What’s Going on in Wooster Square

No Cherry Blossom Festival until April 24, 2022, but lots of activity in these times of COVID-19.

Pizza in the park is becoming more common, as families and groups being theirs over from Wooster St. and enjoy the park atmosphere. Kids play ball, skate board and scooter.

Annual HWSA Meeting was held
Wed. March 24, at 6 p.m.

New Board members were elected. They are Edward Dunar, Charlotte Eliscu, Barbara Lamb, Rahul Shah, and Alan Teitleman.

Replacing Columbus

Mayor Justin Elicker has named a committee that is reviewing the removal of the Columbus statue to make recommendations for replacement. There are many neighborhood residents serving on that committee:

Carl Babb, New Haven Parks Commission
David Belowsky, New Haven Parks Commission
Frank Carrano, Wooster Square Historian (grew up here),
Branford Resident
Elsie Chapman, Historic Wooster Square Association
Andrew Consiglio, Santa Maria Maddalena Society
Paul Criscuolo, St. Catello Society
Rheta DeBenedett, Santa Maria Maddalena Ladies Society
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, U.S. House of Representatives
Frank Gargano, St. Andrew Society
Sarah Greenblatt, Wooster Square Resident
Bill Iovanne, Wooster Square Business Owner
Adriane Jefferson, City of New Haven Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Laura Luzzi, Italian Heritage Committee of Greater New Haven
Vin Mauro, New Haven Resident
Charles Murphy, Wooster Square Resident
Dan Onofrio, CT State President Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
State Rep. Al Paolillo, Jr., Connecticut General Assembly
Michael Piscitelli, City of New Haven Economic Development Administrator
Cindy Rosarbo, St. Andrew Ladies Society
Aleta Staton, New Haven Cultural Affairs Commission
Two Representatives from the New Haven Board of Alders selected by President Walker-Myers Neil Thomas Proto, Advisory Role, Historian