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A Tribute From Grove Street Cemetery

Dear Friends,

I have been remiss concerning writing about Grove Street but today I feel I need to give Tribute to two special people from the Cemetery - Bill and Joan Cameron. Two people who dedicated themselves to the preservation of the history of New Haven. Both worked unending in the cemetery for over 40 years. In tribute to them both I would like to put their life works into…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on September 5, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

Happy 4th of July Grove Street Cemetery

To Each and Every One of You.....

Happy 4th…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on July 4, 2016 at 11:24am — No Comments

Glenn Miller Baseball and Grove St Cemetery

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Dear Friends,

Well, the baseball season is underway like it has been since C1850's. It was coined as the "national pastime" or the "national game." There were baseball players from all over the States. Since 1895 until approx. 1910 there were…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on June 5, 2016 at 12:55pm — No Comments

New Season of Lectures at Grove Street Cemetery

Hello !!!

A new season of lectures/tours will begin this coming weekend May 7th and May 8th.

So each Saturday beginning with May7th the tour begins at 11:00am. Each Sunday beginning May 8th the tour begins at Noon.

So all are welcome. If you…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on May 2, 2016 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Spring Into Another Walk Sunday May 1st

Greetings!!

2016 Spring is bringing in another Walk For Autism. Come rain or shine it promises to be another great success for this coming year. There will music, food trucks, entertainment, bounce houses and so much more. It will be on Sunday, May 1st beginning at 9:30am at Choate Rosemary Hall Athletic Field Wallingford, CT.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 10, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

Poetry at Grove Street Cemetery

A Much Happy Spring To All....

April if the month of Poetry. Today, I would to bring forward a writer residing at 22 Cypress Ave John William DeForest.

DeForest is well known for his writing genre The Great American Novel.

Or the more general movement of literature toward realism, and he also wrote poetry.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Long Journeys - Long Stories

Greeetings to All,

Long journeys - long stories briefly describes the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven. In light of this description, the Society is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of its birth in 1976. This Society has accumulated vast amounts of…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on March 3, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Grove St Cemetery Honors Sylvia Ardyn Boone

Good Day To All,

With regards to February honoring Black History Month, Grove St would like to honor Sylvia Ardyn Boone for her studies with regards to Art History Studies of the Sierra Leone.

From her brief summary of her life, "In 1970, Boone was already a noted scholar and lecturer. Befriended by…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on February 10, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments

February Greetings From Grove Street Cemetery

A Snowy Good Morning!!!!

A snowy morning this snowy morning....but just a short February Greeting to all and to wish everyone an early Happy Valentines Day. Spring is just around the corner, as a reminder.

I hope to see old friends and make new friends in this coming season which I expect to be…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on February 5, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Happy New Year From Grove St Cemetery

Greetings To All,

Another New Year is upon us. I had a difficult time as to a great sentiment for this new year. So I settled upon  these three which I hope all will enjoy.

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on December 28, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

Peace on Earth From Grove Street Cemetery

Peace On Earth Toward All Men

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Grove Street…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on November 29, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

Autumnal Greetings and Thanks

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on November 11, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

Just Another Walk

~~Cheers To All~~

We are moving into the time of year where we all count our blessings and are very grateful for many, many things. I would to point out another walk -…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 29, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

Ghost Stories From Grove Street Cemetery

Cheers to One and All,

Well, this is the "season of the witch" as the song goes.....but I am writing to give a brief notation on Ghost Stories from the Victorian Age.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 13, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

A Season of Gargoyles

Cheers to All!!!

The Fall will soon be upon us. Now what about a great tour to add to the brilliance of the autumnal sparkle of the trees in New Haven.

My recommendation is Mat Duman and his wonderful tour on the…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on September 3, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Facebook for Friends of Grove Street Cemetery

August Greetings!!!

There has been some exciting news - Friends of Grove Street Cemetery now has a Facebook page.

So we invite everyone to take a peek and maybe you would like to follow us on Facebook. It has…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on August 7, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

4th July Celebration at Grove Street Cemetery

           Greetings To All!!!

\Grove Street Cemetery will again be celebrating the July 4th holiday with the Governor's Foot Guard and paying honor to David Humphreys as part of…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on June 23, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Roger Sherman First Mayor of New Haven

Hello To All,

In June, we celebrate Father's Day. It has always been a time honored celebration. Grove Street Cemetery holds our 1st Mayor of New Haven Roger Sherman - a Founding Father, if you…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on June 1, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tours Opening Grove Street Cemetery

Greetings To All,

Well, another year of tours is upon us. So to give out the information - Grove Street Cemetery will open this weekend May 2rd and May 3rd until the end of Thanksgiving Weekend.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Walking Another Walk

Greetings to All,

Usually I speak to the fact Grove Street Cemetery is starting to bud with the idea of Spring and come in an just enjoy a "walk-about" whenever.

But now I would like to endorse another walk - The Connecticut Autism Walk. It is a wonderful walk to assist in the curing of this disease. This year the walk will be on May…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on March 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Community Wise Podcast: Energy Efficiency & Affordable Housing

San Antonio, TX councilmember Roberto Treviño joins Maurice and Imani Darden to discuss energy efficiency and affordable housing sustainability. LISC launched its San Antonio office in 2016, the same year Councilman Treviño launched Under 1 Roof, a no-cost, needs-based program to retrofit the roofs of qualified residents. We are pleased to have a local official with us to share more about the conjoining of community, local politics, energy efficiency and housing stabilization.

The Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

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