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    Dear Friends

    This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. In these challenging economic times, more and more people are finding themselves without enough money to provide food or shelter for their families and funding to assist those in need is limited. In order to raise awareness around hunger and homelessness, the City of New Haven will be hosting the second annual Tent City on the Green on Thursday, November 19th from 6 to 10 p.m. Last year, this event raised over $40,000 to support the City’s overflow shelter. I encourage residents to stop by the Green to show your support for homelessness awareness, make a donation or sponsor a tent with a group of friends. For more information about Tent City, please contact Lynn Lyons at: llyons@newhavenct.net.

    Mayor’s Night Out

    This Wednesday, November 18th at 7 p.m., I will be hosting Mayor’s Night Out for Wards 11, 12, 13 and 14 in the Victoria Room of Bella Vista. I, along with representatives from various City departments and agencies, will be available to discuss issues that impact these wards and to answer any questions or concerns that residents may have.

    City Plan Commission Public Hearing

    Yale University has submitted an application for a zone change for a Planned Development District on Whitney Avenue for a new Yale School of Management building. The City Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the new proposed district and building on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 on the second floor of City Hall. The public hearing portion of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

    Weird Solar Systems

    On Thursday, November 19th at 5 p.m., David Rabinowitz, Research Scientist at the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be at the Peabody Museum to discuss the origin of the planets, comets and asteroids in our own and other solar systems. This event is a part of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy Program and is free of charge. For more information, please contact Peabody.events@yale.edu or call 203-432-5050.

    Community Forum on Health Equity and Panel Discussion

    On November 30th, the Community Alliance on Research and Engagement will be hosting a forum discussion on community health and health equity, featuring Dr. Eric Whitaker of the University of Chicago, a nationally recognized public health authority and expert on minority health issues. The forum will held at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School and will begin at 7 p.m. with the premiere of “3,000 miles,” a short documentary by the youth at The Color of Words about creating a healthy New Haven. To RSVP to this event, please contact care@yale.edu or call 203-785-7651.

    Community-University Partnerships to Improve Health: The Urban Health Initiative

    On Tuesday, December 1st from 10 a.m. to noon, CARE will be hosting a lecture and panel discussion featuring Dr. Chisara Asomugha, Community Services Administrator for the City of New Haven; Dr. Charles Lockwood, Chair of the Board of Governors for the Yale Medical Group, Anita O’Keefe Young Professor of Women’s Health and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine; and Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Professor and Director for the Office of Community Health at Yale School of Public Health. The event will be held at the Yale School of Public Health in the Winslow Auditorium, 60 College Street. To RSVP to this event, please contact care@yale.edu or call 203-785-7651.

    Green Tip

    Tired of raking leaves? Mulch them into your lawn. The leaves increase the organic matter in the soil, giving you a softer, healthier lawn without using fertilizer.

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

    Nov. 17. Marks and Majoros Exhibition Reception. Gallery 195. 5-7pm. www.newhavenarts.org.

    Nov. 17. The Ordinary Evening Reading Series presents Susan McCallum-Smith and Adrienne Kane . 7pm. Anchor Bar & Restaurant.

    Nov 17. Imani Winds @ Yale’s Sprague Hall. 8pm. .$20-28 / Student $10. http://music.yale.edu/.

    Nov. 18. NHTC The Funny Stages at BAR. 8pm. http://www.newhaventheatercompany.com/project/

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    Nov. 19-22. 17th Trinity Church Holiday Bazaar. Handmade crafts, bake sale, gifts. Th. 12-8pm. Fri/Sat. 9a-6pm, Sun. 9am-1pm. www.trinitynewhaven.org.

    Nov. 19. Listen Here! Short Story Series: Family Romance. Lulu: A European Coffeehouse. 7-8pm. www.lulucoffee.com.

    Nov. 19 - December 31. Fantasy of Lights. Lighthouse Point Park. 5-9pm (10pm Sat & Sun). www.newhavengoodwill.easterseals.com

    Nov. 20-Jan. 31. Nativities of the Latin American Nations. Knights of Columbus Museum. www.arte-inc.com.

    Nov.21. Open Farm Day & Guided Hike to West Rock Summit@ Common Ground. 10am-2pm. www.commongroundct.org.

    Nov. 21. The Excommunication of Mrs. Eaton performance. Center Church 1pm. www.newhaventheatercompany.com

    Is someone you know interested in receiving the Mayor's Monday Message? To join this list, please send your name and email address to: jmayorga@newhavenct.net. An opportunity may exist down the line to receive messages specific to your neighborhood. For this purpose, in your email, please tell us what ward you live in.

    The Mayor's Monday Message list is not shared with any outside groups and is used solely for the purpose of delivering timely information about issues and events in the City from the Mayor's office to your inbox.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week,


    [11/15/2009]


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