Welcome to the New Haven Mayor's Office
Return To City Homepage Menu is below
 
  • ONLINE SERVICES
  • FORMS
  • CALENDARS
  • EMERGENCY INFO
  • InfoNewHaven
  • Return Home
  •  


  • Facebook
    Twitter


    Office Of The Mayor

    Mayor's Homepage Message

    • Imminent Thanksgiving (11/4/2014)
      With Election Day now safely behind us, and with more frequent glimpses of seasonal displays, it’s clearly time to begin preparing for the sights and sounds of the traditional holiday time of year. As ...

    • October Opportunities (10/8/2014)
      As we look forward to Columbus Day weekend I’m reminded of the collaborative nature of his historic voyage and the extraordinary discovery he made as a result. The explorer was, we remember, Italian, ...

    • Happy New Year (9/23/2014)
      To all those observing Rosh Hashanah and the high holy days of Judaism, please accept my very best wishes for peace and contentment throughout the new year. Your principles and your faith inspire people ...

    • As August becomes September... (8/28/2014)
      Dear Neighbors and Friends, August was such an eventful month! City residents and so many visitors shared so many successful events and activities! With great appreciation for the extraordinary ...

    • Major league tennis, cool jazz highlight August activities... (8/11/2014)
      Dear Friends and Neighbors, Even as these last few weeks of summer seem to pass at an accelerated rate the City of New Haven has a robust schedule of cool jazz, exciting sports, and other activities ...

    • August is Here (8/6/2014)
      This is shaping up to be fantastic August in New Haven. The cultural delights of summer continue to carry on in full force. Not only was Music On the Green a tremendous success, but the New Haven Jazz ...

    • Summer Concerts (7/28/2014)
      With August fast approaching, we find ourselves deep into another beautiful New England summer here in the Elm City. Over the past few weeks, I have highlighted just a few of the many events taking ...

    • New Haven Forward (7/21/2014)
      I hope you were all able to enjoy Saturday evening’s performance by the Temptations Review as part of New Haven’s two week music festival held downtown: Music on the Green. I was one of nearly 8,000 residents ...

    • Book Drive (7/16/2014)
      Beginning this week, City Hall is sponsoring a children’s book drive in partnership with New Haven Reads, a local non-profit aiming to improve literacy ...

    • New Events Calendar Introduced (7/7/2014)
      I hope you had a pleasant Fourth of July weekend. Summer is now in full swing across the Elm City, and I invite you to explore everything our great city has to offer. To highlight many of the events and ...

    • Celebrating the Fourth of July in New Haven (6/30/2014)
      070114 Mayor’s Message While the 2014 International Festival of Arts and Ideas may have ended, summer is just beginning. This weekend, we will come together on the Fourth of July as a community of ...

    • New Haven Proudly Hosts the International Festival of Arts and Ideas (6/9/2014)
      The 19th annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas is here to stay through Saturday, June 28th. New Haven has once again become host to hundreds of talented musicians, artists, dancers, thinkers, ...

    • Exploring New Haven's Museums (6/2/2014)
      June brings to our Elm City the almost-official beginning of summer, a season during which residents and visitors alike can enjoy any number of activities. This week, I’d like to draw attention to a few ...

    • Celebration, Cultivation, and Appreciation (5/26/2014)
      Late spring is perhaps the most dynamic time of year for New Haven residents. With the city now in full bloom, I would like to invite you to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduated Class of 2014, ...

    • Seasonal Options This Weekend (4/30/2014)
      For anyone still unconvinced, two special events this weekend surely confirm the welcome arrival of spring in New Haven. On Saturday at Wooster Square, the CitySeed/Wooster Square Farmer’s Market will ...

    • Mayor's Message (3/11/2014)
      Dear Friends and Neighbors, Now that we’re back on Daylight Savings Time we can begin to hope in earnest for the longer days and warmer weather of spring. I’m sure I join many of you in eager anticipation ...

    • Dear Friends (1/1/2014)
      Welcome Mayor Harp As we approach Christmas and the New Year, I find myself with little need to be reminded of life’s blessings. For twenty years, I have had the joy of serving as my hometown’s Mayor. ...

    • Dear Friends (12/24/2013)
      As we approach Christmas and the New Year, I find myself with little need to be reminded of life’s blessings. For twenty years, I have had the joy of serving as my hometown’s Mayor. Every day in ways ...

    • Dear Friends (12/17/2013)
      As winter approaches and inclement weather becomes more frequent, I’d like to remind New Haven residents of a free service the City provides in the event of severe weather or other potential crisis situations: ...

    • Dear Friends (12/4/2013)
      I invite and welcome you all to join me tomorrow, Thursday December 5th, for New Haven’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the New Haven Green! This family friendly event will feature many fun (and ...

    • Dear Friends (11/27/2013)
      I'd like to share with you the remarks I made at a celebration that was held last week to mark my tenure as Mayor. The reason I'd like to do so is that I am so thankful to the residents of New Haven. ...

    • Dear Friends (11/20/2013)
      Four years ago, in 2009, New Haven School Change was launched with a landmark teachers’ contract. With that contract, New Haven became the first city in the nation to work toward school reform with ...

    • Dear Friends (10/31/2013)
      I am happy to report that its once again Restaurant Week in New Haven! This fall's New Haven Restaurant Week will run from Sunday, November 3rd through Friday, November 8th. Participating restaurants ...

    • Dear Friends (10/23/2013)
      An important part of School Change, Parent University offers free workshops and seminars for parents of New Haven Public School students on a variety of topics that are helpful for parents and beneficial ...

    • Dear Friends (10/17/2013)
      Yesterday, I was pleased to announce a new initiative that aims to prevent violence among youth before it even begins: the Youth Violence Prevention grant initiative. With this new program, the City ...

    • Dear Friends (10/8/2013)
      This week is “National Fire Prevention Week” but the City of New Haven and the New Haven Fire Department are using this opportunity to launch a more in-depth educational campaign and proclaiming October ...

    • Dear Friends (10/1/2013)
      A new federal law called the Affordable Health Care Act, also referred to as “Obamacare”, began to be implemented just yesterday on October 1st. The intent of this new law is to make health insurance ...

    • Dear Friends (9/25/2013)
      In an effort to engage parents, staff and the community around the collective mission of School Change and helping all kids rise, I’d like to let you know that the new Superintendent of Schools, Garth ...

    • Dear Friends (9/18/2013)
      This week, I was proud to announce that the City of New Haven has launched a new benefit for all City residents: the New Haven Prescription Discount Card. The New Haven Prescription Discount Card will ...

    • Dear Friends (8/20/2013)
      With the summer coming to a close, the fall begins and with it so does a new school year. We’re excited for the upcoming school year and for ensuring that New Haven students receive a superior education ...

    • Dear Friends (8/7/2013)
      An important component of School Change and a vital factor in student success is parent engagement. And an opportunity is coming up for New Haven residents to volunteer a few hours of time in support ...

    • Dear Friends (7/31/2013)
      There are still a few more weeks of summer vacation, but this weekend the City is holding a fun event that will help students and families get ready for school. The Back to School Rally will take ...

    • Dear Friends, (7/24/2013)
      After conducting a deliberative, thoughtful, transparent and open process, I am pleased to inform you that the New Haven Board of Education has named Garth Harries as the next superintendent of schools. ...

    • Dear Friends (7/16/2013)
      There is a lot going on in New Haven this week! On Saturday, there will be a community forum at which residents will be able to meet finalists in the search for New Haven's next superintendent--see ...

    • Dear Friends (7/10/2013)
      This Friday, an empty lot on Winchester Avenue, between Starr and Division Streets, will transform into a vibrant, lively community gathering space with plenty of free activities for people of all ages. ...

    • Dear Friends (7/2/2013)
      This year’s Fourth of July celebration in New Haven will take place at the summit of East Rock Park. Beginning at 4pm on this Thursday, July 4, come celebrate with free horse drawn carriage rides, free ...

    • Dear Friends, (6/25/2013)
      The Mill River district is currently home to businesses engaged in food processing and distribution, precision manufacturing, design and building materials supply. These companies currently employ approximately ...

    • Dear Friends (6/19/2013)
      This past Monday, Alexion Pharmaceuticals broke ground on its new global headquarters in Downtown New Haven. Taking nine of the eleven stories in the 100 College Street project, Alexion will relocate ...

    • Dear Friends (6/13/2013)
      As I write this, workers are busy on the Green setting up for the 18th Annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas, which will kick off this Saturday, June 15th with a free concert by Aaron Neville. ...

    • Dear Friends (6/5/2013)
      Last week, I informed you about numerous summer activities for youth in New Haven. Here's another great option to add to the list! Camp New Haven is a completely free camp for any New Haven ...

    • Dear Friends (5/29/2013)
      There is so much to do in New Haven; it’s hard to know where to begin in planning for summer activities for your child. A good resource to turn to is the Mayor’s Summer Youth Guide. The guide is full ...

    • Dear Friends (5/14/2013)
      Parent University is coming to your neighborhood! Parent University offers free workshops and seminars for parents of New Haven Public School students on a variety of topics that are helpful for parents ...

    • Dear Friends (5/7/2013)
      Registration has begun for next year’s Kindergarten class of the New Haven Public School system and will run through May 31. Parents and guardians have until the end of the month to register and be included ...

