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Mayor Elicker Mourns Loss of New Haven Police Officer

PRESS RELEASE - September 17, 2021

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Following today’s tragic death of New Haven Police Officer Joshua Castellano, Mayor Justin Elicker issued the following statement.

“My thoughts and condolences are with the family of Officer Castellano as well as his friends and colleagues at the New Haven Police Department,” Said Mayor Justin Elicker. “Officer Castellano served our community for seven years. We’re thankful for Officer Castellano’s service; he will be greatly missed.”

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Mayor Elicker Highlights Living Organ Donation with Proclamation to Donor and Advocate Mark Scotch


NEWHAVEN, Conn. – Mayor Justin Elicker is honoring Mark Scotch, a 65-year-old from Plover, Wisconsin who made a stop in New Haven while on his 1,600-mile bike ride to raise awareness of living organ donation.

Scotch and Mayor Elicker met on the steps of New Haven city hall where the Mayor presented Scotch with a proclamation honoring his efforts to raise awareness around this critical topic. Photos can be found here.

Scotch’s ride, dubbed “organ trail” began Sunday, Sept. 19, in Martha’s Vineyard. From there, he’ll travel into New York City, go through upstate New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and arrive back to his hometown in central Wisconsin, on approximately Saturday, Oct. 16. Cycling his way to promote kidney disease, living donor awareness, and post-donation functionality.

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New Haven’s Strategy to Combat Gun Violence

Gun Violence is on the rise:

Gun violence is on the rise in America – 2020 was one of the deadliest years in recent memory with more than 19,000 gun-related deaths (excluding suicides). That’s more than 50 per day. And 2021 is shaping up to be another record-setting year, with more than 14,000 gun deaths by the beginning of September.

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden identified gun violence as a major threat to public safety. The President outlined his national strategy to combat the trend of increasing gun violence.

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2020-21 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report DRAFT for Public Comment

In accordance with 24 CFR Part 91.520, the City of New Haven is required to submit a report on an annual basis documenting its performance to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 90 days after the close of its program year.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and social distancing and “stay at home” orders, HUD authorized waivers to communities to allow for deadline extensions, virtual public meetings, citizen participation timelines, and on-line postings of documents for public review and comment.

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