Chatham Square

Fair Haven Celebrates Opening Of Urban Trails

by Brian Slattery | May 2, 2016 11:00 am | Comments (1)

Brian Slattery Photo At Quinnipiac River Park in Fair Haven, Orquesta Espada was heading into the last song of its set. The Caseus truck had run out of supplies to make sandwiches and was packing it in, while the ¡Ay Arepa! truck was still going strong. Chatham Square resident and community organizer Lee Cruz ran back and forth through the crowd of hundreds, from the stage to make announcements to the registration table, where families were still coming. And along Front Street bordering the park, the sharp-eyed could detect a string of new badges fixed to some of the street signs — a string that loops 5.8 miles through Fair Haven in a system of urban trails representing the culmination of a long, community-driven effort.

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From Arroz Con Gandules To “Malta Goya!”

by Eva Geertz | Jun 2, 2015 11:28 am | Comments (7)

Eva Geertz Photo A month ago, Fair Haven activist Lee Cruz led 20 lucky ticket-holders on a gastronomic tour of Grand Avenue. The event was hugely overbooked; Cruz responded by scheduling additional tours. On Saturday, as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fair Haven pop-up festival, he led a family-friendly (boozeless) version down Grand Avenue.

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