    • Dear Friends (5/1/2013)
      Summer is quickly approaching and the 2013 Mayor’s Summer Youth Guide is here! The Mayor’s Summer Youth Guide is a tool to a summer of fun, learning and ...

    • Dear Friends (4/23/2013)
      At dusk this evening, lasers will light up the sky over New Haven, forming a “night rainbow” in commemoration of today’s date. Today is the 375th Anniversary of New Haven. And on Saturday, April 27th, ...

    • Dear Friends (4/16/2013)
      While no tangible threats have been received in New Haven, when events such as the bombing that took place in Boston occur, we are all on heightened alert. Residents should know that the New Haven Police ...

    • Dear Friends (4/10/2013)
      People who are facing financial difficulties are sometimes hesitant to seek help because they don't want to discuss their personal finances. Do not let this concern prevent you from seeking the assistance ...

    • Dear Friends (4/2/2013)
      In January, I wrote to you about the various ways in which we are working to reduce violence in New Haven. One important way was through working to enact state legislation. I am thrilled to report that ...

    • Dear Friends (3/26/2013)
      The City is committing to strengthening the Police Department and having a strong community policing program; both of which will assist in working toward New Haven’s number one public safety goal: reducing ...

    • Dear Friends (3/18/2013)
      The City of New Haven has worked through some extremely hard economic times and is still thriving. This year, the City is presented with an even tougher challenge than is typical. While claims are made ...

    • Dear Friends (3/12/2013)
      Save the Date! The City of New Haven will celebrate its 375th anniversary on Saturday, April 27th! The celebration will take place from 1-4pm on the Green. While the day’s festivities are not yet ...

    • Dear Friends (3/5/2013)
      For children in New Haven, early exposure to traumatic experiences can take a heavy toll on their social development, their emotional and physical well-being and negatively impact their chances at success ...

    • Dear Friends, (2/28/2013)
      Although it may not have seemed like it for a while, there is a lot more going on in New Haven than the snow! The City of New Haven’s Department of Art, Culture & Tourism is seeking new creative ...

    • Important Storm Clean-Up Update (2/9/2013)
      Dear Friends, This storm dropped 34 inches in New Haven in a 24 hour period. To put this in perspective, that is more snow than fell during the Blizzard of 1978. Remember that crazy winter two years ...

    • Dear Friends (1/30/2013)
      I would like to share with you a decision that I have made and feel very good about: I will retire from the city at the end of this year. We have come a long, long way in making New Haven a better place ...

    • Dear Friends (1/22/2013)
      Yesterday, I proudly stood with students at Wilbur Cross High School to announce that last year the four- year graduation rate for New Haven Public Schools rose to 70.5% in 2012. That’s a 6 point increase ...

    • Dear Friends (1/14/2013)
      Reducing violence is, and will remain, New Haven’s number one public safety goal. In 2012, there were 50% fewer homicides and 30% fewer non-fatal shootings than there were in 2011. While we are glad that ...

    • Hello 2013 (1/2/2013)
      It is with great anticipation we look forward to 2013 while we reflect back upon 2012 and successes we shared together. This past year we saw the Elm City Resident Card turn 5-years old and still going ...

    • Trying To Make Sense of It All (12/18/2012)
      There is a lot to say and discuss this week - both good and bad. Last week an unthinkable tragedy took place in Sandy Hook Elementary School which will no doubt forever scar all Americans. The world ...

    • Something to Chew On. (12/11/2012)
      On Monday I attended a great discussion on the proposed Gateway food incubator. It was a presentation and dialogue on the future of food industry growth in New Haven. Under consideration is the use ...

    • 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . . Happy Holidays! (12/3/2012)
      This week we start the countdown for the lighting of the annual holiday tree, sponsored by People's United Bank. This season our tree is a 65-foot-tall Norway spruce donated by Maria Zevallos of Woodbridge. ...

    • It all starts with a "call in" (11/27/2012)
      Today I joined with Governor Dan Malloy, US Attorney General Eric Holder, community leaders and NHPD Chief Dean Esserman as we announced the launch of Project Longevity. Project Longevity is a comprehensive ...

    • Mayor's Message (11/15/2012)
      Dear Friends: The Board of Education last night received a report from the Redistricting Committee, detailing several recommendations to improve and simplify the registration and enrollment processes ...

    • Mayor's Message (11/5/2012)
      Dear Friends: As of 3 p.m. today, United Illuminating was still reporting 547 households in New Haven without power. United Illuminating crews are working throughout New Haven today and will continue ...

    • Mayor's Message (11/2/2012)
      Dear Friends: Power restoration has begun, but it could be several days before power is restored Citywide. As power is restored, please make sure appliances are turned off, particularly stoves and ...

    • Mayor's Message (10/31/2012)
      The New Haven Public Schools will be open Thursday. United Illuminating reports that 4,409 New Haven residents are without power out of a total of 134,662 customers. There may be as many as 2,000 additional ...

    • Mayor's Message (10/30/2012)
      The storm lasted only a few hours, but the clean-up will last far longer. United Illuminating “Make Safe” crews are currently working to de-energize fallen power lines throughout the City. Until that ...

    • Mayor's Message (10/28/2012)
      I have announced a state of emergency and ordered an evacuation of flood-prone regions beginning 8:30 a.m. Monday in advance of Storm Sandy. The evacuation order will remain in place until the noon high ...

    • Mayor's Message (10/26/2012)
      Dear Friends: The City of New Haven is monitoring weather forecasts for Hurricane Sandy. While I hope we will not see anything as severe as last year’s Hurricane Irene, City departments are prepared ...

    • Mayor's Message (10/22/2012)
      Dear Friends: Eight new officers officially joined the New Haven Police Department this afternoon after graduating from the Milford Police Academy. The new officers will now undergo three to four ...

    • Mayor's Message (10/11/2012)
      Dear Friends: The Kindergarten Canvass and Promise/Parent University Canvass were huge successes in August and September. The New Haven Public Schools, the City, the United Way of Greater New Haven ...

    • Mayor's Message (9/27/2012)
      Dear Friends: Five years ago, New Haven became the first municipality in the nation to offer identification cards to all residents regardless of immigration status. For many, the New Haven Resident ...

    • Mayor's Message (9/11/2012)
      Dear Friends: The Citywide Kindergarten Canvass was a huge success last month, thanks to more than 200 volunteers who came out despite bad weather to help our youngest students start this school year ...

    • Mayor's Message (9/5/2012)
      Dear Friends: There was some heavy lifting at Gold's Gym today, but it wasn't with the usual gym weights. Bloomberg News commandeered a soon-to-open Gold's as it's 2012 Democratic Convention headquarters ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (8/22/2012)
      Dear Friends: I want to congratulate New Haven Federation of Teachers President David Cicarella who was honored today by the White House as a "Turnaround School Champion of Change," in recognition ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (8/14/2012)
      Dear Friends: Congratulations to the 123 students who received New Haven Promise scholarships this year! The awards reflect the hard work and community service these students have demonstrated over ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (8/8/2012)
      Dear Friends: Setting the stage for the largest downtown development project in City history, the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously last night to approve new zoning for the entire 11 acre Downtown ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (7/31/2012)
      Dear Friends: Thank you to everyone who came out last week to help celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Elm City Resident Card. It was an important opportunity to remember and recognize the thousands ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (7/24/2012)
      Dear Friends: Five years ago, the City first began issuing Elm City Resident Cards to all New Haven residents. Since then, more than 10,000 cards have been issued, enabling card holders to access ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (7/16/2012)
      Dear Friends: The City of New Haven and the Proprietors of the Green are seeking public input as we begin to identify long range plans for the development, restoration and management of the New Haven ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (7/9/2012)
      Dear Friends: The Livable City Initiative hosted open houses at eight properties throughout the city today, working to quickly identify responsible owners for the homes acquired by the City in anti-blight ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (6/26/2012)
      Dear Friends: Last week I joined Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith, members of our state delegation ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (6/12/2012)
      Dear Friends: On Friday, the City acquired 129 Clay Street in the first successful foreclosure action under the Anti-Blight Ordinance passed in 2009. The level of blight experienced at 129 Clay Street ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (6/6/2012)
      Dear Friends: I was proud to join the Housing Authority and West Rock residents today yesterday at the long-awaited ribbon cutting for Belden Brook and Brookside Estates. Vera Williams, the first ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (5/16/2012)
      Dear Friends: The Board of Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, May 29 to vote on the City budget for fiscal year 2012-13. These are challenging times for New Haven families, taxpayers, and employees, ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (5/8/2012)
      Dear Friends: I want to extend a special congratulations to Hillhouse High School valedictorian Shaylah McQueen, who has been selected out of 24,000 applications nationwide to receive a prestigious ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (4/30/2012)
      Dear Friends: The Board of Aldermen will be holding an important workshop at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, May 2 to discuss the 100 College Street project. This is the first development at Downtown Crossing, ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (4/24/2012)
      Dear Friends: I would like to acknowledge the men and women of the Police, Fire, Parks, and Public Works departments who acted with incredible professionalism last Wednesday in cleaning and clearing ...

