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Want to host a Soup Night?

Soup Night is a social event held every other month in a neighborhood home. The host provides the site and agrees to cook one pot of soup. A co-host volunteers to bring a second pot of soup (one soup should be vegetarian). Guests bring salads, bread, dessert or other food…

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Added by Christel Manning on September 19, 2016 at 7:59pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting Minutes (August)

 

Minutes

August 17, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

 

  • Welcome & Introductions: Present: lee, George, Diane, Mariam, Robert R, John (Library), Tim, Mark, MaryAnn, Kathleen, Rich, Branda, David H, Susan O’, Nathalie
  • Police\Safety: Police District Sgt. Anthony Maio 203.676.8661: no report. 
    • Fire on Downing St. Sunday…
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Added by Nathalie Bonafe on August 26, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

CSNA meeting AGENDA (August 2016)

AGENDA

August 17, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

 

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Police\Safety: Police District Sgt. Anthony Maio 203.676.8661
    • Fire on Downing St. Sunday morning
  • Health
    • Urban Trail & Maps update – Kathleen\Lee
    • Other health activities – YNHH walking tours Thursday…
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Added by Nathalie Bonafe on August 17, 2016 at 5:45am — No Comments

In Search of Apartment for September 2016

Hello All!

My name is Kimberly Gill and I am looking to move down to New Haven (ideally Fair Haven neighborhood) this September. I am searching for a 1 or 2 bedroom first floor apartment - with backyard access. I have a one year old rescue puppy (golden retreiver/australian shepherd mix) who is friendly and well-trained. My budget is up to $1000/month. We are both very clean, respectful, and I am a non-smoker.

About me, I'm 31 years old, grew up in Hartford and…

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Added by Kimberly Gill on August 14, 2016 at 10:38am — 3 Comments

DRONES OVER DOWNING STREET?!? WHAT TO DO?

A recent drone with camera sighting over a Downing Street home by its residents triggered neighbors to question the legality of drone use in urban environments, especially when they hover over our backyards. The issue was presented to State Representative Juan Candelaria, D.-95, who provided an extremely informative reply and analysis.  Rep. Candelaria graciously agreed to share the following with CSNA: …

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Added by Sally Esposito on August 10, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (July 2016)

 

 

Minutes

July 20, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

  • Welcome & Introductions: Lee C, Kathleen F, Sgt Maio, MaryAnn M, Nathalie B, Leslie F, Mariam L, Sally E, Mark D, Richard, Brandam Timbera, John Library, David C, David H, George M.
  • Update: Traffic & Sidewalk Improvements- Lee Cruz: Sidewalks being redone around. …
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Added by Nathalie Bonafe on July 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Cositas Ricas (271 Grand Ave) was featured in a story The Daily Nutmeg about Smoothie Shops

I believe last year we went here for Dining Out Night. I remember a hot and sweet concoctions which I thoroughly enjoyed!



"Cositas Ricas
(271 Grand Ave, New Haven; 203-782-4757), the final stop on our smoothie safari, is located along the main artery of Fair Haven, on flavorful Grand Avenue. This convenience-store-turned-fruit-hut is home to Mangonadas and Chamoyadas ($5, $8), two summer delicacies born from a counterintuitive mixture of mango and hot spices.…

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Added by Diane Panasci on July 7, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

HazWaste Central Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to Noon for the 2016 Collection Season

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Household hazardous waste comes from everyday products used in the home, garage, yard or garden. By definition, they are corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive. These products can be disposed of for free at HazWaste Central. HazWaste Central helps protect the water resources in greater New Haven while providing cost-effective municipal services. Because the chemicals are safely collected, the land and important waterways are not polluted. A visit to HazWaste Central is…

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Added by Sally Esposito on July 7, 2016 at 6:11am — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (June 2016)

CSNA meeting, June 15, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Present: George Morrison, Joan Heenan, Fran Goekler-Morneau, Brenda Brown,…

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Added by Lee Cruz on July 3, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

Neighborhood Business - Vespoli USA is hiring again

Vespoli USA is hiring again. They are looking for local folks with a variety of skill sets.

They…

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Added by Diane Panasci on July 2, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Proposed AGENDA June Meeting CSNA

June 15, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

 

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Police\Safety: Police District Sgt. Anthony Maio 203.676.8661
  • Traffic Calming: Doug Hausladen, Director Transp. City of New Haven
  • Health
    • Urban Trail – Kathleen\Lee
      • Maps update
    • CARE grants update
    • Other health…
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Added by Lee Cruz on June 14, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Follow up: 213 Front street development project

Hi all,

The well-written article below summarizes the situation accurately. Hope you can go to the meeting on June 15.

Best,
Nathalie

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160526/fair-haven-residents-object-to-plan-for-boat-storage-in-residential-area-along-new-havens-quinnipiac-river

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on May 29, 2016 at 5:55am — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (May 2016)

 

Minutes

May 18, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

 

  • Welcome & Introductions: Sally E, Marian L, Richard P. Brenda B, Evelyn Willett, Nathalie B, Jim Yeske, Linda Leonardi, Mark D, Lee C, George M, Santiago BB, Mary-Ann M, Diane P, Leslie F, David H.  (New: sign-in sheet)
  • Special Presentation from David Hunter: Mary Wade Home (MWH) expansion…
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Added by Nathalie Bonafe on May 21, 2016 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Riverfest 2016 Photos

Photos from Riverfest 2016 . 

http://www.ilovenewhaven.org/2016/05/riverfest-2016-chris-randall.html

At the bottom is a link to the expanded Facebook album. Enjoy!

Added by Lee Cruz on May 17, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting AGENDA (May 2016)

AGENDA

May 18, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

 

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Police\Safety: Police District Sgt. Anthony Maio 203.676.8661
  • Health
    • Urban Trail – Kathleen\Lee
      • Trail opening
      • Maps
    • Other health activities:
      • Report on RWJF: Culture of Health Prize, tour report - Lee
      • CARE meeting last Sat.…
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Added by Nathalie Bonafe on May 17, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

NEW HAVEN CITY PLAN COMMISSION HEARING

I second another neighbor who was also served the paperwork about a Public Hearing concerning 213 Front street to be granted special permit for more than 500 SF of outdoor storage for boats, but also RVs, and storage containers!  

See attached copy of the letter we received at 208 Front.  

Hope to see you there.

Nathalie Bonafe, and Don Harvey

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Added by Nathalie Bonafe on May 16, 2016 at 8:44pm — No Comments

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