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Watching issues created after: 2016-07-02

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  • North Of Route 80 New Haven, CT - Quinnipiac
    I know some folks claim this issue is better than years past. But it truly depends on where you are in New Haven. North of Rte 80 the vehicles are everywhere and it seems New Haven Police ignore the part of New Haven that is North of Rte 80. We are still New Haven! These bikes and vehicles are illegal! Even the New Haven Register posted a photo 9/16 of a 9 year old on a dirt bike riding through Ashmun Park and titled it "Out for a Spin"! NO mention of the fact that he's a kid and shouldn't be riding on public streets or property. Come on, New Haven Police: it's illegal. Stop ignoring our calls and acting like you're doing us a favor for doing your jobs. There were a few police cars in the summer after local TV news did stories on ATVs and dirt bikes flying up streets and into Bishop Woods Bird Sanctuary (which they're destroying at will). We do pay taxes and I shouldn't have to smell their exhaust in my yard, listen to their non-muffled engines, and have 5 year olds on quads almost hit me as I drive up my street.
  • 767 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
    Recently, the City installed a bike share on Linden Street with a large adjacent advertising panel in front of East Rock Pharmacy on Orange Street. Several of us -- residents, property owners, and business owners--are concerned that the content of this ad panel is incompatible with the neighborhood and its placement unsafe due to its encroachment onto the sidewalk. While my focus is on the pharmacy ad panel at 763-767 Orange Street, I know that residents of other neighborhoods have concerns about ad panels in their areas, and I believe the conversation about the pharmacy ad panel may have relevance for ad panels installed in other neighborhoods around the City.
  • Whalley Ave And Ella Grasso Blvd New Haven, Connecticut - Edgewood

    ANOTHER car accident at the intersection of Whalley Ave and Ella Grasso BLVD. I have lived here for over 10 years and there is an average of 1 car accident a week and I see at least 1 -2 near misses a day.

    The complaints on SEECLICKFIX, as well as multiple complaints to the city are NUMEROUS and go back YEARS.

    How much longer until someone gets killed here, and the city gets sued for millions of taxpayer dollars?

    If this gets closed before the intersection is fixed and turn signals are installed I'm just going to keep re-opening it.

  • Goffe Street New Haven, Connecticut - Dixwell

    Along the entire 1.25 mile length of Goffe Street from Broadway Downtown to Osborn in Beaver Hills, only a dozen frequently used on-street parking spaces would need to removed in order to accommodate dedicate bike lanes along both sides of the street. The parking loss, however, would come to an area that has seen a large increase in off-street surface parking lots in recent years. Goffe Street, one of the oldest routes in New Haven dating back to the aboriginal habitation of the area, connects Downtown to Westville through the Dixwell and Beaver Hills neighborhoods. Dedicated bike lanes could help calm traffic, connect neighborhoods and schools, improve safety for all road users, encourage more active recreation in the area, and be included with targeted public and private investments in surrounding streetscapes - all with little to no impact on automotive facilities.

    With enough interest, this issue could be further studied by the City and potentially come to fruition as funding becomes available from State, Federal, and local sources.

    For more information on how dedicated bike lanes along Goffe Street might look, see here: https://newhavenurbanism.org/new-haven-planning/multimodal-transportation-planning/goffe-street/

  • Edwards Street New Haven, Connecticut - Bishop-Hine
    St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Edwards Street blasts an ear-piercing recording that is nothing short of an utter nuisance ! This began about a year ago and they’ve continued with this blatant disregard for the community around. The recording is blared at such violently loud decibels that there’s nowhere in our home we can go to get away from it. And we’re not even on Edwards Street ! It doesn’t matter whether our windows are closed (during the winter time) or open (in summer); or if the blower on our oven is running (high or low); or if we’re playing music; never mind if we’re in our backyard; nothing we can do in our home abates this absolute nuisance. It starts at 8:15 a.m. or 8:45 a.m., whenever they will on Sunday mornings; then, again at noon and then again at 6:00 p.m., and it lasts from 6 to 10 minutes at a time—for how ever long they choose. And this is every single day ! We sit down to dinner at 6:00 p.m. only to be greeted by their brash cacophony. No one wants to hear this; no one needs to hear this ! None of the churches in downtown New Haven acts with such gross disregard for their communities with the pealing of their bells—and they’re in a commercial zone; we’re residential. We have 2 other churches in our immediate neighbourhood; as much as we hear them worship on Sundays, it's not at ear-crushing decibels. What are we supposed to do, sell the home we’ve lived in for years because this church fails to realise that it shares a community with people’s homes ?!
  • Address Unavailable - Downtown
    just walked through the upper green with out of town guests. was like a 3rd world country. furniture and trash everywhere, people setting up encampments. not the way to make this city attractive to newcomers. i hope the city will do what it can to clean up this area
  • Long Wharf Drive New Haven, Connecticut - Long Wharf

