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Edwards St. New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-HineWater running from taps and faucets is brown. Problem apparently shared by others in East Rock .
15 Olive Street New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
*Elizabeth Nearing has given us permission to share her story*
Last night, our friend Elizabeth Nearing was in a car accident on her bike. Despite bruises and a severely bent helmet, she's ok — resting, but okay.
Elizabeth was on her way to present at the Pecha Kucha on her work as Community Engagement Manager at Long Wharf Theatre. Coming from Long Wharf, she turned onto Olive Street from Water Street. It was dark, so she was wearing a reflective raincoat with both front and rear lights. She was also wearing her helmet and riding far to the right of the lane.
As she was passing Wooster Street, a car going 25 mph turned into her. Elizabeth's helmet was severely bent and the car's windshield was cracked.
As a friend of Elizabeth, I am extremely grateful that she is safe.
As a citizen, I am extremely concerned.
Olive Street needs be a safer place for all folks — pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists — to travel safely. To start, there are a few core things that could be implemented:
-Better lighting for visibility
-Signage for bicyclists
-A stop sign at Olive and Wooster
-A protected bike lane
Would love to hear others thoughts and continue this conversation.
210 Willow St New Haven, CT 06511 - East RockFormerly a dry cleaning business, the building is in extremely unsafe condition: leaking roof, broken windows, rotting floor, rear door unsecured. There is old dry cleaning equipment, probably dry cleaning chemical contamination and waste, asbestos from a rusting boiler, and the building's foundation is rotten and open to the elements creating a rodent problem and allowing rainwater to enter and possibly contaminate groundwater and the surrounding soil with pollutants.
777 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510 - 770 Chapel BigDowntown New Haven badly needs a fresh produce market. Market analysis backs up this claim. The developers of the Shartenberg tower have had trouble recruiting the likes of Trader Joe's and Whole Foods to occupy retail space in the tower. Citizens need to get involved in persuading out-of-town retailers to consider this space (i.e., Fairway in NYC). Interested grocers should contact the City of New Haven Economic Development Office.
228 Orchard St New Haven, CT 06511 - West River
This building is a landmark historical treasure and needs to be preserved.
Please add your comments, stories about the Shul, and reasons why you feel that it is significant on the comments here.
Please forward the issue to individuals you know who are interested.
The more people who "vote" to have this fixed, the more likely this building can be restored to its former glory as a community space for all -- instead of an abandoned building.
Excellent photographs of the Shul may be found here:
Atwater Street New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Squarefrom atwater and chatham towards grafton or clinton av. constantly drivers peeling out or racing every day all hours day or night, fresh tire marks daily
1055-1079 State St New Haven, CT - East RockThe State St. Bridge, over the Mill River, is now going on two years past its completion date. The city engineering department claimed that they would start working on a plan, in December 2011, to solve the water pollution issue, which has delayed the bridge reconstruction. Any progress on that plan?
Because State St. is closed, and Trumbull St. is now only one way, heading West, Willow St. has become a traffic nightmare and a public safety issue.
On Tuesday evening, because of the city's poor planning, the usual evening traffic jam, on Willow St. caused a major public safety issue, when two New Haven police cars, heading West (on Willow), and two New Haven Fire trucks, heading East (also on Willow), were stuck for at least five minutes, while car commuters totally blocked both lanes, preventing anyone from moving. Willow St. cannot handle thousands of cars per day. The noise pollution, air pollution, speeding, traffic jams and blocking emergency vehicles needs to stop.
The city needs to get its @ss in gear and fix the State St. Bridge.
177 Lexington Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Fair Haven HeightsThe residents of 177 Lexington Ave. have a pit bull out on a short chain. This dog barks, howls, and cries for hours at a time. Sometimes the dog has no water bowl, or the water bowl is empty. During the colder months the dog is often kept in the shed behind their house. My neighbor went over to bring it water once, and she said the shed was filled with feces. This has been going on for years and Animal Control has been called several times, yet the dog remains in their "care" and continues to be neglected.
68-94 Pine Street New Haven, Connecticut - Chatham SquareDirt bikes all over Clifton, Atwater, and Front Street this afternoon. Yes, we have legislation in Hartford to increase 20 fold the fee for reclaiming confiscated dirtbikes. But still no word on increased e ffort by NHPD to crack down on dirtbikes. Seems they are operating without impunity. Would be nice if NHPD said something publicly (hello Chief Esserman?) about the situation. Frustration building....
2-598 East Shore Parkway New Haven, Connecticut - AnnexMotiva terminal is a critical infrastructure as it serves as a supply point for trucks picking up gasoline and diesel fuel. Potholes on the road leading to the terminal are deep and wide, and pose a hazard to the trucks picking up fuel. These are heavy trucks carrying petroleum products, a hazardous material, and these potholes pose a safety risk to them. Pictured is one pothole out of perhaps a dozen, some four feet wide, and very deep, which is hard to see since they're filled with water. CEMA, representing the petroleum industry, is filing this report on behalf of Motiva.
228 Elm St New Haven, CT - Downtown
Whenever it rains, a puddle forms in the roadway on Elm Street at the the southwest corner with High Street (right in the crosswalk). I believe the puddle results from a depression in the roadway that prevents the water from draining into the nearby storm drains. The puddle is large and right near where people must stand while waiting to cross the street. When drivers (especially buses, who have little room to maneuver) drive right through the puddle, they send up a wall of mucky water that splashes all over pedestrians.
DPW, as soon as the weather dries out, could you please layer on a few more inches of asphalt here to prevent this puddle from developing in the future? Thanks!
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South Water St And Sea Street New Haven, CT - City Point
There has been excessive drug dealing on Sea Street and South Water St, (often done behind the Sound School buildings, dumpsters, etc.) Many residents have observed this on various nights and have called police with car descriptions (and eventually a license plate number, see the SeeClixFix issue entitled "NHPD Dispatch Refuse to Dispatch Officers" for more on this).
On one night that an officer did respond, he told the resident that called it in that there is nothing he can do "unless the Sound School posts a 'No Trespassing' sign, since it is public property." I am told that the officer then left without getting out of his car.
While I find this assertion hard to believe, I'd like to request that the city or the school posts appropriate "No Trespassing" signs so that the residents who live here might receive a better police response.