Fair Haven

Fair Haven Celebrates Opening Of Urban Trails

by Brian Slattery | May 2, 2016 12:00 pm | 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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“SLATE” Scores $15,000 To Change Lives

by Allan Appel | Mar 3, 2016 4:00 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo The kids in a Fair Haven after-school program each get five bucks each time they attend the once-a-week after-school life skills enrichment class, and a $25 bonus if they achieve perfect attendance. If they save it all, they’ll have about $250 in the bank at the end of the year.

One of their predecessors, who learned the habits of saving and financial literacy back in 2011 when the program began, has saved $7,000 already and just bought his first car.

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