Given the age of the house, they definitely are required to have a lead safe contractor doing ANY renovation work that involves disturbing painted surfaces; it's the law! I would call the Health Department at (203) 946-8174
Just re-opening until the issue is fixed. Thanks Mr. Ramos!
Closing this due to age. Issue still ongoing but I have moved to a quieter neighborhood in the meantime.
Guest, no bathroom is clean all the time; I'll definitely agree with you on that. I think my main concern is the characterization that the people cleaning the bathrooms are slackers who come in late, leave early, and do the least amount of work possible; it's really unfortunate to see such a false and generic characterization of a group of people doing a very thankless job. There are lots of issues with the bathrooms and it would be great if they could be remodeled to include enough space for an attendant during peak use times. Hopefully this is on the list of improvements for the station; they've made some great changes lately but not to the bathrooms yet.
I don't think it's fair or correct to categorize the people they have working there as "slackers." And "it's human nature to want to put in the least effort to try to get the maximum benefit"? Really? Is that your personal motto?
How often do you use these bathrooms? I've been commuting through Union for 9 years now and the bathrooms are in clean shape every evening when I stop in there. It really depends on when you use them, though. Yes they're old and could use remodeling and it would be great if they increased the number of stalls in the women's room, but they are clean. One major obstacle to keeping them clean are the steady stream of users who trash and deface them. One day the fresh marker graffiti will be scrubbed to fading on the stall door and the next day more will have taken its place. All kinds of absurd things are flushed down the toilets and it appears as though some users have never used a modern restroom before. How do you combat that? You can't possibly expect an attendant to clean a stall after every single person uses it, can you? The major problem here is certainly not the cleaning crew.
City of New Haven -- will you please provide a status update and/or trimming schedule for these two trees. This is becoming quite urgent.
Ben - I know it's difficult to articulate but do you think they're too flippant? Would you prefer something more serious like England's CCTV signs or really just no sign at all?
Closing this to make way for more recent sightings/descriptions.
Personally the signs do not bother me in the least and I believe they *might* have a small deterrent effect; I'd need to research that first. Signs or not I definitely want to see MORE CCTV and in areas other than downtown. Streets are public, far too many crimes happen on them and we need ways to capture and possibly even prevent them. I recently moved from my violent, disgusting neighborhood because it just felt like no one was watching out for the mess that was just getting worse there. A police officer can only drive by so often but cameras are always recording, at least.
This is STILL outstanding; please explain why this was never fixed and what the new status is. Thank you.
Cecilia, this issue is for Cliff St, not Clifton St.
Closing; issue resolved. Thanks.
XYZ please call it in then, since it's concerning you so much. I used to live right here and it was always a road hazard whenever we got more than 6 inches of snow at a time because you couldn't see when trying to turn onto Lombard. I called NHPD exactly once and guess what? It's DPW's responsibility, not NHPD's, as it's snow causing the problem.
This is still outstanding and the City has never responded to numerous requests for an update. Please provide one ASAP, as these trees have never been cut back.
There's a well-advertized parking ban in place; is the right hand side of the road the odd side? If so that's why.
They are collecting 100% of the payment, and then they're turning around and paying for a service, so I don't think that's a valid argument. If I walk into City Hall and pay my taxes with a credit card, am I also charged the same fee?
DPW does read and respond to issues here, so hopefully the garbage will be removed soon. Thanks for reporting!