Matt Smith - Alderman Ward 9

Open Issues: 145 Closed Issues: 2,086 Acknowledged Issues: 200

Ward 9 comprises much of Lower East Rock. If you see a problem, post it here and let's work on solutions!

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  • 153-265 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Yale University Campus

    If you do not want neighbors to block Yale from building the new School of Management building click "I want this fixed too" here.

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  • 972 State St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine

    JP Demspeys is attracting motorcycles to the neighborhood that make it unliveable. This needs to stop and we need the police's help. There are three bike parked out front right now and I am waiting for an officer but I have not had luck w the police's help in the past.

    We need traffic stops for decibel meters on State Street.

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  • Brown Water Archived
    Edwards St. New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine

    Water running from taps and faucets is brown. Problem apparently shared by others in East Rock .

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  • Humphrey St New Haven, CT - SOHU

    We have a beautiful tree canopy on Upper State Street but unfortunately it makes the busy restaurant corridor very dark at night.

    It would be really excellent to have a low level street lighting like other commercial districts in the City.

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  • Pearl Street New Haven, CT - SOHU

    Pearl Street has a PCI of 55 and is in need of a

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  • 219 267 Edwards St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine

    let me start off by saying i am in no way opening this issue to debate whether abortion should be legal or not, so please do not use this space to preach one way or the other.

    although i personally find the protesters at planned parenthood (and now often by the peabody museum) very offensive, i am reporting this issue on the basis of what is legally their right and what is not.

    when i protested the start of the iraq war, the group i was with was told by an officer that we are allowed to hold a sign. but that since we do not own the property we were standing on, we could not affix signs to posts, or lean them on trees, or lay them on the ground, etc.

    this is what the protesters are doing on edwards street and sometimes whitney. they spread at least ten posters on property that they do not own.

    i'd like some clarification on what their rights are, and if we can ask them to tone down their presence if they are not legally allowed to take over the block.

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  • 597 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine

    a general problem throughout New Haven, but particularly bad on Orange in East Rock. sidewalks are for walking, roads are for cars and bicycles (not to mention there is a bike path on this road).

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  • 57 Pearl St New Haven, CT 06511 - SOHU

    Sidewalk is disintegrating into gravel.

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  • Humphrey Street Between State And Orange. - SOHU

    Loud motorcycles frequently speed down Humphrey Street, breaking both the speed limits and the municipal noise ordinance. Some are coming from the bars on State Street/Humphrey Street. Others are getting off I-91 and speed down Humphrey on their way downtown.

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  • Bradley At State New Haven, CT - Downtown

    Help us make the Bradley/State Intersection safe!

    In April 2012 we submitted a New Haven Complete Streets project request to improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists at the intersection of Bradley and State (attached).

    This application requested bump-outs to improve visibility on State Street at Bradley Street -- or a traffic light.

    The Engineering Department of the City replied that our problem would be assessed by “ . . . verification of speeds and volumes on the road, traffic accident data and a physical review of the road and its context within the neighborhood.”

    This measure alone will not illustrate how difficult and dangerous it is to exit Bradley. We need you to document your experiences with this intersection in the comments below.

    Thank you for supporting the application, and safer streets for all.

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  • 103 Bishop St New Haven, CT 06511 - Bishop-Hine

    I often see, or hear, the big blue and white Yale school bus flying up Bishop Street with the pedal to the medal. The bus screams by, both in speed and sound, revving its engine flying up to Orange Street as if it was heading to YNHH with someone in labor. If a child or person who'd been drinking too much happened to wander into the road, ferget it! Two points for that driver. I tried to tell a cop who was parked on Bishop when I got home tonight, but no one was in the cruiser at the time. I think NHPD oughta park themselves with a speed detector and ticket whoever's racing up and down our streets.

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  • Eld St New Haven, CT 06511 - SOHU

    City Workers continue their longstanding efforts to destroy the trees in the East Rock neighborhood. Defying repeated complaints, city workers continue to regularly staple parking signs to trees, as if they were irrelevant to the quality of life (not to mention health) of New Haven residents. (Take a stroll down Eld and count the staples in each tree!!!) These workers had a party before the New Haven marathan, stapling up Grove as well. Trying to get the attention of public works on this issue is about as effective as writing postcards to the Bush adminstration.

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