Christopher Schaefer 4 Congress.Com

  • Potholes Archived
    72 3rd St New Haven, Connecticut, 06519 - City Point
    Very large, hazardous pothole on Third St, approx. in front of no. 72
  • 90 2nd St New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    Large bags of trash dumped at far end of Second St dead-end.
  • 90 2nd St New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    Large pile of furniture etc. dumped at far end of Second St dead end (off Greenwich Ave).
  • 90 2nd St New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    Mattresses etc dumped on tree-strip: Second St, dead end portion, near Greenwich Ave intersection.
  • 345 Greenwich Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    Final street sweeping was scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 2 for Route 13 (Hill South/City Point). However, there was no night-before robocall ("Clunk. Stand by for an important message...") and no paper signs were posted. AND there was no street sweeping. Will this be rescheduled?
  • 390 Greenwich Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    No-towing policy fail. Tenants know that cars no longer are being towed AND that the $100 fine is not being enforced. So this mess on Greenwich Ave (near First St) and other messes like it up and down Greenwich Ave (and likely all over New Haven) will sit there until next April. And for this non-service we pay some of the highest property taxes in CT.
  • Health Dept. Archived
    278 Howard Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    The left side of Eddy's has been open to the elements since at least early July. The particle board in photo only was added last week and, as you can see, does not seal the building. Therefore, before Eddy's reopens, the Health Dept needs to inspect for rodents AND for expired food.
  • 276 Howard Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    Because the later addition to Eddy's has been completely torn down, it would seem that the owner needs a zoning variance to rebuild, e.g. concerning setback, and parking. Could City Plan and/or Building Dept comment please? Thanks.
  • 360 Greenwich Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    No towing policy fail. I notice that the city does not ticket cars parked illegally during street sweeping. Consequently large sections of streets go un-swept. There was no real challenge to the implementation of this policy, because when a city is run by a single political Party for over half a century, there’s no real dialogue, and therefore no real incentive to improve ANYTHING: dirty streets, growing crime, mediocre school system, etc. Just keep the Party donors happy, so we can maintain the status quo. Notice those long-obsolete signs posting the TWICE a month sweeping schedule? That was done away with many years ago. And of course we never got an explanation why street sweeping was completely suspended last summer due to COVID. Street sweepers spread COVID? Perhaps the next step will be to reduce sweeping to every other month. I hope then at least they’ll ticket cars, so we’re getting SOMETHING for our excessively-high taxes. Sigh…
  • 86 1st St New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    tires and refrigerator dumped on tree strip, First St near corner of Greenwich Ave
  • 278 Howard Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    On July 29 the Building Dept. shut down Eddy's due to collapsed roof. HOWEVER the shop owner continues to do business illegally via the back door, which is in a somewhat secluded alley. The business owner needs to be fined (or arrested?) and LCI needs to board up the rear entrance. This is a public hazard.
  • 276 Howard Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    Eddy’s Food Centre (on Howard Ave, at corner of Second St) was shut down last week (by LCI? Or by Building Dept?) until “repairs” are made. Left side of building has caved in. Building Inspector needs to do a THOROUGH inspection of the building--from basement to attic. My “unofficial assessment” is that the building appears to be in imminent danger of collapse and should be torn down. Please do a thorough inspection to ensure public safety. Thanks!
  • 79 2nd St New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    grey Chevy , no marker plates, still has parking ticket from last week, also was ticketed $100 last month due to it being in the way for April street sweeping. Street sweeping is tomorrow/ Wednesday May 26. Please remove so sweeper doesn't miss this spot--yet again. It's across from 78 Second St (between Howard and Greenwich Aves).
  • 79 2nd St New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    grey Chevy hasn't moved in over a month, no marker plates, still has $100 parking ticket from April street sweeping, part of its body hanging off front of vehicle. Please remove. It's across from 78 Second St (between Howard and Greenwich Aves).
  • 421 Greenwich Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    There is a growing pile of flammable materials--mattresses, furniture, etc--piled up next to a wood fence and close to a wood shed and wood house. The owners need to be ordered to conduct an immediate remediation and, if they do not comply, then the city needs to remove it and place a lien on the property. The owners (since 2009) are KENTWOOD & JANICE MAXWELL. Their mailing address is PO BOX 661, BRONX, NY 10475. Their residence is 120 Erskine Place, Apt 12F, Bronx, NY 10475
  • Health Dept. Archived
    421 Greenwich Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    There is a growing, revolting pile of garbage behind 421 Greenwich Ave. It is full of rats, mice, possums and skunks and includes dirty diapers and human feces. The interior of the house is equally revolting and rodents have been observed entering the building. LCI has been aware of this issue since last fall and yet no progress has been made whatsoever to resolve this. The city needs to condemn the entire property, relocate the lovely inhabitants, then clean and sanitize the house and yard. THEN the city needs to place a lien on the property and not lift the condemnation order until the owners have paid the entire lien. ALSO note that their are children living here (at least part-time), so DCF needs to be informed. The owners (since 2009) are KENTWOOD & JANICE MAXWELL. Their mailing address is PO BOX 661, BRONX, NY 10475. (NOTE that they are not in compliance with the city ordinance which requires absentee owners to give a physical address, not a PO Box.) Their residence is 120 Erskine Place, Apt 12F, Bronx, NY 10475
  • 174 Kimberly Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - Hill
    Large flat bed trailer is left almost 24/7 in front of Betsy Ross Hall [former church]. The city ticketed the violator last week, but it's back.
  • 90 2nd St New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - City Point
    Driver of sweeper no. 113 just did a great job of clearing up the mess in the dead-end of Second Street (off Greenwich Ave). Thanks!
  • 174 Kimberly Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - Hill
    Large flat bed trailer is left almost 24/7 in front of Betsy Ross Hall [former church]. I reported this recently and Traffic & Parking checked on one of those rare occasions when the trailer was not there. Please check again--and if no violation is found, return in 1 or 2 days--because it's there almost all of the time.
  • 166 Kimberly Ave New Haven, CT, 06519, USA - Hill
    Large flat-bed trailer has been parked on Kimberly Ave (in front of Betsy Ross' Brams Hall) all week.