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Amity Teen Center Has 1,002 brand new winter coats to give away to those in need

Through the generous support of Operation Warm, Inc., Joyce Van Lines and local donors, the Amity Teen Center has acquired 1,002 brand new winter coats. Joyce Van Lines has graciously volunteered to pick up the coats and are still working out the timing and logistics with Operation Warm. In the mean time the teen center wanted to get the word out to organizations in the greater New Haven area that have children and teens in need. Do you know of programs or organizations in the greater…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on January 21, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Start Community Bank - 2011 in Review

It is amazing to think that one year ago, January 25, 2011, during a snowstorm – of course – we welcomed our community to the Start Community Bank Grand Opening and cut the ribbons at our Whalley and Grand Avenue branches.  We had received our official charter at the end of December 2010.  In a typical year, about 100 banks in the US  earn a charter.  In 2010 there were 3; and we were one of those three. 

1500 accounts and $17 million in deposits later, we want to take the time to…


Added by Lynn Smith on January 11, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

$1175 / 2br - 1000ft² - Beautiful Apt, near river- 2 adjoining BRs- avail Feb 1st

Available anytime between January 8th and February 1st, is a beautiful second-floor apartment with two adjoining bedrooms in two-family home in historic district of Fair Haven. Apartment offers eat-in cathedral-ceiling kitchen, newly renovated with maple cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, spacious dining room, and bright living room. There is one large bedroom with an adjoining smaller bedroom perfect for an office or child's room. Hardwood floors throughout. Free laundry on-site as…


Added by Joshua Sloat on January 7, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments

Christmas at Mary Wade

Do you know a senior who will be alone for Christmas?

     Mary Wade will be offering a Christmas Dinner for seniors living in the community on Christmas Day.  Dinner will be served at 12:00PM in the Boardman Residence of the Mary Wade…


Added by David V. Hunter on December 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Rent Available

Newly renovated apartment is available for rent, located at 119 Atwater Street(corner of Grafton).  This is a two bedroom, second floor apartment that has been freshly renovated, including new energy saving windows, all new appliances, new floors and is energy safe.  For more information, please call Minerva at 203.547.0078. 

Added by David V. Hunter on December 6, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Beautiful apartment for rent--$800/month

237 Clinton Avenue.  Second floor, 2 bedroom apartment, renovated top to bottom—new kitchen, new floors, new everything!  So great you need to see it.  Available for $800/month and one month’s security deposit.  For information, call Robert Roberts at 203-376-9399.

Added by Hope Metcalf on December 2, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Parks Department Wreath and Candle Making: Dec 3 and 4

New Haven Parks, Recreation & Trees Presents

Annual Candle & Wreath



Added by Joan Bosson-Heenan on November 30, 2011 at 8:16pm — No Comments

NHTP Launches New Historic Date Plaque Program!

The New Haven Preservation Trust is proud to announce its new Historic Date Plaque program, made possible through a generous grant from People’s United Bank.

Property owners are encouraged to request a plaque acknowledging the construction date of their buildings. There is no requirement for the age, type or location of building; properties built at any time, in any New Haven neighborhood, are eligible.

As a part of the NHPT 50th Anniversary celebration, we are pleased to offer…


Added by Anita Buckmaster on November 16, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Old-fashioned neighborhood is real treat

Connie Razza of Downing Street wrote a wonderful tribute to our wonderful neighborhood in today's New Haven Register, page A9 (editorial page).  Don't miss it.

Click here: FORUM: Old-fashioned neighborhood is real treat- The New Haven Register

Added by Lee Cruz on November 4, 2011 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Elm City Market Open!

Hi folks--Elm City Market, a community co-op is finally open!  Everyone can shop there, or you can join as a member and get special discounts etc.  I'm really excited to have another source for fresh food so close to home!!!


Come check it out!!! 

Added by Hope Metcalf on November 3, 2011 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Need help in finding a good home for a furry friend....

I hope that I will be excused of abusing the website to ask for help, animal lovers will understand.

Due to recent changes in my life I must part with animals. I am very happy that I have found a great new home for two of my co-dependent cats , now I have to place in good home two remaining ones - Should be easier as they can be separated. Here is Majtek a beautiful tabby with a quiet personality, he is VERY…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on October 13, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

hazardous waste station open til 10/29

Just a reminder, the haz/waste station located at 90 Sargent Dr. will only be open on until October 29, 2011.  Their hours are Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 am.

