430 Shelton Avenue New Haven Connecticut
The large number of people who frequent the liquor store next to the empty house at 430 Shelton Avenue, New Haven loiter there from the minute the liquor store opens (10:00a.m. Monday thru Friday, and 12noon on Sunday's) until well after it closes 7-days a week. Said people, have verbal and physical altercations; play loud music; dance in the street; sit in lawn chairs in front of 430 Shelton; openly drink beer and alcohol, and loudly swear in front of women and children. Additionally, the residents who have to park on the street, have no place to park when we come home from work, and we can't go out on weekends because we'll lose our parking space. It is, primarily, an elderly neighborhood, and we are being held hostage by this deplorable situation. The Police Department seems to think that New Haven ends at Read Street. It doesn't. It ends just past 430 Shelton Avenue. We need the Police to regularly patrol our block (several times each day, 7-days per week), and to ask the loiterers to leave, and to start arresting them for the illegal activities we all see them engaging in daily. It’s been going on for too many years, and we have had enough!