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    Dear Friends:

    This is national men’s health week. Many diseases and illnesses are preventable by simply receiving annual physical exams. This week I encourage everyone to take some time to think about your personal health, make that appointment that you’ve been procrastinating to schedule or visit a clinic to access the services you need. For more information on health services available in New Haven please contact our health department at (203) 946-6999.

    New Haven Youth Soccer

    I’d like to congratulate New Haven Youth Soccer on a terrific season. Despite not winning this past Saturday’s game in the State semi-finals, they have qualified to participate in the National State Games in Colorado this August. This team has worked diligently winning four state championships in the last five years. I wish them the best in August tournament.

    “In Touch with Mayor DeStefano”

    I invite you all to tune in to my TV show this week on C-TV. I’ll be airing live at 7pm on Wednesday. Please check your local listings for the appropriate C-TV channel. On this week’s show we’ll discuss the Elm City Resident Identification Cards. I’ll have a guest in who’ll discuss the benefits of this program to our city and another who has strongly opposed this program. You’ll have the opportunity to call in to the show and pose your own questions. Don’t miss this edition of “In Touch with Mayor DeStefano.”

    Urban Pathfinder Award

    Today I was pleased to accept an award on behalf of the City from the Brookings Institute. This honor, the Urban Pathfinder Award, recognizes the City’s excellence in capturing market potential and community investment. New Haven was one of 19 entities and 7 seven cities who received this recognition this year. New Haven was selected for this honor for its ability to successfully fuel economic development in an urban setting and for creating the right environment for businesses to develop. We are thankful for this recognition! I congratulate our Economic Development Administration and our community and business partners for working together for the continuous development of our City.

    Coming up this week in New Haven Public Schools:

    TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007, 5:30 P.M.: ROBERTO CLEMENTE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, 360 Columbus Ave., The Legacy of Roberto Clemente, Progreso Latino Fund Forum of 2007, viewing of the new film The Legacy of #21 followed by a discussion about the growing movement to retire Clemente's numbers. This is an initiative of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.: University of New Haven - Greater New Haven Collaborative in Earth and Physical Science, kickoff/informational session for interested participants who include grades 4-6 New Haven and West Haven teachers, coaches, special ed teachers/supervisors and administrators.

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007 AT 6:00 P.M. JAMES HILLHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL, 480 Sherman Parkway, The senior class of James Hillhouse High School will have their Senior Awards Ceremony. Students have been working hard for the past four years and will receive awards for their academic progress and scholarships to help with college expenses. Total amount of scholarships awarded to the Class of 2007 is approximately $2,000,000 (two million dollars) over four years. Congratulations to the Class of 2007!

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, - FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007, NEW HAVEN ATHLETIC CENTER, An adult data fair featuring each department and school in the district displaying documents and replicas of their best practices. The data will contribute to the learning of other schools, and observations of the data throughout the year.

    THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007, 6:00 - 11:00 P.M.: ANTHONY'S OCEAN FANE CATERING, 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven Hispanic Firefighters Assoc., 5th Annual Scholarship, Recognition Banquet: Charles Williams, Director of High Schools will receive the Community Service Award and Ms. Cynthia Lowman, Career Specialist at Hill Regional Career High School, will receive the Recognition Award. Students also will be honored with scholarships. Contact person: René Cordova, 946-6783.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.

    Mayor


    [5/10/2007]


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