Historic Wooster Square Association

         Working to               keep the 
   strong & 

Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
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Beverly Carbonella
As part of their featured exhibit on Wooster Square, The New Haven Museum interviewed Beverly, who did so much to share the neighborhood we know today. Click here to view.
Thank you Renate Recknagel After 30 years of service, including a stint as president, Renate had departed the board of Historic Wooster Square Association.
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       Yea, City Seed!
Cityseed Farmers Market continues in Wooster Square's Russo Park. Fall produce is great! There are now weekly markets throughout the City, but ours is still held there every Saturday, except in winter when it moves to the nearby Metropolitan Business Academy on Water St. It is a major neighborhood asset.  Go City Seed!!!!
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Saint Michael Church 
All School Reunion Mass and Reception

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Mass at 9:30 a.m.  *  Reception to follow

click here for details

Columbus Day Celebration Draws a Crowd

The annual Blessing of the Wreaths  on Sat., Oct. 8 began in St. Michael Church, where Monseignor Gerard Schmitz blessed the 30 wreaths from local clubs and organizations.  Each wreath was then carried in procession, by its contributor, to the Christopher Columbus Statue in Wooster Park on Chapel Street and placed in front of the Christopher Columbus statue. A brief ceremony followed. The photo above shows a part of the procession heading toward the statue. Note US Representative Rosa DeLauro, her mother Luisa, Mayor Toni Harp, Representative Martin Looney and more.

updated 10/8/16


New Light High School Teacher Dennis Wanzie and students planted the purple plum tree that was dedicated on Sept. 24 to honor Officer Krause.

Honoring the Memory of 

Officer Peter Krause

Tree Dedication • Sat., Sept. 24 

The NHPD Honor Guard led the procession to the newly planted tree, where ceremonial soil was added and a memorial plaque placed on tree by Officer Krause's wife, Sherrye, and daughter, Shania. 

URI provided the tree. Thank you, Chris Ozyck.  

And neighbor Cordalie Benoit guided the tree selection. 

NHPD Officer Peter "Pete" Krause, the well-liked Wooster Square beat officer, died last March at the age of 51 after a battle with brain cancer. 

In 2010, Officer Krause was first recipient of the 

"Friend of Wooster Square Award.” 

Click here for the New Haven Independence's coverage of the event.


Theresa Argento gives the perspective of a long-time resident in her opening remarks for the Sept. 17 tour of Wooster Square. Click the image for details. Tour guide Chris Wigren is at right.


Attention Italian Pastry Lovers:

Volunteers will be canvassing the neighborhood in the upcoming weeks with a petition to name the corner of Grand Ave. and Olive St. the “Frank Faggio Corner.” Mr. Faggio, in 1962, constructed the beloved Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop at its present location.  At least 250 signatures are needed, with at least two-thirds of those from the neighborhood.


Families relax, the kids play, school groups have recess and games (photo above), and friends play ball. People read, walk their dogs, have picnics - and pizza!  (photo at right)