    • Dear Friends (4/18/2012)
      What beautiful spring weather! New Haven Public Schools are on vacation this week and 45 children are enjoying camps run by the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees at the Trowbridge ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (4/11/2012)
      Spring in New Haven means cherry blossoms and daffodils, and you guessed it, pothole patching and street sweeping! Street sweeping schedules resumed last week, so please obey parking signs to avoid getting ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (4/2/2012)
      Dear Friends: Tonight, the City's Economic Development Administration is submitting to the Board of Aldermen a development agreement for 100 College Street. This is the first development project at ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (3/26/2012)
      Dear Friends: Police Chief Dean Esserman announced today the appointment of four assistant chiefs, completing the leadership team of the department tasked with delivering a strategic vision to increase ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (3/13/2012)
      Dear Friends: I had the opportunity today to meet with President Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, along with 13 other elected officials in Washington D.C. this week for a National League ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (3/5/2012)
      Dear Friends: I'd like to take this opportunity to commend the men and women of the New Haven Fire Department and Police Department for their extraordinary work controlling the house fire on Howard ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (2/29/2012)
      This week, I announced details of a Homeowner Fairness Initiative to alleviate the impact of property value increases for owner-occupied residential properties in the latest revaluation. The Homeowner ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (2/21/2012)
      Dear Friends: Here in New Haven, we are proud of our “firsts.” We are the birthplace of pizza, the hamburger, even Frisbee. But last week we made national headlines for a “first” that has the ability ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (2/13/2012)
      Dear Friends: I joined many of you last week in condemning the profoundly ignorant and hurtful comments of Hartford Courant cartoonist Bob Englehart regarding urban education. In a blog on the Courant’s ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (2/8/2012)
      Dear Friends: I delivered my 19th State of the City address this week. The speech is an annual opportunity for reflection and direction, a chance to come together as a City to acknowledge where ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (1/30/2012)
      Dear Friends: Last week I joined Police Chief Dean Esserman at the Newhallville police substation to announce that within 30 days walking beats will return to every neighborhood in this city. I ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (1/22/2012)
      Dear Friends: This weekend marked the first of what will almost certainly be more snow storms in 2012. I want to thank our Public Works and Transportation, Traffic, and Parking crews for working swiftly ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (1/9/2012)
      Dear Friends, Today, I joined State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney, Representative Roland Lemar, Alderman Doug Hausladen, Alderman Justin Elicker, Alderman Sal DaCola and a large group of advocates ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (1/2/2012)
      Dear Friends, I was proud to join the members of the Board of Aldermen and City Clerk Ron Smith at Career High School on New Year’s Day for the City of New Haven’s Inauguration Ceremony. January 1 marked ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (12/20/2011)
      Dear Friends: First Niagara bank announced this week that it will donate $3 million over the next three years to the New Haven Public Schools in support of the School Change initiative. The gift ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (12/13/2011)
      Dear Friends: Today I joined our Police Department, members of the Board of Aldermen, state representatives, and community leaders in opposing the federal Secure Communities program. Secure Communities ...

    • Dear Friends (12/7/2011)
      Property owners should expect to receive their preliminary property revaluation notices this week. I will be hosting a series of public information meetings this week and next week to explain the revaluation ...

    • Dear Friends: (10/3/2011)
      This past Wednesday, I joined Hillhouse High school students and members of city’s Police and Fire Departments to launch the New Haven Public Safety Academy (PSA). The program, piloted in Hillhouse High ...

    • Dear Friends: (9/26/2011)
      Today, I joined with members of the Board of Education, College Summit and New Haven Promise to announce the full launch of "Pathway to Promise," a new preK-8 college-focused curriculum. Pathway to ...

    • 8/29/11, 8:00pm update (8/29/2011)
      Storm cleanup is underway in full force and more than 200 personnel have been assigned to the cleanup effort clearing city streets and removing debris. Public safety staffing continues to be augmented ...

    • MAYOR DESTEFANO ORDERS TREE CREWS TO WORK THROUGH THE NIGHT AS MAJOR CLEANUP EFFORT BEGINS (8/28/2011)
      MULTI-DEPARTMENTAL EFFORT AIMED AT CLEARING ROADWAYS OF TREES AND DEBRIS (New Haven) - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. has ordered city pubic works and tree crews to work through the night removing downed ...

    • 8/28/2011 Hurricane Update (8/28/2011)
      EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, MORRIS COVE RESIDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES CITY TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN CLEAN-UP EFFORT (New Haven) – Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. has lifed an evacuation order ...

    • 8/27/11 Hurricane Update (8/26/2011)
      CITY OF NEW HAVEN TO OPEN SHELTERS, CLOSE ROADS AS HURRICANE IRENE APPROACHES; CITY PREPARING FOR SCATTERED FLOODING New Haven) – With Hurricane Irene expected to bring heavy rains and high winds ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/25/2011)
      I am urging residents to begin taking precautions as Hurricane Irene, makes its way up the Atlantic seaboard. The hurricane is currently on course to hit New Haven late Sunday afternoon. The City ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/18/2011)
      In a clear sign that New Haven’s School Change is succeeding, New Haven public school students posted significant gains in overall Connect Academic Proficiency Test (CAPT) and Connecticut Mastery Tests ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/12/2011)
      This past Sunday, I joined with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, State Sen. Martin Looney, Aldermen Arlene DePino and Alphonse Paolillo, Jr, and fellow New Haven activists to show support a clean New Haven ...

    • Dear Friends: (6/27/2011)
      This past week I joined with the members of the state delegation, members of the Board of Alderman, local business-owners, community leaders and the New Haven Police Department to hail the passage of ...

    • Dear Friends: (6/20/2011)
      New Haven is at its best when we work together as team. That sense of community and team were on display this past weekend when I joined with Chris Randall of the New Haven Land Trust, James Redeker ...

    • Dear Friends (6/12/2011)
      On Monday, June 13th, I was joined by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith on a visit to Space-Craft Manufacturing and announced the launch of a market ...

    • Dear Friends (6/6/2011)
      Last week, I joined Fair Haven small business owners, Alderwoman Migdalia Castro, Alderwoman Stephanie Bauer, Frank Alvarado, Managing Director of the Spanish American Merchants Association and the Executive ...

    • Dear Friends (5/23/2011)
      On Saturday and Sunday, more than 7,000 new 48 gallon trash toters were distributed among the Tuesday refuse and recycling route. This will allow the existing 97 gallon toters to be used for single stream ...

    • Dear Friends (5/9/2011)
      At a news conference today, the City’s Director of Public Works, John Prokop and I unveiled the City’s first hybrid garbage truck. The hybrid system will result in up to a 30% decrease or $5,000 savings ...

    • Dear Friends (5/2/2011)
      Come out and join your friends and neighbors at the 14th Annual Westville Village ArtWalk! The kick-off events begin Friday, May 6th from 5-10pm and includes a fashion show of local designers and stylists, ...

    • Dear Friends (4/25/2011)
      Explore New Haven by bicycle. On Saturday April 30th, be one of the several hundred cyclists to travel from West Rock to East Rock, and participate in Earth Day celebrations on both sides of the city. ...

    • Dear Friends (4/18/2011)
      Our City is full of people who consistently volunteer to make it the wonderful place it is. The work of these individuals often goes unrecognized, so I would like to take the opportunity this week offers ...

    • Dear Friends (4/11/2011)
      The City of New Haven is celebrating Week of the Young Child with nine reading events over six days designed to encourage a love of books and reading among preschool children and their parents. The ...

    • Dear Friends (4/4/2011)
      Do you reside in New Haven and your 18 years or older? Want to learn more about your police department? Go behind the scenes of the New Haven Police Department by applying to take part in the Citizens ...

    • Mayor's Message (3/28/2011)
      With thousands of active cyclists on city streets, New Haven is working hard to be a bike-friendly community for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. This week, in response to the growing number ...

    • Dear Friends (3/22/2011)
      After what seemed like a very long winter, spring has arrived! Governor Malloy is hosting a series of town hall meetings across the state and will be visiting New Haven on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 ...

    • Dear Friends (3/14/2011)
      Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you had a chance to take part in this past Sunday’s Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day parade. The weather was beautiful and the bands and crowds were outstanding. Around ...

    • Mayor's Message (2/28/2011)
      Dear Friends, On Tuesday, March 1st I will present I will present to the Board of Aldermen for their consideration and adoption the proposed City Budget and Tax Levy for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. It ...

    • Mayor's Message (2/22/2011)
      Dear Friends, I hope you enjoyed your Presidents’ Day. It is a busy and exciting week here in New Haven. For a lot of high school seniors the process of filing out financial aid forms can be daunting. ...

    • Dear Friends (2/13/2011)
      PUBLIC MEETING & COMMUNITY WORKSHOP FOR THE DOWNTOWN CROSSING/ROUTE 34 EAST PROJECT The next Community Workshop, the forth in a series of public forums to discuss and gain information on the Downtown ...

    • Dear Friends (2/7/2011)
      This evening at 7pm in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, I will be delivering the annual State of the City to the Board of Alderman. I will be outlining New Haven’s priorities for 2011. I will be ...

    • Mayor's Message (2/2/2011)
      As we continue to respond to the challenges of this winter weather, we appreciate the patience and cooperation of residents and businesses throughout the City. While the snow and ice have created dangerous ...

    • Dear Friends (1/30/2011)
      The City’s Emergency Operations Center is fully activated and will be staffed through the end of the next snow storm, which is scheduled to begin early tomorrow morning. In anticipation of this storm, ...

