2016 Malunggay Festival & Parade
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
August Ahrens Elementary
10:00am – 5:00pm
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5th Annual Aiea Family Fun Fair
Food, games, and much more!
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“HART announced it has awarded Virgina-based INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. a $31 million contract to design, build, operate and maintain a new smart card fare for Honolulu’s rail transit system. The smart card readers will be used for ticket vending machines and fare gates at the rail stations.”
The first two car trains arrived last week with the other two cars of the four-car train will arrive sometime this week.
“Mayor Caldwell urges O‘ahu residents to implement anti-mosquito measures
Honolulu – Following the announcement by the Hawai‘i Department of Health that four imported cases of the Zika virus (1), dengue fever (2) and chikungunya (1) are being investigated on O‘ahu, Mayor Kirk Caldwell is urging residents and visitors to take action against mosquitoes and their bites.
“Although there are no reported cases of locally transmitted Zika, dengue or chikungunya here on O‘ahu, all of us should remain vigilant in fighting the bite,” said Mayor Caldwell. “I urge all residents to remove standing water around their properties where mosquitoes breed and use insect repellent.”
The city’s Department of Emergency Management is in close contact with the Hawai‘i Health Department about the four imported cases of Zika, dengue and chikungunya on O‘ahu and has taken precautionary measures.
“We’ve told our department heads to inspect city facilities for standing water and take appropriate action to prevent mosquitos from breeding,” said Emergency Management Deputy Dir. Peter Hirai. “We’re also telling city employees, especially those that work outside in mosquito-prone areas, to dress appropriately and use repellent.”
O‘ahu residents who live in urban Honolulu and the North Shore who receive a flyer from the Hawai‘i Health Department should read the information carefully and follow instructions on how to stop mosquitoes from breeding and prevent from getting bit.
“This could become a serious health issue for our island and we must all do our part in the ‘Fight the bite’ campaign,” said Mayor Caldwell. “If you feel ill with flu-like symptoms, please seek medical attention, especially if you’ve traveled to another part of the world recently.”
“Fight the bite” and stop mosquitoes from breeding:
- Eliminate standing water from buckets, puddles, etc.
- Fix leaky faucets and outdoor hoses that are dripping water.
- Treat bromeliads and other plants that hold water.
- Clean your gutters so water runs freely.
- Repair screens and jalousie windows to keep mosquitoes out.
- Dispose of old tires.
- Apply insect repellant when going outdoors (always follow directions, especially for small children).
- Use long pants, long sleeve shirts and socks to prevent mosquito bites.
- Avoid activities in areas with lots of mosquitoes, and going outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are more active.”