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    Mayor's Monday Message

    Dear Friends,

    Submit your Angel of Peace wishes online

    The Angel of Peace, the 5,000-pound bronze statue that will be restored on the Green this August and then returned to the New Haven Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on East Rock, is the heart of a new campaign inviting New Haveners to submit their foremost wishes for the world. Submit your foremost Wish for the World to dwheeloc@newhavenct.net or to NHall@NHRegister.com and your wish and photo will appear at www.cityofnewhaven.com/angelofpeace and on the New Haven Register site at www.NHregister.com. Send us your photo, too!

    Third Annual Community Canvass tonight

    City government will hit the streets tonight as New Haven officials conduct the third annual Community Canvass in the East Shore. City department heads, accompanied by Alderwoman Arlene DePino and Alderman Alphonse Paolillo, Jr. will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Engine 16 Fire House, then go door-to-door along routes in Wards 17 and 18, introducing themselves to residents and fielding any questions and input that residents have regarding City affairs.

    New Haven high school students participate in Yale English Language Institute 2006

    Congratulations to the 8 high school students from New Haven Public Schools who have received scholarships to study at the Yale English Language Institute this summer. Representing six countries and speaking five different foreign languages, these students are engaged in a six-week intensive language course that will improve the language abilities of non-native English speaking students in reading, expository writing and oral communication. Congrats to participants from Hillhouse High School, Career High School and Wilbur Cross High School: Laura Jimenez (Colombia), Cherif Fatoumata (Guinea), Gunay Kangal (Turkey), Gabriel Hernandez (Mexico), Xuxa Perea (Peru), Aminata Sylla (Guinea), Yuly Moreno (Colombia), and Miao Fang Liu (China).

    Wednesday, July 26 is Disability Awareness Day

    Wednesday, July 26 is Disability Awareness Day and the 16th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City is committed to serving the needs of all residents and visitors with disabilities, and we encourage public and private entities to comply with ADA standards. We will continue to promote a safe, friendly environment for all in the City of New Haven.

    Support Youth @ Work and Gospelfest

    With Gospelfest coming up, you have a chance to support Youth@Work, part of the Mayor's Youth Initiative that provides youth, ages 14-19, with year-round and summer employment opportunities. Gospelfest is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary in a benefit concert on Friday, August 4th, 7pm at Hill Regional Career High School Auditorium , with proceeds to benefit Youth@Work. General admission tickets are $40 and $50, VIP tickets are $65.

    If you can’t attend, consider purchasing a ticket and donating it to a local young person or just making a donation. FOR TICKETS, please contact Stephanie Barnes, Project Coordinator, Youth@Work at 946-7582 or sbarnes@newhavenct.net.

    Let’s take a look at the week ahead:

    Thursday, July 27— New Haven Public Library July Film Series

    5:30 p.m., Mah Jongg: The Tiles That Bind (32 min.); 6:15 p.m., Whisky (99 min., Spanish w/English subtitles); discussion with Christian Astudillo. Main branch, 133 Elm St. Details: sgodfrey@nhfpl.org or 946-8130 x211.

    Friday, July 28 – 11 a.m.

    Second Annual City Wide Youth Coalition Walk-a-Thon

    Please help New Haven's youth by supporting one of the Coalition's 20 youth outreach organizations for the 2006 City Walk: New Haven. Be a walker and get pledges, support a walker, or make a donation directly to a participating organization. For more info and/or a pledge form, contact Brooke Crockett at 203-786-5970. Thanks in advance for your support!

    Friday, July 28 – 2 p.m.

    Mayor to recognize National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Day

    At City Hall, 165 Church Street.

    Saturday, July 29 – 6 p.m.

    Free Concerts on the Green: The Temptations

    Join us for the final feature of the Free Concerts on the Green series with the Temptations, one of America’s truly unique and lasting pop groups.

    Thanks for reading my Monday Message. I hope you have a happy and healthy week.

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.



    The Angel of Peace invites your wish for the world.
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    The Angel of Peace invites your wish for the world.

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