NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS & BLOCK WATCHES
OF MERIDEN ACTIVITIES & NEWS
Activities in May
Thurs 2nd North Meriden 6:30pm New Opportunities
Sat 4th Mayors Clean Up Day 10am-12pm See below
Tues 7th Lewis Ave 7pm Mt Carmel Learning Ctr
Wed 8th Lower East Side 7pm Meriden Public Library
Thurs 9th Washington Park 7pm Roger Sherman School Cafe
Sat 11th 5K Road Race for Mental Health Awareness…..8am-Noon Hubbard Park
Mon 13th National Nite Out Mtg 7pm Target Store Chamberlain Hgwy
Wed 15th Dutch Hill&ECHO 6:30pm First Baptist Annex
Thurs 16th Action 13 7pm Immanuel Lutheran Church
Mon 20th Crown Village 7pm Meeting Rm
Mon 20th City Park….date changed for May only …….7pm Mt Hebron Church
Tues 21st Lincoln Area 7pm Hunters Ambulance Training Rm
Wed 22nd Downtown Assoc 5pm Café Dolce
Wed 22nd Westsiders 6:30pm YMCA
Thurs 23rd So. Meriden Social 6p-8p So. Meriden Police Substation
Tues 28th Hillside Gardens 7pm Meeting Rm behind Apt 88
Fri 31st So. Meriden Wine Tasting 6p-9p Main/Camp St So. Meriden
Neighborhood Initiative Unit Update
Lt. Lespier, Sgt. Del Mastro, and Sgt. Mennone want to remind us….
• The theft from cars have subsided for the most part. Although there are isolated thefts still occurring. Please keep
your vehicles secured and do not leave anything of value in public view.
• As the weather warms up there will be more people out and about. More vehicle traffic as well as pedestrian traffic.
Be aware of your surroundings.
• Keep an eye out for your property as well as your neighbor’s property. There have been certain individuals who
have knocked on doors asking for information for people who do not live there. This is known as casing the area or
house. Be vigilant and report any suspicious activity or people.
• Use the following template when describing individuals or vehicles:
Person= age, gender, height and clothes are always important when reporting any suspicious people.
Vehicle= (registration number), make, model, year, color, number of doors, and any other detailed info if possible.
• Please report any damaged signs, pot holes or any other issue requiring attention via the city website, www.
cityofmeriden.org and complete a Citizen’s Service Request form.
Meriden Fire Department Update
Meriden Firefighters’ Local 1148 would like to remind everyone that it is important that your house number is visible from
the street. Seconds count in an emergency and visible house numbers help to expedite our response.
The Firefighters are available to come to association meetings to answer any questions regarding fire safety and the
emergency services, as well as distribute Files of Life free of charge. For booking information and requests please visit
www.meridenfire.com there is a "contact us" link in the upper menu bar.
Free Bulky Waste Disposal Saturday May 4th
The City of Meriden Transfer Station located on Evansville Avenue will be open to Meriden residents, with a valid I.D., on
Saturday, May 4, 2013, between 7:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon for the FREE disposal of household bulky waste, leaves and
brush. Acceptable items include; furniture, carpeting, bedding, appliances, metals, toys, leaves in biodegradable paper
bags or emptied from other containers and brush not exceeding 6inches in diameter and 4 feet long.
The City does NOT accept auto parts, recyclable materials, construction materials, scrap wood or hazardous waste (i.e.,
oil, gasoline, paint, solvents, and pool/lawn chemicals).
The City accepts the following electronic waste at no charge: Monitors, CPUs, Batteries (non- lead acid), IPods, PDA's,
Cell Phones, Fax Machines, CRTs, Terminals, Stereos and Radios, Toner Cartridges, Printers, Keyboards, Copiers,
Telephone PBX, Cables, VCRs, Modems, Mainframes, Typewriters, Laptops, Inkjet Cartridges and Televisions.
The City reserves the right to inspect and reject all materials.
Non-commercial vehicles only.
There will be NO curbside pickup associated with this program.
Compost and untreated wood chips are available free of charge.
It is anticipated this FREE bulky waste disposal opportunity will be busy and waiting times may be longer than normal.
Every effort will be made to minimize wait times..
