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    Dear Friends:

    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 have the opportunity to review my proposed budget, ask questions and offer comments. The first presentation will be held at Edgewood School on March 10th at 6:30 pm and the second will be at Nathan Hale School on March 23rd at 6:30 pm. I encourage residents to attend one of these meetings to learn about the proposed 2010-2011 budget. Click here to see my proposed budget.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    Mayor’s Night In

    On Tuesday, March 2nd, 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. The Mayor’s Office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 165 Church Street.

    2010 Census

    On Monday, March 8th at 10:30 a.m., Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and I will be holding a press conference to kick-off the 2010 Census in New Haven. 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. Census forms will be mailed to City residents on March 15th and should be mailed back as soon as possible. The form takes about 10 minutes to fill out and all information is kept confidential.

    Centenarian Luncheon

    The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut will be hosting the 24th annual Centenarian Luncheon on May 5th, 2010. If you know anyone who is 100 years or older this year, please contact Janiss at jfowler@aoapartnerships.org or 203-785-8533 to ensure that they receive an invitation to this free event.

    Senior Newsletter

    If you missed the February issue of the Senior Newsletter, it is available online here. The March edition will be available in the City’s senior centers and libraries in the upcoming days.

    Wellness Tip

    Visit MyPyramid.gov to create personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    Green Tip

    Dimmer switches can save energy by reducing lighting levels. However, make sure dimmer switches are completely off, as they still use electricity when completely dimmed.

    The following cultural events are taking place in the City:

    March 4th at 6 p.m.—Anne Fadiman and students present “First Person Singular: An Evening of Personal Essays” at the Main Library. Fadiman is award-winning author and Yale's Francis Writer in Residence. For more information, visit: www.annefadiman.eventbrite.com/.

    March 4th to April 15th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at City Hall—Exhibition: Ethnic History of New Haven Pre-1638 to 2000 and Beyond.

    Is someone you know interested in receiving the Mayor's Monday Message? To join this list, please send your name and email address to: elyons@newhavenct.net. An opportunity may exist down the line to receive messages specific to your neighborhood. For this purpose, in your email, please tell us what ward you live in.

    The Mayor's Monday Message list is not shared with any outside groups and is used solely for the purpose of delivering timely information about issues and events in the City from the Mayor's office to your inbox.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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