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Kimberly Avenue Bridge Between West Haven And New Haven - US Congressional District CT3
The Kimberly Avenue Bridge connecting West Haven and New Haven is extremely dangerous and makes traveling between the cities by bicycle very difficult. The east-bound traffic heading for the I-95 on ramp treats the right lane as part of that ramp and routinely accelerates to 50+ mph. There is no shoulder, cars cut each other off to gain position, the lane is often littered with broken glass and in the winter, the sidewalk goes uncleared, forcing pedestrians into the road.
40 Sargeant Drive New Haven, CT - Long Wharf
the comments posted on most of the stories i've read are incredibly offensive on the registers articles. many do nothing to promote dialogue and only attempt to attack people. it is mostly anonymous and negative ranting. it is far from constructive.
many online news sources require that comments are reviewed by a moderator before they are actually posted.
does the register not believe that they are responsible for the way that commenters use their site?
Woodward Avenue East Shore New Haven Ct 06512 - East Shore
There are NO sidewalks on Woodward Avenue leading to Hannah's Dream, baseball fields & East Shore Park. There is a lot of construction here, why can't these kids get sidewalks to utilize the million dollar projects here?? It's as unsafe as those round a bouts!! UGH! Please help the kids of New Haven be able to use these wonderful parks. THey do no service to the community if the children from local schools & daycares can't access them safely. It's impossiable to walk thru the swampgrass without knee high boots on! The construction trucks have been there daily for a year-throw in some sidewalks!
South Water Street New Haven, CT - City Point
Residents of the City Point neighborhood have noticed an increase in drug dealing and other illegal activity in our neighborhood. At least 3 calls have been made to police regarding this activity which has always involved one specific car. An alert resident finally was able to get the license plate of this particular car and called it into police. The person who answered at dispatch asked what the block watch number for our neighborhood is. The caller did not know. The dispatcher said that without that number, she could not send an officer out. She did NOT send an officer out.
This is concerning to me--and should be concerning to every New Haven resident. Can someone from the police department please clarify for me that officers will not be sent out--even if the activity is IN PROGRESS-- unless the caller has a block watch number? ( I'd also like clarification as to whether block watch numbers are even used to track calls and allocate officers anymore. I had been told that they were not. In fact, when I have called the police before to report a car break in, the dispatcher would NOT take the block watch number.) I think its important that residents AND dispatchers are made clear on these guidelines.
New Haven, CT - Hill
This issue has been posted since the late fall of 09'. I know there is lots of construction going on in this area, funding issues, and a host of other issues that are probably take precident over a bike lane. However, we need this more than ever. Safe bike routes will encourage more cyclist to take to the streets for work, pleasure, or to run errands. This is a 200 yard path that needs to be widened and a layer of crushed stone (paved would be delightful). The guard rail need sto be reconfigured to allow bikes through. Having this path allows cyclist to avoid cycling across 5 entrances and exits to the highway. That alone should be a safety concern for everyone involved. How can we look for grants to provide for this short route construction? Who do we need to contact directly? I don't want the entire summer to go by without this issue addressed. I does not seem to be a huge undertaking. Let's work together to get this done.
Sargent Drive New Haven, CT - Long Wharf
i was disgusted & heartbroken to see so much filth & neglect in the city i now call home. i started from the InfoNewhaven booth, picked up 2 huge bags full of rubbish, realized that there weren't any trash cans around; headed westward, finally found a broken, overflowing, lid-less trash can near the V-memorial. please help.
Tomlinson Bridge New Haven, CT - Annex
Forbes Ave is already used by dozens of bicycle commuters as their primary route between downtown and Annex+East Shore despite the road being completely inhospitable to bicycling. Imagine how much more convenient bicycling would be for thousands of Annex and East Shore residents if Forbes Ave were reduced to one lane in each direction with a center turn-out lane and bike lanes on either side. I hear that the City is tentatively supportive and it is simply a matter of getting DOT onboard. Now that a new administration is coming to Hartford, this sounds significantly more plausible. If you would like to see bike lanes on Forbes Ave, vote for this issue!
