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    Dear Friends:

    SECOND STOP ON COMMUNITY TOUR

    This Thursday, I hope you’ll join me at the police substation on Blatchley Street in Fair Haven as I make my second stop on this summer’s community tour. We’ll be talking about programs for youth, police initiatives and your ideas and concerns. We’ll meet at 7:30 at 295 Blatchley Avenue. Please come out and join the discussion!

    LAST CONCERT OF THIS SUMMER’S MUSIC ON THE GREEN

    Soul Asylum delivered a great performance this past Saturday on the New Haven Green. We have just one concert left in this summer Music on the Green series made possible by the New Alliance Foundation. This Saturday at 6pm please join us in welcoming Regina Bell to the stage. After the concert, don’t forget to enjoy the great sights and tastes of Downtown New Haven. There are more than 100 restaurants within a 2-block radius of the Green.

    FARMERS MARKET VOUCHERS FOR SENIORS

    The State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture has issued an increase in the allotment of farmer’s market coupons for the City of New Haven. New Haven annually receives 1,600 farmer's market coupon booklets. This year, the City will be receiving 3,967 booklets. Farmers Market Coupon booklets are issued to seniors age 62 and older who have a maximum household income of not more than 185 percent of the annual poverty guidelines and are New Haven residents (1 person income limit is $18,130 while the family limit is $24,420).

    The coupon booklets are $15 in value and can be used at the City Farmers Markets which are held:

    City Hall Wednesdays 11:00 - 4:00

    Fairhaven Thursdays 3:00 - 7:00

    Wooster Square Saturday 9:00 - 1:00

    Edgewood Park Sunday 10:00 - 2:00

    The booklets will be distributed through the City of New Haven 6 senior centers on Wednesday and Fridays only starting Wednesday August 1, 2007.

    POLICE OPEN HOUSES

    “You too would look good in blue!” Have you ever considered becoming a police officer? Why not join one of the finest police departments in the nation? The New Haven Police Department is currently recruiting officers for a spring 2008 academy class. Open houses will be taking place as follows:

    Monday, August 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Career High school at 140 Legion Avenue

    Saturday August 25 from 10am-1pm at Wexler Grant School at 55 Foote Street

    In order to qualify, candidates must be:

    -at least 21 years of age

    -Hold a high school diploma or GED

    -Possess a valid driver’s license

    -U.S. Citizen

    -No felony or class a/b misdemeanors

    For more information and to download an application please visit: www.cityofnewhaven.com or call 203-946-7636

    ELM CITY RESIDENT CARD

    The Office of New Haven Residents has now been open for a week. We’ve seen hundreds of residents each day line up outside of this office to apply for the Elm City Resident card. Until further notice, the office will be open from 9am until 7pm to accommodate the large numbers of residents we’re seeing daily. You can download your application online at www.cityofnewhaven.com. Please also visit the site for information on required documentation that you’ll need to bring in to be eligible for the new identification cards. Remember, the Elm City Resident Card if for ALL residents of New Haven.

    I hope you have a healthy and happy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.

    Mayor


    [7/29/2007]


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