Mayor’s Clean-up Day
Saturday May 4th 10am to 12pm. Groups wanting to participate in the city wide clean- up day are asked to contact Eddie
Siebert at email@example.com . There is a pep rally planned for 10am at City Hall and then the groups will head out
to their assigned areas. There is a lite lunch planned at 12:30pm at the HUB for all that participated in the clean-up.
South Meriden Social Hosted by Officer Fred Rivera
Thursday May 23rd 6pm to 8pm South Meriden Police Substation 113 Main St. Stop by for a cup of coffee, discuss any
concerns or questions you might have with Officer Rivera, City Councilors Bob Williams and Cathy Battista. All are
South Meriden Groups Wine Beer and Pizza Tasting
The South Meriden Neighborhood Associations are planning their 2nd Annual Wine Beer and Pizza Tasting Event for 21
and over on Fri May 31st 6pm to 9pm at Main/Camp St. in South Meriden. This is a fundraiser for their upcoming
neighborhood events. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Toms Place, Avanti’s Restaurant, Valencia
Liquors or at the door the day of the event. Rain date is Sat June 1st.
Automated Trash Collection for Inner City District
On July 1, the City of Meriden will be switching to automated trash collection for all Inner District residential properties
with 4 units or less. The collection procedure will be similar to the current single stream recycling collection, with all trash
placed in a 95-gallon container provided by the hauler.
The new containers will be delivered in June and are not to be used prior to
Meriden Police Explorers Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Sun June 2nd 8am to 12pm at the Elks Club on East Main St. Come and support our police explorers for all that they do
for the community. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased by contacting Officer Mike Hadvab at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone would like to donate food items to the breakfast please contact Officer Hadvab.
Meriden Health Dept: 5K Race for Mental Health
The Community Health Center of Meriden and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are proud to be presenting the first
annual CHC Meriden 5k: Race for Mental Health. The event will take place at Hubbard Park on Saturday, May 11th, and
will feature a 5k run (3.1 miles), a Health Walk, and a Children’s Fun Run. The 5k and Health Walk will take place on the
hill at Hubbard Park, so come prepared to get a good workout as you exercise for a great cause. The theme of the Kids
Fun Run will be Superheroes, with kids having the option to customize their capes and masks after they are done
running. Spiderman will be present and face painters will be on hand to make sure children can be whoever they want for
the day. Following all of the events, an awards ceremony will take place and a best superhero cape contest will be held.
A Health Fair featuring local organizations and companies will be running throughout the morning, and a DJ will be
playing everyone’s favorite music from beginning to end. 100% of the proceeds will be distributed by the United Way to
local organizations dedicated to addressing mental health and raising awareness about how mental health care can be
improved. Register http://register.startlineraceservices.com.
Meriden Health & Human Services Department!
203-630-4226 * www.meridenhealth.com
What’s New With the Youth Services Division
165 Miller Street * 203-630-4225 or 203-630-4232
• Teen Outreach Program (TOP)
Our afterschool/community service learning program for 8th graders from Lincoln and Washington middle schools
and 9th graders from Maloney and Platt high schools is going strong! This year’s youth are working hard on their annual
public service project, focusing on teen dating violence awareness. Youth are working with Chrysalis Domestic Violence
Shelter to plan a Teen Dating Violence Awareness Walk in May at Lincoln and Washington Middle Schools. Youth are
also planning their year-end celebration ceremony for TOP graduation.
• Summer Youth Employment applications for youth 14-18 years of age will be available (depending on funding):
May 6, 7, and 8, 2:00-4:30pm at Youth Services, 165 Miller Street.
May 9, 2:00-4:30pm at New Opportunities, 74 Cambridge Street
Only 350 applications are available and only YOUTH will be allowed to pick up the applications! Summer Youth
Employment is a federally and state funded program run every year by the Meriden Youth Services Division. Call Terren
at 203-630-4232 with any questions.
• Campership Applications Available - Campership is a financial aid program offered to children who would like to
attend one session of summer camp and need financial assistance. Call 203-630-4225 for more info.
• Community Service Events for Youth – Do you need community service hours? Consider volunteering at the Mayor’
s Cleanup on Saturday, May 4, 2013 or the CHC 5K Race for Mental Health on Saturday May 11, 2013. Call 203-630-
4232 for more info.