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    Do you reside in New Haven and your 18 years or older? Want to learn more about your police department? Go behind the scenes of the New Haven Police Department by applying to take part in the Citizens Police Academy

    The Citizens Academy is an 8 week course designed to enlighten you about the New Haven Police Department and the Communities it serves. The Goal is to Bridge the information Gap between the Community and the Police Department.

    The New Haven Police Department is currently accepting applications for its popular Citizens Academy. Classes begin on April 27, 2011 and runs for 8 consecutive Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm. Classes will be held at the Police Academy 710 Sherman Parkway in New Haven.

    Applications are due by 7pm on April 22nd ,

    For information and applications, call Officer Kelly Turner Cole at (203) 946-6309 weekdays between 8am and 4pm.

    For Applications please click this link:


    I also want to let folks know that applications are being accepted for the Construction Workforce Initiative. There are training and employment opportunities in carpentry, laborer, electrical, plumbing, painting, bricklaying and more. Applications are being accepted this week at the Hall of Records, 200 Orange Street, ground floor (G2).

    Monday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 6 from 9am-1pm ONLY!

    Thursday, April 7 - Friday, April 8 from 2pm-6pm ONLY!

    To apply, all applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a drug test, and provide ALL of the following documents: birth certificate, social security card, high school diploma with transcripts or GED with Official Test Results, valid driver’s license with reliable transportation, and verification of residency. All documents are required at the time of application. Women are encouraged to apply. For additional information, you may contact the Commission on Equal Opportunities at (203) 946-8160.

    Health Matters Tips of the Week:

    Being overweight increases your chances of developing osteoarthritis in the knees, a common and often disabling form of arthritis that wears away the knee's cushiony cartilage. Excess pounds also cause existing arthritis to worsen more rapidly. According to the CDC, two out of three obese adults suffer from knee osteoarthritis at some time in their life. Every pound of body weight yields five pounds of force on the knee, so even 10 extra pounds can put considerable stress your knees.

    Springtime Allergies:

    Allergies that occur in the spring (late April and May) are often due to tree pollen. Shower or bathe before bedtime to wash off pollen and other allergens in your hair and on your skin. Avoid going outside whenever possible, especially on dry, windy days. Keep windows and doors shut, and set your air conditioners to re-circulate in your home and vehicle in order to avoid drawing in pollen-rich outside air.

    Children and Education:

    Parental participation in a child’s education determines the success in their academic career. Children are more likely to succeed in school if a parent takes an active role in their education. Most parents want to get more involved in their child’s education, but may not be sure how to begin.

    A parent needs to be positive; praise goes a long way with children, particularly with those who struggle in school. Look over all of the work your child brings home from school, and keep it in a folder. Review your child’s test scores, progress reports, and report cards completely. Communicate with your child’s teachers; you can keep notes on parent-teacher conferences. At conferences, ask questions about your child’s grades and behavior in school. If there are behavioral problems, address them immediately with your child. Keep your enthusiasm for your child’s education from the beginning to the end of the school year. Most importantly, simply be there for your child: to answer questions, to listen, to give advice, to encourage, and to support your child whenever needed.

    Green Tip of the Week:

    Set up a compost bin this spring for yard and food waste! You can request free compost from Public Works at 34 Middletown Ave from 7am to 3pm. For more info visit CT Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2718&depNav_GID=1645&q=325370

    Other exciting events happening in the Elm City:

    April 3- April 8. New Haven Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course, prix fixe menu consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Prix fixe menus will be priced at $16.38 for lunch (priced for the year New Haven was founded) and $29 for dinner. www.infonewhaven.com/restaurantweek

    Apr. 4. Yale Jazz Ensemble: Jazz Under the Stars John C. Daniels School. 569 Congress Avenue. 7-8pm.

    April 5. See Inside Exhibition Reception. The Parachute Factory, Erector Square. On view thru June 30. 5-7pm. www.newhavenarts.org

    April 5. Ordinary Evening Reading Series Annie Murphy Paul and Carl Zimmer. Anchor Bar's Mermaid Room. 272 College St. 7PM. http://ordinaryevening.blogspot.com/

    Apr. 6. Tour:-New Haven: A Once and Future Resilient Community. New Haven Lawn Club. 934 State Street. 6:30pm.www.nhpt.org.

    Apr. 6. Horowitz Piano Series Morse Recital Hall. 470 College St. 8pm. www.music.yale.edu

    Apr. 7-9. Dorian Gray @ Yale Cabaret. 217 Park Street. Tickets: $15; $10 students. 8pm. www.yalecabaret.org/

    April 8. Piano duets by Mikhail Glinka, the father of Russian classical music. 12:10-12:50pm. www.neighborhoodmusicschool.org

    April 8. The Flauto (aka recorder) Through the Ages. Music from the Baroque and modern eras! 7:30 pm. www.neighborhoodmusicschool.org

    Apr. 8. Chamber Concert. St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church. 57 Olive Street . Free. 7:30pm. www.historicwoostersquare.org

    April 8-10. Stomp. Shubert Theater. 247 College Street. Fri. 8pm/Sat.3 & 8pm/Sun. 2pm. $15-$60. www.shubert.com.

    Apr. 8. Ullman/Swell Quartet @ Firehouse 12. 45 Crown Street. 8:30pm/10pm. $18/$12. http://firehouse12.com

    Apr. 8-9, 10, 14-1. New Haven Theater Company presents Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile. 118 Court St. Tickets $20. www.newhaventheatercompany.com/

    Apr. 9. Open Farm Day at Common Ground. 358 Springside Avenue. 10am-2pm. www.commongroundct.org.

    Apr 10. Edgewood Park Farmers Market. Edgewood Park. 379 Whalley Ave. 10am-1pm. www.cityseed.org

    April 10. 38th Cherry Blossom Festival. Wooster Square. Music, Food, Exhibits, Activities, Art Show and more 12-5pm. Raindate: April 17. www.historicwoostersquare.org

    Contact Name: Adam Joseph

    Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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