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“Trusted Messenger” Guides Ailing Newcomers

Jocelin hobbled through the doors of Unidad Latina en Acción’s Howe Street headquarters with a leg she had nearly lost, a mind spiraling with trauma, and a $64,000 medical bill.

Inside, she found a volunteer who had survived his own journey to New Haven as an undocumented immigrant — and who helped her find and afford the medical care she sorely needed.…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 12, 2022 at 2:57pm — No Comments

August Preschool Openings for New Haven Residents

Greetings from the Admissions Office at Friends Center for Children.  We currently have 4 open Preschool slots available at our East Grand Avenue site for children ages 2 years 8 months to 5 years 6 months who live in New Haven.  These openings are at 227 East Grand Avenue.



Added by Friends Center for Children on August 9, 2022 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Great News for Fair Haven * Buenas Noticias para Fair Haven

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Dear neighbors,

On Monday night, the Board of Alders voted to allocate $53 Million in American Rescue Plan funding for a wide variety of initiatives. This includes some important projects for Ward 14 and Fair Haven, including:

* Renovation of the Atwater Senior Center into a full-service Community Center…


Added by Sarah Miller on August 3, 2022 at 8:55am — No Comments

FREE August Summer STEM Camp

Anyone know a family with a kid who would benefit from the FREE summer camp?…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 2, 2022 at 11:03am — No Comments

Civic Groups and Nonprofits - need volunteers?

FOCUS on New Haven, a student-led program designed to introduce incoming students to the city of New Haven through the lens of community engagement and social justice has a group of students willing to volunteer for your organization or project.

FOCUS will partnerships with various organizations whereby their participants will engage in short term volunteer projects for three days. Last year, they had a mix of…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 2, 2022 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Neighbors in the News

Two recent media stories about neighbors who support, strengthen, and enrich our community were recently featured  the New Haven Indepedent.

1. Read up here on the legacy of Eugene Fargeorge and his advocacy for historic…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 1, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Now Hiring: Service Assistant at Jonathan Edwards College, Yale

Hello Fair Haven Citizens!

If you are looking for a job or you know someone who is, this is a great position for someone with housekeeping or food service experience.

Description: The Service Assistant provides high-level customer service to all residents and guests at residence of Jonathan Edwards College. The service assistant ensures smooth and efficient daily operations, including event planning and general housekeeping.

Apply here:…


Added by Paul North on July 21, 2022 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Friends Center for Children: PreK Spots Available

Forwarding....our child is here (at the other location, and only for a few weeks so far) and we're very happy...

Greetings from the Admissions Office! Friends Center for Children needs your help - we have 8 open Preschool slots available at our East Grand Avenue site for children ages 2 years 8 months to 5 years 6 months who live in New Haven.  These openings…


Added by David Weinreb on July 19, 2022 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Do you play an instrument?


Added by Lee Cruz on July 19, 2022 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Nu Spiral's FIRST EVER Community Paint Day: Front St & Middletown Ave, 6/25, 1-5PM

Registration is now open for Nu Spiral's FIRST EVER Community Paint Day! Register today for this nourishing day of painting by the Quinnipiac River in Fair Haven

The first 10 folx to register will automatically be entered to win a FREE giveaway basket

Facebook page here: …


Added by David Weinreb on June 9, 2022 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Quinnipiac Riverfest will include debut of Fair Haven seafood restaurant

June 1, 2022Updated: June 2, 2022

NEW HAVEN — A new seafood restaurant is coming to town.

Emily Mingrone and Shane McGowan, whose…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Salsa’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant stands out for authenticity and familial warmth

The restaurant in Fair Haven has offered traditional Mexican food to the community for the last 14 years.

Contributing Reporter

Salsa’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant has been providing a traditional eating…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:43pm — No Comments

In case you missed it: Dad Took Daughter’s Idea, & Ran With It - Fair Haven (His)story...

When he was living at a halfway house after a stint in prison, Cody Roach called his 9‑year-old daughter and asked what he should do with the rest of his life...…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Latest mural in Fair Haven and it is big!

Anyone know where it is? Hint: if you go to this corner and you turn around you will be equally surprised. If you find it, add a clue in the comments section below without revealing the location so that others will be helped to find it for themselves.…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2022 at 10:26am — 2 Comments

August Preschool Openings for New Haven Residents

Friends Center for Children has August Preschool openings for New Haven residents age 2 years 8 months - 5 years. 

Friends Center for Children offers 2 sites in New Haven; 227 E Grand Avenue in Fairhaven Heights and 495 Blake Street in the Westville area. We offer a sliding scale tuition and are providers of the Care4Kids Program.

Please call 203-715-5117 or email for more information. 

You can visit our website and apply…


Added by Friends Center for Children on May 27, 2022 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Quinnipiac River Park Survey

Your opinion matters. Residents of Fair Haven and Fair Haven Heights are invited to take a survey to help plan for the future of Quinnipiac River Park. It just takes a few minutes. Link to the survey here. Option for completing the survey in Spanish is on the same linked…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 9, 2022 at 10:26am — No Comments

Fair Haven Resident Survey

Fair Haven residents and concerned organizations are working to reduce harm for all people in our neighborhood. If you live in here or visit frequently please help by completing this brief survey.

Students Yale University is helping…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 27, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Notice Update: Bridge over Train Tracks at intersection of Ferry St. and Middletown is CLOSED.

The Bridge over the train track that connects the intersection of Ferry Street and Middletown Avenue to State Street is closed. The map below shows that the detour route is SOUTH on Lombard (toward Grand Avenue) RIGHT on Lombard to State Street. You might want to avoid this area, if you can, during the two weeks of April while traffic adjust to the temporary new flow.

This is a Connecticut Department of Transportation (DoT) project. The local CT DoT (District…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 8, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

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