Scientology New Haven Moves to Much Smaller Space

Discussion in 'Scientology and Anonymous' started by RightOn, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Anonymous Member

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  2. RightOn Member

    last winter when I drove by, the woman sitting at the desk had a winter coat and hat on. she looked miserable. and it was DEAD
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  3. Anonymous Member

    Nobody said that clearing the planet would be fun!
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  4. RightOn Member

    or warm
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  5. BigBeard Member

    Then they are lying about who they are. As far as the IRS is concerned they are the "Church of Scientology of Connecticut", period.

    And the "Hubbard Dianetics Foundation" is here:

    EIN: 954041408
    LOS ANGELES CA 90029-1712
    GEN: 0000 (Not part of a Group Exemption)
    Type: 03
    Affiliate Code: 3 (Independent Organization - Yeah, right!)

    I guess "$cientology" has become such a negative they decided to hide behind the HDF name to try and reduce the shrinkage. Personally I think they're already over the edge of the cliff, and muttering, "So far, so good.", to themselves on the way down isn't going to change what happens when they run out of free fall space.

  6. RightOn Member

    I think with all the "help" *cough* adds they run on Craig's list they keep the name as
    Hubbard Dianetics Foundation 909 Whalley Ave. New Haven, Ct. 06515

    If they put the word Scientology, nobody would call them
    just really sneaky
  7. Anonymous Member

    Most people can connect the name of Hubbard to Scientology.
  8. RightOn Member

    you would be surprised at the amount of people who don't know
    And prolly why Narconon has also been a success, using only Hubbard's name for the courses they teach
  9. Anonymous Member

    They know that people are generaly running in the other direction. WIN.
  10. RightOn Member

    Take a survey on the street and ask people who owns Hubbard Dianetics and see what they say
    see if they know
  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology Church Gets OK To Rebuild | New Haven Independent


    The Church of Scientology of Connecticut got the thumbs up to convert a vacant Westville former furniture warehouse into a place of worship, despite reservations of two neighbors who lambasted the organization for long neglecting the property and spurning the community.

    During Wednesday night’s regular monthly City Plan Commission meeting on the second floor of City Hall, commissioners voted unanimously to approve the Church of Scientology of Connecticut’s site plan to convert the former Masonic Temple and Hallock’s furniture store at 949 Whalley Ave. into a “community meeting space” for the church.

    The church, a local chapter of a modern international religion founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, popularized by Hollywood celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and sharply criticized by investigative journalists like Lawrence Wright, purchased the former Westville furniture store in 2003 for $1.5 million.

    The church has left the building vacant for the past 15 years. Most recently it has been operating instead out of a smaller building further up the road at 980 Whalley Ave.

    Despite the protests of a Whalley Avenue alder and a neighborhood economic development booster, the commissioners approved the church’s site plan, arguing that the City Plan Commission as an administrative body can only evaluate technical planning concerns and zoning compliance. It cannot enforce anti-blight violations or community indignation.

    “They would be well served to engage more with the local community,” Westville Alder and City Plan Commissioner Adam Marchand cautioned the church’s representatives. But, regarding the site plan presented on Wednesday, he said, “They seem to be in compliance.”

    The City Plan staff report for the church’s proposed conversion of the former Hallock’s, which was first built as a Masonic Temple in 1926, is scant on details about actual renovations.

    “The proposed project consists of the renovation of the existing 18,907 SF building in a community meeting space for the Church of Scientology of Connecticut,” the report reads. “Proposed site improvements include the installation of stormwater management infrastructure, landscaping, and the repaving of the existing parking lot.”

    The three professionals representing the church’s site plan proposal on Wednesday night offered no other insight on what would actually happen within the building once the conversion is complete.

    “No comment,” said Larry Nardecchia, a project manager from the New Jersey-based real estate firm Avison Young. He said a church representative would have to provide any information on what will actually happen inside the building.

    Christopher Sanders, an architect from Atlanta, Georgia, and Brian Brewer, a lawyer from Richmond, Virginia, similarly declined to comment on the use of the building.

    The Church of Scientology of Connecticut did not respond to a request for comment by the publication time of this article.

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