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Fair Haven Survey: International Festival of Arts & Ideas

The purpose of this survey is to collect ideas and suggestions from Fair Haven resident in preparation for the 2022 Festival. This information will be used to make decision about locations and resource allocation. All Fair Haveners are encouraged to participate in this 4 question survey:

Added by Lee Cruz on October 15, 2021 at 11:08am — No Comments

Next Generation of Fair Haveners is Stepping Up and Stepping Out also featured tonight...

Last night dozens of people from multiple New Haven neighborhood marched with Fair Haven residents to publicly declare our opposition to the increased gun violence in our neighborhood and in our city. The rally was organized by Manuel Camacho from the nonprofit Ice the Beef. Manuel is a Fair Haven resident and s New Haven Public School student. It was inspiring to walk with such a diverse group of people who care about our neighborhood and our city. The spoken word performances and…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 22, 2021 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Mary Wade Home in New Haven hosts wedding for two residents who fell in love


Added by Lee Cruz on September 20, 2021 at 11:50am — No Comments

Mayor Elicker and Police Chief Renee Dominguez to Discuss Gun Violence at Fair Haven Community Meeting

 NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Friday, September 10th at 6 PM. Mayor Justin Elicker and Police Chief Renee Dominguez will host a community meeting in Fair Haven. They will be joined by Alder Jose Crespo and Youth Services Specialist Ronald Huggins. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Family Academy of Multilingual Exploration (FAME).


The Mayor and Police Chief…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 8, 2021 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Fair Haven Violence Emergency Community Leadership Meeting TONIGHT @ 6:30

Dear neighbors, 


In recent weeks, violence in our neighborhood has reached an intolerable level. Within the last two weeks, have seen two homicides and two shootings. We will not allow the current situation to be normalized and call for all hands on deck to treat the current spike as the emergency that it is. 


Alders Santiago y Crespo will join me in convening a Fair Haven Violence…


Added by Lee Cruz on September 8, 2021 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

From Economic Development Administrator, City of New Haven: important updates regarding growth sectors, partner programs, and new resources to share with businesses.

Please share with anyone you think might be helped by this information...…

Added by Lee Cruz on August 27, 2021 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Artists Team Up To “Vacúnate Fair Haven”

Lucy Gellman | August 23rd, 2021

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Lucy Gellman…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 25, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

Please help cover Grand Avenue bus shelters with beautiful murals!

With the addition of this smaller *mural, we have completed the artwork on one bus shelter on Grand Avenue--and have seven murals to go. We need your help to continue the work. Seven generous people from our community have stepped up with donations ranging from $20 to $400. We need to raise an additional $1000 to complete the project and any amount will help. 

To donate, please write…


Added by Lee Cruz on July 15, 2021 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Speak Up about Fair Haven Pollution

Large oil terminals in the Port of New Haven are putting people and the environment at risk. Conservation Law Foundation is taking legal action to hold the…


Added by Lee Cruz on July 12, 2021 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Tropical Storm Elsa

Meteorologists around the state continue to follow Tropical Storm Elsa as it makes landfall in Florida and is expected to quicken its pace as it surges up the East Coast this week. Most projections indicate the storm will make landfall in Connecticut late Thursday and early Friday. The National Hurricane Center’s latest model sees the storm likely to impact weather most prominently early Friday, and while it is…

Added by Lee Cruz on July 8, 2021 at 10:13am — No Comments

Important Messages Regarding Eviction Moratorium Program

Added by Lee Cruz on July 6, 2021 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Quinnipiac River Marina in Seasons Shoreline Magazine

Quinnipiac River Marina on Front Street was featured in Seasons Shoreline Magazine, see it the article here:

Added by Lee Cruz on July 6, 2021 at 11:07am — No Comments

Connecticut Summer at the Museum - Free Admission for Kids

It’s time to explore!

From July 1 to September 6, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. Visit this website for details and updates on the list of participating places: …


Added by Lee Cruz on July 1, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

River Street Past, Fair Haven Future

New Haven Museum: River St.

With the recent news of New England Brewing Co. moving to River St. in Fair Haven, along with the negotiations to bring Jaigantic Studios, a movie and television production company, there as well, we’re going to take a quick look at River St. and some of its former residents, all 19th century high-tech industrial icons of their day.…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 30, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fair Haven Community Healthcare offers walk- up vaccines to anyone 12+ at 374 Grand Avenue

Walk-in hours: 11am-7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.


·        Both Pfizer and J & J vaccines will be available so you can pick what’s best for you!

·        If you are under 18, please arrive with a parent or…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 24, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Vaccines Available in New Haven for CT Residents, 16+

No Appointment Necessary

Vaccines Available in New Haven for CT Residents, 16+

Please share

Recognizing the challenges so many CT residents face landing a vaccine appointment, Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) is…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 24, 2021 at 4:29pm — No Comments

New Haven 16, 17 Year olds and Parents Vaccination this Week

All New Haven16 and 17 year olds are advised by the New Haven Health Department to call 877-918-2224 to sign up for the Career High School clinic this week. Parents not yet vaccinated are welcome to go with their high schooler to get Vaccinated as well.

Added by Lee Cruz on April 12, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Your input requested, your time paid for...

Dear Neighbors:

Connecticut is creating a plan to prepare the state for climate change. Decision-makers must hear from you to best support your community. Researchers at the Vermont Law School and Yale University want to aid that communication. 

Over the coming weeks their team will run focus groups on equity, health, transportation, safety, and other issues in the context of climate change. In these groups, you can share your experiences and stand up for your…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 1, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Community Dining Out Night mentioned as a positive in: The Precarious State of the Mom-and-Pop Store - Common Edge

Few businesses in the U.S. are regarded with more fondness than mom-and-pop retailers. There’s an “all’s right with the world” quality about owner-run shops that meet a neighborhood’s everyday needs and, through repeated face-to-face exchanges, help people feel they’re members of a mutually supportive community. And yet for a long time, mom-and-pop stores have been under stress. In the half-century after 1950, cars shifted much of America’s retailing to unwalkable roadside…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 29, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Lee Cruz on March 24, 2021 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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