Resident of Fairhaven since 1993
Fair Haven New Haven, CT, USA - Mill River
Along the East bank of the Mill River between State Street and Humphrey Street along the Western property line of the old CT Transit site lies a great trail opportunity with little upfront cost to tax-payers.
Readying this connection for a trail will pave the way for recreational access between East Rock Park and Grand Avenue.
We have spoken with City Plan and City Engineering and it appears that this is a reasonable request and use for the river shores.
We have also spoken to State Representative Roland Lemar who supports the project and believes that with interest from resident's demonstrated we can get a trail funded here.
If you would use this area recreationally or would like to see this trail created please vote up this issue and share it with neighbors. As organizers we would like to see that there is real interest(50 or more votes might convince us :) from the community before we organize to push the issue to the State.
If you have thoughts in support or opposition please add them in the comments!
Let's make the Mill River something New Haven can be proud of again.
151 Clinton Ave New Haven, CT 06513 - Chatham SquareA bike lane is needed between the existing Clinton Ave. and Orange Street bike lanes. If you agree click, "I want this fixed too” and comment. Pictures welcomed. We especially want to hear from folks currently biking from Chatham Square Neighborhood to any place north of the Green or beyond. Come on people we can get this! Here is one proposed route:
17 Lewis St New Haven, CT 06513 - Chatham SquareThis property is condemned according to the city, yet it is completely open and is a serious danger for neighborhood children. This property has been sitting in this condition for almost two years. Plus, prostitutes and drug dealers park in front of the house because it is very dark with no lighting. When is the city going to have this house torn down? Will the city patrol the area so that drug dealers and prostitutes no longer hang out right in front of this blighted house?
Entrance To Front St Off Middletown Ave - Chatham SquareThe entrance to Front Street from Middletown Ave/Rt 80 is a dump. It is an underpass filled with weeds, garbage, tags. It is dark, always, making it dangerous. And the fence, allowing anyone access to the river, is broken in several places. Isn't this DOT's responsibility? And what does this entrance say about our neighborhood - one which we are trying to revitalize... The new Q terrace looks great, but it is adjacent to a dump.
Ferry Street New Haven, Connecticut - Chatham SquareWhy do the police continue to let prostitutes run rampant up and down Ferry Street and the side streets? This just increases drug activity and brings in more undesirable people. These prostitutes are also dealing for the dealers to get their drugs and I see the police pass by and do nothing, looks like the police do not care and have given up on Fair Haven, which was once a nice area to live in. What do we need to do to have the police do something??? Each time I call the police take forever to get there and the girls disappear and the dealers hide and when they do stop any of these girls the girls walk away laughing what a slap in the face to the good people in the area
279 Front St New Haven, CT 06513 - Chatham SquareA crosswalk is needed for the northern corner of the Pine St/Front St intersection to allow for safe access for children and families to the pedestrian gate of the Waucoma Yacht Club. Currently a dangerous curve on Front Street leaves families with young children dodging speeding traffic to access the pedestrian gate. The road was redone without this crosswalk being striped. There is currently no visual cue for the motorist that people are crossing. Summer boating season makes this a serious issue as more and more people access the club.
374-396 Grand Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Fair HavenA large, gaping pothole in the street at the entrance to the staff parking lot of the Fair Haven Community Health Center which opened up after the snow melt. Can cause significant autobody damage. Please fill.
Clinton Avenue New Haven, CT - Chatham SquareThis young man was popping wheelies down Peck Street and then kicked my car as he went by.
263 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut - Fair Haven
It seems that when the changeover to the new traffic signal on the corner of Chapel and James Streets happened, the timing for the light changes was also changed. Now it takes an excessively *long* time for the light to turn green for James Street drivers. This is particularly problematic because there are TWO SCHOOLS on James Street right near this corner so that at drop off and pick up time, traffic-- including school buses and families picking up and dropping off-- becomes extremely backed up on James, well past Saltonstall and in front of the Martinez School.
This morning, we actually thought the light was broken as we waited, and waited, and waited on James-- the longest we have ever waited in the five years we have worked in this neighborhood.
Please, please-- is there someone from the City, Transportation, Traffic, & Parking, that can come down to see this corner *in person*? Ever since the work began here last spring with the new electric box, pedestrian cross, etc., this corner is a mess, including serious wheelchair accessibility issues as the pedestrian cross pole was put in the middle of the sidewalk. Thank you.
E Grand Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Square"Its all fun and games till someone loses an eye"There are signs posted on the bridge that say "no fishing from bridge" and the fisherman are continually fishing right under the sign. This poses a very dangerous problem for boaters. As we try to go under the bridge, there are line and hooks dangling everywhere. Some of the people are curteous enough to pull their lines and let you through, others start yelling and throwing things. I have had everthing from beer cans and other garbage to lead weights thrown. Last year a women on a boat was hooked in the scalp by a fishing lure and I have had close calls with lures myself. I have called the bridge operations number numerous times to ask them to call police when there people fishing from the bridge, I have also called police to file a report, still, last night June 8th, I counted 28 fisherman. Will they not act until someone loses an eye and sues the city?
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
Chatham Square New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham SquareI thought maybe I had become a curmudgeon, but after speaking with other friends and neighbors in the Chatham Square neighborhood, it's clear I'm not the only one who's sick of the ice cream truck. I don't know what the truck looks like, because I was afraid I would confront the driver (and not nicely) if I bothered to go out and check, but there is an ice cream truck that not only drives around with music blaring, but also has that horrible recorded "Hello!" bellowing well past 9:30 p.m. many nights, including weeknights. I make my children go to bed at 9:00 p.m., and I don't make it much longer, so this is a major annoyance, to say the least. All of my other friends who are parents find this after hours ice cream truck ridiculous and annoying, too. Is there some sort of noise ordinance against this? I would hate to egg the ice cream man, but I'm getting really close to doing it!