    • Dear Friends (1/24/2011)
      This upcoming Tuesday, January 25th, the highly anticipated grand opening of Start Community Bank will be taking place. A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10am at the bank’s main branch, 299 Whalley ...

    • Dear Friends: (1/18/2011)
      This Friday, the City’s Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking will be releasing the Smart Cycling Handbook at the Bike to Work Breakfast held at Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, 151 Orange Street. ...

    • Dear Friends (1/10/2011)
      As we shovel our way through this winter’s snow storms, I can’t stress enough how important it is for homeowners and businesses to clear their sidewalks. This is not only an important common courtesy, ...

    • Dear Friends (1/3/2011)
      At a news conference today, I talked about New Haven's wins and losses in 2010 and the sacrifices we are going to need to make in 2011. It's time to make hard choices. Today I announced four steps we ...

    • Dear Friends (12/20/2010)
      As temperatures fall we should be prepared for the winter weather ahead. I held a press conference last week at the Department of Public Works. John Prokop and I discussed New Haven’s preparations to ...

    • Dear Friends (12/13/2010)
      Education is a top priority in New Haven. In recent months we’ve received significant attention from national media and policy makers about the amazing things happening in our schools. Following the recent ...

    • Dear Friends (12/5/2010)
      Earlier today, START Community Bank announced that the organization has received its final federal approval from the FDIC, and will be preparing to open its doors at its two branches on Whalley and Grand ...

    • Dear Friends (12/4/2010)
      On Tuesday, November 30, I will be participating in an education forum, featuring reform expert Diane Ravitch. At this event, New Haven Public School students, teachers, parents and administrators will ...

    • Dear Friends: (11/27/2010)
      As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to take this opportunity to wish residents a happy and healthy holiday season and to remind you that there are many exciting activities happening in the coming weeks. ...

    • Dear Friends: (11/14/2010)
      Last week, Yale University, the City of New Haven, New Haven Public Schools and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven launched New Haven Promise, a groundbreaking scholarship and support program ...

    • Dear Friends: (11/7/2010)
      Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., a groundbreaking announcement will be made that will answer the questions: “What makes a great city? What does it take to move an entire city forward into a new generation?” Click ...

    • Dear Friends (10/31/2010)
      Tuesday, November 2nd is Election Day. I encourage residents to exercise your right to vote by making time between 6am and 8pm to visit your local polling place. For a complete list of polling places ...

    • Dear Friends (10/24/2010)
      This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Childhood lead poisoning is a serious and preventable issue. To learn more about lead and how to get your children and your home tested, visit “Dusty” ...

    • Dear Friends (10/17/2010)
      Tomorrow, the City of New Haven will be conducting a community canvass in the Dixwell and Newhallville sections of the city, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Community canvasses are an opportunity for residents ...

    • Dear Friends: (10/11/2010)
      The City of New Haven was recently recognized by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives—Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) for our commitment to and achievements in climate ...

    • Dear Friends (10/3/2010)
      The Office of the Assessor has mailed its 2010 Declaration of Personal Property forms to all known accounts. To view the listing of recipients, click here. ...

    • Dear Friends (9/26/2010)
      On Tuesday, September 28, the City of New Haven will be conducting a community canvass in the East Shore section of the city, beginning at 6 p.m. Community canvasses are an opportunity for residents ...

    • Dear Friends: (9/19/2010)
      Tomorrow, September 21st, New Haven Public Schools will become the first district in the State of Connecticut to install an energy Fuel Cell in an elementary/middle school. The fuel cell will provide ...

    • Dear Friends (9/12/2010)
      On September 22 at 7 p.m., I will be hosting Mayor’s Night Out for Wards 23-30 at Mauro-Sheridan School, 191 Fountain Street. Mayor’s Night Out is an opportunity for residents in these wards to stop ...

    • Dear Friends (9/5/2010)
      This Saturday, September 11th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a Green Expo at Edgerton Park. The Green Expo will bring together over 75 exhibitors and vendors to share earth-friendly ideas, products ...

    • Dear Friends (8/29/2010)
      This Wednesday, September 1st, is the first day of school for New Haven Public School students in grades 1-12. Friday, September 3rd, will be the first day of kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. If you’re ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/22/2010)
      On Tuesday, August 24th at 11 a.m., I will be attending a groundbreaking ceremony for the new William T. Rowe development, located on the corner of Ward Street and Sylvan Avenue. This 104-unit project ...

    • Dear Friends (8/16/2010)
      This Thursday, August 19, the City of New Haven will be launching the first of a series of community canvasses. Community canvasses are an opportunity for you as residents to meet with City department ...

    • Dear Friends (8/9/2010)
      On Wednesday, August 11th at 7 p.m., there will be a community meeting at Pilgrim Church, 65 East Grand Avenue, for residents impacted by the Amtrak construction in Fair Haven Heights. This is a follow-up ...

    • Dear Friends (8/1/2010)
      Today is the final day to pay your taxes without penalty. The first installments of Real Estate, Personal Property and Special Services District Tax and the total Motor Vehicle Tax on the Grand List ...

    • Dear Friends (7/25/2010)
      This Saturday is the final Music on the Green performance of the summer. This week’s concert features Los Lobos, with Furious George as the opening act. Concert begins at 6 p.m., with Los Lobos taking ...

    • Dear Friends (7/19/2010)
      Looking for an exciting way to spend your lunch break? Blues, Berries and Jam is back again this summer with live performances between noon and 2 p.m. Grab a meal from a restaurant or the downtown farmers’ ...

    • Dear Friends (7/11/2010)
      The City of New Haven will be celebrating the second annual “Street Smarts” Summer Cycling Celebration on Saturday, July 17thm at the Summit of East Rock Park. This event starts off with a scavenger hunt ...

    • Dear Friends (7/5/2010)
      The City of New Haven will be activating “cooling centers” to provide relief from the heat on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 6 and July 7). The following locations will serve as “cooling centers” for seniors ...

    • Dear Friends (6/27/2010)
      Today is the final day to register children for the City of New Haven’s Parks and Recreation summer camps. Residents are encouraged to enroll their children in one of more than a dozen educational, recreational ...

    • Dear Friends (6/20/2010)
      The members of the City’s Safety & Health Committee will sponsor and participate in a Benefit Walk through Yale University’s “Old Campus” section on Wednesday, June 23rd beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Benefit ...

    • Dear Friends (6/13/2010)
      On Tuesday, June 15th at 7 p.m., there will be a community meeting at Pilgrim Church, 65 East Grand Avenue, for residents impacted by the Amtrak construction in Fair Haven Heights. This is an opportunity ...

    • Dear Friends (6/6/2010)
      This morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Elm Street and West Park Avenue. This roundabout is designed to calm traffic at this ...

    • Dear Friends (5/30/2010)
      Tonight, Tuesday, June 1st at 5 p.m., I will be hosting Mayor’s Night In. I encourage residents to stop by my office, where I will be available to answer questions and address any concerns you may have. ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/24/2010)
      The City of New Haven and the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee will be commemorating Memorial Day with a series of three events on Sunday, May 30th beginning at 1 p.m. The first event will be a ceremony ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/16/2010)
      This Wednesday, May 19th, is Mayor’s Night Out for Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 23 at Truman School, 114 Truman Street. I invite residents of these wards to join me, as well as leaders from various ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/9/2010)
      About two weeks ago, all NHPS parents received School Climate Surveys in your home mailboxes. These surveys are part of the district’s ongoing School Change Initiative and seek input from parents about ...

    • Dear Friends (5/2/2010)
      Throughout this week, New Haven residents will be receiving a pre-recorded message from me through the City’s mass notification system. This message informs residents that Census takers will be visiting ...

    • Dear Friends (4/25/2010)
      April is Fair Housing Month. On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of this Act has come to be known as the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits ...

    • Dear Friends (4/18/2010)
      This week is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. This week and every week, I encourage residents to be alert, keep your eyes on the road and obey posted speed limits and traffic signs while traveling ...

    • Dear Friends: (4/10/2010)
      New Haven Restaurant Week returns from April 18th-April 23rd! Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe, three course lunch and dinner menus that include an appetizer, entrée and dessert, with some ...

    • Dear Friends (4/4/2010)
      Join me on Tuesday, April 6th at 5p.m. for Mayor’s Night In. This is an opportunity for us to sit one on one to discuss what’s on your mind and any questions or concerns you may have. The Mayor’s Office ...

    • Dear Friends (3/28/2010)
      Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m., I will be hosting a community budget presentation at Celentano School, 400 Canner Street. I encourage residents to attend one of these presentations to learn ...

    • Dear Friends: (3/21/2010)
      This past weekend, I travelled to Washington, D.C. with hundreds of New Haven residents to participate in “March for America.” We joined with over 200,000 Americans throughout the United States to encourage ...

    • Dear Friends (3/14/2010)
      Thursday, March 18th is Mayor’s Night Out for Wards 11-18 at Fair Haven School. Beginning at 7 p.m., representatives from all of the City’s departments and agencies will be available to respond to any ...

    • Dear Friends: (2/28/2010)
      On Wednesday, March 3rd, I will present my proposed FY2011 budget to the Board of Aldermen. As in years past, I will host community budget presentations during the month of March where residents will ...

    • Dear Friends: (2/21/2010)
      Last week, New Haven Fire Chief Michael Grant and Fire Marshal Joseph Cappucci announced concern for New Haven residents over recent cooking related fires and injuries. The following tips can help prevent ...

