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New Haven Mayor Joins the Mayors for Parks Coalition

November 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The bipartisan Mayors for Parks Coalition is managed by City Parks Alliance and advocates for increased federal funding for urban parks

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker officially joined the Mayors for Parks Coalition, a project of City Parks Alliance. The national bipartisan coalition was created in 2013 and includes mayors from large and small cities across the country that advocate for increased federal funding for our nation’s urban parks. The Coalition is co-chaired by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock (D) and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price (R).

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Fountain Street Study Public Workshop

The City of New Haven is exploring ways to improve Fountain Street to make the street safer and more functional for all modes of travel.

The Fountain Street Study will address traffic congestion and pedestrian and bicycle safety and identify place-making strategies to improve connectivity between residential and commercial districts.

A virtual public workshop will be held to discuss opportunities for improving the study area which includes Fountain Street, a portion of Central Avenue, and Whalley Avenue between West Rock Avenue and Harrison Street.

Fountain Street Study Public Workshop

Monday, November 30, 2020—7 P.M.

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Detalles de la reunión en español haga clic aquí

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City of New Haven and Vital Strategies, Inc Announce Partnership to Address Overdose Epidemic

November 24, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today, November 24, 2020, at 12:00 PM, Vital Strategies and the City of New Haven will announce a partnership to address the Overdose Epidemic. The initiative will be overseen by the Community Services Administration and build on resources made available to the Health Department as part of the federal “Overdose Data to Action” grant. To spearhead a City-wide effort for reducing the rising number of overdose deaths, New Haven’s Harm Reduction task force will receive new leadership from Christine Rodriguez, a noted harm reduction expert. As Task Force Coordinator, Rodriguez will be working with the Director of the Community Services Administration (CSA) for the City of New Haven, Dr. Mehul Dalal, in a position supported by a partnership with public health organization Vital Strategies. The press briefing will be held virtually on Zoom and live-streamed on the Mayor’s YouTube Channel.

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Mayor Elicker & City Health Officials Team Up With Students for Social Media Challenge Aimed at Preventing the Spread of COVID Among Young People

November 24, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Wednesday, November 25 at 11 AM, Mayor Justin Elicker will join City Health Director Maritza Bond, and students and educators from Common Ground High School, Urban Farm and Environmental Education Center for a virtual press conference announcing the #MaskUpNHV Selfie Challenge. At the school, seniors in science teacher Emily Schmidt's advisory decided to launch a community service project focused on coronavirus awareness. With help from Joel Tolman, lead teacher & student pathways advisor, they approached the New Haven Health Department to learn how they could help. Their planned social media campaign – Common Ground for Common Good-will challenge young people to use their social media accounts to raise awareness about COVID-19 prevention among family and friends. The press briefing will be held virtually on Zoom and live-streamed on the Mayor’s YouTube Channel.

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Mayor Elicker, City and Community Economic Development Leaders Kick-Off Holiday Shopping Season, Urge Support for Small Businesses Battered by Pandemic

November 24, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Wednesday, November 25 at 2 PM, Mayor Justin Elicker will join local small business owners and public and community economic development stakeholders for Shop Local, Shop Small, a virtual press event to kick-off the holiday shopping season and underscore the critical importance of supporting local small businesses this year.

New Haven’s small business community continues to be challenged by public health restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Elicker and others will highlight the many ways City residents can help support local restaurants and small, independent retail businesses in these difficult times, both virtually or in-person. These safe, socially distant shopping options include Together New Haven Marketplace, New Haven Holiday Passport Program, and Small Business Saturday. The press briefing will be held virtually on Zoom and live-streamed on the Mayor’s YouTube Channel.

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New Haven Police Make Gun and Stolen Car Arrests

Media Contact: Captain Anthony Duff

For immediate release

November 21, 2020

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Throughout the past year, New Haven has experienced a spike in motor vehicle thefts. As of November 8th, New Haven Police crime analysts have reported that 570 vehicles have been reported stolen in the city of New Haven, a 1.7% increase from 2019.

This spike in motor vehicle thefts is not exclusive to New Haven as surrounding towns and cities have also experienced an increase. Many of these motor vehicle thefts are a crime of opportunity; with victims leaving their vehicles unsecure, often with the keys left inside of the vehicle and the engine running.

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Mayor Elicker to Celebrate Launch of Construction Jobs Program

November 19, 2020

MEDIA ALERT - UPDATED

Pilot Initiative with Community Partners

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today, Thursday, November 19 at 3 PM, Mayor Justin Elicker will join New Haven Economic Development Administrator Michael Piscitelli, William Villano, President and CEO of Workforce Alliance, and other community partners for a socially-distanced press conference outside 200 Orange Street to celebrate the launch of a pilot initiative for a new construction jobs program. The program prepares New Haven workers for apprenticeships and employment in the construction industry. It is part of the overall Together New Haven effort, which supports small businesses, neighborhood commercial districts, and workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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