Concerned Citizen

Open Issues: 14 Closed Issues: 173 Acknowledged Issues: 42
Watching issues created after: 2013-01-03

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  • 1-57 Nicholas Road Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    It is absolutely absurd that Framingham is allowing a traveling zoo to be set up in a PARKING LOT of a somewhat bust plaza. My concern is for the welfare of these poor animals. The conditions are deplorable and I am incredibly upset that a town that prides itself on being green and animal friendly would allow this "zoo" to be set up in a parking lot or even at all. The people running it clearly have no compassion for these animals as they were left out ALL NIGHT on concrete in a THUNDERSTORM. It truly is enough to make me move away of Framingham. It horrible and disgusting ... CAMELS should not be sitting on the side of the road in some crappy tent on concrete. Absolutely terrible, I expect more and better from Framingham and I sincerely hope that those poor animals make there way to a sanctuary and no longer part of a horrible roadside "zoo." I never want to see anything like that again. EVER.
  • 14 Bryant Rd Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    The LED Streetlights in Framingham are way too bright. The glare from the exposed bulbs is brighter than many headlights, and the bright ring of light they project on the ground creates patterns of intense light and dark that make it hard to see anything outside the ring of light. If you’ve ever stepped from bright sunshine into a room that seemed completely black, only to find that once inside there is plenty of light, that is what these lights do. For those who walk at night, it is impossible to watch for wildlife (skunks, coyotes, raccoons) in yards adjacent to the sidewalk, and the overhead glare makes it uncomfortable to look straight ahead, much less upward.
    The light is not only uneven, but way too bright for adjacent property. My back yard is now lit up like an industrial park, and the light coming in my windows feels like a cheap hotel. Juniper Hill school has a ridiculous amount of light, looking like a scene from a Close Encounters movie. I wonder how this would work for police officers responding to any disturbance there. It seems like police use bright headlights and flashlights to secure an advantage over the bad guys; now when they respond, they will have bright lights shining in their eyes, while being brightly illuminated to anyone wanting to cause trouble.
    I have read on the Ameresco site that LED lights are easily dimmable, and on the Framingham site that the project is only partially complete, and that adjustments will be made. If the lights could be adjusted to put out one half to one quarter of the light they are currently putting out, they would be safer, better looking and use much less energy. It is my hope that this is the plan, and that someone in charge already knows the problems and this post is premature. However, if the lights can not be dimmed, or dimmed only a little, I would urge the town to put a brief hold on the deployment of these lights and find a light that will provide more even, less obtrusive light and save even more energy, perhaps even at a lower cost per fixture.
  • 85 Walnut Street Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    There is an empty house on walnut street that needs to be torn down. It is not only an eyesore but a health hazard and danger, I reported this 2 years ago and so typical of Framingham that nothing has been down.
  • 111 Speen St. Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Hi there-
    Generally, I let these things slide, but my issue is becoming more frustrating and my experience on Friday, June 3, 2016, drove me to write.
    I work at 111 Speen St. In Framingham. There is a side exit from the parking lot that empties out onto Speen St. across from the TJX parking lot exit to Speen Street. I understand that TJX pays for Police detail to help their employees get out onto Speen St. at the end of the day. However, most days the officer on detail there doesn’t pay any attention to anyone trying to get out of the 111 Speen lot across the way, so often we have to quickly get out when there is a gap, or when the officer is switching the traffic. That right there is sometimes dangerous, but there are few officers that sometimes acknowledge us and help us get out.
    This past Friday, I noticed the officer who was on (I did not get his name) was stopping everyone coming out of the 111 lot ahead of me, but I did not know why. When there was a clear gap (It was later so not as busy as 5-530 pm) I pulled out and he stopped me immediately and asked me if I knew that I could be fined 100 dollars for taking a left over the wide lane divider that has the diagonal lines crossing it, that it is illegal for me to take a left turn out of my parking lot. Admittedly, he was rude and full of attitude about it so my response wasn’t very friendly in return. I told him that he is the first officer to ever point that out to me the 10 years I’ve worked here, and he asked me if I “remembered what was in my driving manual”, to which I said was a long time ago. He went on to say that didn’t I see him stop the lady who hit him with her car, and that I should go out the main exit and around the block, which means onto 30 and around to get back to Speen and Old CT. Path. I said, I live on this side of Framingham, why would I do that, it’s a hassle and a lot more traffic. He again mentioned he got hit by a lady and I said “I’m sorry you got hit”. His response was a sarcastic “I’m sure your sorry” as he waved me off. His attitude was disrespectful, so he got no respect from me in return.
    I get that people have a bad day, but he was systematically stopping and pulling over people and disrupting the flow of traffic to what amounts to harassment for something we have been doing every day without issue (other than taking our lives into our hands). I don’t even care about his attitude or behavior, to me the bigger issue is, why can’t we take a left turn there? Is every officer going to now uphold that rule? We certainly cannot take a left out of the main entrance to the lot because of its angle out onto Speen, and its proximity to the light at route 30. Though I know my bldg will not pay for detail, is it really that hard for the officer on duty to acknowledge us? I’m waiting for the day someone coming out of my lot gets in an accident and your officer is on traffic detail 20 ft away.
    I’m sure most the officers won’t have a problem with us taking a left out of the lot like this guy today did, so I would bet we will continue to leave the lot to the left without issue, and hope that the officer from Friday is not on. But they all need to be on the same page.
    I’m just asking that someone looks into the matter and clarifies if this is indeed going to be a problem going forward.
    Thank you for listening.
  • 56 Franklin St Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Not to say much the photos already speak for itself .... Locking the door of a store, stench , and the Framingham prefecture not take any action for that ? 3 months this junk 's there ... we'll have to call a television station ? I see the suffering of the owner of this establishment with the flies and the stench and no one helps .
  • 242-260 Hollis Street Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    The intersection at 126 and Waushakum St is heavily backed up heading towards the town center during rush hour in the mornings. Could the lights be adjusted to allow more through traffic on 126? Switching lights frequently slows everyone down because there is a lot of pause time at each transition.
  • Other Archived
    Haynes Road Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Despite numerous calls to DPW, Parks & Rec and Town Offices - the sidewalk at top of Haynes Road (as you walk along the sidewalk onto the paved base of the Juniper Hill Rd School/Blocks) remains littered with concrete and asphalt chunks, a huge rusted iron pole and mounds of dirt growing grass/weeds - please clean this up before a child falls and cuts them self - not too mention it is not passable by a child on a bike, a stroller or our elder neighbors - shame on Framingham for passing this 10 minute clean up issue between departments for over a month!
  • Tax Questions Archived
    Royce Rd Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham

