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    Dear Friends

    Throughout this week, New Haven residents will be receiving a pre-recorded message from me through the City’s mass notification system. This message informs residents that Census takers will be visiting homes that have not returned census forms between now and July 15th to ensure that New Haven achieves an accurate census count. If you have not already returned your census form, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible. The form takes about 10 minutes to complete and responses are confidential. If you do not have a census form, you can also answer the questionnaire over the phone by calling: 1-866-872-6868 (English) or 1-866-928-2010 (Spanish).

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    NHPD Donates Scoreboard to Farnham Neighborhood House

    At 4p.m. on Tuesday, May 4th, The New Haven Police Department will be unveiling its donation of a brand new scoreboard to Farnham Neighborhood House. The community and media are invited to join Chief Limon and officers from the Department in a celebration of the strong partnership between New Haven Police and Farnham Neighborhood House. The partnership, managed through the Department’s Police Activities League, provides police presence, trips, mentoring and other opportunities for positive interactions between youth at the center with New Haven Police.

    Don’t Spread Lead

    The City of New Haven Health Department’s Bureau of Environmental Health will be teaming up with local businesses this weekend to host the 12th annual Don’t Spread Lead education campaign. City health officials will be at Painter’s Supply (390 East Street) on Friday from 7:30-10:30am and on Saturday from 8am to noon at Grand Point (451 Grand Ave) to answer questions to discuss how to reduce the risks of this serious and preventable illness. These events are designed to raise awareness about childhood lead poisoning prevention and lead-safe renovation practices.

    Complete Streets

    Tonight, the Complete Streets Steering Committee will communicate a proposal to the Board of Aldermen which seeks to establish a Complete Streets policy for the City of New Haven. The nine person steering committee, comprised of alders, city staff and community residents, has spent several months developing a Complete Streets Design Manual intended to ensure that all of New Haven’s residents are able to travel safely on our City’s streets and sidewalks. I’d like to acknowledge the members of the Complete Streets Steering Committee for several months of hard work and dedication to our community.

    Calling All Men

    On May 6th from 5-7pm, Keith Young, Male Involvement Coordinator for the Board of Education, will present “Calling All Men” at Gateway Community College, 60 Sargent Dr., Room 160. This event includes a panel discussion with and for men only and, while it is geared towards fathers and fathers-to-be, all men are welcome.

    Green Tip

    As part of New Haven's Tree Planting Program, you can request a street tree for in front of your home or pledge to plant a tree via our website www.cityofnewhaven.com/sustainability/trees. Help us reach our goal of planting 10,000 trees over the next 5 years!

    The following cultural events are taking place this week:

    May 4 at 7pm—Listen Here: Lovesick at Willoughby's Coffee & Tea. For more information: www.newhavenreview.com.

    May 4 at 7pm—Planetarium Show at Leitner Observatory & Planetarium. For more information: http://lfop.astro.yale.edu/.

    May 5 at 5pm—Extreme Monument Makeover Lecture by Gary Sorge at Trowbridge Environmental Center. For more information: 203-946-8027.

    May 6-8—New Haven Theater Company presents “Glengarry Glen Ross” at 118 Court Street. For more information: www.newhaventheatercompany.com.

    May 7-8—Westville Village Association Art Walk with exhibits, live entertainment and children’s activities. For more information: www.westvillect.org/artwalk2010schedule.

    May 7-May 16—Yale School of Drama's Annual Carlotta Festival of Plays. For more information: http://drama.yale.edu.

    May 7 at 8:30 and 10pm—Dan Weiss Trio at Firehouse 12. For more information: firehouse12.com.

    May 7-8 from 6pm-10am—Family Camping at Common Ground. $85 for private cabin, $35 for tent rental and $10 (additional $5per person) with own tent. Pre-registration required. For more information: www.nhep.com.

    May 7-9—PIPPIN by Act 2 Theatre at Albertus Magnus College. Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. For more information: 203- 773-8584.

    May 8 from 10am-2pm—Open Farm day at Common Ground. For more information: www.nhep.com.

    May 8—Exact Change live performances on five bus routes, presented by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven with CT Transit. Free with CT Transit's regular $1.25 fare. All bus routes terminate at the New Haven Green.

    Are you interested in receiving newsletters, like the Mayor’s Monday Message, from the City of New Haven? If so, please click here, 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.

    Mayor

    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

    [5/2/2010]


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