    • Dear Friends (2/14/2010)
      As we prepare for the winter season, I’d like to remind residents to check the City’s website or call 203-946-SNOW for information on parking bans, service changes and other weather-related messages during ...

    • Dear Friends (2/7/2010)
      Last week, students from various New Haven Public Schools packed approximately 700 backpacks that will be sent to children Haiti in partnership with the organization Remedy. In addition to toiletries, ...

    • Dear Friends (1/24/2010)
      The City of New Haven and the New Haven Public Schools will be collecting items to send to children affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Students in New Haven Public Schools will be packing backpacks ...

    • Dear Friends (1/10/2010)
      January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air, but can reach harmful levels when trapped inside buildings. ...

    • Dear Friends (1/3/2010)
      Beginning this week, the New Haven Health Department will be offering free H1N1 vaccines throughout the month of January. Vaccines will be available at the New Haven Health Department’s clinic, located ...

    • Dear Friends (12/27/2009)
      Happy New Year! Despite the difficult economic times, our community has been able to make many positive strides throughout 2009. This year, we saw the opening of four new schools as part of our Citywide ...

    • Dear Friends (12/20/2009)
      Congratulations New Haven for winning NBC Connecticut’s Golden Local competition! In our challenge against West Hartford we were victorious with 53% of the vote and now hold the title of Best Shopping ...

    • Dear Friends (12/13/2009)
      As we prepare for the winter season, I’d like to remind residents to check the City’s website or call 203-946-SNOW for information on parking bans, service changes and other weather-related messages during ...

    • Dear Friends (12/6/2009)
      Downtown New Haven has been nominated for a Golden Local award by NBCConnecticut for Best Holiday Shopping! New Haven is competing against West Hartford Center for this honor, the trophy and bragging ...

    • Dear Friends (11/29/2009)
      December 1st marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day in New Haven. On Tuesday, a collaboration of New Haven AIDS Service organizations, working in concert with the New Haven Mayor’s Task Force ...

    • Dear Friends (11/22/2009)
      As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to take this opportunity to wish residents a happy and healthy holiday season as well as to remind everyone about the many activities that are happening in New Haven ...

    • Dear Friends (11/15/2009)
      This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. In these challenging economic times, more and more people are finding themselves without enough money to provide food or shelter for their ...

    • Dear Friends (11/8/2009)
      Today, I announced the appointment of Ferdinand Risco, Jr. to the New Haven Board of Education. Risco, who is the father of three children currently attending Edgewood School and one child who recently ...

    • Dear Friends (11/1/2009)
      Yesterday I attended the dedication ceremony of Bishop Woods School on Quinnipiac Avenue. I congratulate the parents, teachers and students of Bishop Woods on their beautiful new building! At this event, ...

    • Dear Friends (10/18/2009)
      On Monday, October 26th, the New Haven Federation of Teachers, Dr. Mayo and I will be hosting an eduction panel featuring local policy makers and distinguished national education leaders. The panel ...

    • Dear Friends (10/11/2009)
      On Wednesday, October 14th, the City of New Haven and Yale-New Haven Hospital will be sponsoring a Job Expo featuring employment, job-training and educational opportunities for residents. I encourage ...

    • Dear Friends (10/4/2009)
      October 7th is Walk to School Day! The City of New Haven is committed to providing kids with safe routes to school so that they have the option of walking or biking to school. To show our commitment ...

    • Dear Friends (9/27/2009)
      October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a community, it is important that we work together to raise awareness and education about domestic violence and how it affects individuals and families. ...

    • Dear Friends (9/20/2009)
      September 21st is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace! This day was established to promote peace and non-violence on both the local, national and international level. I ask that all residents ...

    • Dear Friends (9/13/2009)
      Earlier today, I held a press conference to announce the completion of public improvements within the River Street Municipal Development Plan as well as the next phase of development in this area. Development ...

    • Dear Friends (9/6/2009)
      Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 32nd annual New Haven Road Race yesterday! Thanks to the Road Race organizers, volunteers and sponsors for their years of hard work and dedication. ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/29/2009)
      This is a very exciting week in New Haven as more than 21,000 students prepare to come back to school for a new year of academic excellence. This year we begin valuable changes that will catapult New ...

    • Dear Friends (8/23/2009)
      August 23rd through August 29th is National Community Gardening Week! Here in New Haven, our Community Garden Program has allowed for the development and maintenance of over 100 community gardens and ...

    • Dear Friends (8/16/2009)
      As summer winds down, there are still plenty of exciting things happening in New Haven. The Pilot Pen tennis tournament kicks-off this Friday and will continue through August 29th. For a complete schedule ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/9/2009)
      The annual Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament is quickly approaching! Held from August 21st through August 29th, this event is a great opportunity for families to experience world-class athletes compete right ...

    • Dear Friends (8/2/2009)
      Today is the last day for residents to pay their taxes without penalty. Despite these difficult economic times, the City of New Haven has been able to achieve high tax collection rates for several years, ...

    • Dear Friends (7/26/2009)
      This past weekend, our country celebrated the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities and guarantees equal opportunity ...

    • Dear Friends (7/19/2009)
      I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! With the warm weather upon us, I would like to remind residents to take advantage of the pools and splash pads located throughout the City. For a complete listing ...

    • Dear Friends (7/12/2009)
      I’d like to acknowledge the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees for the recent clearing of vines, poison ivy and overgrowth in East Shore Park. Residents have taken notice of the efforts to maintain ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/4/2009)
      I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend with your family and friends! Although the holiday is over, there are various activities and events happening in the City during the upcoming week which are ...

    • Dear Friends (6/28/2009)
      This is an exciting week in New Haven as we celebrate 4th of July with the annual fireworks show! This celebration is just one more New Haven tradition that brings together families throughout the City. ...

    • Dear Friends (6/21/2009)
      I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Father’s Day! I am proud to announce that the City of New Haven has been named as one of the top 20 overall performance markets in the nation during this ...

    • Dear Friends (6/14/2009)
      The International Festival of Arts and Ideas kicked off this weekend and will continue through Saturday, June 27th. The Festival is a great opportunity for families to enjoy world-class entertainment, ...

    • Dear Friends (6/7/2009)
      As the summer quickly approaches, I encourage residents to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities that our City has to offer. The City’s Parks and Recreation department will once again ...

    • Dear Friends (5/31/2009)
      June is National Safety Month. I am asking all City residents to help us keep New Haven streets safe by responsibly sharing the road as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Keeping with our Street Smarts ...

    • Dear Friends (5/24/2009)
      Tonight, the Board of Aldermen will vote on the proposed 2009-2010 budget. My proposed budget seeks to keep residential tax bills constant by implementing the reval phase-in freeze we fought for and achieved ...

    • Dear Friends (5/17/2009)
      Last week, state legislators passed, and Governor Rell signed, legislation that will allow municipalities that, under current law, revalued or must revalue real property in the 2008, 2009, or 2010 assessment ...

    • Dear Friends (5/10/2009)
      Today, I will join Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez at the Hartford Union Station to celebrate National Train Day and draw attention to the importance of investing in rail. As we look to the future and as we ...

    • Dear Friends (5/3/2009)
      May is Asthma Awareness Month. In an effort to raise awareness of the risks faced by Americans living with asthma, the New Haven Asthma Initiative will be holding an Asthma Awareness Walk on May 8th ...

    • Dear Friends (4/26/2009)
      Today, two public service announcements created by students at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School debuted on nbcconnecticut.com. These students joined with the City of New Haven and NBC30 ...

    • Dear Friends: (4/19/2009)
      Yesterday kicked-off New Haven Restaurant Week! Now through April 24th, 25 of New Haven’s finest restaurants will feature prix fixe menus for lunch ($16.38) and dinner ($29.00). I encourage you to take ...

    • Dear Friends (4/13/2009)
      April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Along these lines, the New Haven Animal Shelter, located at 81 Fournier Street, will be holding a tag sale on Sunday, May 3rd from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The ...

    • Dear Friends (4/5/2009)
      Earlier today, I attended the groundbreaking of the last portion of the northern Greenway section of the Farmington Canal. This section will connect the New Haven and Hamden trails which will provide ...

    • Dear Friends (3/29/2009)
      Friday is National Walk to Work Day! I encourage all residents to join me in walking all or part of your commute to work. If your commute to work is too long, make it a Walk to Lunch Day. If you take ...

    • Dear Friends (3/22/2009)
      Earlier today, Mayor Almon of East Haven and I held a press conference at Tweed New Haven Airport. This media event kicked-off construction work on the airport’s safety improvement areas and celebrated ...

    • Dear Friends (3/15/2009)
      On Wednesday at 7:00p.m., I will be holding Mayor’s Night Out for Wards 23-30 at Barnard School, located on 170 Derby Avenue. The heads of the City’s departments and agencies will join me in discussing ...

    • Dear Friends (3/8/2009)
      March is National Nutrition Month! Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, this annual campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical ...

    • Dear Friends (3/1/2009)
      As we begin to dig out of this winter storm, I want to remind all New Haven property owners that clearing the snow on the sidewalks and around your homes is your responsibility. This rule applies to both ...

