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“Trusted Messenger” Guides Ailing Newcomers

Jocelin hobbled through the doors of Unidad Latina en Acción’s Howe Street headquarters with a leg she had nearly lost, a mind spiraling with trauma, and a $64,000 medical bill.

Inside, she found a volunteer who had survived his own journey to New Haven as an undocumented immigrant — and who helped her find and afford the medical care she sorely needed.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 12, 2022 at 2:57pm — No Comments

August Preschool Openings for New Haven Residents

Greetings from the Admissions Office at Friends Center for Children.  We currently have 4 open Preschool slots available at our East Grand Avenue site for children ages 2 years 8 months to 5 years 6 months who live in New Haven.  These openings are at 227 East Grand Avenue.

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Added by Friends Center for Children on August 9, 2022 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Great News for Fair Haven * Buenas Noticias para Fair Haven

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Dear neighbors,

On Monday night, the Board of Alders voted to allocate $53 Million in American Rescue Plan funding for a wide variety of initiatives. This includes some important projects for Ward 14 and Fair Haven, including:

* Renovation of the Atwater Senior Center into a full-service Community Center…

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Added by Sarah Miller on August 3, 2022 at 8:55am — No Comments

Civic Groups and Nonprofits - need volunteers?

FOCUS on New Haven, a student-led program designed to introduce incoming students to the city of New Haven through the lens of community engagement and social justice has a group of students willing to volunteer for your organization or project.

FOCUS will partnerships with various organizations whereby their participants will engage in short term volunteer projects for three days. Last year, they had a mix of…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 2, 2022 at 1:45pm — No Comments

FREE August Summer STEM Camp

Anyone know a family with a kid who would benefit from the FREE summer camp?…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 2, 2022 at 11:03am — No Comments

Neighbors in the News

Two recent media stories about neighbors who support, strengthen, and enrich our community were recently featured  the New Haven Indepedent.

1. Read up here on the legacy of Eugene Fargeorge and his advocacy for historic…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 1, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Important traffic safety message for Fair Haven residents

Important traffic safety message for Fair Haven residents living near Front Street regarding the start of the long-awaited Front Street traffic calming project.

This traffic calming project consists of raised intersections at Exchange St, Pierpont St, 2nd St, and Chambers St. Construction on this exciting project will begin tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 28th, and will take up to 4 weeks depending on the weather and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 27, 2022 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Now Hiring: Service Assistant at Jonathan Edwards College, Yale

Hello Fair Haven Citizens!

If you are looking for a job or you know someone who is, this is a great position for someone with housekeeping or food service experience.

Description: The Service Assistant provides high-level customer service to all residents and guests at residence of Jonathan Edwards College. The service assistant ensures smooth and efficient daily operations, including event planning and general housekeeping.

Apply here:…

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Added by Paul North on July 21, 2022 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Friends Center for Children: PreK Spots Available

Forwarding....our child is here (at the other location, and only for a few weeks so far) and we're very happy...

Greetings from the Admissions Office! Friends Center for Children needs your help - we have 8 open Preschool slots available at our East Grand Avenue site for children ages 2 years 8 months to 5 years 6 months who live in New Haven.  These openings…

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Added by David Weinreb on July 19, 2022 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Do you play an instrument?

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 19, 2022 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Blood Drive in Fair Haven @ NHFT Monday 6/27

Next week, on Monday, June 27th - we're hosting a blood donation drive at the Fair Haven based NHFT 933 Union Hall; we've set a goal of recruiting 79 donors (32 more to go!), and we'd love you to sign up and/or motivate 1-2 folx you know to do so. As we continue to suffer from a national blood shortage, we invite anyone willing to stand in solidarity and support of the many members of our community and…
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Added by David Weinreb on June 20, 2022 at 9:13am — No Comments

Quinnipiac Riverfest will include debut of Fair Haven seafood restaurant

June 1, 2022Updated: June 2, 2022

NEW HAVEN — A new seafood restaurant is coming to town.

Emily Mingrone and Shane McGowan, whose…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Salsa’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant stands out for authenticity and familial warmth

The restaurant in Fair Haven has offered traditional Mexican food to the community for the last 14 years.

Contributing Reporter

Salsa’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant has been providing a traditional eating…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:43pm — No Comments

In case you missed it: Dad Took Daughter’s Idea, & Ran With It - Fair Haven (His)story...

When he was living at a halfway house after a stint in prison, Cody Roach called his 9‑year-old daughter and asked what he should do with the rest of his life...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Nu Spiral's FIRST EVER Community Paint Day: Front St & Middletown Ave, 6/25, 1-5PM

Registration is now open for Nu Spiral's FIRST EVER Community Paint Day! Register today for this nourishing day of painting by the Quinnipiac River in Fair Haven



The first 10 folx to register will automatically be entered to win a FREE giveaway basket



http://bit.ly/frontpaintday

Facebook page here: …

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Added by David Weinreb on June 9, 2022 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Extreme Heat

There is hot, and then there is hot! Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards...

https://www.ready.gov/heat

Added by Lee Cruz on June 8, 2022 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Latest mural in Fair Haven and it is big!

Anyone know where it is? Hint: if you go to this corner and you turn around you will be equally surprised. If you find it, add a clue in the comments section below without revealing the location so that others will be helped to find it for themselves.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2022 at 10:26am — 2 Comments

August Preschool Openings for New Haven Residents

Friends Center for Children has August Preschool openings for New Haven residents age 2 years 8 months - 5 years. 

Friends Center for Children offers 2 sites in New Haven; 227 E Grand Avenue in Fairhaven Heights and 495 Blake Street in the Westville area. We offer a sliding scale tuition and are providers of the Care4Kids Program.

Please call 203-715-5117 or email admissions@friendscenterforchildren.org for more information. 

You can visit our website and apply…

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Added by Friends Center for Children on May 27, 2022 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Local Places to Eat

J &J Dominican Restaurant

244 Grand Avenue

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113 Grand Avenue

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286 Grand Avenue

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Fair Haven Community Health Care

Once again Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a high achieving health center by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), and has received the gold level designation. This places FHCHC in the top 10% of the 1,400 community health centers across the country and reflects our strong commitment to high quality clinical care. The full announcement can be found here.

We are proud and happy to have FHCHC as a community partner and a major employer in our community. 

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