    Long Wharf is absolutely disgusting. I would be embarrassed to advertise it as a ‘paradise’. The loud music, speeding, illegal parking and the trash are ruining a beautiful part of our city. These are pictures I took this morning. The trash cans were empty but there was still trash all over (especially styrofoam containers). And the dumpsters near the food trucks...overflowing. I could imagine the rats that must run around there.

    Sadly, there is also trash floating in the harbor (the same styrofoam containers, drink bottles, etc.) and I saw a dead bird commorant floating in the water yesterday. Today a bird was trying to eat a straw.

    Something needs to be done!!

  • 209 Willow Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
    This is the state of driving behavior and traffic enforcement in New Haven:
    It is the Wild West! I was commuting in this morning heading south on Orange Street. At the busy Willow Street intersection, two cars ran the red light heading west on Willow Street. I then noticed that there were TWO NHPD cruisers stopped at the light on Orange Street heading north. Neither one of them pulled over either red light runner. (And neither officer appeared to be on another emergency call as they both drove away, lights off, with traffic when the light turned green.)
    This summarizes where we've come to with traffic safety and traffic enforcement in New Haven.
    This is not normal. We have accepted the normalization of this behavior: both the incredible number of drivers running red lights and stop signs or talking/texting on their phones while driving, AND the frequent lack of traffic enforcement by the NHPD.
    This does not happen everywhere in the state. This does not happen everywhere in the country.
    What can we do to change the cycle?
  • Dwight And Edgewood New Haven Connecticut - Dwight

    Between 2:50 and 2:57 PM today the 20th of December 2018 my home surveillance camera caught these two scenes. Shortly after a UPS delivery to my home a young man in a red jacket, black hood, white shoes and grey pants with a black backpack rides a bicycle slowly through the scene. A few minutes later in the second clip, he is back and walks up my driveway presumably to check out the delivery which he undoubtedly observed. He comes out of the driveway without the package probably because it's too heavy (24 cans of wet cat food). I confronted this guy some minutes later further down Dwight toward Chapel street. I watched him ride up and down my neighbors' driveways and I asked him what he was looking for. I was fascinated by what a convincing and evidently accomplished liar this guy is. I told him that I had a video of him and that I'd take another look before I reported the issue. He then quickened his pace a bit and rode his bike west down Edgewood Avenue.
    Check these two clips and the screen shot I uploaded. Anyone know this guy?

    https://video.nest.com/clip/566c806edf9a4d6ab1981dc475b5eff8.mp4

    https://video.nest.com/clip/30ef6e2111fc47ab927fe23e446e9cfd.mp4

  • Edgewood Park Soccer Field New Haven, Connecticut - Westville
    When our kids hosted families from other communities for New Haven Youth soccer games this weekend, this is what our kids and their kids were forced to play in/on.
  • This Could Be... Acknowledged
    738-752 State St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Downtown
    This could be an inviting pedestrian link between new destinations in Nolo, September in Bangkok, and Boiling Soho—grounded establishments of Christopher Martins and D'Legna—and old staples in Goodfellas, L'Orcio, and Modern. St. Stanislaus is a beautiful church in the middle of them all, and Bradley Street Bike Co-op is a community hub. An art project for the walls of the underpass would liven up the area and bring the consistent foot traffic that these places need to thrive.
  • 850 Grand Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    I've been a resident of Upper E. Grand Ave. near olive of Street for almost 4 years . .. I am at my end and I hope that this will be my last six months living here as I'm looking to relocate over this matter! I reported a few times on here the issues at hand but I've noticed it's only gotten worse .,The amount of foot traffic of homeless people up and down grand Avenue from the shelter to olive Street has become absolutely ridiculous . Appearlnty tese people have nowhere to go and they are literally sleeping on the street . all hours of the night from 9pm through 5 am.. arguments outside of my window , fistfights , drug use in my blg parking lot, some of them having sex and also alleviating themselves right in the parking lot . The list goes on . This has become more than disruptive and obnoxious to the residents who live here and pay high rent amounts for the area . In addition there has been at least one car crash a week in front of the building for the last few months . What is being done to control this ??? It really is absolutely ridiculous !