Cambridge, MA PLUS

Open Issues: 949 Closed Issues: 84,500 Acknowledged Issues: 1,339
  • 126 Pleasant St Cambridge 02139, United States - Cambridgeport
    I’m not sure if this is for SC fix, but we just got notice yesterday they are tearing up the entire street and neighborhood to put new electrical piping underground. Could this be the time, since all wires are underground anyways, to also remove all the polls and put the wires underground like the city has for Kendall Square? It seems more important to put the wires underground where there are families than just the businesses. Is that possible? Thank you for considering.
  • Dorthy Dottie Doyle Way Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    Mudslide behind city hall :-/
  • 203 Concord Turnpike Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North Cambridge

    I am a resident of Tempo at Alewife Station, at 201 and 203 Concord Turnpike. This fence, which gates the main pedestrian walkway to exit the grounds, was closed and locked on 9/16/21 by the Bulfinch property management team, which operates the adjacent Discovery Park business park. To my knowledge, they now have a closed fence that encircles the entire Tempo at Alewife property and have locked it so that no pedestrians can access the Discovery Park sidewalks and the Alewife reservation, which leads to the Alewife MBTA station. As of this weekend, there was an open gate in the fence on the side of 203 Concord Turnpike facing west (away from Discovery Park and hundreds of feet from 201 Concord Turnpike), but we have been informed that this gate is under their control as well and that they could lock it at will.

    The only other pedestrian exit from 201 and 203 Concord Turnpike is to walk along the sidewalk which runs along Route 2. The sidewalk has no border, or even shoulder, protecting it from the highway speed traffic on Route 2, which has no lighting and is currently under construction. It is clearly not designed to handle the hundreds of residents at 201 and 203 Concord Turnpike, as well as the Vox on Two apartment complex at 223 Concord Turnpike, most of which commute through the Alewife MBTA station.

    Discovery Park clearly has an obligation to maintain public access to the public roads, sidewalks, and parks that lie within it. As of today, they have apparently informed the Community Manager here at Tempo at Alewife Station that this is because our residents have not been picking up their dog waste. The result of this petty disagreement is being taken out on the people who live here. I am not sure if this fence--which is labeled "Emergency Exit Only" despite being locked at all times and which no resident would have the keys to unlock in the case of an actual emergency--is actually legal. But we need some info from the Cambridge city government on what the pedestrian walkways are supposed to be, and how to make them safer than to have hundreds of apartment residents walking along a congested highway every morning.

    Thank you for your time,

    John Daristotle
    201 Concord Turnpike
    Cambridge, MA 02140

  • 110-112 Mt Auburn St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Truck Owner 1: Shouldn't we park in a parking spot? We'll get a ticket for parking on the sidewalk!
    Truck Owner 2: No! The MBTA Police and Cambridge Police allow us to do this.
    Truck Owner 1: Why would law enforcement look the other way on such a stupid infraction when there are parking lots and metered spaces available? It's such a public location, you'd think there would be some level of accountability and we would get a ticket for parking trucks on the sidewalk.
    Truck Owner 2: Nope, we've been doing this for months.
  • 45 Pearl St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    Underneath the library overhand there is a massive pile of what appears to be abandoned items that has been there a few days.
  • 150 Cambridge St Cambridge MA 02141, United States - East Cambridge
    Shopping cart left on sidewalk
  • 46 Holworthy St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Cambridge
    This is the space where a city tree was removed. The space is too small to replace a tree. We would like to have a tulip tree planted in the space on the other side of the sidewalk.
    I took a picture of the space where a new tree could go but the “add photo” option on this site only allows only one picture. That space is the same width as the old tree well but the length can be expanded to create much more square feet to accommodate the tree. After. Doing some research my neighbors and I have selected a tulip tree from the forestry department list.
  • 134 Larch Rd Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge

    Dear Madam/Sir.

    The winter has ravaged the sidewalk outside our house and more generally as well. To the point where it is a trip hazard. What can be done to fix it?

  • 37-55 Harvey St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North Cambridge
    Concrete spalling around the improved disability ramps installed a couple years ago. This wraps around the Southwest corner at the Harvey and Reed St intersection.
  • 232 Prospect St Cambridge MA 02139, United States - The Port
    Close existing tree well due to underground utilities
  • 15 Reed St Cambridge 02140 United States - North Cambridge
    Close tree well due to narrow existing sidewalk.
  • 27-51 Moulton St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Cambridge
    entire sidewalk from 25 moulton to 61 moulton has countless cracks, breaks, pieces missing which creates a hazardous walking environment. We own the buildings at Fresh Pond Research Park, and our tenants have complained about the safety of the sidewalks. We've complained before and was told it was low priority. This is a safety issue.