Chatham Square Association

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May 2015 Blog Posts (9)

What if Marginalized Neighbourhoods Crafted Their Own Handmade, Place-based Economies?

From entrepreneurs in their 20s to established real estate developers, the diversity of people who joined the first few gatherings on neighbourhood economics in Cincinnati had an initiator of the effort, Peter Block, happily stunned.

Peter Block “The most excited people in some cases were the people who came in with the most responsibility — and they got it,” Peter says.

Christine Egger, who is supporting the…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 28, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (May)



May 20, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

The Mary Wade Home

  • Welcome & Introductions: Lee, Nathalie, MaryAnn, Lt Saclari, Mariam, Christel, Sally, Robert, Kathleen F, David, Terry, Tim, George, Susan, Ross Bernett, Shenal D., Richard P, Brenda B, Henri, Renee Dobos and Karen DuBois-Walton (New Haven…

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on May 24, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Quinnipiac River conservation effort




The Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice


four training sessions held two times a week

to teach Fairhaven

residents about the history of the

Quinnipiac River and why keeping it clean, free

from litter and pollution benefits everyone.

These sessions will be interactive, fun, and informative.

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Added by Thomas Burwell on May 24, 2015 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Chatham Square Summer 2015 - Community Greenspace with the Urban Resources Iniative

People living around Chatham Square have been planting trees, cleaning up the park, removing dangerous lead from the soils in front yards - among countless other activities!! - with the Urban Resources Initiative (URI) since 1995, the year URI started. This is an impressive legacy.

We want to continue the work this year.

I'm Ross Bernet. A recent graduate from the Yale School of Forestry. I'm doing an internship with URI Greenspace this summer. I'm looking forward to working…


Added by Ross Bernet on May 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

See Chris Randall's Best Riverfest 2015 pictures

This year's Quinnipiac Riverfest was last Sunday. THis is a link to Chris's top ten photos:

The complete album is on Facebook:



Added by Lee Cruz on May 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals This Tuesday May 12, 6:30pm

Please join us to contest the opening of a redundant barber Shop at 83/85 Grand Avenue.  We have the support of our Alderman, Santiago Berrios-Bones (Ward 14).

15-27-S. 83-85 Grand Avenue. Special Exception to permit a Special Exception for a Barber Shop in a Neighborhood Center Mixed Use (BA-1) District. Owner: Rizzi Enterprises; Applicant: Gilberto Luciano

@ New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:30 PM Kennedy Mitchell Hall of Records Public…


Added by Nathalie Bonafe on May 7, 2015 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Great children Summer Camp Opportunity - City of New Haven June 29-July 31

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for 8-13 years old children,  Police Activities League.   

Shared by our District manager, Lt Darcia Siclari.  


Added by Nathalie Bonafe on May 7, 2015 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Employment Opportunities...

The following jobs have come to our attention as a result of organizing Riverfest. This company is located in Fair Haven, anyone who lives here can walk or bike to these jobs. They are at Vespoli. If you are looking for a job and you think you are qualified please contact them directly. It would help our efforts to get people who have access to local jobs to share the information with us us if you mention that you heard about the job through…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 7, 2015 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Quinnipiac Riverfest in the New Haven Independent!

Quinnipiac Riverfest Draws Hundreds NHI article.

Quinnipiac Riverfest in the NHI, woot woot! Thanks to all who worked so hard planning this year's event--it was, I think, by far the best yet! Q-Riverfest is traditionally held the first weekend in May,…


Added by Carlos Galo on May 4, 2015 at 5:13pm — No Comments

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Five star senior community with a tradition of quality care

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20 Grand Avenue, New Haven

Local Places to Eat

Buen Gusto Restaurant

 379 Grand Avenue



El Coqui Restaurant

286 Grand Avenue


Grand Apizza Restaurant

111 Grand Avenue

203.624.7646 or



Cositas Deliciosas

271 Grand Avenue



La Molienda Peruvian Restaurant

113 Grand Avenue



Salsa's Authentic

Mexican Restaurant

99 Grand Avenue



Sorry to see them go...

Keep an eye out for notice here about the NEW Restaurant in the same location

Fair Haven Pharmacy

OPEN 7 Days a week. Lowest Prices Guaranteed. 10% discount on over the counter products if you mention CSNA.

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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