Chatham Square Neighborhood

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Understanding Street and Neighborhood Night Time Lighting

Here is a link to International Dark Sky Association -IDA-

There is a lot to know about night time lighting, your rights, its types, it's consequences, it's cost, and legislation that regulates night time lighting... and legislation that is forth coming.  My best advice is, understand this subject before coming to any conclusions.

Let me start by letting you know your eyes have two different seeing capabilities... Daylight Vision, with full color perception. and night time…


Added by Richard Pizzoferrato on February 18, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Recognition of our work - Celebrating CSNA tenth Anniversary

BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY, ONE RESIDENT AT A TIME in recognition of our work - Celebrating CSNA tenth Anniversary.

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on November 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (November)




November 18, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Nathalie B, Mariam H, Stephen Moffat, George Morrison, John Cush and Rich Pagan (Wells Fargo), Sgt Anthony Maio (NHPD), Laurie Lopez (LCI), Robert R., Sally E, Brenda B, Tom B., Tim B, Fereshreh B, Diane P, Richard P, Christel M, Rafael R,…

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on November 24, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Know of a “blighted” property or one that violates City property maintenance standards in our area?

Know of a “blighted” property or one that violates City property maintenance standards in our area?  Not sure what standards apply? …

Added by Sally Esposito on November 10, 2015 at 7:01pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (October)



October 21,2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

  • Welcome & Introductions: Mary Ann M, Marian, Chris Bryant, Brenda B, Richard P, John Roberts (New Librarian at FHPL), Tim B, Diane P, Lee C, Robert R, Nathalie B, Sally E, Lt Darcy Siclari, Ofc Mike Criscuolo, Ofc Matt Vernik, Ofc Shane Wityak, Ofc Oscar Diaz, Ofc Jaime…

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on October 24, 2015 at 6:24pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (September)



September 16,2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Christel M, Nathalie B. Lee C, Lt Siclari, Elisabeth Robinson, Susan Hackett, Marian H, Tim B, George M, Susan OL


  • CARE: Yale School…

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on September 18, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Kayak Rentals available

Kayak Rentals available Call Lisa Fitch at 203-376-3116 or come down to the Quinnipiac River Marina at 309 Front Street. New Haven,  The best time is 3 or 4 hours before and after High Tide:  You can check out the Hemingway Creek in the Bird sanctuary.  There are a great deal of birds and wildlife to see.  The price is $30.00 includes Kayak, Life jacket and paddle. 

Added by Lisa Fitch on September 8, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (August)


August 19,2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home 

  • Welcome & Introductions: Lee C, George M, Nathalie B, Juan Marques, Mark Rivera, Santiago BB, Marian L, Katheen F, Susan OL, Rich P, Brenda B, Leslie F, Alycia S, Chris B, Sally E, Mary Ann M, Lt D. Saclari, Henri, Doug Hausladen, David…

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on August 28, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Home searching for Transportation Coordinator.

The Mary Wade Home is searching for the right candidate for the position of Transportation Coordinator. Fluent Spanish is required in this position.

Essential duties include:

  • Management of the Adult Day Center, Weekend and Medical Transportation programs

·         Vehicle Maintenance and Driver Safety Training

  • Supervision of the…

Added by Lee Cruz on August 21, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Sweet Deal on Room in Fairhaven for the Right Person

Hey guys,

I have a room in my house on Chatham street that I normally rent out for quite a bit of money via Airbnb but am offering a super sweet deal on a reduced rent situation for the right person. All utilities included. Full use of the house.



Added by melissa waldron lehner on August 19, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms: Linking Health Center Patients Directly to the Farm, for Nutrition Education and Access to Healthy Foods

Originally published in: Migrant Clinicians Network: The Migrant Health News Source


Volume 21, Issue 2 – Summer 2015 (pgs 4-5)

Author: Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer, Migrant Clinicians Network, and Managing Editor, Streamline

"Once we got the health center going, we started stocking food in the center…


Added by Fair Haven Community Health Cent on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Perkins Street -- single family, 3 BR home available for rent -- Sept 1

Adorable home located on Perkins Street ready to rent starting September 1st!  We have poured a lot of love into the house, which features a large living room with hardwood floors, high ceilings and great natural light. Huge formal dining room, hardwood floors and great open flow for entertaining. Fully applianced eat-in kitchen with great…


Added by Hope Metcalf on August 3, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments

CSNA meeting minutes (July)




July 15, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Susan H, John D, Diane P, Nathalie B, Santiago BB, Mark D, Sally E, Marian H, Tim B, Robert R. Rich P, Brenda B, Christel M, Lee C, Darcia S, John Pescatore from Canal Dock Bouthouse, Inc, Chris B.


  • CARE: Yale…

Added by Nathalie Bonafe on July 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Curb Unnecessary and Excessive Tree Trimming by Utility Companies

Connecticut Fund for the Environment's campaign to curb unnecessary and excessive tree trimming by Connecticut's utility companies is gaining momentum! The coalition to protect our local communities from ugly and environmentally devastating trimming practices is growing daily. But the threats to trees are growing too.


This week, we heard about aggressive tree destruction in Weston, and we're monitoring a council hearing in Ledyard. As we share our conservation plans and…


Added by Lee Cruz on July 8, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments



23' Stigercraft Chesapeake Pilot House Hardtop

1996 Hull

2006 Honda 225 4 stroke with 600 hrs

Garmen GPS w/Depthfinder, Sink and stove and many extras

Also included: Fast Load, double axle, bunk tailor

see Craigslist ad:  …


Added by Nathalie Bonafe on July 3, 2015 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

Important: Job Training Opportunitities

The City of New Haven is working with the Workforce Alliance and New Haven Works to offer a program to prepare applicants to compete for upcoming retail and customer service jobs in the region, including, but not limited to:

 - Jordan's Furniture

 -  The Fresh Market

 - Bed Bath and Beyond

 - DSW

 - Dick’s Sporting Goods

The program starts in early July with the possibility of hiring by companies beginning immediately after training and…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 22, 2015 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Summer Movies For New Haven Families

Summer Movies For New Haven Families

This summer, the City of New Haven will host movie nights for children and their families. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and any snacks they might want throughout the show. The movie schedule is as follows:

  • July 10 at Kimberly Field: The Goonies;
  • July 17 at College Woods: ET: The…

Added by Lee Cruz on June 26, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chatham Square Summer 2015 - Community Greenspace with the Urban Resources Iniative

People living around Chatham Square have been planting trees, cleaning up the park, removing dangerous lead from the soils in front yards - among countless other activities!! - with the Urban Resources Initiative (URI) since 1995, the year URI started. This is an impressive legacy.

We want to continue the work this year.

I'm Ross Bernet. A recent graduate from the Yale School of Forestry. I'm doing an internship with URI Greenspace this summer. I'm looking forward to working…


Added by Ross Bernet on May 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

See Chris Randall's Best Riverfest 2015 pictures

This year's Quinnipiac Riverfest was last Sunday. THis is a link to Chris's top ten photos:

The complete album is on Facebook:



Added by Lee Cruz on May 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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Local Places to Eat


Buen Gusto Restaurant

 379 Grand Avenue



El Coqui Restaurant

286 Grand Avenue


Grand Apizza Restaurant

111 Grand Avenue

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Cositas Deliciosas

271 Grand Avenue



La Molienda Peruvian Restaurant

113 Grand Avenue



Salsa's Authentic

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Fair Haven Pharmacy

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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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