Added by Stephanie Bauer on October 8, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

It's official I have finally immigrated to the CSNA jurisdiction... ;)

So... this is just to inform that your Webmaster as of October 1st finally has immigrated to CSNA country...  I often tell people that Fair Haven is like Manhattan... just think that Mill River = Hudson River ,  Quinnipiac River = East River, Ferry Street = Broadway ,  Grand Avenue = 34th street.   Using that New York City reference I have moved North from the Bottling Works Condominium in "Wall Street" area to the  Upper East Side...   

I don't know yet how long I will be residing…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on October 2, 2011 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

Wine and Local Food!

CitySeed Fair Haven Farmers' Market and Grand Vin are teaming up to give you great deals on wine and local food!  


Visit Grand Vin Wine and Spirits at 28 East Grand Avenue and purchase your choice of one of three wines and receive a $3 coupon to spend at the Fair Haven Farmers' Market! Participating wines include Vieux Papes Rouge, Vieux Papes Blanc de Blancs, and the organic, vegan Culpeo Malbec! For a limited time only these wines will be at a discounted price, so hurry on…


Added by Emma Mendelsohn on October 4, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Float The Boat - Schooner Quinnipiack, New Haven's land mark tall ship.

Do you remember our community sailing on the Schooner Quinnipiack... if you have forgotten check the photos again: Album by Wojtek 'Voytec' Wacowski and by Album by Laura Bremmer.

Schooner Quinnipiack has become the nautical icon of the City and needs the help and…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on September 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Free Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp at CitySeed’s Fair Haven Market

Join Mubarakah Ibrahim this Thursday September 15th at 5:30pm at the Fair Haven Farmers' Market for fitness boot camp! Participants can earn $3 to spend at CitySeed’s Fair Haven Market, while supplies last! Just bring yourself and a friend for fun exercise on the grass of the Quinnipiac River Park by Grand Ave and Front St.

Mubarakah Ibrahim is the owner and head trainer at Balance Fitness.  She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey…


Added by Emma Mendelsohn on September 12, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Wonderful Fall Festival

Check out the photos of the fall festival - a grand time was had by all!  Music, dancing, arts and crafts, great food, terrific information from dedicated community groups and nonprofits to inform our neighborhood -- just a wonderful time was had by all!

Added by Lynn Smith on September 10, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Recap of Fair Haven Community Picnic September 1


Forwarded from Ruffina Durazzo, Mary Wade Holdings:

On September 1 the neighborhood enjoyed Fair Haven's third successful annual "Fair Haven United Neighborhood Celebration of Safety Community Picnic", and thanks to Dr. Abie Benitez, Principal of Columbus Family Academy, it is held each year in the back campus of Columbus Family Academy. The…


Added by Lynn Smith on September 8, 2011 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Start Bank awards iPad 2 to Youth@Work savings contest winner

For the first time, participants in the summer jobs program Youth@Work had the chance to sign up for direct deposit and open a savings account at Start Community Bank in their own name, no parent co-signor required.  The account came with an ATM only card with a limited daily withdrawal amount. Every Youth@Work employee, over 500 of them this year, first went through "Loot Camp" where they learned about…


Added by Lynn Smith on August 20, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Discover You Can at the Fair Haven Farmers' Market!

Canning is a lifelong skill that can help you maximize your intake of yummy local produce! This Thursday at CitySeed's Fair Haven Farmers' Market, community member Ruziye Yeroz will teach us how to pickle and can farm fresh cucumbers and…


Added by Emma Mendelsohn on August 9, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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Waterfront Living


Urban Specialist Realtors

47 High St.



Find local homes for sale

Five star senior community with a tradition of quality care

118 Clinton Avenue



20 Grand Avenue, New Haven

Local Places to Eat

Buen Gusto Restaurant

 379 Grand Avenue



El Coqui Restaurant

286 Grand Avenue


Grand Apizza Restaurant

111 Grand Avenue

203.624.7646 or



Cositas Deliciosas

271 Grand Avenue



La Molienda Peruvian Restaurant

113 Grand Avenue



Salsa's Authentic

Mexican Restaurant

99 Grand Avenue



Sorry to see them go...

Keep an eye out for notice here about the NEW Restaurant in the same location

Fair Haven Pharmacy

OPEN 7 Days a week. Lowest Prices Guaranteed. 10% discount on over the counter products if you mention CSNA.

Fair Haven Community Health Care

Once again Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a high achieving health center by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), and has received the gold level designation. This places FHCHC in the top 10% of the 1,400 community health centers across the country and reflects our strong commitment to high quality clinical care. The full announcement can be found here.

We are proud and happy to have FHCHC as a community partner and a major employer in our community. 

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