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Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez (Ken Krayeske photo)

The state of the city of Hartford is wonderful, just peachy, so long as you don’t ask Mayor Eddie Perez or any of his department heads about the ongoing grand jury investigation into potential corruption in the Mayor’s office.

Perez delivered a typically wooden state of the city address Monday night at City Hall to a standing room only crowd. His words touched on common themes – education, homeownership, job growth – and predictably ignored the elephant in the room.

The fact that dozens of city employees have been called to testify in front of a grand jury in New Britain about potential wrongdoing by the Mayor’s office is not something the Mayor or his department heads like Corporation Counsel John Rose, Jr., Finance Department leader Tom Morrison or DPW chief Clarence Corbin will talk too much about.

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Ken Krayeske

Ken Krayeske is an attorney in Hartford.

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