Ward 7 Alder

Open Issues: 683 Closed Issues: 9,502 Acknowledged Issues: 598
Watching issues created after: 2009-08-19

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

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  • 934 Grand Ave New Haven Connecticut - Wooster Square

    Been thinking about this for a while - but this past weekend finally pushed me. Was painting my fence, which backs up to a building on Grand Ave, and nearly got peed on by someone who decided to urinate on the opposite side of my fence, not knowing I was there.

    Grand Ave between Olive and Jefferson is a drag on our neighborhood. Noise issues, drug use, littering, loss of businesses (looks like Olive & Grand Food Mart is shutting down) - it cuts right through our neighborhood and is an uninviting divider separating Lyon & William Streets from the rest.

    It's time to clean this mess up.
    Follow the Howe St model - not long ago, that wasn't a great place to be after dark. Now it's totally transformed.
    Put up cameras to curb illicit activity, and improve pedestrian confidence at night.
    Calm traffic and improve access by adding a bike lane (to connect with existing bike lanes downtown, and beginning on Grand Ave entering Fair Haven). Street parking - metered and/or resident.

    This would be a serious quality of life improvement for neighbors, and connecting just-out-of-downtown businesses to a growing downtown.
    Time to start a conversation.

  • Whitney Ave And Audubon St New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green
    Construction of the Whitney and Audubon Complete Streets Project has begun this week. We are asking for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to use caution when navigating through this area throughout the construction period. Barring any delays, the project is expected to be completed by August 20th.. A graphic rendering of the project has been included to show how it will look upon completion. Thank you for your continued patience throughout the construction of this traffic calming, safety-enhanced pedestrian crossing in Downtown New Haven!
  • 815 State Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    The trees along the I-91 corridor and State Street were cut down by the DOT. Are they putting up a much needed SOUND BARRIER? If not, the trees are the only thing blocking the view of traffic and increasing traffic/truck noise and need to be replaced. Quality of life will be impaired...SOUND BARRIER for UPPER STATE STREET!!!
  • Corner Of Church And Chapel new haven, CT 06517, USA - Town_Green
    white male. mid 20"s usually in red sox apparrel. Every morning pills are dealt in front of the coffee house
  • Church Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green

    Marking this under "Public Space" because it severely inhibits the enjoyment thereof for women in New Haven. Repeatedly and on a near-daily basis, I am verbally harassed in the vicinity of Chapel and Church, often in a beyond-lewd manner. (In some instances, the harassers ride their bicycles on the side walk to do so.) Other women also report being similarly harassed as well.

    Can't something be done about this: more police patrols? Flyering? Posters? Pretty tired of this being tacitly accepted behavior in cities.

  • 760 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut - 770 Chapel Big

    We need more police presence on the 700 Block of Chapel Street. In the last three days a woman who works in our building was grabbed by the arm by a man at the bus stop. Also a man just urinated on the doorway to 760 Chapel Street. When I caught him, he ran across the street in to a late model Pontiac driven by an older woman.

    Is it possible to have more police patrolling the streets and bus stops in this area so everyone feels safe and issues like this decrease?

  • 777 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510, USA - 770 Chapel Big
    If you are the owner of this vehicle your car was just broken into. I called the Nhpd and pursued the individual but the it took too long for non emergency to pick up and I was told not to follow by the time they got on the phone. The man was last seen headed up crown towards orange carrying a duffle bag. Sorry that I could not have helped to catch him,
  • 756 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut - 770 Chapel Big
    Please add a bike rack on the sidewalk in front of Happiness Lab at The Grove, near lower Chapel at State St. There is very little bike parking in this area and it fills up pretty quickly.
  • 1-47 Center St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green

    There have been too many shootings here. The outside area is also too loud for this neighborhood. This one bar is destroying new haven from the center outwards.

    Should we stop eating at Bentara because it is no longer safe?

  • Lighting Archived
    Chapel And Church new haven, Connecticut - Town_Green

    New Haven resident requesting additional pathway lighting on the New Haven Green, (some pathway lights are burned out, and additional can be installed on the area between Church & Temple.

    The area is dark and can be dangerous for Yale students/faculty and all citizens who live off nearby.
    Thank you.

  • 760-770 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510, USA - 770 Chapel Big
    All day long, people of all ages and backgrounds "jaywalk" across this block of Chapel Street, between State and Orange. Effective urban design should follow popular demand. The people clearly want to cross here, let's make it SAFE.
  • 746 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - 770 Chapel Big
    The entry and exit is constantly blocked by bus patrons. It is a safety hazard and a shelter needs to be placed away from the entrance. You can donate to a temporary bench for this bus stop here: http://bit.ly/MJrWnq