351 Long Wharf Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Long Wharf
the U.S. flag at the New Haven Info Center on Long Wharf is in shreds and tattered. This has been reported previously to City Hall to no avail. Apparently the regime ruling the city has no regard for the national symbol located at an official city facility.
Sound School Boat Ramp - 60 S Water Street City Point New Haven, CT - City Point
Once more the Pequonnock Yacht Club is using the Sound School Boat ramp. When this issue was looked into last year it was determined that the ramp is not a public use ramp. PYC claimed it was a DEEP ramp and therefore they could use it as they saw fit. When this myth was dispelled the claim was then made that PYC was part owner of the ramp. Records from the tax assessors office proved this wrong as well. Next line of defense from PYC was that they have an "agreement" with the Sound School to use the boat ramp when school is not in session. I spoke with Principal Pin informally 2 weeks ago. To his knowledge at that time there was no such agreement with PYC. Today, I watched as a 25 foot Cuddy cabin type fishing boat tried to manage its way down the ramp..of course using neighboring driveways to help get into position. I approached the person and asked if they were from Schooner or the Sound School and was told they were from PYC. When I advised them they were not to be using the ramp for large motorized water craft this gentleman informed me "they have an agreement with the sound school to use the ramp." I advised him that neither the School principal or people from this neighborhood were aware of any such agreement. I asked why he was not using the PYC boat ramp and was told "we do not have our own ramp." I advised him that last season I had been informed by the PYC liason to the neighborhood that they supposedly had a ramp in West Haven to use. The gentleman responded "that belongs to another yacht club and this one is free." For people living on South Water Street I do not think we want a repeat of last year's antics - the drunken boaters, the public urinating on the sound school property in broad day light, the litter, the loud noise, the hitting of cars by the people trying to get their boats in/out, the excessive traffic the PYC created, and not to mention the parking issues. Last year the police advised South Water residents that unless the Sound School filed a complaint (as this was taking place mostly on their property) there was little that could be done. I encourage everyone to call the Sound School Principal and voice your concern over this matter (203) 946-6937. Let's keep City Point peaceful. Let's not have a repeat of last summer. We agreed not to fight the arrival PYC because they promised to be a "good neighbor"..Let's hold them to their promise.
196 Beach Street West Haven, Connecticut - West Haven
Since July 3, the day of the "invasion" (the WHPD's words) of throngs of slobs who come to West Haven to watch the fireworks and, ostensibly, to celebrate their country's independence anniversary, every day since then there has been one and only one trash can on the corner of Beach St and Morse Ave. And each of those days, by early evening, while there are still many people on the beach, the trash can has looked like this: overflowing with garbage. The trash is collected the following morning, but that's not before some of that trash has found its way into the gutter, and the storm drain, and back out to the Sound. It's also unsightly and unsanitary. Public Works has chosen to put too few trash cans in this area, as it is, which is unconscionable given how many people flock to this area. The Savin Beach parking lot has ZERO trash cans in it (while I counted 6 in the parking lot behind the conference center this morning). Also, much of this trash contains recyclable materials -- at least a third of it is recyclabe -- which is reason enough to put a recycling container at this corner as well. Oh, here's another reason why West Haven needs to do more about recycling: it's state law. But don't take my word for it, visit http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=324896. Despite this law, West Haven refuses to comply with it, nor does it require its contracted trash hauler to comply with it.
60 South Water Street New Haven, CT - City Point
The schooner Quinnipiack was broken onto and tools were moved about the vessel. Some tools were stolen. This is after a rash of vandalism this past October caused the small non-profit to remove all of the gear from the boat. Since installing new locks this past week, the gear was slowly being put back onboard. Today, during our lunch break, someone broke onboard and stole more tools. If anyone sees anything suspicious, please contact the NHPD as they have a report on file of this issue.