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.
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.
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!!!
32 Pine St New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
The house at 32 Pine St has the entire backyard filled with junk, unregisterd cars, a pig carcass and more. In addition, their side lot is completely unmaintained covered in trash, used condoms, hypodermic needles...
Thanks to the owner of 32 Pine St's utter disregard for upkeep, the area has become a haven for prostitutes, drug dealers, and other human waste. There is now spraypaint "tags" on the stone wall marking some scumbag's territory.
I won't post the owner's name, but everyone around here knows who he is and is tired of his utter disregard and lack of respect for his neighbors. Working personally with him did absolutely no good, so maybe this will.
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.
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.
??? 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.
80 Downing Street New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Square80 Downing Street rider at it at again. This man has been to many times he can't ride his dirt bike wrecklessly and at high speeds down residential streets with children playing--he doesn't want to listen. This has been going on for years.
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!
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.
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.
69 Grand Avenue New Haven, CT - Chatham SquareBus bus stop is covered in Graffiti in front of Strong School
Strong School Perkins Street New Haven, CT - Chatham SquareMultiple taggers making use of the 'Girls Entrance' side door of the Strong School for tagging.