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Reading Study--Still Recruiting

Hi CSNA,

We are still recruiting for our reading study at the Yale School of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics. We are looking for good readers and struggling readers ages 10-15. If you know of anyone who might be interested please, send them our way. We conduct our study visits 7 days a week at the family's convenience and can do them in our downtown office or at the family's home. The child will receive a $25 gift card and the parents will receive a…

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Added by Joan Bosson-Heenan on September 17, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

No Confidence Vote for New Chief

Regardless of the outcome this should be of concern for our community. Please read this article so you can stay up to date on the internal challenges our city's police force is struggling with. I find it interesting, since moving here 4 years ago, we have been through three chief's, a federal corruption investigation, and continued challenges keeping the city safe.…

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Added by Eric Neubauer on September 16, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

What Insulation Can Do

We recently completed the insulation at 13 Lewis St. Not the ordinary fiberglass or cellulose, though. This is sprayed in foam, the most important energy-saving feature you can add to an old house. You can see from the pictures that it fills the gaps between the studs completely, providing a continuous barrier against wind and vapor. The high density foam used in the walls is very rigid so it adds structural integrity. Up in the attic you can see we went a bit overboard in foaming the rafters… Continue

Added by Corey Stone on September 13, 2010 at 11:10pm — 2 Comments

Come join the fun--TODAY in Chatham Square Park!!!

The Fifth Annual Chatham Square Community Festival is happening today from 1-5. Come take a ride on the horse & buggy, listen to the ever popular R&B of The Langley Project and Perkins Street's own Carlos' Musical Moment--a nine-piece salsa band, plus Ecuadoran music, drumming, a musical petting zoo, stories about Fair Haven's fishing days, crafts for kids, a volleyball expo, and more.



Sponsored by Mary Wade Home, Grand Apizza and Rosa Royalty LLC and in partnership with the… Continue

Added by Hope Metcalf on September 11, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Passing of the Top Fair Haven Cop baton...

A year ago The New Haven Independent's Allan Appel reported about…
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Added by Voytec Wacowski on September 7, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Are you eating well? I was poisoning my kids, and didn't know it!

I sent Lee this MSG on FB earlier this week... this is part of a convo that started around supporting school breakfast program....at first blush and admirable cause, then you see what your kid gets....sugary cereals, whole cow's milk, and orange juice.... this may fill the kids bellies for a short while, but it is not going to give real nutrition, in fact those kids are gonna crash, only to be bumped up again at lunch w more starches and sugars and…
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Added by Gabriela Campos-Matteson on September 3, 2010 at 3:45am — No Comments

Need a pet? - Animal Haven has a kitten for you

All are spayed or neutered, up to date with vaccinations and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. A $125 adoption donation fee per kitten helps to keep the place running. Kitten food donations also needed.



The Animal Haven is located at 89 Mill Rd. North Haven. Please call 203-239-2641 or visit h…
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Added by Voytec Wacowski on August 23, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Would YOU back a bag ban in your town?

Interesting news from the war on plastic! At the end of the month California senates will vote on…

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Added by Voytec Wacowski on August 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Please do not circulate: Job Opening: Cashier/customer service person

Goody’s Hardware…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 19, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Vision for a Healthier New Haven

What does a healtheir New Haven look like? How Can we build it?

Read more: VISIONS OF A HEALTHIER NH OVERVIEW.pdf

Share your opinion: …

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 13, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Roland Lemar won the race for the 96th District seat.

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Added by Voytec Wacowski on August 11, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Windows at 13 Lewis St.

If you've been down Lewis St. lately you may have noticed the new windows installed at #13.…


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Added by Corey Stone on August 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The 10 most economical sandwiches

The 10 most economical…

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Added by Voytec Wacowski on August 6, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

A new multilingual Web site to help CT residents with low income find help for their legal problems.

A new multilingual Web site was designed to help CT residents with very low income find help for their legal problems.


We are a network of nonprofit organizations that provide free legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons. Eligibility depends upon income, family…
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Added by Voytec Wacowski on July 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Yoga at Quinnipiac Terrace

We had a great first beginners Yoga class at Quinnipiac terrace this morning. CSNA & Quinnipiac Terrace have partnered to create this neighborhood event. Four people ( 2 men & 2 women) participiated for one hour. We have 10 slots available and the equipment is there supplied by a grant from CARE. The instructor is very good and skilled. She can help you with whatever your ability level or physical limitations may be. I have taken Yoga 15 years ago and this was definitely far superior to… Continue

Added by Mary Ann Moran on July 23, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Alderwomen Stephanie Bauer responds to Lewis Park / Front street problems via SeeClicFix

Interesting interaction of local residents and a City Alderwoman:


"...Alderwoman Bauer in response to my email mentioned above: Front St residents, this is a chance to change the situation!!!! Contact Alderwoman Stephanie Bauer at ward14@newhavenct.net to set up a time to meet, get pole numbers and get the lights fixed:)"Good Evening Donna,

I am sorry to hear that there is an ongoing problem at the Lewis Street Park. I would like to meet with you to find…
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Added by Voytec Wacowski on July 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Creating Safer and Kinder District to Grow Old



I read the attached NY Times article and thought of the CSNA's efforts to reduce the speed of traffic in Fair Haven. We have numerous senior housing complexes in Fair Haven alone, Ruoppolo, FairBanks, RiverRun, and Saltonstall, in addtion to Mary Wade. Some of the planning ideas and programs could be expanded on here in New Haven and have the net effect of reducing traffic speed, in addition to other…

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Added by David V. Hunter on July 20, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Community Youth VJ's/Video Ambassadors Wanted from Chatham Square

Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Community VJ Project:





Arts Council of Greater New Haven is piloting a program using media and community to bridge the access and creativity informance gap between the Council and New Haven Neighborhood Arts. We are looking for a Youth Group from…

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Added by Shola Cole on July 19, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

History was made yesterday in King's Block - a Fair Haven house on the corner of Grand Ave and Front St (Thank you Carol Cheney)

Creation of New Haven Mayor's Task Force on Social Web as announced yesterday in Fair Haven…

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Added by Voytec Wacowski on July 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Looking for a fun way to get some exercise? Join New Haven's Summer Cycling Celebration! This Saturday!

Lots of fun cycling events are taking place this Saturday at the Summer Cycling Celebration in East Rock. Some exciting highlights include:



  • Free carnival rides & activities (including a Ferris Wheel -- my personal favorite!)
  • Health screenings by Aetna
  • New Haven Circus Collective street…
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Added by Alycia Santilli on July 13, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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