Chatham Square Neighborhood

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Home for sale: 62 Downing St.

We are sad to be selling our home and leaving Fair Haven but are relocating for work later this summer. If anyone knows people looking for a home, please send them our way. We love our house and our neighborhood (it's where our boys have lived most of their lives!)—and would really love to have a young family or couple make their home here, too. …


Added by Mark Temelko on March 21, 2018 at 10:47am — No Comments

New Haven Farms' is hiring an assistant for our Youth Program this summer! Do you know someone who might be interested?

Youth Environmental Education Assistant 2018




Added by Kimberly Acosta-New Haven Farms on March 19, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Urgent: Donations Needed by March 19th for Spring/Easter Festival

Thanks to those who have already contributed.  We still need:

  • Unopened bags of individually wrapped candy (many, many bags)
  • Non-toxic crayons
  • Non-toxic, water-based markers
  • Packages of Spring/Easter stickers 

Thank you!!

Added by Sally Esposito on March 14, 2018 at 2:53am — No Comments


      A developer submitted an initial proposal to the Historic District Commission for a single, large, combination residential rental and commercial building with 3 different facades. The problem some of us had was not just the size (67 units), but in the materials: plastic roof and facades with vinyl windows.
     The developer had been consulting with some residents at the Turnbridge Condo on the other side of the bridge and Chris Ozyck, but new people showed up at the…

Added by Patricia Kane on March 12, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments



February 21 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

*Welcome & Introductions and 1:1s What are you looking forward to in 2018?

Present: David Hunter, Rob Roberts, Susan…


Added by Patricia Kane on March 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Summer Camp Option, scholarships available

The Schooner Summer Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet in the water, and above all else - have fun! Our summer camp curriculum is designed to appeal to youth ages 4-12 years old with leadership and youth development opportunities for teens. The Schooner Summer Camp offers both a land-based Shore Program and a sea-based Sailing Program in which campers engage in science-based learning through adventure, exploration, crafts, songs, and games.…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 6, 2018 at 5:45pm — No Comments

2018 Spring/Easter Festival Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 p.m. at Chatham Square Park

Pre-Spring Greetings to All,

We saw our first robin of the season this weekend and we know that means the annual CSNA Spring/Easter Festival is just around the corner.  The Festival will be held on Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 p.m. at Chatham Square Park.  It is a great opportunity for our diverse neighborhood to celebrate the end of winter and to welcome Spring.  The festival is in its 10th year and was started by the Janke family of Downing Street.  They moved…


Added by Sally Esposito on March 4, 2018 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Seeking an apartment (or a really special house)

Hi, my partner and I (she's a farmer/teacher, I'm a playwright/teacher) are looking to rent a 2 bedroom apartment (or 1 bedroom plus office) in Fair Haven or Fair Haven Heights. Ideally near the river or some nice trees. Eventually we'll want to buy a house here, so if you know of a special house, we could be persuaded to skip the apartment-renting step. Could move in anytime between March 1-July 1. References available, and I'll write you a poem about your house, pet, or tree. Contact…


Added by Aaron Jafferis on February 26, 2018 at 6:03am — No Comments

Free Tax Filing through the New Haven VITA Coalition!

Individuals and families earning less than $54,000 a year are eligible for free tax preparation at over a dozen sites in New Haven...spread the word! Free VITA sites save filers an average of $200 and encourage people who don't think they need to file to see if they are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Regrettably, the Fair Haven site at the Columbus Academy on Blatchley isn't operating, but there are many others (I volunteer at the Emanuel Luthern site in East Rock, Sundays…


Added by Daniel Allen on January 30, 2018 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Interested in a farm share? Join New Haven Farms' CSA Program!

New Haven Farms' Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program runs for 20 weeks over the course of the summer, from June through October. CSA members pay for their share before the season begins, and receive a weekly share of fresh organic produce…


Added by Kimberly Acosta-New Haven Farms on January 30, 2018 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Apply Now for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program!

Calling Community Leaders!  Are you ...…


Added by Lee Cruz on December 28, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments

GreenWave is hiring an Executive Assistant

GreenWave is seeking a self-motivated and highly organized individual to join our small but mighty team as Executive Assistant, managing the daily administrative and operational needs of the office. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Executive Assistant position is an exciting and dynamic opportunity for an experienced professional who is eager to support the mission of our growing non-profit. This…


Added by GreenWave on December 22, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

Great Opportunity to Connect with a Great New Haven Organization...

Added by Lee Cruz on December 22, 2017 at 3:45am — No Comments

November Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes - Thank you George Morrison.

November 16, 2017 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

Attendees: George M., Sally E., Mary Ann M., Lt. Zannelli, Kirk M. Kathleen F., Vinnie A. Lee C.


Finance Report – Fund balance: $9,090.98.  $300 contribution fr. George C., Grand Apizza is in process.

Health & Wellness:

  • Urban Trail Update – request are…

Added by Lee Cruz on November 30, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

This Saturday, December 2: The People's Symposium at Fair Haven School

EVENT:  The People's Symposium

DATE:    Saturday, December 2:

TIME:    11:00AM - 12:00PM: Breakfast Reception

              12:00PM - 1:30PM: Issues Forum

PLACE:  Fair Haven School, 164 Grand Avenue, New Haven

SPONSOR:  Action Together CT New Haven County

Candidates considering a run for governor will express their…


Added by Sally Esposito on November 29, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Help me with my gas fireplace?

Hey neighbors, I have a gas fireplace in my home that is not switching on even though the pilot is burning. I am wondering if someone out there who has a little knowledge about this kind of stuff could take a look. I use it for heat, so I am really hoping to get it up and running again. It is likely a small enough job that I am afraid none of the fireplace installation/repair companies will come out to check it out. I am hoping it is just a bad switch or something that we can easily replace.…


Added by Sierra-Marie Gerfao on November 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Volunteers

New Haven City VITA Tax Program is looking for volunteers to help community members file tax returns free of charge. 

The program asked for a four hour per week commitment during tax filing season. Email for more information. …


Added by Nikole Allen on November 6, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

Fair Haven Library Wants to Hear From You!

The New Haven Free Public Library is in the process of designing what kinds of programs, services and spaces we will provide now and into the future, and we need your input!

What do you care about?

What do you want and need help with?

What inspires you?

Use this link: to take the survey. If you know someone interested in giving us feedback who doesn't have access to the internet, we'll be glad to set them up on a public computer here at…


Added by Fair Haven Branch Library on October 25, 2017 at 11:51am — No Comments

October CSNA Meeting Minutes

CSNA Meeting Minutes

October 18, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:15pm

The Mary Wade Home

Attendees: Lee Cruz, Mary Ann Moran, Marian Lemly, Sally Esposito, Susan Regan, Leslie Flowers, George Morrison, Lauren Bisio, Kathy Krebzer, Lynne Knowles, David Hunter, Kirk Morrison, Lt. David Zannelli, Vinnie Kiernan

Welcome and Introductions

Finance Report (Sally)

  • All payments and reimbursements made: to Riverfest, New Haven Road Runners, Mural expenses, Cedar Knoll Farms…

Added by Lauren Bisio on October 18, 2017 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

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