Rank: Digital Superhero Civic Points: 1 505
  • Eld Street New Haven, Connecticut - SOHU
    City contractors are moving heavy equipment each night down Eld Street with full lights/klaxons blaring. They just went down the street again tonight, once at 10:00PM and again at 1:45AM. Don't we have a noise ordinance against this kind of thing?
  • Speeding Archived
    Eld Street New Haven, Connecticut - SOHU

    Like much of New Haven, Eld Street has witnessed an epidemic of speeding down our (very narrow) street. This is a public safety issue now, not just a quality of life issue.

    Does anyone know how to request a speed limit sign? I'm not under any illusion that this will stop the problem. Right now I'm just playing small ball and hoping the sign knocks a few mph off the speed of the cars. Police enforcement would be great, but again, not holding my breath, so any tips on how to get a sign would be great.

  • Speeding Archived
    Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    We've had a real problem the past several weeks with speeding up Eld (from State to Orange). We've seen speeds as high as 50-60 miles an hour. Now with the new school setup in the old ESUMs facility, we have far more students walking (and crossing) Eld. This is an accident waiting to happen; given the speeds involved, it will be fatal. Can we at least get a speed limit sign as a reminder?
  • 24 Eld Street New Haven, Connecticut - SOHU
    A passing truck pulled down a telephone wire. It is currently lying in the street and on the parked car in front of 24 Eld.
  • 24-26 Eld Street New Haven, Connecticut - SOHU
    Subaru Outlook with no parking permit in front of 24 Eld Street (Street sweeping has made parking tight)
  • Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU

    Given the current epidemic of package-from-doorstep theft in East Rock---we were hit today---I thought it might be useful to open a thread about possible steps. Barring any police assistance (child, please!), we're on our own.

    My suggestion: We all start leaving empty Amazon delivery boxes on our doorsteps. That would make it difficult for the thieves to identify which homes have a (real) package and those that are empty. It strikes me that the thieves want to move quickly; if we're adding lots of boxes, it slows them down, and it increases the chances that one of us will see them. If enough of us do this, it may make theft unprofitable since the thieves will faced with a higher chance of being caught and a higher chance of scoring an empty box. Any other ideas welcome, but I'll be putting out boxes in the morning and on random days thereafter.

  • 1-27 Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    Due to poor snow removal (neither side of Eld was cleared), and haphzard parking, it is unlikely that the buses for ESUMS will be able to make it down Eld tomorrow (or anytime soon). Buses may wish to consider dropping on State St. instead.
  • Speeding Bus Archived
    Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    Special shout out this morning to the driver of First Student bus #429, who possesses the rare ability to drive at excessive speeds down Eld Street while texting. Thanks, #429! The families on Eld, and your passengers, salute you!
  • Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    A John's Refuse & Recycling truck barrels down Eld Street 2-3 times a week at 5:15am. You can set your watch by it. Aren't there laws about how early these trucks can be working? How about it, LCI?
  • 29-31 Eld New Haven, CT - SOHU
    A red dump truck filled with asbestos-contaminated construction material has been quarantined in front of 29-31 Eld Street for over a month now. The materials have been improperly secured; the tarp over the material has come loose repeatedly. This is obviously a health issue as well as a parking one since the truck is taking up prime space in front of our brownstone. Perhaps LCI could look into this?
  • Damaged House Archived
    19-21 Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    Large white house (19 or 21 Eld Street) was damaged in storm. Upper roof torn away, parts of which are now draped across power lines.
  • 2 Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    Power line was blown down and is now lying across Eld Street