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March 2020 Blog Posts (28)

Old Strong School Building on Fire... no one hurt but Fire Department had to go in the front, through the mural.

The alarm came in at 7:54am. No one is hurt. Damage inside was minimal, just a piece of the gym floor. More photos here. 

Happier days: When we raise money and other contributions to make the mural possible …


Added by Lee Cruz on March 31, 2020 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Letter From David V. Hunter, President & CEO Mary Wade

Dear Friend of Mary Wade,

Now, more than ever, we need your help.

Mary Wade is on the front lines ensuring that our most vulnerable elders are safe and protected from infection and the spread of COVID-19.   While we have not yet seen any incidence, we are ever prepared to provide the high quality care to our seniors for which Mary Wade is recognized. We have enacted new procedures and policies that will reduce the risk to our…


Added by Kara Hunter on March 30, 2020 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Thanking Our Providers and Service People

Added by Sally Esposito on March 29, 2020 at 11:50am — No Comments

Food today 3/28

We are getting a donation from Trader Joe’s at 1 pm. Lots of variety and high quality. Pick up is 403 James St. Everyone MUST stay in their car until invited to come pick out food. We don’t want a crowd gathering.  Please forward.

Added by Katie Poynter on March 28, 2020 at 9:58am — No Comments

Food Resources Available Immediately

Hi everyone,

(Esta mensaje se repite en espanol despues, pero me espanol no es fuerte.  Lo siento por eso.) 

I live here in Fair Haven, and I am also a volunteer with Haven's Harvest, which does "food rescue" for greater New Haven.  Since the COVID-19 crisis hit, we have been receiving all kinds of donations from universities, restaurants, and grocery stores.  Our goal is to give it to people who need it.  The nature of these donations is that we never know exactly what…


Added by Katie Poynter on March 25, 2020 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Send your Neighbor some mail!

Whether it is pictures, cards, or letters, our residents would love to hear from you!

Right now, there is no evidence indicating the coronavirus can spread through the mail, yet …

Added by Kara Hunter on March 25, 2020 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Bridge color Voting ends March 31, 2020

  There's still time to vote at Grand Vin on the Heights side of the Bridge.

  Be sure to vote for your choices (6) in order of preference and we will count the ballots and announce the color selected.

   Ben has a big display board of the fabulous colors as they would appear on the bridge: terracotta, teal, yellow, green, silver gray and buff.…


Added by Patricia Kane on March 25, 2020 at 2:05pm — No Comments

IMPORTANT Notice: Foreclosures and Evictions

Foreclosures and Evictions

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an…

Added by Lee Cruz on March 22, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Clifford Beers Clinic is committed to helping our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to helping our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your health, wellness and quality of life is our top priority.  

Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we want to provide you with the following…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 21, 2020 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Emergency Order Prohibits Gatherings of More than 10 People in New Haven, Hamden, Bridgeport and Hartford

Hello, this is Mayor Justin Elicker. Today I joined Hartford, Hamden and Bridgeport by signing an emergency order that would prohibit gatherings of more than ten individuals. This order prohibits social gatherings such as community, civic, leisure, sporting events, parades, concerts, festivals, movie screenings, plays, or performances of more than ten individuals. I have also modified the Childcare Emergency Order to allow, in addition to exceptions for health care…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

Get reading and writing.


Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 12:23pm — No Comments

New Haven Public School Survey: Student Access to Technology

Important Messages…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 19, 2020 at 12:01pm — No Comments


Universal Health Care Foundation of CT

Added by Lee Cruz on March 18, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

My monthly community meetings are going virtual - You are all invited

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on March 18, 2020 at 11:32am — No Comments

City Launches COVID-19 Website

The city has launched a new website focused entirely on the local impact of the COVID-19 impact.

The site is dubbed the “City of New Haven Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub.”

Click here to go to the site.

It includes guidance documents for…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 17, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) recommendation for your Home, Workplace, Community Locations.

There is a COVID-19 outbreak in our community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Public health officials have recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Get official information here. Your actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of this disease.

Prepare and take action…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 17, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Updated Food, Pharmacy Services and much MORE...

Dear neighbors,

For a comprehensive list of Resource Pages by location, language and type of Service visit:…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

CDC: Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of 3/15/20

Centers for Disease Control

Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): 3/15/20

Guidance as of 3/15/2020

Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

State of Emergency in New Haven Declared by Mayor Justin Elicker

About 2 hours ago today Sunday, March 15 Mayor Elicker issued a state of emergency amidst the spread of COVID-19.

after New Haven health officials have also been notified of another New Haven resident having COVID-19. To read the full text of the emergency order, follow this link: …


Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2020 at 8:06pm — No Comments

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