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    Dear Friends

    On Wednesday, August 11th at 7 p.m., there will be a community meeting at Pilgrim Church, 65 East Grand Avenue, for residents impacted by the Amtrak construction in Fair Haven Heights. This is a follow-up to the June 15th meeting between residents, City officials and Amtrak representatives. All residents affected by this construction are encouraged to attend.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    NHPD 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.

    New Haven Jazz Festival

    The annual Jazz Festival continues this year with concerts this Saturday, August 14th and next Saturday, August 21st. Performances are from 3 to 9 p.m. on the New Haven Green. For more information, visit: www.jazzhaven.org.

    Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament

    The annual Pilot Pen tennis tournament is right around the corner. As part of the Olympus US Open Series, the Pilot Pen will bring some of the world’s top tennis players to New Haven from August 20th through August 28th. To purchase tickets, please visit www.pilotpentennis.com or call 1-888-99-PILOT.

    10K Tree Campaign

    The City of New Haven, in partnership with the Urban Resources Initiative, has pledged to plant 10,000 trees over the next 5 years. If you are interested in having a street tree planted in front of your home, or if you’d like pledge to plant a tree, please visit: www.cityofnewhaven.com/sustainability and fill out a “Request a Tree” form or call the Office of Sustainability at: 203-946-7905.

    Green Tip

    The City of New Haven Office of Sustainability and the United Illuminating Company, with support from the CT Energy Efficiency Fund, are sponsoring a free light bulb exchange program during August and September. Bring up to 5 incandescent bulbs to the locations below and receive an equal number of energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) for free. Dates and locations:

    City Farmers’ Market Downtown: August 4, 11, 18 and 25 & September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    City Farmers’ Market at Wooster Square: September 18 and 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The Connect Folk Festival and Green Expo (Edgerton Park) September 10, 11 and 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    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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