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    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 that is available to you. I urge all residents who are behind in their mortgage payments or even at risk of falling behind to take advantage of this opportunity and attend this free event to find out about foreclosure prevention, loan modifications, the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program and other resources.

    The mortgage assistance forum is free and will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven. Free parking will be available for attendees at the Omni Hotel Garage, the One Temple Street Garage and the 213 Crown Street Garage.

    More information about the mortgage assistance event, including the information homeowners should bring to help them get answers quickly, is available here, or by calling the Department of Banking at 860-240-8170 or 1-877-472-8313.

    April Vacation-Free Activities for Youth

    Next week is April vacation for New Haven Public School students, and it is also the “Week of the Young Child” in New Haven, full of free events for children and families to enjoy. Events include a planetarium show, marionette shows, planting projects, storytelling and more. For a listing of all events, go here

    The Parks Department is also offering “April Vacation Camp” at two locations:Trowbridge Nature Center and at John Martinez School. Registration is required (register by Friday, April 12th). For more information, go here

    Rain Barrels Available from the Sound School!

    The Sound School is pleased to announce that this year's new line of Rain Barrels are now available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a Rain Barrel, or would like more information go here

    Save the Date: Budget Briefing for City Residents

    I will provide an overview of the City’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013/2014 and answer questions from residents on Monday, April 29th at 6:30 pm at Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St

    Residents are encouraged to attend these informational meetings in order to gain an understanding of both the City’s budget priorities and the challenges presented for the City as a result of the proposed State budget.


    Apr. 11. Advise from the Arts Council. Ives Library lower level. 2-5pm. info@newhavenarts.org for an appt.

    Apr. 11. Author Charlotte Rogan Book Talk. Ives Main Library. 7pm. 6pm reception (tickets $25) www.nhfpl.org

    Apr. 12. Bach's Lunch Concert-"Art Songs and Arias". Neighborhood Music School. 12:10pm. neighborhoodmusicschool.org

    Apr. 12.Faculty Fridays Concert. "All P's"Neighborhood Music School. 7:30pm. neighborhoodmusicschool.org

    Apr 12. " El Lucio " Im no Romeo. Bregamos Community Theater. 7:30pm.

    Apr. 12. Conference Call: Fonda, Ullmann, Stevens, Schuller. Firehouse 12. 8:30- 10pm. http://firehouse12.com

    Apr. 13. Spring Bird Walk. Join Ranger Dan Barvir for a Spring Bird Walk around parts of New Haven. Meet at the Eli Whitney Museum parking area. 9-9:30am.

    Apr. 14. Garrison Keillor. Lyman Ctr for Arts. 7:30pm. http://tickets.southernct.edu/

    Apr. 14. The New Haven Museum presents The Reverend Stephen R. Davenport

    Symposium. Four distinguished scholars of early American history will reveal the social impact of women's roles, the desire for education and the importance of religion in the Puritan culture of the New Haven Colony.9:30am-4:30 pm. Free, but registration is required. For more information, or to register, call Michelle Cheng (203) 562-4183 x11 or Email her here


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