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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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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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New Haven Mayor to Host Virtual COVID-19 Press Briefing

November 16, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will be hosting virtual press availability regarding all updates surrounding the City’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Today’s virtual press briefing will be at 4:30 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving every day, and the City of New Haven wants to provide accurate and current information regarding the spread of the virus. All briefings are uploaded to the Mayor’s YouTube Page at bit.ly/MayorYouTube.

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New Haven Mayor to Visit New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing

November 9, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

Site is Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence to Remember their Loved Ones

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Tomorrow, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker is planning to visit the New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence. At the site, Marlene Miller Pratt, along with other mothers and the Mayor, will hold a press conference at 3:00 PM. Names of victims lost from gun violence from 1976 to 2020 are inscribed on bricks along the ‘magnitude walkway’ leading to a memory wall plaza and the “Tree of Life.”

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New Haven Mayor to Host Virtual COVID-19 Press Briefing

November 9, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will be hosting virtual press availability regarding all updates surrounding the City’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Today’s virtual press briefing will be at 4:00 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving every day, and the City of New Haven wants to provide accurate and current information regarding the spread of the virus. All briefings are uploaded to the Mayor’s YouTube Page at bit.ly/MayorYouTube.

COVID-19 Virtual Press Briefing

Mayor Elicker, Health Director Maritza Bond, City Staff

Monday, November 9, 2020

Zoom Conferencing

4:00 PM

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Mayor Elicker to join Local Partners to Launch Black Church Project to Address Alcohol and Other Drug Use

November 5, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

The Black Church Project will provide substance use treatment to residents struggling with alcohol and other drugs to determine the best way to offer care

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will join Dr. Ayana Jordan, leadership from addiction clinic MCCA, Community Services Administrator Dr. Mehul Dalal, Rev. Streets, and members of the Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church to launch The Black Church Project. The Black Church Project was recently awarded $3M from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, within the National Institutes of Health.

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New Haven Mayor Releases Statement on Connecticut DEEP Tentative Approval on 19 Wheeler Street

November 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker released the following statement regarding the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s tentative approval of the expansion of a waste processing facility at 19 Wheeler Street in New Haven:

Earlier today, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of tentative determination to approve receipt and processing of municipal solid waste – basically household garbage – at 19 Wheeler Street, which is a 15-acre site along the Quinnipiac River. I have already expressed serious concerns about this proposal, as have many members of our Board of Alders, State Delegation, and environmental stakeholders.

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