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City Launches COVID-19 Website

The city has launched a new website focused entirely on the local impact of the COVID-19 impact.

The site is dubbed the “City of New Haven Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub.”

Click here to go to the site.

It includes guidance documents for…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 17, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) recommendation for your Home, Workplace, Community Locations.

There is a COVID-19 outbreak in our community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Public health officials have recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Get official information here. Your actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of this disease.

Prepare and take action…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 17, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Updated Food, Pharmacy Services and much MORE...

Dear neighbors,

For a comprehensive list of Resource Pages by location, language and type of Service visit:…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

CDC: Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of 3/15/20

Centers for Disease Control

Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): 3/15/20

Guidance as of 3/15/2020

Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 16, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

State of Emergency in New Haven Declared by Mayor Justin Elicker

About 2 hours ago today Sunday, March 15 Mayor Elicker issued a state of emergency amidst the spread of COVID-19.

after New Haven health officials have also been notified of another New Haven resident having COVID-19. To read the full text of the emergency order, follow this link: …


Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2020 at 8:06pm — No Comments

New Haven's People Get Ready Bookstore - Stories for Kids on FB

Lauren A. of People get Ready Bookstore is reading a story live everyday from People Get Ready Bookstore on Whalley Avenue via Facebook:

Added by Lee Cruz on March 15, 2020 at 11:26am — No Comments

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

The link below is to a spreadsheet listing educational companies offering fee subscriptions due to school closings:…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 13, 2020 at 2:51pm — No Comments

COVID-19; Freelance Artist Resources

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc... …


Added by Lee Cruz on March 13, 2020 at 2:48pm — No Comments


  • New Haven Public Schools Food Service Will Provide Meals to City Youth During Public Schools Closure


    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The New Haven Public Schools Food Service Department will begin serving “Grab and Go” Breakfast and lunch…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 13, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

City of New Haven and State of Connecticut information and links: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

For your safety, please review the following documents: 

What you need to know - …


Added by Lee Cruz on March 11, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

3/8/20 Message from Mayor Elicker: COVID19 (Corona virus)

Dear New Haven Residents,


Added by Lee Cruz on March 8, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Message from Mayor Elicker concerning COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Dear New Haven Residents,

This is a lengthy email but it is important so please read it thoroughly. But before you do anything, please sign up for our emergency notification system …

Added by Lee Cruz on March 6, 2020 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Message from Junta for Progressive Action re: Community Soup Night

We were delighted to host the amazing Chatham Square Neighborhood Association Soup / Sopa Night at Junta last Sunday. Special thanks to Fair Haven residents, nonprofits and businesses who donated to Junta to support our disaster resettlement services for families impacted by the earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Junta has been at the helm of this work since Hurricane Maria hit landfall in 2017. With your support, we…

Added by Lee Cruz on March 2, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Attention New Haven Residents: Your input is requested.

Your input is requested.  Please Take a Survey of Community Needs!

The City of New Haven is seeking input for its 5-Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (2020-2024)

Follow this link to the brief survey:

Added by Lee Cruz on February 12, 2020 at 9:49am — No Comments

Idea for your consideration... involves eating good food.

Community Dining Out Night introduces you to great local food while building community and supporting great local restaurants. It's been suggested that we increase CDO nights to one per month during this year to support local restaurants during the disruption caused by the repairs to the Grand Avenue  Bridge.

We would like your feedback on this idea. Would consider dining out at a Fair Haven  restaurant once a month? The benefits…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 25, 2020 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Chatham Square Association Quarterly Meeting notes - Important local Information

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Minutes of Meeting - January 15, 2020


Present: Marian Lemley, Kathleen Flynn,…


Added by Lee Cruz on January 19, 2020 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Stop Trashing New Haven- no out of town trash

We oppose the granting of a special Permit by the City of New Haven to allow for the acceptance and transfer of putrescible (nasty household garbage) municipal solid waste at 19 Wheeler St- Murphy Rd Recycling. New Haven has a municipal wast transfer station in which all of New Havens waste must go by State law.

The neighborhood in which this facility is proposed, is the most heavily pollution burdened neighborhood in the City and one of the poorest. 84 % are minority and 41%…


Added by Lee Cruz on December 9, 2019 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Paid Party Planner Opportunity...

The City of New Haven is seeking an individual to organize a Friday evening community event on the Grand Avenue Bridge. Event should include performances, family/children activities, food. Interaction and collaboration with residents and neighborhood organizations necessary. Graphic design experience a plus. The budget for the event currently set.

Interested individuals can contact Kim Futrell…


Added by Lee Cruz on October 16, 2019 at 3:12pm — No Comments

CSNA Community Planning Survey

Background Information
Since 2009 the Chatham Square Neighborhood Association has created and supported activities that benefit our community, around Chatham Square Park and Fair Haven. We continue to support neighborhood cleans ups, Quinnipiac Riverfest and…

Added by Lee Cruz on October 1, 2019 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Family of Creatives looking for Apartment in Fair Haven

A couple with two children, musicians and visual artist with steady employment, looking for a two or three bedroom apartment in Fair Haven starting in January 1. Prefer 1st floor. References available. If you own an apartment that you would like to rent or have a lead on an apartment please text information to: 203.668.7074. Thank you. 

Added by Lee Cruz on September 15, 2019 at 8:23pm — No Comments

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