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    Dear Friends:

    Tuesday of this week marks the 24th anniversary of National Night Out against violence. New Haven will celebrate National Night Out along with thousands of other cities and communities nationwide in an effort to increase crime prevention, awareness and education and unite neighborhoods against violence. On this day, I will hold a community meeting following the district management meeting at the Dwight school at 7:30 pm. There will be two at least other National Night Out events organized by the City, Police Department and neighborhood block watches that evening including:

    Where: Sunset Ridge 341 Smith Avenue, New Haven

    When: Tuesday August 7 from 5-10pm

    Who: Chief Francisco Ortiz and Chief Administrative Officer Robert Smuts

    What: Activities for children and families as well as food and entertainment for all

    Where: Orchard Street between Henry and Goffe Street

    When: Tuesday August 7 from 5-10pm

    Who: Officer Joe Avery and Orchard Street Block Watch

    What: Neighborhood block party with food and entertainment for all

    Where: Dwight School

    When: Tuesday August 7 6:30-7:30 pm District Management Meeting 7:30-8:30 pm Mayor’s Community Meeting to discuss public safety as well as City and Police initiatives

    Who: Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and Assistant Chief Herman Badger

    What: The Mayor’s Community Meeting is meant to engage the community in conversations about public safety as well as City and Police initiatives

    For more information on the Sunset Ridge and Orchard Street events please contact Officer Joe Avery at 203-946-5915.

    Walk to Cure Diabetes Fundraiser

    “TEAM City of New Haven Employees,” a group of City Hall employees, who have committed to participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, will be holding a car was on Saturday, August 11. The car wash is meant to raise money for this important cause. The cost will be $5 for cars and $10 for trucks and SUVs. The car wash will run from 10am until 2pm at the Dixwell Firehouse on the corner of Webster and Goffe Streets.

    This Week in New Haven Public Schools

    Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, 3:30 P.M., Sudler Hall, William Harkness Hall,

    100 Wall St: Yale University: A day of poetry reading and video screening for students enrolled in the English Language Institute at Yale. Eight students from New Haven Public Schools have received scholarships to study this summer alongside high school and university students from all over the world at the English Language Institute at Yale University. The eight students selected from New Haven, representing Wilbur Cross High School, Hillhouse High School, and Hill Regional Career High School, are Eileen Almonte (Wilbur Cross-Dominican Republic); Angel Diaz Lopez (Wilbur Cross-Mexico); Xing Sin Liu (Wilbur Cross-China); Betsabeth Treyes (Wilbur Cross-Ecuador); Denisse Vasquez (Wilbur Cross-Dominican Republic); Yesim Kangal (Hillhouse- Turkey); Salah Musaed (Hillhouse-Yemen); Kiomara Oliveras (Hill Regional Career High-Puerto Rico).

    Thursday, Aug. 9, SCSU Engleman Hall, C-112, 6:30 p.m.

    Rising 8th and 9th graders who have been enrolled in Aspirations' EXCEL Program, a rigorous and challenging six week pre-college, campus based program to excel above their present academic levels, will enjoy awards and recognition at this closing ceremony. Enjoy their "inspired painting exhibit" coordinated by instructors Sara Kielich and Emily Theodoseau. The program is through Aug. 10, at Southern Connecticut State University and is designed to stimulate interest in writing, math, science, contemporary issues, art, graphic designing, and video production. For more information call (203) 946-8982


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