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New Haven Free Public Library Goes Fine Free

September 22, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEW HAVEN – The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is proud to announce that it has officially gone fine free as of July 1, 2020. Joining a growing number of libraries across the country, the New Haven Free Public Library locations will no longer charge overdue fines on most items and stop collecting previously accrued overdue fines.

“I want to thank City Librarian, John Jessen, the Library Board, and staff for this amazing announcement. It is important that we continue to implement policies like these to encourage residents to utilize our libraries for the many services they provide,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.

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Mayor Justin Elicker and City Staff to Announce Budget Surplus, Despite Ongoing Pandemic

September 8, 2020

NEW HAVEN, Conn.

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 4:00 PM, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, along with City Budget Director and Acting Controller?Michael Gormany, will announce a budget surplus for the 2020 fiscal year.

While the City’s annual budget cycle ends June 30 and renews itself July 1, it takes approximately two months each year to reconcile and report exact year-end budget figures. That process is now complete.

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The City of New Haven Announces National Home Care Day on September 4

September 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker joined many leaders across the country, acknowledging home care workers with the announcement of the first annual National Home Care Day, today, September 4, 2020.

“I don’t know where we would be without our home health care workers,” stated New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker. “Their jobs are so important to the well-being of many individuals in the country, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, it really highlights just how important they are to us as a society. I want to thank not just our SEIU 1199 NE members on this day but all home health care workers out there every day, ensuring the safety and health of our residents and putting themselves at risk of COVID-19 exposure. You are our heroes,” he concluded.

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City of New Haven to Cover Digital Divide Ahead of 10-Weeks of Distance Learning for Students

September 1, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With the recent announcement of the Connecticut State Department of Education allocating $100M in funding to local schools from the CARES act, the City of New Haven and the State of Connecticut will announce that every child will have access to the internet and to a device to facilitate online learning.

Given that New Haven Public Schools will start the school year with online-only learning, the City, New Haven Public Schools (NHPS), and the Board of Education are working to provide access to all students that would have been left behind in the digital divide by expanding Wi-Fi internet access in neighborhoods of need, providing devices for students and families that need them for distance learning, and additional connectivity support.

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The City of New Haven to Host “Clean and Safe Sweep”

August 25, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Continuing the series of ‘clean and safe’ walking tours of city neighborhoods launched several years ago, Mayor Elicker and officials from more than a dozen city departments will inspect the Westville/Beaver Hills section Tuesday morning and inventory quality-of-life issues requiring a comprehensive, collaborative City response. The enforcement group will make sure property owners in the area are following housing code protocols, that establishments are following business protocols, and to provide guidance for on-campus students and residents. Two or three groups will disburse in different directions to cover different portions of the neighborhood; members of the press are encouraged to walk the neighborhood as well.

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City of New Haven to Announce Community Crisis Response Team

August 17, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

HAVEN, Conn. – Tomorrow afternoon New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, Community Services Administrator Dr. Mehul Dalal, Project Fresh Start Coordinator Carlos Sosa-Lombardo, Police Chief Otoniel Reyes, Fire Chief John Alston, City Staff, and community partners will host a press conference at City Hall announcing the launch of a process to create a Community Crisis Response Team.

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New Haven Mayor, City Officials Give Isaias Update

August 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor Declares State of Emergency From the Storm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker hosted a press conference about the City’s response to the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias, resulting in nearly 20% residents to be without power. The Mayor was joined by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, members of the Department of Parks and Public Works, the Fire Department, and Emergency Management. Earlier this afternoon, Mayor Elicker signed an emergency declaration regarding Tropical Storm Isaias as well. This declaration will facilitate and provide support from Federal and State Government.

Declaration Of Emergency

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New Haven Mayor, City Officials to Host Isaias Press Conference

August 5, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will host a press conference surrounding the City’s response to the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias, resulting in nearly 20% residents to be without power. The Mayor will be joined by members of the Department of Public Works, the Parks Department, and Emergency Management.

Mayor Elicker - Isaias Press Conference

Corner of Lombard St. and Monroe St.
Fair Haven, New Haven, CT
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
3:30 PM

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New Haven Mayor, City Officials to Host Press Conference on Tropical Storm Isaias Preparedness

August 3, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and City Officials will host a press conference surrounding the City’s monitoring and response of Tropical Storm Isaias. The City plans to discuss best practices and guidance for residents that may be impacted by the inclement storm. The press conference will be held at City Hall this afternoon.

Press Conference on Isaias Preparedness

Mayor Elicker, EOC Director Rick Fontana, and Health Director Maritza Bond

Monday, August 3, 2020

New Haven City Hall

165 Church Street, 2nd Floor Atrium

4:00 PM

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New Haven Mayor to Host COVID-19 Press Briefing

March 17, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

New Haven Mayor to Host COVID-19 Press Briefing

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond will be hosting press availability regarding all updates surrounding the City’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Today’s press briefing will be at 4:00 PM. The COVID-19 situation is evolving every day, and the City of New Haven wants to provide accurate and current information regarding the spread of the virus.


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New Haven Mayor Issues State of Emergency

New Haven Mayor Issues State of Emergency, Limits City Hall Operations,

Announces Second Resident Confirmed with COVID-19

Given the growing spread of this virus in our city, state, and country, I am declaring a state of emergency in the City of New Haven to protect the public health of our residents. I have also made the decision to close City Hall to the public tomorrow, and indefinitely. We are curtailing all activities except critical functions until further notice. City employees that are not critical to operations will be notified that they should not report to work. Over the next several days, our team will be evaluating our employee safety and operations protocol, in addition to increasing options for teleworking where possible. If you are a member of the business community, I strongly encourage you to have only essential employees report to work, provide options for employees to telework and do what you can to support paid leave and reduce any chance of further spread of COVID-19.

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