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    Dear Friends

    Looking for an exciting way to spend your lunch break? Blues, Berries and Jam is back again this summer with live performances between noon and 2 p.m. Grab a meal from a restaurant or the downtown farmers’ market and head to the Green every Wednesday from July 21st through August 25th!

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    Decorated Trash Drums

    Decorated trash drums will be presented to the City of New Haven by the Yale Office of Sustainability and Oil Drum Art on the steps of City Hall on July 21st at 3:30 p.m. The drums will then be donated to the Upper State Street Association to help with litter and beautify the area. The drums are part of a statewide program and were decorated by the Yale Student Environmental Coalition, Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership (at Yale), New Haven Solar Youth and southern Connecticut’s “buildON” program.

    Employment Resource Fair

    The New Haven Reentry Roundtable will be holding its first Employment Resource Fair on Thursday, July 22nd (rain date July 23rd) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the New Haven Green. All are invited to attend! Formerly incarcerated, under-employed, veterans, homeless and the general community are all encouraged to attend this event. If you are looking to reenter the world of work, this networking event will provide an opportunity to showcase your skills and experience. Join us and receive valuable information about resources and support services that will assist you in your career search and planning.

    Tax Notification

    The first installments of Real Estate, Personal Property and Special Services District Tax and the total Motor Vehicle Tax on the Grand List of October 1, 2009 came due on July 1, 2010 and are payable during the month of July, 2010. Taxpayers who have not received a bill should contact the Tax Office at 203-946-8054 for a duplicate bill, since failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax and respective penalties should the account become delinquent. Unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent as of August 3, 2010. On that date, interest will be charged from the original date of July 1, 2010. Interest is charged at a rate of 18% per year in accordance with the provisions of CGS Section 12-146. Extended Hours at the Office of the Tax Collector are 8a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, July 22nd through Monday, August 2nd, including Saturday July 24th and July 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church Street between Chapel Street and Elm Street has been reclassified as a "tow free" zone, from now until end of day August 2, 2010 in order that the tax payers of the City of New Haven can come into City Hall to pay their taxes/parking tags without the fear of being towed for any delinquencies.

    Tax payments may be mailed to: Collector of Taxes, P. O. Box 1927, New Haven, CT 06509-1927.

    If you would like to receive electronic notifications from the Office of the Tax Collector about when tax bills are mailed, how to receive a duplicate bill and when bills are due, please click here, select “My New Haven” then click on “Message Center.” Once you register your email address, you will have the option to select which newsletters from the City you’d like to receive.

    The Elm Street Book Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St. New readers are always welcome! Free parking is available and books are provided for checkout by the CT Humanities Council. Free Blue State Coffee is available for those who register for the book discussions. For more information call the library at 203-946-8835.

    Sister Cities Presentation – Hue, Vietnam

    Hue, the former capital of Vietnam and often called its cultural center, is a coastal city located on the beautiful Perfume River. It is also one of New Haven’s seven Sister Cities, a relationship that was established in 1994 and celebrated with a visit from the Mayor of Hue the following year. This June, Barbara Lamb, New Haven’s Director of Cultural Affairs and president of New Haven Sister Cities, made her first visit to Hue. The public is invited to hear about her trip and to learn more about the Sister Cities project on July 28th at 6 p.m. at the New Haven Public Library.

    Green Tip

    Install low-flow faucet aerators to reduce water consumption in your home. These aerators can reduce water and energy costs by up to 50%.

    Cultural Events

    July 20—Twighlight Tuesday feat. Jim Fyer, Jeff Barnhart. Neighborhood Music School. 6:30pm/7:15 perf. Tix: www.nmsmusicschool.org.

    July 21—New Haven Green Drinks at Kitchen Zinc. 6-8 pm. www.greendrinks.org.

    July 22—Sunny Pics: Alice in Wonderland (2010, directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter) at Main Library.. Byo popcorn! 5:45pm.

    July 24—Music on the Green- New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Opening acts 6pm. Headliners 7pm. Free. http://www.infonewhaven.com/489454.

    July 25-- Sunday Brunch Sail on Schooner Quinnipiack. Departs from Long Wharf Pier. 11am. $35. www.schooner.inc.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.

    Mayor

    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

    [7/19/2010]


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