This watch area was created so members of the Chatham Square Neighborhood Association may report issues that affecting the image, physical condition, real-estate market position and effective management of our neighborhood. Participation is voluntary and welcomed.
57 Grafton St New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham SquarePositive sightings of pitbulls being trained to bite/fight on the URI Community Greenspace trees in Chatham Square Park has been made. This dog or these dogs are thought to live in the block of Chatham Street between Maltby and Lombard Streets, but this has not been positively confirmed. The stripped bark means certain tree death. Stop the arborcide! The Friends of Chatham Square Park are meeting at 8:30 AM on Saturday July 24th to replace one of the trees and install guards for the remaining trees.
Perkins Street New Haven, CT 06513 - Chatham SquareMany of the First Student buses are back to barreling down our one-way street. Some come down the street so fast that they windows shake. Most are doing a good job and coming down the street at a reasonable speed, but these few bad apples are dangerous, putting children and animals at risk. PLEASE slow down!!!
278-332 Front St New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Square
2 Pit bulls were loose this morning and barking at something trapped under a shed for over 2 hours. The police were called repeatedly (by separate people) and never showed. What was left when they got bored and moved on is a mangled dying opossum (its beyond awful to see). The dogs (they are both white and brown) were last seen heading toward Grand Ave.
Please call the police if you see them...not that they are responding.
1 Grand Ave New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
Disgraceful ATV's tearing up the newly made single lane streets/roads.
These are and never were "kids just having fun" (several grown men among them)--riding at HIGH speeds in the aftermath of a major crises.
Lewis St New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
It is very sad when going to select a "Category" to post here and our poor little street suffers all the issues but two. There have been a number of posts from a number of people living on this street and nothing has been done to correct ANY of the issues.
I contacted our Alderman via email, phone, and text and have not received so much as a peep. Every single person on this street is sick of the trash, noise, crime (drugs, prostitution, etc), blight, condemned property, that plague our street on a daily basis.
Since my first posting there have been no less than six used condoms in front of our homes (not to mention the piles of drug paraphernalia), on the streets and sidewalks where our children walk and we get out of our cars. I had company over and her son stepped on a used condom and it stuck to his foot and went into their car -- that is unacceptable.
I think a street meeting with some city officials is due.
Front St Grand Ave New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
Winter wonderland for illegal operation of vehicles--5 in a pack. Tremendously loud, have been out all day since snowstorm started.
NHPD non-emergency called. Seems they can't be bothered to listen to the community given their incredibly unprofessional response and disregard towards said community: nearly hung up on before documenting the call yet again!
Grafton St & Atwater St New Haven, CT - Chatham SquareThere is a Large Group Of Kids Playing Basketball in Street. On the corner of Grafton & Atwater street. They don't get out of the way of cars and cause the cars in the on coming traffic lane. It not bad that you have to watch out for 10 or more kids in the middle of the street, but you have kids driving dirt bike up and down the street and not stopping at the stop signs. You also have cars bruning the wheels and speeding. This needs to be fixed before some one get hit and killed.
69 Grand Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Chatham SquareGrass and weeds in Strong School yard and sidewalk median is 2 feet high. The boarded up building already invites graffiti and other trouble, so let's at least keep the grounds decent. Please MOW asap!!!
15 Lewis St. New Haven, Connecticut - Chatham SquareHouse next door to me that has been foreclosed on and is owned by CHFA has been broken into multiple times through broken windows and doors that are not able to be locked. This house is sadly becoming an eyesore and now it is a safety issue with people getting inside. I have contacted the NHPD, LCI and CHFA and so far I have heard little back and the house is still completely accessible.
57 Pine Street New Haven, Connecticut - Chatham Squarefyi to Fair Haven substation. Small dirtbike in residence at 57 (maybe 59) Pine Street, just off the corner of Maltby and Pine. Go get'um NHPD!
248 Front St New Haven, CT 06513 - Chatham SquarePeople race down Front - often through the stop sign, on Front, where Lewis spills into Front. The road curves here and is dangerous. The NEw Haven Police have been staked out here the last couple of months, so there is A LOT of evidence about this problem spot. It is SO DANGEROUS TO CROSS THE STREET here. A raised crosswalk would stop the speeders who fly through that stop sign. Someone will get killed here.
149 Clinton Avenue New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
Last weekend I called 9-1-1 for the 6th time this year for a car accident caused by someone not obeying one of the three stop signs at the intersection of Clinton and Grafton.
Last year I had a motorcyclist land on our front steps. The drag racing and speeding has got to stop. Someone is going to be really hurt!
How do I lobby for a better stop mechanism?