Beth Turnage is the Circulation Operations Manager and Customer Service representative for the New Haven Register.
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?
Edgewood Park New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Westville
Now until May 31, Help bring a Fruit Trees Orchard in Edgewood Park, New Haven CT! A mix of apple, pear, plum, sweet cherry and, (if possible at all), apricot. A total of 45+ trees plus fruit bearing shrubs!
When we win this grant, The City of New Haven will match the award by planting the same number of fruit trees in other parks land in the city!
How to vote:
(1) goto http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/
(2) select your state to enter site, (1st time on computer only)
(3) Click on the vote "VOTE NOW" button
(4) On the "List by State" TAB under "CT" (Connecticut) choose
"Friends of Edgewood Park" in New Haven
(5) Register, (1st time), or log in (don't need to opt in for e-mails) (6) Click on "PLANT MY VOTE"
(7) Please do this every day until May 31, so that we can have
fruits daily in the near future.
Union Station New Haven, Connecticut - Long Wharf
NHPD issues warnings about muggings around Church Street South of pedestrians heading from train station to downtown. The response, according the New Haven Register, is to place ugly, prominent "No Trespassing" signs around the complex. How about some more positive pedestrian wayfinding signs, maps and walking or bicycling ambassadors sending people down Union Ave and State Street (or whatever the preferred route might be)? How about some better lighting on the preferred route, some plantings, etc? City of New Haven, New Haven Parking Authority, Yale University?
132-152 Lamberton St New Haven, CT 06519, USA - Hill
Laydon Industries continues to crush rocks in this neighborhood area despite a cease and desist order from the City of New Haven -- from which it receives contracts! Air quality is severely compromised, and the noise levels are high. Would a company ever try to get away with this in a rich neighborhood? NO!
200 Orange Street New Haven, CT - Town_Green
During the recent election I discovered that people who used to live in a rental property I own, several of whom have not lived here for years, are still listed as registered voters in New Haven. With a little bit of imagination, it becomes clear that in this city, with such a transient population, it's likely that the statistics re: registered voters/# of such who vote in any given election, etc., will be really inaccurate, which is not a good situation. There must be a way for City Hall to clean up these records. It is important and necessary work, though I'm sure massively tedious; how do we get this done?
32 Pine St New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
The house at 32 Pine St has the entire backyard filled with junk, unregisterd cars, a pig carcass and more. In addition, their side lot is completely unmaintained covered in trash, used condoms, hypodermic needles...
Thanks to the owner of 32 Pine St's utter disregard for upkeep, the area has become a haven for prostitutes, drug dealers, and other human waste. There is now spraypaint "tags" on the stone wall marking some scumbag's territory.
I won't post the owner's name, but everyone around here knows who he is and is tired of his utter disregard and lack of respect for his neighbors. Working personally with him did absolutely no good, so maybe this will.
510 Grand Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Mill River
Why has the state allowed this contaminated site to sit for so long? This should be urgent priority. The city knew that there was 4,300 gallons of contaminated oil (http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/english_station_spencer/), and now a spill has occurred in the Mill River, with the possibility of making its way into the Long Island Sound. Why isn't the city putting pressure on the owners to clean this up?
"The grounds of the former power plant are heavily contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a cancer-causing agent, as well as heavy metals and other contaminants."
"The building floor is covered with a film that appears to be from spilled oil, he said. In addition, a number of aging 55-gallon drums of fluid were found."
89 Sherland Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Fair Haven Heights
There is a lot of controversy about the recent purchase of the beautiful, important, historic home at 89 Sherland, The Babcock Mansion. It was bought from the bank for $165G by a developer who intends to turn it into a sober house. There is not ample parking or street access, no privacy w/ 11 homes all around, and the community of neighbors is largely against it. Can the city do something? Can someone offer the new owner $200G's to buy it and move a family in? Follow the Register thread here, which includes a comment by the owner that expresses interest in the possibility of just selling it:
39-89 Fountain St New Haven, CT 06515, USA - Westville
Light for Central Avenue at Fountain has terrible timing. I sat at the light waiting for it to turn green through 4 commercials and 1/2 a song. When it finally did change it only was long enough for 2 cars to pass, I was the 4th car back so I had to wait AGAIN at the light before it turned green again. I don't think it's even registering that there are cars there waiting or the timing is much too long when it does register. Please fix ASAP.
156 Elm Street Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Downtown
The historic New Haven Green is an embarrassing and disgusting mess and no effort appears underway to stop this uncivil desecration, which is committed by the few to the detriment of the many:
Food and drink containers, empty cigarette packs, empty liquor bottles, paper, dumped food, discarded clothing, drug detritus, cigarette butts galore.
Next mayor of New Haven, please address.
We're fed up with the filth.
A registered voter who pays many thousands in taxes to the city every year.