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    While no tangible threats have been received in New Haven, when events such as the bombing that took place in Boston occur, we are all on heightened alert. Residents should know that the New Haven Police Department has been coordinating efforts with its law enforcement partners including the Yale University Police Department, the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, the Amtrak Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NHPD and its partner agencies will continue to assess the need for heightened Police presence, based largely on highly attended special events.

    The NHPD is asking that people to remain observant as they go about their normal activities. If you do see something suspicious, you are urged to call the NHPD at 203-946-6316.

    Next week is Restaurant Week in New Haven—with Discounted Parking in Honor of New Haven’s upcoming 375th Anniversary!

    This spring's Restaurant Week will run from Sunday, April 21st through Friday, April 26th. Participating restaurants will offer a three course, prix fixe menu consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Prix fixe menus are priced at $18 for lunch and $32 for dinner.

    From 4pm-12 midnight during all of Restaurant Week, you can park for only $3.75 at the Temple Street Garage and at the Crown Street Garage.

    Here are a few tips to ensure you have the best possible experience during Restaurant Week:

    •Make reservations as early as possible as restaurants are sure to book fast.

    • Try a new night—if you cannot secure a Friday reservation, try a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night. It’s a nice way to break up the work week!

    • Don’t forget about lunch! If you are set on dining at particular restaurant but cannot get a dinner reservation, don’t be discouraged—try lunch instead!

    For a list of restaurants that are participating in this spring’s Restaurant Week, go here

    Vote for New Haven for "Fan Favorite Town of 2013"

    Help New Haven win the CT Tourism “Fan Favorite Town of 2013” Contest! Show your love for New Haven by voting for New Haven and your favorite thing in the City—whether it’s an artist, a restaurant, non-profit, person, location or event. You can vote once a day until May 15th. Even better—voters will have the chance to win a four-night Connecticut getaway. Click on this link to vote for New Haven: Vote!

    Hill to Downtown Community Meeting

    The City of New Haven Economic Development Administration and Economic Development Corporation invite you to the next Hill-to-Downtown community meeting on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 pm at the Hill Central Music Academy (140 DeWitt Street). This interactive event will include a community mapping session as well as a conversation about market conditions, community needs and opportunities for improvement in the district. This meeting is free and open to the public, and Spanish-language translation services will be provided.

    For questions, please contact the EDC at (203) 785-1000.


    Apr. 17. Pecha Kucha New Haven. Bentara. 7pm. http://pkn-newhaven.org/CallForPresenters

    Apr 17.Lunchtime Chamber Music. Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall. 12pm. https://apps.commerce.yale.edu/arts/music/showSeriesDetail.do

    Apr. 19. An Introduction to “Pop-up” Flash Macro Photography. Yale Geology Auditorium. 7:30pm

    Apr. 19 . Bach's Lunch Concert. "Sonatas for Violin and Piano" Neighborhood Music School. 12:10pm. neighborhoodmusicschool.org

    Apr. 19. Jim Breuer. Lyman Ctr for Arts. 8pm. http://tickets.southernct.edu/

    Apr. 19. Dan Tepfer and Ben Wendel Duo. Firehouse 12. 8:30- 10pm. http://firehouse12.com

    Apr. 20. Powder House Day. City Hall. 1-5pm. 203-710-3710

    Apr 20. Yale Viola Recital. Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University. 2-3:30pm. http://musicians.yale.edu/violakendra


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