“Let’s Get It Done”

Monte Frank Speaking at Mothers’ United Against Violence March
at Capitol in Hartford

From March 9 to March 12, Mr. Monte Frank and his team of 25 other cyclists rode from Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington DC. Named the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington, the ride was part of an urge Congress to curb gun violence by passing laws with such measures as forcing all gun buyers to pass criminal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and making gun trafficking a federal crime.

Tom Foley: Not Ready For Prime Time

(Hartford, Connecticut) – Today, the Connecticut Democratic Party released a video entitled “Tom Foley Is Not Ready for Prime Time.” The video details candidate Foley’s testimony in front of the Connecticut General Assembly earlier this week.

“This video speaks for itself,” said Nancy DiNardo chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party.

“How can Tom Foley think he can lead Connecticut as governor when he can’t even handle testimony on a one-page bill?”

Click here to see the entire testimony.


Public Hearing on Budgets

Beginning on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in the City Hall Auditorium – 7:00 P.M., The Board of Aldermen will begin holding PUBLIC HEARINGS on the Proposed Budget FY July 1, 2013 -June 30, 2014

April 4th’s public hearing: City and Education

BOA Budget Hearing Schedule 2013-14

2013-14 Mayor’s Proposed Budget

2013-14 BOE Budget Materials Provided Here

2013-14 Board of Finance’s Recommended Budget

Milford’s New Recycling Contract Means New Green Revenue for the City

Milford, CT, March 26, 2013: Mayor Ben Blake today announced that the City of Milford has signed a new recycling contract. Under the terms of the new contract, Milford will, for the first time since the City’s recycling program began over 20 years ago, be compensated for each ton of recycling materials collected. This initiative is the latest in a series of measures taken-up over the past year to make Milford government “greener” and more cost effective.

“I very pleased to finalize this agreement on behalf of Milford,” Blake said. “Based upon last year’s tonnage, Milford will realize over $80,000 in new annual “green” revenue, however, I’m confident we will easily exceed that figure given the expanded list of items now able to be recycled.”

Acceptable recyclable goods now include large toys made of rigid plastic, beverage crates, laundry baskets, recycling bins, telephone directories, plastic storage containers and hard-cover books. See List

Recycle List

“With the addition of these new, eligible items and the support of Milford residents, we will easily surpass last year’s 4,000 tons of recyclables,” Blake said.

The Mayor called upon all Milford residents to join his challenge and boost their recycling efforts. “By recycling more, we not only support the environment but we also generate new revenue for the City and keep taxes low,” Blake said. “This is truly a win-win.”

The new contract goes into effect July 1st.