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Report on the Current Status of Mary Wade's Assisted Living and Memory Care Project

November 22, 2019


Dear Neighbor:

I hope this letter finds you well.  As your neighbor, we would like to keep you apprised as to the construction that has begun on Pine Street and Clinton Avenue.

The Mary Wade Home, Inc. has been approved to build an 84-unit Assisted Living building.  The new construction will be located on Clinton Avenue, between Grafton and Pine Streets.  The new address will be 138 Clinton Avenue.  We are estimating it will be…


Added by David V. Hunter on November 25, 2019 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Seeking Driver(s) for Mary Wade's Transportation

Mary Wade is seeking a driver for its transportation program to bring seniors to and from physician offices.  Applicants must have senior transportation experience and a Public Passenger Endorsement.   Contact Lisa Gangemi at 203.562.7222 or…


Added by David V. Hunter on June 15, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Free Concert at Mary Wade

Mary Wade is being visited by a high choir from the Plymouth Church of Desmoines, Iowa tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13th at 10:30 AM.  This is part of the choirs annual trip through the United States.  The Matens Choir will be performing in the Gardens of Mary Wade beginning at 10:30 AM.  All are welcome to join us, bring chairs or a blanket.  Enter Mary Wade at the Pine Street entrance.

See the website below for more details:  …


Added by David V. Hunter on June 13, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mary Wade Plans for New Project



October 5, 2016


Dear Fair Haven Neighbor,


Mary Wade has been planning new construction on the block across the street on Pine Street, opposite our main building.  This new building will be used to replace our existing 50-unit assisted living entity, which currently is in the older building on Clinton Avenue.  It will also have a memory care unit for 20 individuals and an assisted living section to accommodate 20…


Added by David V. Hunter on October 5, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Celebrating Women's History Month and Mary Wade

A sustained charitable impulse was present in New Haven during the late eighteen hundreds, and there were a number of philanthropic institutions already in operation.  Among the many emergent organizations serving the “virtuous poor”, there continued to be a challenge to attend the needs of “vagrant young females”. 

That concern started toward reality when Mrs. Eli Whitney invited ten ladies to her home at the corner of Elm and Orange Streets on September 8, 1866 to plan a refuge for…


Added by David V. Hunter on March 4, 2016 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Seeking a Rent

New Mary Wade Home employee seeks 1 bedroom apt. must allow for one friendly dog…  If you have an apartment to rent or if you know of an apartment please write to

Added by David V. Hunter on December 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

146 Clinton Avenue, Fair Haven

This week, Mary Wade acquired the property at 146 Clinton Avenue.  We are evaluating the best use for this property in relationship to the project that the City of New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals approved a few years ago for us to build a new structure that would house seniors.  The new acquisition may allow for more flexibility in where the new structure is located,…


Added by David V. Hunter on June 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Community Dining Out

Everyone was Engaged, at Grand Appiza during Community Dining Out!

Added by David V. Hunter on August 23, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Addressing Illegal Dirt Bikes and Off-Road Vehicles

Addressing Illegal Dirt Bikes and Off-Road Vehicles


A group of residents is interested in addressing the issue of dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles being used illegally on our streets, sidewalks, and parks. No…


Added by David V. Hunter on August 20, 2012 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Recent news items from around New Haven:




Added by David V. Hunter on August 20, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments

Passing of Mary Coiro

Mary Coiro, a life long resident of Fair Haven, and member of a large Coiro Family who were born and raised in Fair Haven, passed away quietly on Friday, March 16, 2012, here at Mary Wade.  The Funeral Mass for Mary took place today, at St. Francis Church on Ferry Street.   Mary and her sister Julie played a significant role in the Fair Haven Community, mainly by "Being There" and supporting community interests and acitivities. 


They will be missed.

Added by David V. Hunter on March 20, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Rent Available

Newly renovated apartment is available for rent, located at 119 Atwater Street(corner of Grafton).  This is a two bedroom, second floor apartment that has been freshly renovated, including new energy saving windows, all new appliances, new floors and is energy safe.  For more information, please call Minerva at 203.547.0078. 

Added by David V. Hunter on December 6, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Mary Wade's Wine Dinner Wade's Wine Dinner is coming up(April 30th) as you can see with this clip on the event with Thomas Matthews(Wine Spectator Magazine), Christina Ciociola(Board Member) and News 8's Teresa LaBarbera.

Added by David V. Hunter on March 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Apartment Rent Available

An apartment is available for rent at 113 Atwater Street, first floor/one bedroom.  Please call Minerva at MWH Holdings, Co. at 203.848.1418 if interested.

Added by David V. Hunter on March 28, 2011 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Calling all Fair Haveners

If you are considering making a contribution before the year ends, please consider a donation to 144 year old Mary Wade through the attached link.  Your contribution of $50 or more could result in an additional $5,000 cash contribution.  Thank you to those who have already made the contribution.

Added by David V. Hunter on December 28, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Christmas at Mary Wade

Do you know a senior who will be alone for Christmas?

     Mary Wade will be offering a Christmas Dinner for seniors living in the community on Christmas Day.  Dinner will be served at 12:00PM in the Boardman Residence of the Mary Wade…


Added by David V. Hunter on December 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mayor's Grant funds Intergenerational arts program at Mary Wade

Mary Wade was the recipient of the 2010 Mayor's Grant, which sponsored an intergenerational multi-media arts program. Pictured are the three top prize winners from New Haven Schools, Mayor DeStefano and David Hunter.

Added by David V. Hunter on December 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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