Ward 7 Alder

Open Issues: 1,080 Closed Issues: 8,219 Acknowledged Issues: 641
Watching issues created after: 2009-08-19

If you would like to email privately: ward7@newhavenct.gov

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  • Bradley At State New Haven, CT - Downtown

    Help us make the Bradley/State Intersection safe!

    In April 2012 we submitted a New Haven Complete Streets project request to improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists at the intersection of Bradley and State (attached).

    This application requested bump-outs to improve visibility on State Street at Bradley Street -- or a traffic light.

    The Engineering Department of the City replied that our problem would be assessed by “ . . . verification of speeds and volumes on the road, traffic accident data and a physical review of the road and its context within the neighborhood.”

    This measure alone will not illustrate how difficult and dangerous it is to exit Bradley. We need you to document your experiences with this intersection in the comments below.

    Thank you for supporting the application, and safer streets for all.

  • 49-87 Union Street New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    Behind the small dog area of the Union Street Dog Park, behind the concrete wall in the back, there is an incredible amount of trash, old clothes, garbage, liquor bottles, and a medium-sized tent set up. Someone either is living there, or has lived there for a long time in the past. This photo is taken from above, looking over the wall.
  • 78 Olive St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Wooster Square

    A man somehow got into the Smoothie building at around 6 p.m. on June 5 and attempted to break into two apartments. Both times he was interrupted by resident. Police were called to the scene but the man was nowhere to be found.

    The suspect is a tall, lanky, light-skinned African-American man in his 40s or 50s. Bald, no facial hair, wearing a white striped dress shirt and carrying a black bag of tools.

  • 87 Union St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Wooster Square
    The new Union St Dog Park will be finished within weeks and safety in the area has become Issue #1. This location will soon to be trafficked by residents from Wooster Square, 360 State, Downtown and beyond but when the sun sets it is VERY DARK. Let's get lights up on the poles across the street so that neighbors are safe and police can identify any dangerous or unlawful activity at night. The sun will set by 5p only 6 weeks after the park opens. Let's get this done!
  • Mugging Archived
    71 Court St New Haven, CT 06511 - Wooster Square
    Someone was mugged at around 11:45 pm by two men, one on a bike and one on foot. We called police and it took 1/2 hour to respond. After they mugged someone, they recircled Olive. This street is too dark! We need more lights and more police presence in Wooster Square.
  • 777 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510 - Town_Green
    Downtown New Haven badly needs a fresh produce market. Market analysis backs up this claim. The developers of the Shartenberg tower have had trouble recruiting the likes of Trader Joe's and Whole Foods to occupy retail space in the tower. Citizens need to get involved in persuading out-of-town retailers to consider this space (i.e., Fairway in NYC). Interested grocers should contact the City of New Haven Economic Development Office.
    http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/economicdevelopment/DoingBusiness/
  • Eld St New Haven, CT 06511 - SOHU
    City Workers continue their longstanding efforts to destroy the trees in the East Rock neighborhood. Defying repeated complaints, city workers continue to regularly staple parking signs to trees, as if they were irrelevant to the quality of life (not to mention health) of New Haven residents. (Take a stroll down Eld and count the staples in each tree!!!) These workers had a party before the New Haven marathan, stapling up Grove as well. Trying to get the attention of public works on this issue is about as effective as writing postcards to the Bush adminstration.
  • 11 Lincoln St New Haven, CT 06511 - New Haven
    Almost daily reports of very serious incidents involving pedestrians crossing at this intersection. Speeds are well in excess of the speed limit, and drivers (even buses, police vehicles, public vehicles, etc.) regularly ignore the crosswalk. Also, drivers get impatient when bicyclists need to make turns onto Lincoln. Traffic calming measures are needed here. Perhaps even a stop sign is warranted.
  • 936 Chapel Street New Haven, CT - Town_Green
    AT&T is opening a retail store at 936 Chapel St., where the old tattoo shop used to be. This is probably the ugliest storefront in all of downtown -- completely covered in black styrofoam. The building owner has not been motivated to improve their building, but perhaps AT&T can be persuaded that they owe it to New Haven to make their business look halfway decent. I've already written their "corporate citizenship" PR representative, requesting that they at least remove the dryvit. I would also like to see that their signage, when installed, is of appropriate quality and scale. (The tattoo shop had a plastic sign about five feet tall.) Is there any local approvals process that has guidelines for signage?
  • 746 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green
    Bus shelter needed at 746 Chapel stop.
  • College And North Frontage Intersection New Haven, CT - Town_Green
    Cars coming out of Route 34 ramp routinely drive through red lights in the morning hours, despite the green light for cars coming up College and the walk signals at the pedestrian crossing. Cameras or police car to help ticket for such behavior would be extremely helpful!
  • Union Street Dog Park New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    The accumulation of trash beyond the fence at Union Street Dog park is a health hazard. We need to city to step up and take charge of duking it out among the conflicting public entities to get it cleaned up. Now that summer is here, this just encourages people to see this as a place to camp, drink, do drugs, and throw more trash. This is one of the few things our volunteers are not equipped to do, so please stop passing the buck and take the lead on this. We have been asking for 3 years.
    Robert Musco
    Friends of Union Street Dog Park
    Friends of Wooster Square Parks