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A Way You Can Anonymously Tell Quinnipiac Students to "Please Quiet Down"

Launching on March 1st, kricket.co, a free online service, will allow Hamden residents to send an anonymous text to their neighbor asking them "Please Quiet Down" in the event of a loud off campus student gathering. The service was created by Quinnipiac University students to alleviate the stress Hamden residents have with Quinnipiac Students and to give the students the opportunity to quiet down before an intervention by the Hamden PD. If you live near a student house, be sure to sign up on March 1st for this free service. For more information, please email us at connor@rateandrent.com.
Thomas Alegi February 27, 2014 at 01:09 AM
Can Quinnipiac University students send their neighbors a message to Quit Down also? What's fair is fair! LOL "Quit Down" is like a traffic sign that reads "SLOW DOWN" The wording should have been "Please Reduce the Sound level"
Marjorie Clark, Little Fish Studios Web Design February 27, 2014 at 08:19 AM
Thank You, Connor, for coming up with a simple, economic and age appropriate solution to a huge problem. Your actions speak louder than words about the "brain trust" that lives next door, not just rowdy college kids.
S. Mitchell February 27, 2014 at 09:27 AM
I think, as a tax-paying resident of Hamden, I will call the police and make my Town aware of the problems we have with these students impacting our resources, to which they do NOT contribute. Landlords need to be aware of how their property is affecting those surrounding it. I think an anonymous app is a coward's choice.
Fed-up February 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Bottom line - Hamden should not become Quinnipiac, CT per Lahey- these students belong in dormitories NOT in the family residential areas. Nothing will change if we do no raise hell with Taxson Jackson and others about this critical situation affecting Hamden peaceful families- needing a residential surrounding for children and families. No speeding cars, no parking on lawns, no rowdy parties, no trash left after they leave, no deterioration of the homes they live in with absentee landlords raking in the dough,. We pay enough in taxes to demand peace and quiet, and the opportunity to have the value in our homes not undermined by QU neighbors.
Stan Joseph February 27, 2014 at 02:56 PM
I think that Kricket is a great idea. Although sometimes students may have parties, and I do believe that sometimes the parties may get out of hand, but I do also believe that 95% of the Quinnipiac population is respectable and reasonable. If they receive a message from this service, it really can turn out to be a win-win situation for all parties. I think we should be able to try this service! If it works WE ALL WIN. If it doesn't, nothing is stopping us from calling the police and filing a complaint. We were kids once. I'm giving it a shot! Thank you to the team who came up with this idea.
Thomas Alegi February 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Many would say that Marjorie Clark’s Little Fish Studios Web Design would fit in well in Quinnipiac Village on Whitney Ave. So would many other small Hamden businesses, maybe a gift shop, book store, coffee shop, hair salon, medical office and legal office to name a few. QU would have to pay property taxes for these buildings that house these small Hamden businesses. When you say “Quinnipiac Village” it has a nice New England sound to it. The P&Z has established village regulation, so it should not be a problem to create “Quinnipiac Village” if P&Z members control their personal bias.
Joe Callanan February 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM
I think s.mitchell and fed up were both shoved in lockers and given wedgies in high school I mean seriously the university has been there for 85 years if you didn't know that college kids party then you should have done some more research before you bought your homes that close to a school with 8400 kids. The reason that the town is even considered prestigious and your tax dollars are so high is because of this school being in Hamden. College kids partied in Hamden long before you bought your home and they will continue to party weather your live there or not so either deal with or move on
Fed-up February 28, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Sorry - Joe - but I have lived in Hamden long before QU was in sleeping giant - that is not the problem - This is a residential town not a rooming house or hostel.- Most QU students (90%) in the neighborhoods are "law abiding" the problem is the valuation of our homes, the family nature of our streets and the lack of responsible absentee landlords. BTW - try and sell your home and move - see what it gets you - Hamden has been my home since I was 5 - YOU? so long before it was a family neighborhood all over town- no longer possible with 220 homes rented to students or rooming houses for QU- !!!
avisconti7 March 01, 2014 at 08:43 AM
QU was a small college before becoming a university. Now going down on Mt. Carmel rd is not a thrill of mine. Before my insurance company was on Whitney Ave and I had to go down a small side street. I know what you mean. They are also using condos as houses. We did have them here but not anymore. They got caught doing drugs. Also they use the Canal as a place to ride their bikes. They don't follow the rules on the canal. Most of us at the condo walk our dogs when the canal is good. We have to avoid being hit by speeding bikers. They don't let you know where they are going. Also they are supposed to say on the left or on the right. Because our backs are in the certain areas we would appreciate anyone doing it.
Joe Callanan March 06, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Hahaha biggest bunch of cry baby's in this town it's not even funny

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