Ward 7 Alder

Open Issues: 685 Closed Issues: 9,492 Acknowledged Issues: 596
Watching issues created after: 2009-08-19

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

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  • 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
  • 118-146 Church St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green
  • 55 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06510 - Town_Green
    I've been risking life and limb for years crossing Whitney Ave at Audubon Street. I need to get across there to an office, so going all the way to the end of the block to a crosswalk isn't viable. In fact I've seen MANY New Haven cops cross here, not to mention families going to CAW, ACES, and NMS. This intersection needs a crosswalk at minimum, an extra stoplight would help, and most of all, NO MORE DOUBLE PARKING on Whitney Ave.
  • 263 Crown St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Town_Green
    Group of women is snatching purses from BAR and other establishments in area. Seem to be working in a team to create diversions -- e.g., one reaches nearby to get napkins at bar while the other takes bags placed at the feet of patrons without them noticing. Group has been going on brief, expensive shopping sprees around New Haven with stolen credit cards. Patrons need to keep aware of their possessions and surroundings at all times. Police and merchants take notice. Perpetrators need to be caught.
  • Trash Archived
    55 Pearl Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA - SOHU
    Do the trash/recycle collectors REALLY need to come at 5:30 in the morning? For a year now I have been ripped from my sleep by the obnoxiously loud trucks and the shouts of the workers. I can't stand it anymore.
  • Court Street And Olive New Haven, CT - Wooster Square
    There was a mugging at around 6 pm on Christmas eve on Court and Academy and another at 4:15 pm on the 26th on Court and Olive. An arrest was made in the case of the second mugging -- but this has got to stop! Please fix!!
  • Bradley St New Haven Ct - SOHU
    Just called New Haven police nonemergency number, to report a number of vehicles without permits parked on Bradley Street. First night of the new restaurant, Roosevelts, open.
  • 138-200 Court St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green

    These cars are unsightly and need to be removed permanently.

    From the NH Independent:

    Cars Remain

    Some six months ago, parked cars started showing up in the federal plaza behind City Hall, which is under the jurisdiction of the federal General Services Administration (GSA).

    Cathy Menzies, a spokeswoman for the GSA, said at the time that parking was permitted in the plaza on a temporary basis only, while garage repairs displaced federal employees.

    A recent visit to the plaza found about a dozen cars still parked in the plaza.

    In an email on Monday, Menzies offered the following statement: “The Giaimo garage has been reopened but there are still a couple of contractors working on the plaza as part of the garage repair project that should be completed within the next couple of weeks.

    “Limited parking behind the courthouse for U.S. Courts and U.S. Marshals’ vehicles has always been permitted.”

  • 1 Union Avenue New Haven, CT 06519, USA - Downtown

    We have been experiencing an exceedingly great number of quality of life issues and crime around 1 Union Ave and we would very much like the New Haven Police Department to be fix the issues before the summer months arrive. We noticed the police department continues to bill the tax payers, yet are not providing even the very basic services that a police department is expected to provide. Crime is out of control; people are constantly shooting people and being shot, violence in general is beyond scary, and all other gang crime and drug crimes are becoming far too common and committed in the open. Traffic violations are out of control; there are speeding cars everywhere, basic traffic rules are disregarded by almost everyone, and people committing more serious offenses like running red lights and stops signs occur at a frequency that is beyond appalling. Quality of life issues are out of control; the list is so long and everyone knows it.

    Why don't you start by pulling people over for basic offenses like: no brake lights, headlights out, cracked windshields, missing plates, expired plates, tinted windows, loud mufflers, and loud music. If they have tinted windows, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they have a loud muffler, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they are playing loud music, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. I guarantee the results of following these very basic procedures will be noticed by ALL the City of New Haven residents and its out of town visitors. The people who value life and want a decent quality of life will be very appreciative.

    You say you cannot because you are undermanned/understaffed. Not true. You need to restructure your department. It is as simple as that. You also need to get your priorities straight. Why do we see countless officers all over town watching construction workers doing their jobs? Or, directing traffic like a flagman, at best? You say safety. Not true. Why not hire a real flagger who has been trained? Half the time these officers are sitting in their cars talking on their cell phones. Lately, we have seen not one cop at each construction site, but two, usually sitting around talking and not paying attention. All of these officers could, and SHOULD, be driving around pulling people over for the above mentioned quality of life and traffic offenses. Simple as that. Again, if they have tinted windows, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they have a loud muffler, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they are playing loud music, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. The procedure is simple and effective and has years of use behind it to back up its effectiveness.

    If you follow this simple plan that I have spelled out above (it doesn't require much brain matter), it is certain that this little town of 124,000 people can return to some degree of normalcy before the summer really gets going. I am sure there are many other New Haven residents out there that would agree with me.

    Thank you for your time,

    A New Haven Resident

  • 144 Bradley Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    Car hit my car and is left abandoned facing wrong direction. No way for plow to go through.
  • 36 Lincoln Street New Haven, CT - East Rock
    This is report from the Lincoln-Bradley Neighborhood Association on the condition of our two streets:
    Lincoln (two blocks from Trumbull to Pearl) has waist deep snow with a number of automobiles parked on the east side buried in the drifted snow. Sidewalks have been cleared by the residents.
    Bradley (two blocks from Orange to Whitney) has one lane "top-plowed" to knee depth and is ready for normal plowing.
    from the LBNA president
  • 87 Union Street New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    Two light poles were installed in the park, but lights were only placed on one of them, leaving more than half of the park in darkness. Union Street is already very dark, and we are still dealing with people throwing trash and bottles in the park, using it to relieve themselves, and committing acts of vandalism. Park of the chain link fence was ripped out on Sunday night. We need lights mounted on the other pole! (The photo is just for inspiration, it is not really the park, because the park is too, well, DARK to take a picture).