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    Dear Friends:

    Tomorrow, September 21st, New Haven Public Schools will become the first district in the State of Connecticut to install an energy Fuel Cell in an elementary/middle school. The fuel cell will provide utilities for both the newly-opened Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy and the soon to be re-built Hill Central Music Academy. Tomorrow at a 10:30 a.m. press conference, the fuel cell will be placed into the central power plant building, located at Roberto Clemente School, 360 Columbus Avenue.

    Mayor's Night Out and Community Canvass

    On September 22 at 7 p.m., I will be hosting Mayor’s Night Out for Wards 23-30 at Mauro-Sheridan School, 191 Fountain Street. Mayor’s Night Out is an opportunity for residents in these wards to stop by and talk to City department heads and agency leaders about any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have. The following week, on September 28, we will be conducting a community canvass in the East Shore neighborhood, knocking on doors between 6 and 8 p.m. I also encourage you to stop by my office during Mayor’s Night In, beginning at 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.

    New Haven Free Public Library Launches Health Smarts

    The New Haven Free Public Library, the City of New Haven’s Community Service Administration and the Hospital of St. Raphael have partnered to launch Health Smarts, a three-part series designed to update public understanding of important health issues. The first program will be held tomorrow, September 21st, and is titled, “Stoke Update: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment.” The next program will be on September 28th and will focus on herbal medicine and homeopathy and the last presentation will be on October 5th and the topic will be cholesterol. All programs are held at the Main Library, 133 Elm Street and are from 6 to 7 p.m.

    Streetcar Plan Public Meeting

    On Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a public information session regarding plans for a streetcar in New Haven. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation followed by a discussion where residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer your suggestions. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, 177 College Street. For more information on the streetcar project, please visit: www.cityofnewhaven.com/trafficparking/streetcar.asp.

    Howard Avenue Fall Clean-Up

    The City of New Haven’s Community Service Administration, Livable City Initiative and the Health Matters! Initiative have partnered with Yale-New Haven Hospital to host a Howard Avenue Fall Clean-Up on September 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’re interested in participating, join City staff, residents and businesses on the corner of Spring Street and Howard Avenue. Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

    Hansel and Gretel Marionettes Show

    The New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees in partnership with Rink Management Solutions presents "Hansel and Gretel," by Tanglewood Marionettes on Saturday September 25th at the Ralph Walker Skating Rink, 1080 State Street, New Haven. A special magic show by C.J. May, "Recycling is Magic," will open up the days events at 2 p.m. PM. Purchase tickets at the door or pre-order by calling 203-234-3923 or email Chris@followcb.com. The ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

    Green Tip

    An energy assessment for your home can reduce your energy costs by eliminating common sources of energy waste. An assessment typically costs $75, but as part of the Elm City Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, all New Haven residents are eligible for a free home energy solutions assessment. The assessment includes sealing air leaks in building and air ducts, installing hot water saving showerheads and faucet aerators, and installing energy-efficient light bulbs. You will also receive rebates for appliances with your assessment! For more information or to sign-up visit: www.cityofnewhaven.com/sustainability and click on “Green and Healthy Homes” on the right sidebar.

    The following cultural events are taking place in New Haven this week:

    September 20th at 3:30 p.m.—“In Conversation with British playwright David Hare” at the Yale University Art Gallery, McNeil Lecture Hall.

    September 21st from 5 to 7 p.m.—Arts Council of GNH presents artist reception for CT artists Megan Craig and Will Lustenader at Gallery 195, NewAlliance Bank. For more information: www.newhavenarts.org

    September 21st,22nd and 24th at 6:30 p.m.—Sunset Sail on Schooner Quinnipiack. Departs from Long Wharf Pier. Cost is $25. www.schoonerinc.org.

    September 24th from 4 to 8 p.m.—Project Storefronts Mini-Fest featuring art and design projects, hula hooping for fitness, weaving demonstrations and more. Located at 71 Orange Street. For more information: http://tinyurl.com/29h4fq5.

    September 24th from 5 to 8 p.m.—Citywide Open Studios Grand Opening Exhibition at Artspace, 50 Orange St. For more information: www.cwos.org.

    September 25th at 10:45 a.m.—Culinary Walking Tour beginning at the Omni New Haven Hotel. For more information, please call: 800-332-STAY.

    September 25th at 10 a.m.—Amistad Committee Honors Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first African American woman to be appointed to the Federal Court system. For details, contact: amistad.nai@rcn.com.

    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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