    • Dear Friends (2/22/2009)
      This Thursday at 6:30 p.m. I will be presenting my proposed 2009-2010 budget to the Board of Aldermen. Residents, the media and anyone interested in learning more about our budget decisions are encouraged ...

    • Dear Friends (2/15/2009)
      There are a number of opportunities in the City for your questions, concerns and suggestions to be heard. On the first Tuesday of every month, I hold Mayor’s Night In at City Hall, a chance for us to ...

    • Dear Friends (2/8/2009)
      Tonight at 7 p.m. I will be delivering my 16th State of the City Address before the Board of Aldermen and community members. The New Haven Register will be transmitting my address on its website via ...

    • Dear Friends (2/1/2009)
      Tomorrow I will be holding a press conference to kick-off the third year of the Senior Tax Freeze. During these difficult economic times, this program will assist eligible senior citizens in our community ...

    • SNOW PARKING BAN 1/29/2009 FROM 12-6 A.M. (1/25/2009)
      ****SNOW PARKING BAN BEGINNING 12 A.M. THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 THROUGH 6 A.M. THURSDAY**** 1.No parking on major streets posted as snow emergency routes citywide 2. No parking on streets downtown (all ...

    • Dear Friends (1/18/2009)
      In a number of ways, today is a monumental day in history globally, nationally and locally. I write to you from Washington, D.C. where I have the privilege of taking part in the Inaugural festivities. ...

    • Dear Friends (1/11/2009)
      As we come off a weekend of heavy snowfall, I want to remind all New Haven property owners that clearing the snow on the sidewalks and around your homes is your responsibility. This rule applies to both ...

    • Dear Friends (1/4/2009)
      This week we will celebrate the 225th birthday of New Haven. This is an important time to reflect upon what our City has achieved over time but also to unite around what we can be in the future. These ...

    • Dear Friends (12/21/2008)
      As the holidays quickly approach, there are many exciting things happening here in New Haven. Yesterday, we kicked off our annual Hanukkah celebration with a Menorah Lighting on the Green which will ...

    • Dear Friends (12/14/2008)
      As the winter months continue to bring about colder weather, many families will struggle to cover the costs of heating their homes. Please remember that the City’s Livable City Initiative and the Fire ...

    • Dear Friends: (12/7/2008)
      From now on, my weekly message to you will feature a “Green Tip of the Week.” These tips will help us to become more conscious of our impact on the environment. They are simple and easy to follow through ...

    • Dear Friends (11/29/2008)
      This is a great day in New Haven as we celebrate the progress of the 360 State project through a groundbreaking ceremony. While the project broke ground some time ago and has already made significant ...

    • Dear Friends (11/23/2008)
      With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I want to wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe holiday. Thanksgiving is a day to spend with family and friends and a day to give thanks and appreciation to all ...

    • Dear Friends (11/16/2008)
      With the holiday season approaching, it is important that we stay healthy and flu-free! I encourage all residents who have not done so already to visit a flu-shot clinic. On November 18th and November ...

    • Dear Friends (11/9/2008)
      This week I will attend the National League of Cities Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Aside from representing our City, I will also be learning about innovative ideas other Cities have implemented ...

    • Dear Friends (11/2/2008)
      This is another exciting week in New Haven! But first and foremost, I want to remind all eligible New Haven residents to make sure you exercise your right to vote on Tuesday. It’s important to do your ...

    • Dear Friends (10/26/2008)
      As we prepare for a great week of festive events and celebrations, I’d like to remind you to plan for a safe Halloween. The New Haven Police Department’s PAL program will be talking to parents and children ...

    • Dear Friends (10/19/2008)
      The launch of the community Street Smarts campaign was a great success this Sunday! Edgewood Park bustled with community members of all ages interested in learning about the new campaign focused on educating ...

    • Dear Friends, (10/14/2008)
      Thanks to all who participated in the various Columbus Day festivities throughout New Haven last week. The parade was a great success and it is always a joy to see so many enthusiastic residents supporting ...

    • Dear Friends (10/5/2008)
      This week, the City of New Haven commemorates the upcoming holiday of Columbus Day with numerous events across the city. Each year, we celebrate Columbus Day to recognize the arrival of Christopher Columbus ...

    • Dear Friends (9/28/2008)
      This Sunday we celebrated the dedication of the Christopher Columbus Family Academy (CCFA), the 27th school in the Citywide School Construction program. CCFA is a dual-language English and Spanish school ...

    • Dear Friends (9/22/2008)
      This Saturday we celebrated the 3rd Annual Chatham Square Neighborhood Association (CSNA) Festival. The event was a testament to the dedication of the Chatham Square Neighborhood Association, which since ...

    • Dear Friends (9/14/2008)
      This past Saturday, New Haven celebrated the reopening of the Ferry Street Bridge after six years of its being closed. The bridge connects Fair Haven and Downtown to Fair Haven Heights and the East Shore, ...

    • Dear Friends (9/7/2008)
      With our students back in school and fall approaching, there are a number of exciting events taking place in New Haven this week. Ferry Street Bridge Neighbors on both ends of the Ferry Street Bridge ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/31/2008)
      This is an exciting week as more than 22,000 young people go back to school in New Haven. Coming off of a very successful 2007-2008 school year with a record-breaking graduating class of more than 1,000 ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/24/2008)
      This week I will be participating in the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. I look forward to representing New Haven at this important event and to using this opportunity to exchange ...

    • Dear Friends (8/17/2008)
      The City of New Haven is committed to providing residents with a comfortable environment in which to live, work and raise families. This week, we will be announcing several initiatives that will help ...

    • Dear Friends (8/10/2008)
      The internationally renowned Pilot Pen tennis tournament will begin this week! As part of the Olympus US Open Series, the Pilot Pen will bring some of the world’s top tennis players to New Haven from ...

    • Dear Friends (8/3/2008)
      August promises a number of exciting events to entertain the whole family in New Haven. Don’t miss out on world-class events that you can only find in the Elm City like the New Haven Jazz Festival and ...

    • Dear Friends (7/27/2008)
      With summer in full swing, there are many fun activities taking place throughout the City that you should be sure to take part in: Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Drive On Monday, July 28th at 2:30 p.m., ...

    • Dear Friends (7/20/2008)
      This is a terrific week to celebrate New Haven pride as we honor innovative organizations and programs that make a difference in our community on a daily basis. This Wednesday at 1 p.m., on the New Haven ...

    • Dear Friends (7/13/2008)
      Summer is in full gear and this week New Haven offers a variety of unique outdoor and cultural activities that you shouldn’t miss. Saturday will be a particularly exciting day as we start the day off ...

    • Dear Friends: (6/29/2008)
      This is an exciting week in New Haven as we prepare for our annual 4th of July celebration! This celebration is just one more New Haven tradition that brings together families throughout the City. With ...

    • Dear Friends (6/22/2008)
      This is an exciting week in New Haven as more than 1,000 terrific students graduate from our High Schools. I congratulate those students and wish them well in their future endeavors. More than 85% of ...

    • Dear Friends: (6/15/2008)
      With the recent kick-off of the Festival of Arts and Ideas, summer in New Haven is off to a great start. Over the course of the next two weeks, the Festival will be providing us with world-class entertainment ...

    • Dear Friends (6/8/2008)
      Congratulations New Haven! I am very pleased to announce that after months of hard work and community collaboration, we brought home our 4th All America City Title. Winning this award means a great deal ...

    • Dear Friends (6/1/2008)
      This week a delegation of 28 representatives of every cross-section of our community will travel to Tampa to represent New Haven in the All America City competition. The last time we participated in this ...

    • Dear Friends (5/18/2008)
      CitySeed, the Farmers’ Market Program based in New Haven, is one of the three programs we are showcasing when we compete for the 2008 All America City Title in Tampa next month. CitySeed opened its Wooster ...

    • Dear Friends (5/11/2008)
      May is national Older Americans Month. As I prepare to attend our annual Senior of the Year banquet today, I want to remind you to take some time to acknowledge the contributions of seniors in our community. ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/4/2008)
      This is Teacher Appreciation Week! New Haven Public School Teachers are a talented and dedicated group of men and women who don’t always receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work. This ...

    • Dear Friends (4/27/2008)
      This week marks Safe Kids Week. Accidental injury is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14. After the establishment of Safe Kids in 1987, the Safe Kids Worldwide Campaign has reached millions ...

    • Dear Friends (4/20/2008)
      Spring has finally arrived! As I spoke at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival on the Columbus Green, I was thrilled to see New Haven’s signature cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Spring in New Haven ...

    • Dear Friends (4/13/2008)
      Today is National Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Day. We thank all community members and organizations that continue to teach our youth about the dangers of drug use and that offer services ...

    • Dear Friends (4/6/2008)
      Time is ticking and New Haven Public Schools are counting on you to bring home a much deserved prize! Out of 5,000 applications across the United States, the New Haven Community Engagement Team made it ...

    • Dear Friends (3/30/2008)
      This week marks the beginning of National Awareness Month in New Haven. We kick off National Awareness Month on Wednesday, April 2nd with a program to increase public awareness of the variety of resources ...

    • Dear Friends: (3/23/2008)
      This is another busy week in New Haven. I will be attending the opening of Whalley Terrace on Tuesday, a 22-unit supportive housing site for elderly and homeless adults. This site has been transformed ...

    • Dear Friends (3/16/2008)
      I am very proud to announce that New Haven has been selected as one of 17 finalists in the 2008 All America City competition. The next step in this process is to compete for the “All America City” title ...

