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    Dear Friends,

    Although it may not have seemed like it for a while, there is a lot more going on in New Haven than the snow!

    The City of New Haven’s Department of Art, Culture & Tourism is seeking new creative talent for Project Storefronts and for its newly created window art installation program VIEWseum: Look, Learn, Shop! Artists who work in any medium are encouraged to apply. For more information about Project Storefronts and to learn how to apply, go here: http://bit.ly/13p7L69

    Latest addition to the 9th Square Innovation District, The Grid, is Open!

    The Grid, administered by the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, officially opened this week on Monday, February 25th at The Grove 2.0 at 95 Orange Street.

    The Grid is an innovation hub that connects high potential start-up companies and entrepreneurs in New Haven and Middlesex Counties with resources such as space, talent, capital, education and a supportive entrepreneurial community to help the companies grow and succeed.

    The Grid is located at the The Grove 2.0, a successful co-working space, and an idea that was originally tested as a Project Storefront. Also in the 9th Square is The Bourse, another co-working space, and Make Haven, which bills itself as “a gathering place and workshop for makers, creators, tinkerers and dreamers.” Make Haven supports development and collaboration on a wide variety of projects, including mechanics, electronics, crafts, digital art, biology and woodworking.

    For more information about The Grid, visit http://bit.ly/Z2D4hg


    This Sunday, March 3rd, at 11am, the Keeping Families Together Bus will arrive at New Haven City Hall. I will be there to greet them and invite New Haven residents and community organizations to join us.

    The "Keeping Families Together Campaign" seeks to elevate the voices of those individuals whose families have been splintered by our broken immigration system. The principal goals of the campaign are to advocate for citizenship for the undocumented; restore family unity as a core principal in all aspects of our immigration law and keep immigrant families united.

    Through the “Keeping Families Together Story Tour, families and individuals impacted by the broken immigration system will travel throughout the country in buses and vans, sharing their stories of family separation and calling for just and humane immigration reform.

    At every stop of the tour, families will tell their stories and connect with other families with stories similar to their own, building relationships and developing organizational strength wherever their bus or van goes. Thus, through story-telling, faith, art and cultural elements, this Story Tour will fortify and energize the movement from within, as well as educate the national community around the need for reform.

    I invite you to join us!

    Eastview Terrace Leasing Opportunities

    Are you or someone you know presently looking for a comfortable place to live that will offer you a sense of community and features created for a comfortable living lifestyle?

    Eastview Terrace is a 102-unit town home apartment community set on 16 acres, conveniently located to shopping and highway. The community consists of 53 Public Housing and 49 Project Base Section 8 Units ranging from 1 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms. Of the 102 units, there are 13 accessible UFAS units. The apartments feature fenced

    private terraces, modern kitchens, with exceptional storage, spacious closets and washer dry hook ups. Eastview’s community building has a computer lab, job training center, and a half basketball court. Additional community features include 24-hour emergency maintenance, resident activities, Boys & Girls Club, playground, and is accessible by public transportation.

    The development is currently accepting up to 150 Low-Income Public Housing applications on a first come first serve basis that will then be used for lotteries on an as needed basis for individuals and families that have a household income limits for the program between 50 and 60 percent. For applications please contact the property at 203-468-5608 or visit our website at www.elmcitycommunities.com.


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