Monday, February 25, 2013

Newhallville Site Needed for Free Cooking Workshop.

Cooking Matters is still looking for a Newhallville site for the free cooking workshops coming soon.  Please contact Cara directly at (203) 773-3736 or  The original blog post is listed here

Thank you.

Girl Trek Walking Campaign on the Farmington Canal.

Please contact Doreen Abubakar at (203) 819-8398 for more information or register for the walk at

February Safety Meeting, 2/26/2013.

All are invited to the February Newhallville Safety Meeting.  We will continue the discussion regarding safety concerns and solutions.  Please join us tomorrow, 2/26/2013 at St. Andrews Church; enter from 155 Ivy Street to meet in the sanctuary.  We meet at 6pm.

Questions? Call Stephen Cremin-Endes at (203) 562-0598 ext. 22

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Weeks' Events at ConnCAT.

Just a reminder starting Monday, 2/18 ConnCAT has events open to the general public.  There will be a film screening and panel discussion regarding "5K", young women and the federal prison system.

On Friday, 2/22, ConnCAT welcomes First Wave.  In light of the recent snow and school cancellations and cancellation of February Break, the Spoken Word event at ConnCAT scheduled for 2 p.m. on February 22 has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. on the same date.  Please contact Genevive Walker at (203) 823-9823 for more information.


1st Floor Watson Street Apartment Available.

There is a 1st floor apartment available on Watson Street.

Here are some features:
  • Two Bedrooms/One Bath.
  • Living Room/Dining Room.
  • Large Eat-in Kitchen with gas stove and refrigerator.
  • Recently painted and updated.
  • Directly on bus route.
  • Laundromat nearby.
Please contact (203) 558-1238 for more information.

Thank you.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Newhallville Site Needed For Free Cooking Workshops.

Cooking Matters is offering free cooking workshops to local groups and are looking for more locations that want to host classes and organize their members/community to participate in the classes. These classes are being made available in partnership with the United Way Women's Initiative, CitySeed and the New Haven Food Policy Council.

Cooking Matters offers:
- Free six-week cooking workshops.
- Two hours once a week.
- Classes can have 8-15 participants.
- Ages: kids, teens, families or individuals.
- Participants receive free books, tools and food.

We are looking for host locations that have:
1. A kitchen or room that comfortably holds 15-20 people.
2. Hot and cold running water.
3. Someone to help find participants for the classes and help ensure that they will attend the class for the six weeks.
4. Someone to make sure the room is open and available at the time of the class.

One time workshops are available to help recruit people for the 6 week sessions.
These classes are fun and engaging and help develop a real sense of community around cooking and eating good healthy food.  They are suitable for everyone, including those with limited incomes and cooking facilities at home.  If your organization, faith group, or community group is interested in being a site for these cooking classes, email or call (203) 773-3736.
We are also looking for community members with cooking or nutrition skills who are interested in being trained as a volunteer to teach or assist in these classes.
If you know anyone who is interested in this, please contact: or call (203) 773-3736.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Newhallville Emergency Numbers. Re-posted.

With the severe cold weather upon us; please check on all the elderly, sick and shut-in.

2-1-1 has information regarding "warming locations" for the severe cold.


Non-Emergency Police Number:
(203) 946-6316

Newhallville Substation (Winchester Avenue):
(203) 946-7572

City of New Haven, LCI (General Information):
(203) 946-7090
(203) 946-7858

City of New Haven, Mayor's Office:
(203) 946-8200

Public Works:
(203) 946-6134

Be Safe.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Newhallville Walking Club.

We are pleased to introduce our "Unity Walking Club".  No membership needed, no fees, just walking!

Currently, we are meeting Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am at the corner of Huntington and Winchester.  We will increase the schedule to include Tuesday, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.  Once the weather is better and daylight is longer, the goal is to have six days of walking available per week.

So come out; meet with your neighbors and get moving...
Logo courtesy of Sister Ebony.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Newhallville Safety Meeting. New Date.

All are invited to the February Newhallville Safety Meeting.  We will continue the discussion regarding safety concerns and solutions.

Tuesday, February 26th at 6pm.
St. Andrews Church, 266 Shelton Avenue, New Haven.
Questions?  Call Stephen Cremin-Endes at (203) 562-0598 ext. 22

Monday, February 4, 2013

Black History Month @ ConnCAT.

You are cordially invited to events celebrating Black History Month at ConnCAT, Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology.  They are located at 4 Science Park.
Some events have limited space; so be sure to RSVP promptly to reserve seating.  Contact them directly at (203) 823-9823 or email for more information.

February 14, 2013
"The Worst of the Worst" is a short film about incarceration and the effects of solitary confinement in the urban community.  Please send email to to RSVP as seating is limited for this screening and panel discussion.
February 18, 2013
"5K" is a short film about girls' and womens' roles in violent crime starring youth from New Haven.  Join the discussion about how to prevent our young girls from getting "caught up."
February 20, 2013
"Who Are Your People?  A Conversation about Class, Color and Community among African Americans, Then and Now."  This event will feature the author of "The Paper Bag Principle", Professor Audrey Kerr, moderated by Tom Ficklin.
February 22, 2013
In an experimental theatre production rooted in questions about civil rights, First Wave Touring Ensemble explores themes around purpose, power and responsibility as concerns for today's youth.  This performance is followed by a live band open mic session.