Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association

Open Issues: 6 Closed Issues: 5 Acknowledged Issues: 27
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-16

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  • 52-58 Prospect Street Quincy, Massachusetts - Quincy

    Is it normal in Quincy for hilly residential streets to be plowed with several inches of snow left on the ground?

    The attached photo looks downhill on a two-way street. The tread mark on the left side shows a rear-wheel-drive taxi failed to go uphill after moving aside to let an oncoming car pass. The taxi had to roll back downhill at the end.

    I called DPW but the man who answered the phone wasn't convinced that there was any problem with the plowing. He insisted that someone must have shoveled snow into the road. To me, it looked like the plow wasn't lowered enough when the plow truck came.

    Is this level of "plowedness" normal?

  • Litter Acknowledged
    166 Presidents Ln Quincy, Massachusetts - Quincy
    Significant amount of litter around the stairway/sidewalk between Burgin Pkwy and Presidents Ln. Noted by several neighbors at the May meeting of the Hospital Hill Neighborhood Association.
  • 1-11 Marion St Quincy, MA 02170, USA - Quincy
    Potholes of varying depth on Marion Street from Winthrop to Grandview. Many pedestrians use this street to get to the Wollaston train station. Tree roots sticking up through sidewalks make navigating to and from the train station a tricky undertaking.
  • Beale Street At Greenwood Ave. - Quincy
    Watch area for Quincy, Mass.
    This is a busy intersection for walkers going to/from the Wollaston T and seniors who live in the senior housing in the neighborhood. Drivers constantly go through the red light to take a right on red and even left on red when the walk signal is chirping. It is very dangerous for walkers.
  • Potholes Acknowledged
    284-298 Newport Ave Quincy, Massachusetts - Quincy
    Large/deep pothole located just outside of the Wollaston T station, near the crosswalk at the intersection of Brook St. and Newport Ave.
  • no street signs Acknowledged
    Goddard Street quincy, MA - Quincy
    there have been no street signs marking the streets, both on the hill and the flat half. i have called numerous times. waste of my time.
  • Brook Street And Newport Quincy, Massachusetts - Quincy
    This is the crosswalk that everybody uses to enter and leave the Wollaston T stop on the Newport Ave side. Apparently the button works on the far side of Newport (walking to the T) but DOES NOT WORK on the Wollaston T for those leaving the station. Can you please send somebody to take a look at it? Thanks!
  • Washington St Quincy, MA - Quincy
    There is always a lot of garbage on the ground here, from the corner of Washington St and McGrath Hwy, going Eastbound, and around the corner to Bigelow St. Maybe it would help to have a garbage can on the corner, where the bus stop is, since people are always standing around. (It seems like there is way less litter at the Foster St stop up the hill, which has a garbage can and much more activity/people waiting for the bus.)
    The area on Bigelow St between the corner and past the High Grade Skate Shop is rife with litter and garbage, including household trash and cigarette butts. Does the City ever send workers to clean things like this up? It is absolutely disgusting.
    Also, this area on the corner of Washington/Bigelow always has shopping carts. The number of carts has increased in recent months, and the carts are not always the same (different stores, etc.), so it is an ongoing issue.
  • 21 Weston Ave Quincy, MA - Quincy
    to those of us who want to walk down Weston Ave safely using the sidewalks that border their property. The lack of snow removal forces us to walk in the street which is not safe in the evening. Also they need to remember to clear the sidewalk adjoining both their property and the entrance to Wollaston Child Care. No one can safely walk on that section of sidewalk in its current state of solid ice. Thank you!!
  • Newport Ave And Beale St Quincy, MA - Quincy

    The pedestrian "walk signal" at Newport Ave and Beale St is not working properly. When you press the walk signal the visual walk sign does not work in all directions, the audible beep does work. with the visual sign not working it is confusing to both pedestrians crossing the street and vehicles taking a legal right on red onto Beale St heading to Wollaston and the vehicles taking an illegal right on red in the other directions.

    thanks

  • 53 Woodbine St Quincy, MA - Quincy
    At the enterance of the Wollaston T station and the two other intersecting streets there needs to be a stop sign and cross walks. Folks are speeding through there and I have watched several folks almost get hit. Please do something to slow traffic! Put stop signs on all sides.
  • 41-75 Weston Avenue Quincy, Massachusetts - Quincy

    The Weston Ave. access point to the MBTA Wollaston station parking lot is locked for a reason. When this gate was installed it was to be available only for emergency purposes and NOT for the convenience of LMH personnel. The gate actually replaced a barricade which could not be opened (it was a series of empty oil drums, chain links and metal posts installed across the sidewalks (you can still see one of the posts now corroding along the fence bordering the Wollaston Child Care Center – the posts were removed about six years ago).

    LMH personnel have cut the chain (the locked padlock is on the chain. As a result anyone can swing the gate open on to Weston Ave./Wayland St. and impede motor vehicles.

    The Weston Ave entrance borders the Wollaston Child Care Center on Weston Ave. It is not appropriate for construction vehicles or even personal motor vehicles to be entering and exiting through this access point.

    Will the MBTA be liable should someone be struck by this gate? After all, the MBTA is so concerned about customer safety which is their excuse to close Wollaston Station for two years.

    Please close and lock this gate and instruct LMH personnel that this gate is only for emergency purposes. Period.