Update at 3:30 p.m.
The town of East Haven will play host this year's "Latino Expo."
That is the news that Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. will be announcing at this Friday morning's press conference at the high school.
The additional information was just released in a follow up memo by Frank Gentilesco Jr, assistant director of administration & management, in an effort to clarify information included in the original press advisory about Friday's press talk.
Gentilesco added that all other details surrounding this year's expo will be given at the news conference on Friday.
According to its website, however, this year's Latino Expo — now in its 12th year — will take place at East Haven High School from May 5-6.
The event, which is free, is the largest annual two-day event attracting Latinos throughout the northeast.
"The Latino Expo has created a one-stop for information and resources," the organizers state on the expo's website. "There are five major areas of focus: business, education, jobs, health care, energy conservation and resources."
ORIGINAL STORY (Posted at 12:30 p.m.)
It appears that Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. may be looking to take another step forward in to the town's immigrant community.
The has released a statement early this afternoon alerting local news media outlets that Maturo will hold a press conference this Friday to make a "major announcment" that relates to the state's Latino population.
In the release, the Mayor's Office reports that during the conference, Maturo will "announce a very important event that involves the Latino Community of Connecticut."
The press event will take place Friday at East Haven High School, 35 Wheelbarrow Road, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
No Advance Information?
Just exactly what the mayor will be announcing, however, remains unknown.
East Haven Patch was told by the Mayor's Office a short time ago that no additional information about Friday's conference will be released in advance of the upcoming press talk.
Calls to Resign
News of the upcoming announcement comes in the wake of renewed calls for the mayor's resignation within some corners of East Haven's immigrant community and elsewhere.
Last week, the grassroots group delivered a memo to the mayor, which included their .
The mayor, however, was at the time — a fact that created a from some residents, particularly after Democratic Town Committee Chairman issued a to local media outlets calling for Maturo to return to East Haven.