    Hi. I moved to Framingham just this year and have received a notice from the Town to collect 2016 Excise Tax but when we pay online, we have to go thru kelleyryan.com.
    I have never done this before and im cautious especially since im overseas right now. Maybe you can help me out on this.
    Many thanks.

    mbdales@yahoo.com

  • 202 Riverpath Dr Framingham, MA 01701, USA - Framingham
    This is in regards to a dog bite incident that my neighbors dog had bitten my daughter yesterday (May 19) ..I had called the town of Framingham animal control and left a voice message as well.. Our house Address is 204 Riverpath Drive,Framingham ,Ma,01701.My contact information is 978-395-7658 (Cell), 978-395-7661(Wife cell) .. Thanks
  • Highway Archived
    326-350 Massachusetts 135 Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham

    Hello,

    A small group of us where cycling along 135 on Saturday morning. Two members of our group crashed while cross the diagonal tracks on route 135 just east of the 126 intersection. The deep tracks, with ruts present a very dangerous situation for cyclists. I know of at least 4 people who have crashed here. One of our group wound up at Framingham Union hospital.

  • Highway Archived
    Woodland Dr Framingham MA - Framingham
    There is currently access to the Framingham travel service plaza allowed via the residential streets that lead to it (Woodland Dr and Florita). This brings in unnecessary traffic to this otherwise quiet residential neighborhood, resulting in cars speeding very fast through the neighborhood at all hours of the day and night. We are curious if there is any way to restrict or limit public access?
  • 120 Waverly Street Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    There is a trash dump by the rail tracks across from Framingham Salvage at 120 Waverly St. It has been a overgrowing, uncontrolled eyesore sight to see the trash overflowing and surrounding the dump bin ; One can also see lot of bed mattresses thrown over and now laying by the tracks. Can these be removed ? It's asuch an eye sore sight and reflects bad on Town when people drive by or see this through the train. May be the trash bin can be located somewhere. Or if it's private one, citation be provided. Thank you for your help.