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Let's Paint a Horizontal Mural in Fair Haven

Let's paint a horizontal mural in Fair Haven.  Crossing of Front and Grand would be great place...

Added by Voytec Wacowski on July 26, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Home Available

Hello friends and neighbors.


Regrettably, we will be leaving New Haven this fall. We moved here from halfway across the country, decided on Fair Haven without knowing anyone here, and the decision paid off bigtime. We're so happy to have shared the last few years with you, and look forward to our final few months before we move on. Our house is currently on the market, and we'd be very happy to see another family end up here that will be active in the neighborhood. The house…


Added by Steve Brown on August 1, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bird List for Fairhaven?

Hi all

I'm an out-of-town member of the community, having enjoyed a great stay with my family with the Janke family back in 2008.  I am a keen birder and noted some of the species that can be found in neighbourhood.  Has anyone created a bird list, and if not, would anyone like me to submit mine?

Chris Seaton, Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK

Added by Chris Seaton on July 31, 2011 at 7:37am — 8 Comments

Summer enrichment program at Quinnipiac Terrace

Here's the article that appeared in the July 30th Register about one of the sessions that is part of a full program for children at Quinnipiac Terrace, led by two dynamic members of CSNA.

Great work by Mary Ann, Sally, and all the volunteers to make the program great!…


Added by Lynn Smith on July 30, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Fair Haven Community Health Center & HAVEN Clinic Celebrate Anniversaries with Community Event!

On Saturday, August 6th from 11am-3pm, the Fair Haven Community Health Center and HAVEN Free Clinic will be celebrating their 40th and 5th anniversaries by hosting a big celebration for the entire community. There will be free food, fun games, Zumba demonstrations, entertainment, and raffle prizes for participants.  This event will be held rain or shine in FHCHC's back parking lot at 374 Grand Ave. 


The Fair Haven Community Health Center is a…


Added by Emilie Swenson on July 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fair Haven Farmers' Market: Become a Friend of the Market!

The Fair Haven Farmers' Market runs every Thursday, 3pm - 7pm, in the Quinnipiac River Park, on the corner of Grand Avenue and Front Street.  

You can now show your support for CitySeed Farmers' Markets by becoming a Friend of the Market! We are in our second season of the Friends of the Market program at the Edgewood Park, and we are now excited to expand it to Fair Haven and the HIll!

Here's how it…


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

Two days left to apply for The City of New Haven's Democracy School!

Applications now being accepted for Democracy School. 

The City of New Haven's Democracy School will introduce residents to the structures, services, and leaders in the City of New Haven through a series of public information forums. City officials will introduce their work and lead questions and answer sessions aimed at fostering open lines of communication, enabling participants to take full advantage of city resources and empowering residents to become community…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on July 24, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Grand Avenue Bridge

The Grand Avenue Bridge will be closed July 20, 21, 22 due to heat related issues and repairs.

Added by Stephanie Bauer on July 19, 2011 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Neighborhood Tree Planting Groups Need Our Help

Neighborhood residents on Atwater, Clinton and Front need your help on one or more of the following dates to beautify our neighborhood, calm traffic and increase property values. These are the documented benefits of increasing the number of trees in our neighborhood.


Wednesday 7/20 the Atwater St. group will be planting trees and plants on Atwater St. near Grand Avenue

Thursday 7/21 the Front St. group will be planting a tree at Dover Beach Park near Bailey…


Added by Lee Cruz on July 14, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Donations for upcoming mission trip to Guatemala

Fr Tom Goekler's (who grew up at his grandmother's Sunday dinner table at 87 Maltby Street,) ongoing mission (Zone 18) continues even though he has passed . His young men's "Caminando por la Paz" of youth from the street gangs are continuing their schooling, running the house AND tutoring in the neighborhood of Zone 18 Guatemala City.

As they continue they need school supplies, soccer supplies (cleats, shorts etc) and sneakers gently used or new- -all sizes.

A group is leaving for… Continue

Added by Carlos Galo on June 28, 2011 at 6:09am — No Comments

Quinnipiac Tribe Pow Wow

On a gorgeous Saturday morning it was a special treat to witness the signing of a covenant to promise friendship and support between the Native American tribe and the people of the region. I particularly enjoyed learning more about the earliest inhabitants of Fair Haven.


Check out the article in the Register




Added by Lynn Smith on June 27, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

6/15/2011 CSNA Meeting Minutes lots of information and opportunities

Meeting Minutes:


1. Work Group Updates


A. Youth Empowerment:  All of these events need volunteers, people like you and perhaps even you. If you can volunteer for any of these event contact Mary Ann Moran. All date are subject to possible because of weather or other reasons please check the EVENTS page on our website for changes & additional info.

  • Mary Wade June Parade - Report. The event was a success with multiple schools, city officials and…

Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Mary Wade Home Parade - June 3rd, 2011

Check the pictures from the Parade - click on any picture to see… Continue

Added by Voytec Wacowski on June 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Support Grand Vin

Hi everybody,


Many of you probably know Grand Vin, on the corner of Grand and Quinnipiac Avenues.  It's a gem of store, selling a variety of fine wines, beers and liquor, more like the Wine Thief downtown than the other liquor stores on Grand Ave.  Ben, the owner, is very knowlegable, and committed to the neighborhood.  He had a rough winter, however, due to all the snow wiping out parking, and now the road construction on Quinnipiac continuing the…


Added by Christel Manning on May 18, 2011 at 10:28am — 3 Comments

Family Fun Day

Check out for information on our April 30th Family Fun Day at 258 Grand Avenue!  1 pm to 4 pm, rain date May 7.

Added by Lynn Smith on April 6, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Mary Wade's Wine Dinner Wade's Wine Dinner is coming up(April 30th) as you can see with this clip on the event with Thomas Matthews(Wine Spectator Magazine), Christina Ciociola(Board Member) and News 8's Teresa LaBarbera.

Added by David V. Hunter on March 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Apartment Rent Available

An apartment is available for rent at 113 Atwater Street, first floor/one bedroom.  Please call Minerva at MWH Holdings, Co. at 203.848.1418 if interested.

Added by David V. Hunter on March 28, 2011 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Compare to New Haven! - Evaluation of Boston's 'Neighbors for Neighbors' a hub for 18 neighborhoods

Dear Neighbors

I had recently a great opportunity to present our Website as one of the examples of a NING based website to a surprisingly large group of people that gathered in The Grove, a co-working and collaborative space serving the social mission sector of New Haven. I am not an experienced public presenter and apparently my presentation drifted quickly from talking about technicalities of the NING as Web platform to…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on March 27, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Census reveals strong growth for New Haven

By City of New Haven

New Haven, CT - Detailed figures released by the United States Census Bureau show New Haven added 6,153 new residents over the past decade, a population…

Added by Voytec Wacowski on March 11, 2011 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

CSNA Spring Clean-Up April 9th

Hi All,

The Spring Clean-up to kick off the CSNA "year" will be on April 9th from 9am to 1pm in the Chatham Square Park.

Once again we will have Yale and Neighbor Volunteers and I hope we can count on all of you as well.

This year we will also make this event a Pot-Luck.


Following the clean-up of Chatham Square Park, Lewis St. Park, Dover Beach and the Community Gardens we'd like to convene in the park for a good, old fashioned neighborhood meal. Everyone…


Added by Joan Bosson-Heenan on March 11, 2011 at 9:10pm — 3 Comments

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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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