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Maps Show Climate Change’s Neighborhood Impacts


Added by Lee Cruz on September 6, 2022 at 11:25am — No Comments

Local Business: GreenWave is hiring a FT Office Coordinator

Visit the Careers page on the GreenWave website for a full job description (including responsibilities and required knowledge, skills, and abilities) and application instructions:


The Office Coordinator will support day-to-day operations of the organization and manage the office at GreenWave’s Headquarters (HQ) in New Haven, CT, where our…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 25, 2022 at 12:10pm — No Comments

“Trusted Messenger” Guides Ailing Newcomers

Jocelin hobbled through the doors of Unidad Latina en Acción’s Howe Street headquarters with a leg she had nearly lost, a mind spiraling with trauma, and a $64,000 medical bill.

Inside, she found a volunteer who had survived his own journey to New Haven as an undocumented immigrant — and who helped her find and afford the medical care she sorely needed.…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 12, 2022 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Civic Groups and Nonprofits - need volunteers?

FOCUS on New Haven, a student-led program designed to introduce incoming students to the city of New Haven through the lens of community engagement and social justice has a group of students willing to volunteer for your organization or project.

FOCUS will partnerships with various organizations whereby their participants will engage in short term volunteer projects for three days. Last year, they had a mix of…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 2, 2022 at 1:45pm — No Comments

FREE August Summer STEM Camp

Anyone know a family with a kid who would benefit from the FREE summer camp?…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 2, 2022 at 11:03am — No Comments

Neighbors in the News

Two recent media stories about neighbors who support, strengthen, and enrich our community were recently featured  the New Haven Indepedent.

1. Read up here on the legacy of Eugene Fargeorge and his advocacy for historic…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 1, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Important traffic safety message for Fair Haven residents

Important traffic safety message for Fair Haven residents living near Front Street regarding the start of the long-awaited Front Street traffic calming project.

This traffic calming project consists of raised intersections at Exchange St, Pierpont St, 2nd St, and Chambers St. Construction on this exciting project will begin tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 28th, and will take up to 4 weeks depending on the weather and…


Added by Lee Cruz on July 27, 2022 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Do you play an instrument?


Added by Lee Cruz on July 19, 2022 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Quinnipiac Riverfest will include debut of Fair Haven seafood restaurant

June 1, 2022Updated: June 2, 2022

NEW HAVEN — A new seafood restaurant is coming to town.

Emily Mingrone and Shane McGowan, whose…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Salsa’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant stands out for authenticity and familial warmth

The restaurant in Fair Haven has offered traditional Mexican food to the community for the last 14 years.

Contributing Reporter

Salsa’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant has been providing a traditional eating…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:43pm — No Comments

In case you missed it: Dad Took Daughter’s Idea, & Ran With It - Fair Haven (His)story...

When he was living at a halfway house after a stint in prison, Cody Roach called his 9‑year-old daughter and asked what he should do with the rest of his life...…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 17, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Extreme Heat

There is hot, and then there is hot! Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards...

Added by Lee Cruz on June 8, 2022 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Latest mural in Fair Haven and it is big!

Anyone know where it is? Hint: if you go to this corner and you turn around you will be equally surprised. If you find it, add a clue in the comments section below without revealing the location so that others will be helped to find it for themselves.…


Added by Lee Cruz on June 7, 2022 at 10:26am — 2 Comments

Quinnipiac River Park Survey

Your opinion matters. Residents of Fair Haven and Fair Haven Heights are invited to take a survey to help plan for the future of Quinnipiac River Park. It just takes a few minutes. Link to the survey here. Option for completing the survey in Spanish is on the same linked…


Added by Lee Cruz on May 9, 2022 at 10:26am — No Comments

Fair Haven Resident Survey

Fair Haven residents and concerned organizations are working to reduce harm for all people in our neighborhood. If you live in here or visit frequently please help by completing this brief survey.

Students Yale University is helping…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 27, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Encuesta para residents de Fair Haven

Residentes de Fair Haven y organizaciones interesadas están trabajando para reducir el daño para todas las personas de nuestro vecindario. Si Ud. vive aquí o nos visita con frecuencia, ayúdenos completando esta breve encuesta.…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 27, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Notice Update: Bridge over Train Tracks at intersection of Ferry St. and Middletown is CLOSED.

The Bridge over the train track that connects the intersection of Ferry Street and Middletown Avenue to State Street is closed. The map below shows that the detour route is SOUTH on Lombard (toward Grand Avenue) RIGHT on Lombard to State Street. You might want to avoid this area, if you can, during the two weeks of April while traffic adjust to the temporary new flow.

This is a Connecticut Department of Transportation (DoT) project. The local CT DoT (District…


Added by Lee Cruz on April 8, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

IMPORTANT Update and Link to Report on the Old Strong School from Ward 14 Alder Sarah Miller

Thank you to all who have contributed at various stages and phases of the effort to redevelop the former Strong School at 69 Grand Avenue and put this beautiful yet neglected asset back into service for our community. I started working on the project when pregnant with my son Mateo; and he’ll turn eight this summer. Many others worked tirelessly for years before I got involved. As a neighborhood we have confronted…


Added by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2022 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

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Five star senior community with a tradition of quality care

118 Clinton Avenue



20 Grand Avenue, New Haven

Local Places to Eat

J &J Dominican Restaurant

244 Grand Avenue

475. 238. 8020


La Molienda Peruvian Restaurant

113 Grand Avenue



El Coqui Puerto Rican Restaurant

286 Grand Avenue


Salsa's Authentic

Mexican Restaurant

99 Grand Avenue



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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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