    • Dear Friends (3/9/2008)
      We are pleased to announce that New Haven has been named one of America’s finest walking cities! According to the American Podiatric Medical Association’s 2008 “America’s Best Walking Cities,” New Haven ...

    • Dear Friends (3/2/2008)
      Thank you to those who came out to the first of our four community meetings to discuss the FY09 budget. We were thrilled to see so many community members present and we look forward to seeing you again ...

    • Dear Friends (2/24/2008)
      Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ celebrates its 188th Anniversary Congratulations to this dedicated congregation as it celebrates its 188th year in New Haven! Enduring and lively ...

    • Dear Friends, (2/17/2008)
      Each year, on the third Monday of February, we celebrate President’s Day in honor of George Washington’s birthday. He would have been 276 years old this week. President’s Day is an opportunity for all ...

    • Dear Friends (2/10/2008)
      Last week, in my 15th State of the City Address I spoke of the progress New Haven has made over the past years and of our goals for the upcoming year. As we enter the third week in February, we can see ...

    • Dear Friends (2/3/2008)
      Tonight I will deliver my 15th State of the City Address before the Board of Aldermen and members of our community. This is an important day in New Haven as we review the successes of 2007 and set out ...

    • Dear Friends (1/20/2008)
      This week I’ll be in Washington at an annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. I look forward to this opportunity as a way to share what we’re accomplishing here in New Haven, but at the same ...

    • Dear Friends (1/12/2008)
      This week kicks off my Citywide tour to engage in conversations with all of you about the future of New Haven. Starting Wednesday I’ll meet with residents in 4 locations throughout the City about “Downtown ...

    • Dear Friends (12/26/2007)
      Happy New Year! As we bid 2007 farewell, we look forward to a prosperous and productive 2008. This year we launched the Elm City Resident Card program making sure to recognize all residents of our City, ...

    • Dear Friends (12/16/2007)
      There are a number of exciting opportunities and events for you to take part in this week. Monitoring Lead in Toys As we’ve all seen in the news, recently there have been a significant number of ...

    • Dear Friends (12/9/2007)
      This is another busy week in New Haven! The holidays are a great time for families to get together and celebrate and a popular time for decorating your home with lights and other festive ornaments. However, ...

    • Dear Friends (12/2/2007)
      I hope you're enjoying a beautiful week in New Haven. As temperatures continue to fall and we see the first signs of ice and snow, I remind you you to stay warm and drive carefully! The New Haven Police ...

    • Dear Friends (11/25/2007)
      I hope you enjoyed a pleasant Thanksgiving. There are a number of events taking place this week in New Haven to celebrate the holiday season. Our annual tree lighting will take place on the New Haven ...

    • Dear Friends (11/18/2007)
      I hope you’re all preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving week. As you’ve heard, I was in New Orleans last week receiving the Gold Municipal Excellence Award given by the National League of Cities (NLC). ...

    • Dear Friends (11/4/2007)
      There is a busy week ahead. Tomorrow is Election Day. I encourage all residents to be engaged and exercise their right to vote. Also, this week we’ll be kicking-off our efforts to seek the title of All ...

    • Dear Friends (10/28/2007)
      Magic Week continues in New Haven through Wednesday. On October 25th, I proclaimed the start of Magic Week in the City working together with the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 59 and a number ...

    • Dear Friends (10/21/2007)
      I’m looking forward to an exciting week ahead full of festivities and great opportunities for all New Haven residents. Criterion Cinemas Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating the new expansion of the Criterion ...

    • Dear Friends (10/14/2007)
      Mentor-Protégé Program I’d like to congratulate Caribbean Masonry, a New Haven-based company, for being the newest protégé in the City’s Construction Mentor-Protégé program. This initiative matches a ...

    • Dear Friends: (10/7/2007)
      Columbus Day Weekend I hope you enjoyed a fun and festive Columbus Day weekend. Our parade was a great success and so were the various other celebrations that took place throughout the City. I’d like ...

    • Dear Friends (9/30/2007)
      Budget Updates We’ve received our final report on our City ‘06’-07 City budget and are pleased to report that our estimates of a $1.1 million dollar surplus are wrong. We actually achieved a surplus ...

    • Dear Friends (9/23/2007)
      Click here for my video message. National Eat Dinner with your Family Day Today is National Eat Dinner with your Family Day. I encourage ...

    • Dear Friends (9/16/2007)
      I’m looking forward to a great week ahead including the topping off of Columbus Family Academy, National “Read for the Record,” Mayor’s Night Out and much more. I’ll hope you’ll join me at the some of ...

    • Dear Friends: (9/9/2007)
      September is off to a great start with a lot of activity in our City. This is another busy week in New Haven. View this message here. ...

    • Dear Friends: (9/2/2007)
      I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. We have a busy week ahead: Mayor’s Night-in Today I’m hosting Mayor’s night-in. This is your opportunity to come down to city hall from 5-6pm to talk to me ...

    • Dear Friends (8/26/2007)
      There are a lot of exciting things happening in New Haven this week. In addition to reading my Monday message every week, now you can view ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/12/2007)
      The week ahead is full of exciting events. As we approach the last few weeks of summer, I invite you to enjoy all the great sites and activities that a New Haven summer has to offer. Please visit http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/index.asp ...

    • Dear Friends: (8/5/2007)
      Tuesday of this week marks the 24th anniversary of National Night Out against violence. New Haven will celebrate National Night Out along with thousands of other cities and communities nationwide in an ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/29/2007)
      SECOND STOP ON COMMUNITY TOUR This Thursday, I hope you’ll join me at the police substation on Blatchley Street in Fair Haven as I make my second stop on this summer’s community tour. We’ll be talking ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/22/2007)
      This is an exciting week as we launch the new Elm City Resident Cards on Tuesday, July 24th. At 9am on Tuesday I will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the doors to the new Office of New ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/19/2007)
      This weekend marked the beginning of this year’s Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament. Throughout this week, New Haven will be home to world’s best tennis action. If you haven’t already purchased tickets to attend, ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/15/2007)
      Yesterday I enjoyed the kick-off to our “Music on the Green” series with a performance by Los Lonely Boys. It was great to see so many people in the audience enjoying a beautiful summer evening and great ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/8/2007)
      The temperature today and tomorrow is expected to reach the mid to upper 90’s. While we’re seeing beautiful days in New Haven, I remind you to take precautions and protect yourselves in this heat. One ...

    • Dear Friends: (7/1/2007)
      I hope you enjoyed a beautiful weekend in New Haven! We hope the great weather will stick around for our Independence Day Celebration on Long Wharf on Wednesday evening. Fireworks are scheduled to begin ...

    • Dear Friends: (6/24/2007)
      “LIVING WITHOUT DRUGS” Tomorrow, we will celebrate United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Our Commission on Substance Abuse Policy and Prevention, in conjunction ...

    • Dear Friends: (6/18/2007)
      June is National Safety Month. This year’s theme is “celebrating safe communities” in the workplace and at home. This week in the awareness campaign is centered around emergency preparedness. It is important ...

    • Dear Friends: (6/3/2007)
      This is National Safe Boating and Fishing week. As the weather gets warmer and we see more of the sun, enjoy the variety of water activities that our Department of Parks and Recreation has to offer including ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/28/2007)
      I hope you all enjoyed a safe and pleasant Memorial Day weekend. This past Sunday I was pleased to attend the 10th anniversary of the Memorial Day Concert at the Shubert, a wonderful event for the whole ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/21/2007)
      This is both National Emergency Medical Services and Public Works Week. I would like to recognize the contributions of our emergency medical personnel and the men and women of the Department of Public ...

    • Dear Friends, (5/13/2007)
      Mayor’s Night Out This Wednesday, May 16, will be the Mayor’s Night Out. Every couple of months members of my staff and I go out into the community to address any questions or concerns New Haven residents ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/10/2007)
      This is national men’s health week. Many diseases and illnesses are preventable by simply receiving annual physical exams. This week I encourage everyone to take some time to think about your personal ...

    • Dear Friends: (5/6/2007)
      This week is Public Servants Recognition Week as established in 1985 by the Public Employees Roundtable and Council for Excellence in Government. Therefore, I salute all of the employees of the City of ...

    • Dear Friends: (4/29/2007)
      Hooker School Dedication A lovely ceremony took place yesterday in honor of the dedication of the Hooker School. This $12.9 million renovation created a wonderful new environment in which students ...

    • Dear Friends (4/22/2007)
      New TV Show This past week was the debut of a new television show that many of you might not have heard about. No, it wasn’t a new reality show on one of the major networks—it’s a new TV show produced ...

    • Dear Friends (4/15/2007)
      National Volunteer Week This week, April 15-21, is National Volunteer Week, and there could hardly be a more fitting theme for many of the events happening over the next few days in New Haven. National ...

    • Dear Friends (4/8/2007)
      New Art in the Beecher School I’ve worked a good deal over the past few years to make sure our City’s children can learn and work in facilities with all the educational resources they need. Our school ...

    • Dear Friends (4/1/2007)
      Town Green This week marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of Town Green Special Services District. This City organization was founded to create a cleaner, safer, and more inviting downtown; even ...

