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.
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.
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.
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.
??? Maltby St New Haven, CT 06513 - Chatham SquareThere is a house about two doors down from the corner that has hoodlums constantly hangin' there drinkin' and probably selling drugs as well (99% sure of that). The house has a No Trespassing/No Loitering sign right over the porch where these hoodlums hang out. With the sign in place the cops have free reign over there. Come on boys in blue, step up and put an end to this bull.
Grand And Front New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
I called the NHPD non-emergency and was told they couldn't do much about it but send an officer, then after almost getting hung up on (literally) I had to ask the dispatcher if she wanted to take any information, to which she responded oh, yeah, ok, or something nonchalant like that.
I think SCF cares more about City quality of life than the Mayor and NHPD dispatch these days so here are the details:
1. red, white bike, same kid that is posted under the "dirt bikers of chatham square" SCF issue.
2. gray sweater, darker complexion adult (not a kid), bike big #247 decal on it, and bike is multi colored (mostly orange-y red, dark gray).
3. large white atv.
Same kids, same city, same photos (which are all over the internet and on SCF) same story from the Mayor and NHPD "there's not much we can do."
Thanks Mayor! November 2013 is right around the corner.
76 Clinton Ave New Haven, CT - Chatham SquareEvery day we have cars and motorcycles going about 50 miles an hour up Clinton Ave., a residential street with many children, pets, and elderly residents. Prime time to catch these offenders would be 5-8 p.m.
281-339 Front St New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham SquarePeople fishing off of the grand ave bridge (again) directly in front of the signs that state "no fishing off of bridge". You can barely walk, by litter all over the sidewalk blowing into the river. A person in a wheelchair would never be able to get through. Cleaning fish on the sidewalk! Gross. Come on NHPD get these guys out of here and direct them to appropriate fishing areas, like the park!
Grand Ave And Perkins St New Haven, Connecticut - Chatham Squarethe sidewalk surrounding the garden never seams to be shoveled or sanded after all these snow storms. it's now getting treacherous trying to get to bus stop because of the ice.
76-80 Downing Street New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham SquareGang of 10 or more dirt bikers filming their antics and ruling the sidewalks with kids trying to play. Very young children running and playing on sidewalk at high risk of injury do to the recklessness of the riders.
Strong School Perkins Street New Haven, CT - Chatham SquareMultiple taggers making use of the 'Girls Entrance' side door of the Strong School for tagging.