Rank: Digital Superhero Civic Points: 1,905
  • Health Dept. Archived
    378 Ellsworth Ave New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Beaver Hills
    There is an aggressive wild animal in the neighborhood, attacking people. Today a huge adult groundhog was digging in my yard, and my elderly neighbor went down the yard to see what is was, and threw something at it. Immediately, it rushed at her, she fell down, and it attacked her, biting her on the side. I rushed to try to chase it off, and it came after me. When I grabbed a big stick, I was able to stop it, but it still stood its ground and wanted to fight. When I reported this to the police, they said it is my problem and that I will have to contract personally with an exterminator to get rid of it at my expense. But this is not my personal problem. It's a community problem. When is it going to bite a child passing by? Does it have a disease, causing it to act aggressively. It does not "live" on my property. I think it has its main hole on my neighbor's property, but it crosses mine, and travels all over the neighborhood, even out to the street. This should be a city health problem.
  • Health Dept. Archived
    373 Ellsworth Ave New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Beaver Hills
    My neighbors on both the south (373 Ellsworth) and the east (Norton St) deposit trash on their properties, including couches, refrigerators, and open containers, that collect water and serve as breeding ground for mosquitos. Last summer we had an incredible infestation of mosquitos, so severe that it was impossible to be outside most of the summer, and I'm afraid it will be the same this summer. I have talked with the owners but they are unconcerned. Is there anything that can be done?
  • 300-399 Ellsworth Ave New Haven, Connecticut - Beaver Hills
    Ellsworth Ave between Whalley & Goffe used to be a quiet street but it has become a speedway with cars going 50-60 mph trying to make the green light at the end of this long block. It is extremely dangerous to pull my car out of the driveway, because, even if I've looked carefully each way, a car will come bolting out of nowhere. I've been very close to being side-impacted several times, like by inches. Can't the police install speed detectors across the street to stop this? I hate to suggest speed bumps, but it may have come to this.
  • Trash & Recycling Acknowledged
    377 Ellsworth Ave New Haven, Connecticut - Beaver Hills
    There are constantly rows of trash bins lining the east side of Ellsworth Ave between #373 and the corner at Whalley Ave. The occupants never take them in.