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Women's History Month

We observe Women's History Month during March, which gives us an opportunity to share some wage and labor information about the women of Connecticut. Our thanks to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women for these observations:

  • Women make up 51.3% of the state's labor force.
  • Women make up 66.5% of private not-for-profit wage and salary workers.
  • Women own almost one third of Connecticut businesses. Between 1997 and 2004 there was a 64% increase in…

Added by Lynn Smith on March 14, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Fair Haven Library ~ New Hours

Fair Haven Library schedule is as follows:

Monday: 10-6

Tuesday: 10-6

Thursday 12-8

Wednesdays and Friday-Saturday: closed


Betsy Goldberg

Branch Manager

Fair Haven Library

182 Grand Avenue

New Haven, CT 06513


fax: 203-946-6519…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 28, 2011 at 10:01pm — No Comments

How does your savings account stack up?

“Household saving” is defined as the difference between a household’s disposable income (wages , self-employed revenue, income from property, etc.) and its expenditures on goods and services. The “household savings rate” is calculated by dividing household savings by household disposable income.

The country with the highest household savings rate in 2010????  Italy, at 20.2%, according to the OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.  France and Japan were at…


Added by Lynn Smith on February 25, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Still time to make your 2010 IRA contribution

Make sure you have funded your 2010 IRA contribution!  If you are under 50 you can contribute up to $5,000 in either a Roth or Traditional IRA.  If you turned 50 by December 31, 2010 you can contribute up to $6,000.

If you're looking for some great interest rates, check out Start Community Bank's 13 month CD at a 1.67% APY* 

You can make your contribution up until this year's tax filing deadline -- Monday, April 18, 2011 -  we get an extra 'cushion' because April 15th is a…


Added by Lynn Smith on February 12, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Open House at 13 Lewis Street, Saturday January 29, 1:30 - 4:30PM

Dear CSNA Friends,

Come to an open house to see our completed 'historic and green' restoration of the James L. Basset House at 13 Lewis Street.  There will be refreshments, a view of the river, and a chance to learn about our energy savings guarantee.  We welcome all neighbors who can make it!  RSVPs encouraged.  --Corey

Added by Corey Stone on January 22, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments

FDIC Issues Scam Alert - January 2011

January, 2011


SCAM ALERT from the FDIC:  The FDIC said it has received numerous reports of fraudulent emails being sent to consumers that claim deposit insurance has been withdrawn due to activity that violates the Patriot Act.  The emails are phony. 

 To learn how to protect yourself against this fraud, visit the FDIC website:  …


Added by Lynn Smith on January 16, 2011 at 7:35am — No Comments

Need help shoveling snow?

Does anyone need/want help shoveling snow?

I have some high school and middle school kids looking to earn their way to Young Life camp this summer. Please call or email with any leads. Keep us in mind for future storms!


Cat Haist

Area Director

Greater New Haven Young Life


Added by Catherine Haist on January 13, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments

FOUND-Cute little dog

Hi All,

This cutie showed up on our doorstep. Does anyone know to whom he belongs?

Added by Joan Bosson-Heenan on January 3, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

"How To Stop Crime." by Aaron Janke more info at...

"Act1" a Facebook group created and written by 1 young person in our community. Anyone can join:…


Added by Lee Cruz on December 30, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

Start is open and needs your account! Visit us at

We are thrilled to be only one of three banks chartered in the US in 2010 -- the average in a year is over 100 -- so we are proud of our accomplishment and thankful for the support of our community.  We are testing our systems and opening accounts to make sure everything is in working order, so feel free to stop by at 258 Grand and be one of our first account holders!!!    Ribbon cutting ceremony is in the planning stages, most likely end of January, so stay tuned.  But we have great opening…


Added by Lynn Smith on December 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Calling all Fair Haveners

If you are considering making a contribution before the year ends, please consider a donation to 144 year old Mary Wade through the attached link.  Your contribution of $50 or more could result in an additional $5,000 cash contribution.  Thank you to those who have already made the contribution.

Added by David V. Hunter on December 28, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

A new house in the heart of Chatham Square Neighborhood

Oysterman’s Eyesore Becomes Historic Pearl

BY Allan Appel |  Read original story published by New Haven Independent |DEC 16, 2010 2:09 PM

As Nancy Greenberg and Corey Stone opened the verdigris door on the historic and “green” restoration of 13 Lewis St., the saga of the foreclosed and abandoned 1876 oysterman’s house in Fair Haven neared a happy conclusion. The remaining task: find a buyer.


The house that perches above…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on December 19, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fair Haven Family Food Drive

On Dec. 20, 2010 we are delivering Christmas dinner for 70 families at Fair Haven Middle School. We need your help in fulfilling this request. Therefore, for our final push we are doing an online food drive with our CT friends. These are the dry…


Added by Eric Neubauer on December 15, 2010 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Restoration Complete at 13 Lewis

Thanks to the work of many local craftspeople and my partner Nancy's ruthless attention to detail, the restoration of the 1876 oysterman's house at the top of Lewis Street Park is nearly complete. Here are links to photos of 13 Lewis from street, the Kitchen, and the…


Added by Corey Stone on December 14, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Mayor's Grant funds Intergenerational arts program at Mary Wade

Mary Wade was the recipient of the 2010 Mayor's Grant, which sponsored an intergenerational multi-media arts program. Pictured are the three top prize winners from New Haven Schools, Mayor DeStefano and David Hunter.

Added by David V. Hunter on December 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Living in Fair Haven: "In a sweet spot" for community activist

Everybody in CSNA community knows Ken Janke and how inspiring he can be - check out a New Haven Independent article telling the story of The Grove - Ken's new initiative. After taking over Fair Haven Ken is going to take over the entire New Haven.…


Added by Voytec Wacowski on December 1, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

Mary Wade

First, thank you to all who have made a contribution to Mary Wade through the competition with the New Haven Community Foundation’s giveGreater challenge. Thanks to you we are in a position to compete for a $5,000 cash award, but we are not there yet. WE NEED ONLY 5 DONORS! If you are considering a donation as the year ends, please consider the Mission of Mary Wade as a real option in your giving. Your $50.00 contribution will grow… Continue

Added by David V. Hunter on December 3, 2010 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

76 Perkins Street looks great, serves families in need thanks to New Haven Home Recovery

If you have not walked by the former eyesore that was 76 Perkins Street go by and take a look. The building has be rehabbed by New Haven Home Recovery. It will be used to help families in need. For more information, to donate or to volunteer contact New Haven Home Recovery:

Added by Lee Cruz on December 3, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Feeding Fair Haven Families for Christmas

Christmas is the time of year when we are all preparing for the BIG day. After Thanksgiving many of us are busy decorating our homes, lighting the tree, shopping for presents and attending those wonderful holiday parties. This is truly a season for CELEBRATION. The advent is here!

While we are enjoying ourselves there are many who are struggling, not with gifts, but with their ability to put staple food products on the dinner table each night.…

Added by Eric Neubauer on December 1, 2010 at 1:25pm — No Comments

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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.

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