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 Congress and the Obama Administration to support comprehensive immigration reform. Thank you to all of the individuals who helped to make New Haven a part of this event, either by organizing, fundraising or participating. I encourage everyone to build upon the momentum of Sunday’s event and to get involved and engaged around this very important issue. To find out how you can get involved, please visit: http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org/.
Here’s what else is happening in the City:
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 were mailed to City residents and should be mailed back as soon as possible. The form takes about 10 minutes to fill out and all information is kept confidential.
Senior Tax Freeze
On Tuesday, March 23rd at 11am, I will be holding a press conference to kick-off the fourth year of the Senior Tax Freeze. This program caps property taxes for eligible seniors for as long as they own and reside in their homes. For information on how to apply, eligibility requirements and other details about the program, please contact the Department of Elderly Services at 203-946-2272.
Quinnipiac Avenue Meeting
I will be hosting a meeting on the start of construction of the Quinninipiac Avenue Re-do. This meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Church on the corner of Grand and Lenox Avenues.
Community Budget Presentation
The next community budget presentation is Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm at Nathan Hale School, 480 Townsend Avenue. Residents are encouraged to attend this event to learn about my FY2011 budget and to ask questions and offer suggestions. The next presentation will be held at Celentano School on March 30th at 6:30 pm.
The following cultural events are taking place in New Haven this week:
March 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30pm—City Hall—Exhibition Reception: Ethnic History of New Haven Pre-1638 to 2000 and Beyond.
March 23rd at 7pm—Anchor Bar and Restaurant—Ordinary Evening Reading Series:Susan Barr-Toman and Robin Abrahams. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 23rd at 7pm—Bru Café—Listen Here: Breaking Up is Hard to Do at Bru Café. For more information: www.newhavenreview.com.
March 24th at 6pm—Main Library—Meet the Author: Terry Walters, author of CLEAN FOOD, one of NPR's top 10 cookbooks for 2009. For more information: www.cleanfood.eventbrite.com or 203-946-8835.
March 26th at 6pm—Wexler Grant School—Spring Recital and performance by students of Music Haven plus performance by the Haven String Quartet.
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I hope you have a happy and healthy week!
Very truly yours,
John DeStefano, Jr.
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