By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Fair Haven’s newest residents aren’t the kind you want to offer a welcoming fruit basket. In fact, the borough government is hoping to run them out of town as soon as possible, with a little help from the county.
Rats have apparently found happy dwellings in two sections of the borough, according to public officials and complaining neighbors. They’ve been spotted on Park Avenue behind the Acme supermarket and in the residential area of McCarter Pond.
Roger Lyman, who lives on Fair Haven Road, said he’s seen the long-tailed critters hanging out around the pond and creeping though the neighborhood.
“I’ve seen them jump up out of that sewer drain and come into our block,” he said. “They’re coming out of that pond, and that’s the source of the problem.”