August 17 Bike to Work Day Breakfast - Note Change of Location
NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION!
Elm City Cycling Bike to Work Breakfast
Friday, August 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Sponsor: Gateway Community College Foundation
LOCATION FOR AUGUST ONLY:
Gateway Courtyard located on George between Church & Temple Streets
Breakfast is being provided by Atlas Restaurant
Come check out the new Gateway Community College downtown location!
The 10 day forecast is showing a glorious biking day for the 17th!
New Haven’s Emergency Notification System
Do you want to be alerted by text, phone, or e-mail in case of emergency? The City of New Haven has purchased an emergency notification system to aid in getting important emergency information out to City residents and businesses as quickly as possible when it is needed. Examples of notifications include weather-related alerts, evacuation instructions and instructions related to City services such as street sweeping or snow plowing. If you are a member of the City’s business or residential community and you wish to receive or OPT-In to the City’s emergency notifications please fill out the form by clicking here.
Community Greenspace Groups in Our Neighborhood
There are several active “greenspace” groups working on beautifying public spaces in our neighborhood. The represent a partnership between neighborhood volunteers and the nonprofit Urban Resources Initiative, which provides tools and expertise. Contact the individual greenspace coordinators to get more involved:
LENZI PARK - Coordinator: Britton Rogers (email@example.com) - Meeting time Wednesday 5 pm
WOOSTER SQUARE PARK (& RUSSO PARK) - Coordinator: Cordalie Benoit (firstname.lastname@example.org) Meeting time Wednesday 5:30 pm
COURT STREET GREENSPACE - Coordinator: Cordalie Benoit (email@example.com) - contact for meeting time
BRADLEY STREET GREENSPACE - Coordinator: Michael Smart (firstname.lastname@example.org) - contact for meeting time
July Bike to Work Day
Monthly Bike to Work Day is July 20th, tomorrow, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement is the sponsor this month.
Breakfast goodies, coffee and tea will be provided by Bru Cafe.
All will be happening on Pitkin Plaza in front of the Devils Gear Bike Shop located on
Orange St between Chapel & Court Streets.
New Haven Green “Placemaking” Meeting July 18
From Mayor DeStefano’s newsletter:
The City of New Haven and the Proprietors of the Green are seeking public input as we begin to identify long range plans for the development, restoration and management of the New Haven Green. To help facilitate the process, Proprietors have commissioned the Project for Public Spaces, a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces and build stronger communities. Their “placemaking” approach works to engage citizens in developing community visions for vital public spaces. The intent is to draft a plan with a component that can be “shovel ready” by New Haven’s 375th birthday in April 2013. The City, the Proprietors and the Project for Public Spaces will hold a stakeholders meeting for interested citizens this Wednesday, July 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hall of Records at 200 Orange Street. I encourage you to attend and lend your voice to this important project.
DWSCMT Monthly Meeting This Tuesday
There will be a regular meeting of the Downtown/Wooster Square Management Team held this Tuesday at 6 pm at City Hall on the second floor.
There will be updates on the Firestone art project, the Dog Park, The Columbus Day Parade and Festival and Movie night.
Lt. Sweeney will give us a full report on police activity as well.
Hope you can make it!
Dog Park Clean-Up Day Tomorrow!
Wooster Square Dog Park Update from Erin Gustafson:
Fundraising was a success, and fencing is out to bid. Now it is time to prepare the space!
A community clean up is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at 9:00am at the intersection of Chapel Street and Union Street to clear the trash, weeds, tree debris and more. Please come out if you can, bring gloves or tools with you if you have them, and help us prepare for the dog park!
If you can attend and are on Facebook, please RSVP to the event page.
If you are not on Facebook and do plan to attend, please email the Friends of Wooster Square or the Block Watch.
Thank you for your help in bringing a dog park to Wooster Square!
Need an Absentee Ballot for the August 14 Primary Election?
Are you going to be away on August 14 and need to request an absentee ballot for the primary election that day?
There is a two-step procedure for voting by absentee.
You can download an absentee ballot application at the Secretary of the State’s website.
Or you can call the New Haven City Clerk’s office (203 946-8346) and have them send you an absentee ballot application. You can also fill out the application in person at the Clerk’s office.
When you return the application you will be sent (as long as it is within 30 days of the election) the actual absentee ballot.
Wooster Square residents: if you believe your property was damaged by I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing construction, please review the procedures for filing a claim in this form.
Arts & Ideas Festival Begins This Weekend!
Check out the official calendar to find out about great events happening this weekend and over the course of the next two weeks.