Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Haven news in a nutshell

Adult education
graduation Thursday

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Program will hold graduation exercises at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive.
The keynote speaker will be former adult education graduate Tahisha Porter, who now works as parent liaison at the Adult Education Center. There are 227 students graduating in the class of 2008, including 131 in the High School Credit Diploma Program, 26 in the External Diploma Program, and 70 who earned a GED. The Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School Concert Band ensemble will perform at the ceremony.

Lead awareness event
scheduled for Sunday

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Health Department’s Bureau of Environmental Health and the Yale-New Haven Lead Program will hold the eighth annual Lead Awareness Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lighthouse Point Park Carousel Building.
The event aims to educate local families about childhood lead poisoning prevention through discussion, educational giveaways and entertainment, organizers said.
Health Department Environmental Health Director Paul Kowalski will join representatives from his department, the hospital’s lead program, other service agencies and local entertainers in providing lead poisoning prevention information designed to teach parents and children how to reduce the risks of the serious and preventable illness, organizers said. Health Department staff will be on site to answer questions. Refreshments will be available.

Housing complex work
to bring street closure

NEW HAVEN — Valley Street will be closed to traffic between Harper Avenue and East Ramsdell Street Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The closure is necessary as work is ongoing at the New Haven Housing Authority McConaughy Terrace Improvement Project and the site contractor must move new roof trusses into place by crane from Valley Street.
South Genesee Street will be used as a detour between Harper Avenue and East Ramsdell Street. Detour signs will be posted and local access will be maintained at all times. Access to Mountain Road will be only from the west, from Pond Lily Avenue.

Rabies vaccine clinic
Sunday in W. Haven

WEST HAVEN — A rabies vaccine clinic for cats and dogs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Rubi Aquatics & Pet Supplies, 39 Elm St.
The cost per animal is $10. To obtain a three-year booster shot for the pet, bring the animal’s previous rabies certificate. Cats should be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes.

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