compartment of the open vehicle.  As Officers began to retrieve the illegal contraband, a firearm was observed protruding from an area between the drivers and passenger front seats of the vehicle.  The firearm retrieved was found to be an unloaded, black Smith & Wesson model SD9VE handgun.  The Hartford Shooting Task Force was notified and responded to the scene.  The individual upon regaining consciousness was placed under arrest and charged with various Narcotic and Firearm charges. The arrested individual, later identified as Mathew Ruhnke, 31, of Petal, MI was transported to the Hartford Booking facility to be processed. 



Black, Smith & Wesson, model SD9VE

Four sleeves of packaged Heroin (stamped with a black unreadable stamp)

Numerous empty sleeves

One hypodermic needle


Arrested: Mathew Ruhnke, 31, of Petal, MI 


1.      Possession of Narcotics

2.      Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

3.      Carrying a pistol without a permit

4.      Weapons in a motor vehicle


The Hartford Courant Editorial Board, Tom Condon, Peter Pach and Carolyn Lumsden, conducted interviews with Mayoral Candidates Pedro Segarra and Luke Bronin as a precursor for their endorsement. The interviews were recorded by CT-N, the Connecticut Network. I'll leave the editorials on this to the editors, but take a view and make your own decisions Who is believable and who shows the best vision to be Hartford's next leader? Feel free to post your comments here.