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    SNOW PARKING BAN 1/29/2009 FROM 12-6 A.M.


    1.No parking on major streets posted as snow emergency routes citywide

    2. No parking on streets downtown (all streets within the area bounded by Howe Street, Tower Parkway, Grove Street, State Street and North Frontage Road)

    3.No parking within 25 feet of any intersection citywide and no parking in front of any bus stop citywide

    Cars parking in violation of the parking ban may be ticketed and/or towed.

    The Parking Ban is scheduled to expire at 6:00 am on Thursday, January 29, 2009. Please listen to your local news stations, check the city web site at www.cityofnewhaven.com or call 946-7669 (SNOW) for updated information. If appropriate, the ban may be lifted earlier than the scheduled expiration time.

    Dear Friends:

    January is National Radon Action Month. Throughout the month, the New Haven Health Department has been distributing free radon home testing kits and educational materials. I encourage all residents to take advantage of this opportunity to protect your homes and families. To receive a radon test kit, while supplies last, contact 203-946-8174 or visit the Health Department, located on the ninth floor of 54 Meadow St.

    Here’s what’s happening in our City this week:

    Youth Programming Press Event

    During these challenging economic times, we’re forced to do more with less. Youth programming is a priority in New Haven. At this event, alongside our non-profit partners, we will discuss the City’s efforts to provide New Haven youth with quality programming. We will also talk about the need to share resources and work together to best serve our young people. This event will take place at 1p.m.on Wednesday, January 28 in the atrium of City Hall.

    ROOF Press Conference

    On Thursday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m., we will be holding a press conference to discuss the success of the ROOF Program in 2008 and lay out the roadmap for 2009 as we continue to help families stay in their homes.

    New Haven’s Teacher Visitation Day

    On Thursday, January 29th from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m., the New Haven Public Schools will be hosting New Haven’s Teacher Visitation Day for existing and prospective teachers who want to make a difference. Those who attend the first session will have a rare opportunity to visit individual schools, meet with administrators, and take part in an on-site interview. Those who cannot attend the day session are invited to an informational session at Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Dr. from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., which will give prospective applicants a wealth of information about teaching opportunities for the upcoming school year.

    Detective and Lieutenant Promotions

    The New Haven Police Department will be holding a promotion ceremony on Friday, January 30th at 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the New Haven Fire Academy.

    Green Tip of the Week

    Do you like to take long 10 minute showers? By cutting your shower in half, you can save approximately 4200 gallons per year, plus enjoy significantly lower hot water costs. If all of New Haven's residents shortened their showers by 5 minutes, the water saved would cover the Green to a depth of over 100 feet.

    Here’s what’s happening in the New Haven Free Public Library this week:


    Visit the Wilson Branch on Monday, January 26th at 4:00 p.m. to read a book and write a letter to President Barack Obama.


    On the last Wednesday of each month, a representative from the passport office comes to the 50+ Transition Center area of the Main Branch to provide passport applications at 1:00 p.m. Please call ahead: 203-946-7001, extension 333.

    Financial Aid Help

    Do you have questions about how to apply for financial aid for college? Visit the Main Branch on Thursday, January 28th at 6:30 p.m. to learn about the FAFSA forms and programs.

    Learn About the Quinnipiac Indians

    On Saturday, January 31st at 3:00 p.m., visit the Fair Haven Branch to learn about New Haven’s first settlers, the Quinnipiac Indians. Benjamin Breton, Education Director at the New Haven Museum and Historical Society will lead the discussion and New Haven author Doris Townshed’s new book, “Whatever Happened to the Quinnipiacs? A Historical Narrative of these Native Americans before and after the Settlement of New Haven in 1638” will be on display before the talk.

    Do you know someone who might want to receive my weekly message but isn’t on my mailing list? If so, please e-mail a request to: jmayorga@newhavenct.net from the e-mail address you’d like us to add on. Requests will generally be processed within 48 hours of receipt.

    I wish you a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.



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