    • Dear Friends (3/25/2007)
      Kudos to Career Robotics Team Monday, we meet a robot, as the robotics team from Hill Regional Career High School comes to City Hall to be honored for winning the Northeast competition of FIRST, (For ...

    • Dear Friends (3/19/2007)
      Worthington Hooker returns to K-2 home Students and parents joined Principal Carol Kennedy in returning to their newly restored K-2 home at Worthington Hooker School this morning. Under the Citywide ...

    • Dear Friends (3/5/2007)
      Budget Last week, I submitted the official City Budget for the 2007-2008 Fiscal Year to the Board of Aldermen. I think the budget strikes a good balance between necessary services, fiscal prudence, ...

    • Dear Friends (2/19/2007)
      A Reminder That It’s Winter As I’m sure all of you remember, last Tuesday and Wednesday brought some of the worst winter weather we’ve had in months. New Haven was covered with snow and icy slush, and ...

    • Details on the State of the City (2/5/2007)
      MAYOR DESTEFANO DELIVERS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS, PROPOSES PROPERTY TAX FREEZE FOR SENIORS HIGHLIGHTS ALSO INCLUDE: NEW ETHICS PLEDGE, STREET OUTREACH PROGRAM, AND EXPULSION POLICY New Haven: ...

    • Weekly Message (1/24/2007)
      Dear friends, This week is promising to be a good deal quieter than last week – no coliseum to demolish – but there’s still plenty going on. Tuesday I joined local aldermen, federal housing ...

    • Weekly Message (1/17/2007)
      Dear friends, What’s cooking this week in New Haven? It seems there’s a lot of buzz about hamburgers. It all started when it was reported last week that a lawmaker in Texas had submitted a bill ...

    • Mayor's weekly message (1/8/2007)
      Dear friends, Last week I announced a set of public safety initiatives aimed at further reducing crime and helping our youth make smart & safe choices. This week, I will begin a series of community ...

    • This week's message (1/1/2007)
      Dear Friends, Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a great holiday season. We’re beginning the New Year with a new initiative to improve public safety. Even though we saw a drop in crime in 2006 – ...

    • Weekly message (12/21/2006)
      Dear friends, With the holiday season in full swing it is a little quieter than usual – and that’s okay. The week kicks-off with students from the James Hillhouse High School showing us all what ...

    • Monday Message (12/19/2006)
      Dear friends, I hope you’re enjoying a happy and healthy holiday. City Hall will be closed for Christmas but the next day – Tuesday – it will be open and we’ll be holding a Kwanzaa celebration ...

    • Weekly Message (12/12/2006)
      Dear friends, This week marks the beginning on an innovative new program for at-risk teens in New Haven. CTRIBAT – a non-profit group founded by one of our police officers – will launch an after school ...

    • Monday Message (12/4/2006)
      Dear friends, We begin this week’s Monday Message with a green theme: • We’re accepting applications for my Green Awards, given each year to a person, organization, and business that have each shown ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (11/27/2006)
      Dear friends, A number of important things are happening in New Haven this week! First, on Wednesday we celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase II of the Quinnipiac Terrace project. The redevelopment ...

    • Mayor's message (11/21/2006)
      Dear Friends, Even though it's a 'short' holiday week, there's still plenty going on. First, I want to mention a highlight from the weekend. I’m very proud to announce that Barnard Environmental ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (11/6/2006)
      Dear Friends, School dedications I look forward to joining with dignitaries, parents, students and friends in dedicating two beautiful new schools this month – the new John C. Daniels School, 569 ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (10/31/2006)
      Dear Friends, Celebrating Halloween with 1,200 kids This morning, I joined Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo, 1,200 school kids and six school bands as we celebrated the annual Mayor’s Halloween ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (10/27/2006)
      Dear Friends, The public has another chance to view the Angel of Peace, this time as it is returned to its perch atop East Rock. The New Haven parks department plans to return the Angel of Peace, the ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (10/16/2006)
      Dear Friends, Focusing on young people: mediation expands, court comes to Cross At a time when school violence is rising across the country, New Haven’s public schools last week showcased our City’s ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (10/16/2006)
      Dear Friends, Focusing on young people: mediation @ court in session At a time when school violence is rising across the country, New Haven’s public schools last week showcased our City’s ability ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (10/6/2006)
      Dear Friends, 1,000 teens employed This week, Youth @ Work takes time to thank all those who made this summer such a success for teen employment (see Thursday item for details). Let me add my thanks ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (10/2/2006)
      Dear Friends, Safe city This week, as Chief of Police Francisco Ortiz, Jr. and Chief Administrative Officer John Buturla release the latest quarterly crime statistics, you will note that our trends ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (9/24/2006)
      Dear Friends, Public Safety Maintaining a safe city is a top priority for our City. Chief Francisco Ortiz and his staff have been holding meetings in neighborhoods across the City, to give citizens ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (9/17/2006)
      Dear Friends, New Hill library branch I was delighted on Saturday to join throngs of well-wishers as we cut the ribbon on the Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library at 303 Washington Avenue in the ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (9/11/2006)
      Dear Friends, Criterion Cinemas expanding I look forward to joining with Charley and Ben Moss of Bow Tie Cinemas on Friday to cut the ribbon on an additional two new auditoriums at Criterion Cinemas, ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (8/28/2006)
      Dear Friends: Pop Smith Little League Cleaned up! I am very proud to announce that the Walter “Pop” Smith Little League returns to New Haven today victorious after winning all three exhibition games ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (8/21/2006)
      Dear Friends, New Proposals for Downtown Chapel Street I am pleased to report that the City received an unprecedented number of proposals to develop the former Shartenberg department store site at 745 ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (8/14/2006)
      Dear Friends, Whalley Avenue renaissance I am delighted that the City is launching its first design overlay zone, in partnership with the Whalley Avenue Special Services District. This zoning tool, ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (8/7/2006)
      Dear Friends, Responding to the recent violence in New Haven The City of New Haven will not tolerate violent crime. The City is responding to the recent rash of violent incidents—including the shooting ...

    • Dear Friends, (7/30/2006)
      Two new assistant police chiefs to be sworn in this week Pending approval by the police commission, I look forward Tuesday to swearing in two new assistant chiefs, including the first female assistant ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (7/24/2006)
      Dear Friends, Submit your Angel of Peace wishes online The Angel of Peace, the 5,000-pound bronze statue that will be restored on the Green this August and then returned to the New Haven Soldiers’ ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (7/17/2006)
      Dear Friends, Rental licensing inspection Today at 10 a.m., City authorities gave a tour of the Winthrop Apartments at 1523 Chapel Street in order to showcase the updated rental licensing and inspection ...

    • Monday Message (7/11/2006)
      Dear Friends, Fourth site added to Open Schools Program Today, the New Haven YMCA Youth Center at 52 Howe Street becomes the fourth site of the Open Schools Program, a component of the broader Mayor’s ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (4/10/2006)
      Dear Friends, Crime goes down I am pleased to report that the City of New Haven experienced experienced an 18% decrease in total crimes reported as of the end of March compared with the same period ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (4/4/2006)
      Dear Friends, Help to displaced U.S. Repeating Arms workers I am pleased to note that the City of New Haven, state Department of Labor, the Regional Workforce Development Board and the International ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (3/27/2006)
      Cancer center agreement good for the City As you may have heard, last week the City reached a watershed agreement with Yale-New Haven Hospital and the SEIU that clears the way for the construction of ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (3/20/2006)
      Roll out the red carpet for the Hillhouse State Champs! Congratulations to the Hillhouse boys’ basketball team for reclaiming the #1 state title. I look forward to honoring the team on Tuesday during ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (3/19/2006)
      Discount home heating oil After several months of work, it’s now official! More than 24,000 low-income Connecticut residents, including 4,000 in New Haven, can now gain access to discount heating oil, ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (3/11/2006)
      March is shaping up to be a busy month already. Friday, I joined Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo and Stephanie Barnes of Youth@Work to appeal for support of jobs for teens. The City aspires ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (2/26/2006)
      Dear Friends, Last week, I was delighted to join local businesses and neighbors in kicking off the demolition of 18 Hess oil storage tanks, clearing the way for future development of eight acres of prime ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (2/20/2006)
      Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation approved funding for the Ferry Street Bridge last week, making it possible for construction to begin soon. I ...

    • Mayor's Message (2/7/2006)
      Dear Friends, The 13th State of the City Address at City Hall addressed some pressing issues for New Haven: - New initiatives in securing public safety in New Haven’s neighborhoods - Affordable ...

    • Mayor's Monday Message (1/27/2006)
      Dear Friends, I am proud to announce that a new, re-organized, and more user-friendly version of the City of New Haven website will be launched today. More than giving our website a new face, the ...

    • Monday Message (1/18/2006)
      As you probably have heard, this past week U.S. Repeating Arms announced plans to close its doors at the end of March. Winchester firearms has been made in New Haven for 140 years, and the factory employs ...



    Click To Visit The Mayor
    Toni Harp Campaigning
    Gathering At City Hall
    Mayor Harp With Boy Scouts
    Footer For City Site
    Residents | Visitors | Business | Online Services | Q&A | Guide to New Haven | Government | Forms Central | Calendars | Emergency Info
    Any comments/suggestions E-mail the Webmaster for the City of New Haven or contact the Mayor's Office, 165 Church Street, New Haven CT 06510, Telephone 203-946-8200.
    New Haven City Seal