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ATTENTION! Important Positive Policy change at the Fair Haven Health Clinic

The Fair Haven Health Clinic is NOT charging people without insurance for health care costs during the COVID-19 crisis.  This includes undocumented and documented immigrants. Documented immigrants  who are not seeking healthcare because of the Trump Administration changes to the "Public Charge Rule" should know that although getting health care through public programs would make you potentially ineligible to improve your immigration status. This policy change by our local health…

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

This is no April fool's Day Joke: Census Day Is Today – Make It Count!

Happy Census Day!  Please be sure to respond as your response will help New Haven/Fair Haven be counted.  Thanks!…

Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Governor Lamont Announces Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Connecticut Residents Economically Impacted by COVID-19 May Receive 90-Day Grace Periods to Make Mortgage Payments; Financial Institutions Agree Not to Negatively Impact Credit Reports as a Result of Accepting Payment Relief

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has reached an agreement with over 50 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 3:13pm — No Comments

IMPORTANT Notice: Banking for Black and Latino Households

Bank on Coalition notes that Nationally, more than half of black households and 46% of Hispanic households are unbanked or underbanked, compared to less than 20% of white households. This is also reflective of our local statistics. BANK-On Coalition aims to make accessible bank accounts that reduce fees making banking affordable and feasible to individuals disconnected from financial institutions.



Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Governor Lamont Announces Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Yesterday, Gov. Lamont announced mortgage payment relief.  Find details at: …

Added by Sally Esposito on April 1, 2020 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Happy Census Day! Census Day Is Here – Make It Count!

Added by Sally Esposito on April 1, 2020 at 12:14pm — No Comments

The Grand Avenue bridge closure is scheduled for April 13th

The City of New Haven


Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

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

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