Chatham Square Neighborhood

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February 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Recommendations on Childcare Needed

My wife and I have been using two sitters to provide childcare at our home for our 10 month-old son. Recently, we've been hit with a double whammy. One sitter found full time employment (we are happy for her on that account, but sad to see her go), while another had to leave due to health issues.

We're struggling trying to find a replacement and are starting to realize just how important it is for us to have some degree of personal connection to whomever will be…


Added by Thomas Harned on February 28, 2016 at 8:42pm — No Comments

CSNA Annual Retreat Minutes (January 2016)

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association: 2016 Retreat Notes

January 30, 2016, 10am-2pm (postponed from January 23)

Quinnipiac Marina, 315 Front Street (Lisa Fitch, Host)

Agenda & Notes

Facilitator: Terry Freeman…


Added by Nathalie Bonafe on February 23, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (February 2016)



February 17, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Andrew Tarutis, Sgr Anthony Maio PD, Robert Robert, Nathalie B. Sally Esposity, Kathleen Flynn, Lee Cruz, Christel Manning, Fran Goekler Morneau, Rich Pizzofennato, Brenda Brown, Kenneth Reveiz, Tim Byrnes, Melissa Waldron, Susan Mitchel, Santiago…

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on February 23, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Volunteers needed in your neighborhood! REVISED

The New Haven City-wide VITA Tax program is looking for more volunteers! 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. (

In New Haven volunteers are needed to greet, screen, prepare…


Added by Nikole Allen on February 22, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Understanding Street and Neighborhood Night Time Lighting

Here is a link to International Dark Sky Association -IDA-

There is a lot to know about night time lighting, your rights, its types, it's consequences, it's cost, and legislation that regulates night time lighting... and legislation that is forth coming.  My best advice is, understand this subject before coming to any conclusions.

Let me start by letting you know your eyes have two different seeing capabilities... Daylight Vision, with full color perception. and night time…


Added by Richard Pizzoferrato on February 18, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

CSNA meeting AGENDA (February 2016)


February 17, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions

  • Police\Safety: Anthony Maio…


Added by Nathalie Bonafe on February 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Snow today - Forward payment

Hi, This morning, a stranger to me, but a neighbor from Perkins street, plowed the front of our house!  So I am paying it forward in kindness and can be available to anyone who is having trouble with his/her own sidewalk, stairs today. Give me a call 203-815-5743, if you'd like a hand.  I'll bring my shovel and my smile.  N

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on February 5, 2016 at 9:38am — 4 Comments

Get bike commuting on the NEWS on WNPR

WNPR reporter Ryan Caron King is working on a video that shows what it's like to bike through different cities and neighborhoods in Connecticut. The goal is to show streetscapes from the perspective of riders and the challenges bikers have to overcome.

Ryan is looking for Fair Haven neighborhood resident who use a bike and public transportation solely to get around. He would like to ride along with you and film for about 30 minutes, or the length of your commute. He would like to do…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 2, 2016 at 5:41pm — No Comments

158 Lombard totally renovated and now on the market

Hi All, 

I want to get the word out on the house at 158 Lombard totally renovated and now on the market.

If you've ever dreamed of living in a vintage home, this is it - an American Classic Four Square home with 3 to 4 bedrooms! This home has beautiful thin split oak floors with chestnut bordered inlays. Walk in and be surprised by distinct details such as the large foyer with latticed window, beautiful balustrade stairway and stained glass window. Enter through columns to the…


Added by Diane Panasci on February 1, 2016 at 12:38pm — No Comments

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