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    Dear Friends

    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 is located on the second floor of 165 Church Street.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    Quinnipiac Avenue Groundbreaking

    On Wednesday, April 7th at 1 p.m., there will be a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on Phase I of the Quinnipiac Avenue Re-do Project. Phase One of the project stretches from Ferry Street to Clifton Street and will feature a variety of traffic calming measures, including a roundabout, chicanes and bumpouts. The ceremony will take place across from 375 Quinnipiac Avenue.

    Budget Presentations

    On Thursday, April 8th at 7 p.m., I will be hosting a community budget presentation at Conte/West Hills Magnet School, 511 Chapel Street. This presentation is specifically for members of the City’s management teams and block watches, but is open to the public. Management team and block watch leaders are encouraged to use this opportunity to learn about the proposed budget, initiatives and goals for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. There will also be a presentation on April 27th at Lincoln Bassett School and one on April 29th at Beecher School, both at 6:30 p.m.

    Census 2010

    Time is running out to fill out your census forms! If you have not mailed back your form, please do so as soon as possible. If you have not received a form or are having trouble filling it out, please visit one of over 40 Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC) located throughout the City. To find the QAC closest to you, please visit: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/.

    An accurate count of our City’s population will ensure that New Haven has the appropriate number of political representatives and that our community receives the necessary federal funding for schools, economic development, public safety and social services over the next 10 years. The form takes about 10 minutes to fill out and all information is kept confidential.

    National Start! Walking Day

    On Wednesday, April 7th, the City of New Haven will be celebrating National Start! Walking Day as the Street Smarts initiative rolls out new in-road Yield to Pedestrian signs at various locations throughout the City. At the locations below, volunteer City employees and elected officials will be providing residents with Street Smarts brochures, Smart Driver Pledge Forms, Street Smarts pedometers, Street Smarts jelly bracelets, Street Smarts bicycle stickers, Street Smarts lollipops and other materials to educate residents about bike safety as well as motorist tips. Each intersection of the following intersections will be staffed from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday: Lincoln and Trumbull; Orange and Linden; Quinnipiac and Foxon; Court and Olive; Fountain and Emerson at Mauro-Sheridan School; Edgewood and Beers at Troup School.

    The following cultural events are taking place this week:

    April 6th at 7pm—Listen =Here: Take Me Out to the Ball Game at Willoughby's Coffee & Tea. For more information: www.newhavenreview.com

    April 6th at 7pm—“First Tuesdays" public lecture: "The First Stars in the Universe" at Leitner Observatory & Planetarium. For more information: http://lfop.astro.yale.edu/.

    April 7th at 4pm—Yale =Student Poets at Beinecke Library. For more information: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/readings-at-beinecke/.

    April 8th at 6pm—Irish Movies at the New Haven Museum. Irish Beer Film Series: The Wind That Shakes The Barley. For more information: www.newhavenmuseum.org.

    April 8th at 7:30pm—Eliyahu and the Qadim Ensemble: Devotional Music from the Spiritual Traditions of the Near East at Marquand Chapel. For more information: www.yale.edu/ism/events.

    April 9th at 8:30/10pm—Myra Melford’s Happy Whistlings at Firehouse 12. For more information: http://firehouse12.com.

    April 9th 8pm—Improvisation Jam facilitated by Elm City Dance Collective at the Center for the Arts at Christ Church. Suggested donation: $10.

    April 10th from 10am-2pm—Open Farm Day & Garden Volunteer Crew at Common Ground. Geared to adults, but children under 12 may participate with parent. For more information: www.nhep.com.

    April 10th at 8pm—Euge Groove and Jeff Golub at SCSU Lyman Center. For more information: www.southernct.edu/lymancenter/.

    April 11th at 2pm—NHSO Family Concert Series. Big Blue Marble at Woolsey Hall For more information: newhavensymphony.org.

    Are you interested in receiving newsletters, like the Mayor’s Monday Message, from the City of New Haven? If so, please click here, select “My New Haven” then click on “Message Center.” Once you register your email address, you will have the option to select which newsletters you’d like to receive.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.

    Mayor



    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

    [4/4/2010]


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