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    Dear Friends

    This morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Elm Street and West Park Avenue. This roundabout is designed to calm traffic at this busy intersection and complies with criteria set forth by the City’s Complete Streets Committee. This roundabout is an example of the City of New Haven’s commitment to providing residents with safe roads where they can drive, walk or bike. A special thanks to the City departments, alderpersons and community groups that collaborated on this project.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    Truck Stop Electrification Project

    On Thursday, June 10th at 1:30 p.m., the City of New Haven, the CT Department of Environmental Protection and the New Haven Port Authority will be celebrating the groundbreaking of the Truck Stop Electrification Project. This project is funded by a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by the EPA through the CT Department of Environmental Protection. In partnership with the New Haven Port Authority, the City is constructing a 14-space truck stop that will provide heating, cooling and electrical hookups to trucks, so that they will not have to idle their engines while waiting for access to port terminals or otherwise staying in the port area. Idling trucks consume up to a gallon for fuel per hour and the Truck Stop Electrification project will reduce the emissions from truck activities in the Port District.

    Soirée at the Summit

    A Benefit for the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Fund will be held Friday, June 11th from 5 to 9 p.m. at East Rock Park. The cost is $20/person (inclusive) and tickets are available for purchase in person at: New Haven City Clerk’s Office, 200 Orange Street and the Parks & Recreations office, 720 Edgewood Avenue. You can also reserve tickets electronically, please e-mail: sbruno@newhavenct.net or info@friendsofeastrockpark.org. For more information call 203-946-8004. Checks payable to: Board of Park Commissioners.

    “Brazil on Screen”

    “Brazil on Screen” is an annual traveling film festival dedicated to showcasing and celebrating contemporary Brazilian cinema of all genres. It is a project that provides an international platform for emerging Brazilian filmmakers to share their visions with US audiences, and instills a spirit of cultural and artistic exchange with each community Brazil on Screen visits. Brazil on Screen 2010 will be presented in collaboration with CO-OP High School and will be held on Friday, June 11th from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High school. Selected CO-OP media students will participate as Production Assistants in all developmental stages of the festival, make up the majority of the film selection committee and act as the theater's technical assistants during the actual event. Admission is $2.00, there will be refreshments served during a small reception between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. For more information, please visit: http://www.brazilonscreen.com.

    Arts & Ideas

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will kick off this Saturday, June 12th and will continue through June 26th. The Festival is a great opportunity for families to enjoy world-class entertainment, cultural and learning programs right here in New Haven. For a full list of this year’s activities, please visit: www.artidea.org.

    Green Tip

    Wash only full loads in your dishwasher to maximize its efficiency. If you wash dishes by hand, wash them in groups and do not leave the water running to reduce your hot water consumption.

    NHPS Events

    Monday, June 7th from 10 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 6 p.m. –Kindergarten Orientation at Conte West Hills School, 511 Chapel St.

    Wednesday, June 9th from 2 to 3 p.m. and Thursday, June 10th from 2 to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.–Conte West Hills Spring Concerts at Conte West Hills Spring Concerts, 511 Chapel St.

    Saturday, June 12th at 12 and 8 p.m. –Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. at Columbus Family Academy School, 255 Blatchley Avenue. A student performance of Disney's High School Musical, Jr. featuring students from the Shining Stars Program. $2 Admission.

    Are you interested in receiving newsletters, like the Mayor’s Monday Message, from the City of New Haven? If so, please visit: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Ask/index.asp, select “My New Haven” then click on “Message Center.” Once you register your email address, you will have the option to select which newsletters you’d like to receive.

    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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