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    Dear Friends

    Iíd like to acknowledge the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees for the recent clearing of vines, poison ivy and overgrowth in East Shore Park. Residents have taken notice of the efforts to maintain the beauty and accessibility of the park and have written to me expressing appreciation for the departmentís hard work. I encourage residents to continue to email me, drop in my office during a Mayorís Night In or send me a letter with suggestions or comments about whatís happening in our City.

    Hereís whatís happening in New Haven:

    Today, Pilot Pen Tennis and the United States Tennis Association joined with leaders in the New Haven community to announce the upcoming repairs to the tennis courts in Edgewood Park and East Shore Park. The City has committed $155,000 towards the improvement of these tennis courts, while the USTA has donated $25,000 in addition engineering and logistical expertise. As tennis continues to grow in New Haven, this project will provide City residents with safe and accessible facilities.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, is the American Red Cross Blood Drive at 200 Orange Street, in the Hearing Room, Lower Level, from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm. Please call 1-800-GIVELIFE or visit www.givelife.com to make an appointment to donate.

    2009 Youth Walk

    The 2009 Youth Walk will be held on Thursday, July 30th on the New Haven Green starting at 9:30 AM with registration, welcome and warm-up activities; followed by the Youth Walk and ending with lunch and fun activities for the youth through 1 PM. The Youth Walk is a collaborative fund-raising event where 500 to 800 children and youth walk laps around the lower New Haven Green to raise funds for their favorite youth-serving organizations; with pledges coming from their neighbors, friends and family members. To donate or participate, please visit: http://www.cwyc.org/youthwalk2009.html.

    Music on the Green

    Look forward to this Saturday, July 18th as the Music on the Green series continues with Sister Hazel as the headlining act. Jeffrey Osborne will close the series on July 25. Concerts begin at 6pm.

    City Farmersí Market

    Buy farm-fresh food from local farmers at Wooster Square this Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm! A New Haven seasonal delight, take advantage of the delicious food youíll find lining the block, brought to you fresh by CitySeed.

    Open Farm Day at Common Ground

    Visit the animals, enjoy a tasting tour in the gardens led by our youth farm hosts, bring a picnic lunch, pick up a trail map and go for a hike, and enjoy the farm in the summertime at Common Ground! This event begins July 11 and ends August 8. Common Ground is located at 358 Springside Ave.

    Mayorís Green Tip

    Consider using a bicycle for short trips. Half of all car trips are less than 3 miles, a distance that can be covered just as quickly in a bicycle once traffic and parking are considered. For more info on New Haven's bike program, see the Transportation Traffic and Parking site at www.cityofnewhaven.com.

    Is someone you know interested in receiving the Mayor's Monday Message? To join this list, please send your name and email address to: jmayorga@newhavenct.net. An opportunity may exist down the line to receive messages specific to your neighborhood. For this purpose, in your email, please tell us what ward you live in.

    The Mayor's Monday Message list is not shared with any outside groups and is used solely for the purpose of delivering timely information about issues and events in the City from the Mayor's office to your inbox.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week,

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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