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    Dear Friends

    This Thursday, August 19, the City of New Haven will be launching the first of a series of community canvasses. Community canvasses are an opportunity for you as residents to meet with City department and agency heads to discuss your questions, concerns and suggestions—all without leaving your home. This initial community canvass will take place in parts of the East Rock and Wooster Square neighborhoods, beginning at 6 p.m. Different neighborhoods will be selected for each canvass moving forward. Department heads will be knocking on doors in these neighborhoods from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    New Recycling Program

    This past weekend, residents in the Westville neighborhood received new brown waste toters. These 48 gallon toters will now be used for trash, while the existing 96 gallon blue toters will now be used for recyclables. If you received one of the new brown toters, please begin utilizing this new system for next Monday’s trash pick-up. Your new toter included information to remind you about what you should be recycling.

    Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament

    The annual Pilot Pen tennis tournament begins this Friday! Each year, this tournament brings world-class athletes to New Haven, as well as many exciting activities for all ages. To purchase tickets or to learn about special events taking place this year, visit: www.pilotpentennis.com or call: 1-888-99-PILOT.

    Citizens’ Academy

    The New Haven Police Department is currently seeking applicants for its popular Citizens’ Academy which will begin on September 8, 2010 and will run until November 10, 2010 on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This program is designed to improve communication and understanding between police and community members and will give approximately 35 local residents the opportunity to work with officers and get a behind the scenes look at a progressive, community-minded police department. Applications are available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays at the Police Academy (710 Sherman Parkway), where the 8-week course will be held on Wednesday evenings. Forms may also be obtained at police substations, the main desk at police headquarters at One Union Avenue, area libraries and on the City of New Haven homepage at: www.cityofnewhaven.com. In addition, details may be found online at: www.cityofnewhaven.com/police.

    Green Tip

    Did you know that all types of plastic (except plastic bags and films) can be recycled as part of New Haven's curbside recycling program? For more information see www.cityofnewhaven.com/recycling.

    The following cultural events are taking place this week:

    August18 from noon to 2 p.m. on the Green—Blues, Berries and Jam! featuring Cobalt Rhythm Kings. For more information, visit: www.infonewhaven.com.

    August 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Branch—Summer Concerts at Beecher Park: The Cavemen Go.

    August 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Elm Street Book Group: “Dust on a Road” by Zora Neale Hurston. For more information, visit: http://www.esbgaugust.eventbrite.com/.

    August 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Green—New Haven Jazz Festival featuring Claudia Acuna and more! For more information, visit: www.jazzhaven.org.

    August 21 at 7 p.m.—Adult Pirate Sail on Schooner Quinnipiack. Departs from Long Wharf Pier. Cost is $35. For more information, visit: www.schoonerinc.org.

    August 22 at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Edgewood Park (Whalley and West Rock Avenues)—Broken Umbrella Theatre presents “iMarvel,” a musical for all ages by Donald Mitchell, as part of Friends of Edgewood Park’s Family Fun Day. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/brokenumbrella or call: 203-823-7988.

    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: 203-627-4224


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