Chatham Square Neighborhood

A Diverse Fair Haven Community with Historic Homes and a Beautiful Waterfront

Meeting Notes

August 16, 2017 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions

           Attendees:   Susan Regan, Marian Lemly, Brenda Brown, Richard Pizzo…, Mark Duda, Lee Cruz, David Hunter, 

                               Lauren Bisio, Pilip Boulanger, Kirk Morrison, Rhea Hirshman, George Morrison, Susan O’Leary,

                              Juan Arboleda, Sierra-Marie Gerfao, Kathleen Flynn

  • Police\Safety: District Mgr. Zanelli 203.726.2899/NHPD non-emergency 203.946.6316                                           Sgt Zanelli was called away and could not attend the meeting
  • Finance Report

           No overall report this month

  • Health & Wellness:
  • Urban Trail Update – Kathleen\Lee fundraising is in process

                      Two promotional postcards have been designed, one for children and one for adults, to be distributed at

                       the neighborhood schools, the Fair Haven Clinic and the Library.  Additional copies will be distributed

                       elsewhere in New Haven to invite our city neighbors to enjoy our trail system and its river and park

                       connections.  Presently, fundraising for printing is underway. Samples of the postcards will be shared

                       with CSNA asap

  • Community gardens

                      The gardens are going strong: growing, plentiful and providing food for many people and families.

  • Other health\wellness activities:

                      Kathleen attends the New Haven Food Policy Council monthly meetings and reports that the data

                      update to the 2015 report regarding hunger and food insecurity in New Haven is nearing completion in a

                      month or so and will be shared with CSNA.

                      Interested in working on health\wellness issues contact Mary Ann or

                      Lee (203-668-7074)

Economic & Community Development: There was no meeting this month

Interested in this work group? Contact Christel at

  • Old Strong School Still waiting to hear on Comte vote re: Lazarus proposal
  • Fall Festival:  Chatham Square Park 1-4pm 9/9: Pending the outcome of CSNA’s ability to secure the City required insurance policy
  • Other Eco. & Community Development activities:

           SUNDAY SOUP NIGHT: Sun, Aug 27 at Mary Wade Home, 5-7pm

           Come in through the Pine Street Entry at Mary Wade and sign in at the desk before going to the Fire Place

           Room to gather with neighbors to “break bread”.

           SEPT DINING OUT NIGHT will be at the Boat House Café, Check the date in September.

  • Fair Haven Community Management Team Report

           Annual Neighborhood Safety Celebration will be Thurs, Sept 7 at Christopher Columbus Family Academy

  • Website report: Lee

            Use the website to announce news and needs….for example: Social Justice Issues, Announcements,  

            “Lost   Cat,” “Apartment for Rent,”  etc.

  • Old Business & Reports:
    • Community Dining Out at Cosas Deliciosas was a success

 New Business & Activity Reports 

See the Events Page on for Upcoming Events, Programs, Celebrations, Classes, Music and Film

  • Announcements: most events are posted on our website…and there are more!
    • Fair Haven Farmers Market, 3-6pm every Thursday until the end of Oct. at Quinnipiac River Park Local farmers market featuring fruits, vegetables, breads, and more! SNAP is doubled at every market up to $10,
    • Fair Haven Library: Community Garden every Thurs. 4-5pm till 9/7
    • Mary Wade Parkinson's Support Group see our website for schedule. 

2017 meetings schedule & facilitators:

Sept. 20-  Kathleen F.   Oct.18 -             Nov. 16 -             Dec.20 – Potluck\no meeting

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