Salem

Open Issues: 550 Closed Issues: 20,306 Acknowledged Issues: 680
Watching issues created after: 2010-09-27

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  • Traffic Signals Acknowledged
    457-461 Lafayette St Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    Flashing light for people walking the bike path to cross Lafayette close to the lead mills and Salem/Marblehead line. Unfortunately drivers completely ignore the light. We get halfway across when one side of traffic stops but people speed through on the other side, nearly hitting us. This should be a full traffic light, not a flashing orange light.
  • 19 Flint St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Sidewalk trees are dying! Five trees on Flint St between Essex and Warren appear to be infected with a fungus. Their leaves turn brown and fall off. An additional six or seven trees on Essex (heading toward Highland Ave) and Warren are also affected. Is there a remedy?
  • 56 Forrester Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Drug dealer located in this building. Why can't the police do anything about this?
  • 95 Washington St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Recently Salem announced free meals at all schools. Why? Many families are more than able to either send food or pay for their child's food at school. Taxes keep going up, we are also spending a large amount of money on parks even though very few people use them and maintenance is non existent. The new park on New Derby is crazy. No parking and no parent should want their child to ride a bike to that location. Who is paying for all this?
  • Hospital Entrance At Jefferson Ave Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    This area was torn up a couple of years ago and never put back to normal, leaving large dips and raises along with potholes. The stretch from the hospital entrance to the DPW is a mess and really needs to be re-paved. The railroad tracks themselves have raised up as well and it is a hazardous bump now. Have already called the Engineer office and the DPW and both say they know it is an issue but it is not up to be fixed. Mayor Driscoll said in her FYI Salem newsletter to report such issues here.
  • Linden Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    With students now back at SSU, it has become apparent that there are a number of landlords renting apartments to more than the allowable number of tenants. And this past weekend, there were several large and loud alcohol-fueled parties resulting in disruptive crowds and lots of litter. At one location on Linden Street on Saturday at 11pm, there were approximately 40 drunk students acting in an antisocial manner. We know that the police need to be called when this happens. Can you please advise us on what other steps we should take to see longer-term solutions to this growing problem and greater accountability for landlords engaged in illegal renting? Also, is there a greater role that the SSU Police Department could play in responding to student parties held off campus and in holding SSU students accountable? We would appreciate your guidance.
  • 234 Bridge Street Salem, MA 01970, USA - City of Salem
    At the crosswalk exiting/entering the train station from Washington St., the melting snow between the snowbanks has created a small lake. It is 8" deep and 6'x6' so too wide (for most of us) to jump. It is deep enough that you need higher than ankle boots to walk through. One person climbed the snowbank to avoid it tonight (after our almost 2 hour commute) and thankfully didn't lose his footing at the top and fall into the oncoming cars. Could the snowbank be modified or cleared so the water has somewhere to runoff to please ? This is also the same area where people have commented several times about the lack of plowing to the curb, making cars jockey for space from 2 lanes down to 'an unexpected' 1. Not a good combo to have people jumping Lake Washington or climbing Mount Washington and falling or jumping into a car...
  • 28 Goodhue St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    The canal behind the building has much debris in the form of rusted old carts, bicycles, etc. We've reported it before, like 8 months ago, fyi. I think we submitted an image then too. I don't have one readily available now. Thank you!
  • 35 Flint Street #304 Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    The newly paved sections of Flint St do not dovetail smoothly into previously existing pavement, especially at the intersections. There is a serious crack and ridge at intersections of Flint with Bridge, Federal and Essex Streets. The one at Essex and Flint is particularly bad, and will cause damage to car tires and rims as it gets worse. I had assumed the problem would be rectified by now, but nothing has happened, so I'm thinking you're not aware of the problem.
  • 6 Pope Street Proctor'S Ledge Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Proctor's Ledge is a mess. It was promised to be kept well groomed, but half of the trees and shrubs are dead and it is inundated with weeds to the point it can't be distinguished where the weeds end and the shrubs begin. It is like that on Proctor St. as well. What a shame for relatives of ancestors. WHEN new trees and shrubs are planted, they will need to be kept up and watered.
  • Ord St. Ct. Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem

    3/2/15 @ 3:30pm Tested street water line and it's still frozen !!!! Can anyone tell me who in the city government would go two week with their water coming in through a garden hose without enough water pressure to even take a shower ??????

    I'm not getting any real feed back from the city. Is the resource they talked about the spring thaw !!!!
    I am one major frustrated and angry taxpayer now. Understanding can only go so far !!!!!

  • Pot hole Archived
    Bridge St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Pot hole on the north bound lane across from coffee time. Blew my tire out, and I was only doing 15 mph.
    Am I mad as heck, you bet I am!
    This was caused by a private contractor installing utilities. Not by Verizon or nat grid, they almost always do a good job repairing their work.
    The city needs to crack down on these private contractors getting paid to dig up OUR TAX PAID ROADS, then doing a crappy job of repaving!
    If they dig it up, and don't do a quality repair, they should be fined, and made to fix, or no more permits allowed in this town.