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Keep Whitneyville Clean

The Whitneyville Progressive Action Network created a one-page reminder on how to keep our neighborhood clean.    Just in time for April, which is bulk trash pick-up month.

Keep Whitneyville Clean

Keep Our Neighborhood Free of Illegal Dumping!

If you have bulk garbage you need to get rid of:

  • You can put it out by the curb during April and October and the city will pick it up. Please note that the town cannot pick up TVs.
  • During the months in between, you can put something out in the hope that someone will pick it up. However, please don’t put it out for more than a couple of days and only in good weather.

 Consider donating the furniture to a charity: 

  • Salvation Army: (203) 230-2323, 1359 Dixwell Ave.
  • Goodwill (203) 248-1600, 2901 State Street or 2369 Dixwell Ave.
  • Take to the town dump. 341 Wintergreen Ave. in New Haven (203-387-2435). Bring ID to prove residency. The town dump will accept TVs.

If you see bulk garbage left out for weeks on end during months other than April and   October:

Residents on this site can notify the town about issues in their neighborhood, upload photos, and track the town’s response. You don’t need to identify yourself.

  • Call Hamden Planning and Zoning (203) 287-7070 and report the problem.

Be sure to give the address where the garbage has been dumped. You don’t need to identify yourself.

  • Ask your neighbors to do the same! A volume of calls is more likely to be effective. One way to do this is to post the information on NextDoor.com https://nextdoor.com/ and ask others in your neighborhood to report it. You can upload a photo on NextDoor as well.

Feel free to copy this notice and give it to your neighbors!

 We live in a beautiful neighborhood!  Let’s keep it that way!

Sponsored by Whitneyville Progressive Action Network (WPAN Works)

Hamden Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters (LWV) to sponsor Hamden Legislative Council Forum and Mayoral Debate

 

ALL Hamden District and At-Large Legislative Council candidates and Mayoral candidates have been invited to participate in the LWV Legislative Council Candidates Forum and Mayoral Debate on Oct. 26th at 7:00PM in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium,  2901 Dixwell Avenue.

Ray Andrewsen, General Manager and Morning Show Host of Quinnipiac University’s community radio station, will moderate the event.

The 1st part of the evening will be devoted to the Legislative Council District and At-large candidates.  Each candidate will be introduced and have 2 minutes to name the district they plan to represent and state the reason they are running.  

The second part of the evening will be devoted to a Mayoral debate between Democratic candidate Curt Balzano Leng and Republican candidate Salman Hamid.

PLEASE ATTEND!   Residents will be encouraged to submit their questions on local town issues at the debate The questions will be asked of the candidates by the moderator.  

Learn about your candidates!  Ask questions! Get Answers!

Free Music Jams in DeNicola Park

The 4th annual free Whitneyville Music Jam series kicks off June 14th with live Bluegrass music in DeNicola Park in Whitneyville,.

The Music Jam series features a different style of music for each of the three dates.

June 14: Bluegrass: Influenced by the music of Appalachia, bluegrass has mixed roots in Irish, Scottish, and English traditional music.

July 12: Klezmer: Soulful Jewish music of Eastern Europe influenced in the 20th century by ragtime, blues, and jazz.

Photo of musicians performing
Klezmer Musicians July 12 at DeNicola Park

 

August 16: Celtic: Traditional music of the Celtic countries – Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany (in France), Galicia (in Spain) and later the United States and maritime provinces of Canada.

Sponsored by the Whitneyville Civic Association, the annual Jam series is anchored by local musicians, but these are jam sessions, so if you play, please bring along your instrument. All jams are acoustic.

Bring a chair and a picnic basket: eating dinner is encouraged! Music begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 8.

In case of rain, please check Whitneyville.org for weather updates.

DeNicola Park is on Treadwell Ave. in Whitneyville, across the street from the intersection with Lake Street and features a huge playground, basketball and bocce courts, tall shady trees, and a great open space for picnicking, throwing a Frisbee, and playing tag.

 

 

Klezmer Slam a Wonderful Night

Klezmer Slam 2016The Klezmer Slam on July 13th at DiNicola Park was a great success with six musicians performing two hours of great music to a large, appreciative crowd. Lots of fun, and a big thank you to all the musicians for donating your time and talents to the neighborhood!!

Up Next on August 17: The String Slam featuring bluegrass and other Americana music. If you’re a musician come join the jam. If you can’t play, come out and listen! The presence of both Popcentric’s Popsicle Girl and DiSorba’s dessert truck will sweeten the evening. August 17th, 6-8 pm at DiNicola Park.

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