Holyoke Citizens

Open Issues: 60 Closed Issues: 589 Acknowledged Issues: 169
Watching issues created after: 2011-05-24

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  • 409-423 Appleton St Holyoke, Massachusetts - Holyoke

    It is not zoned for parking.

    The lot is a mess and an eyesore as it is uneven and with debris strewn about.

    There are currently nine cars parked on the lot illegally despite empty spaces on street and in the YMCA lot.

  • Building Issues Acknowledged
    439 Dwight Street Holyoke, MA 01040, USA - Holyoke

    Holyoke Die Cut Card Building

    Abandoned. Unsecured. Broken windows, glass falling onto sidewalk. Graffiti in windows. Unsightly.

  • 120-148 Walnut Street Holyoke, Massachusetts - Holyoke
    This tree belt, adjacent to the auto repair shop, is constantly full of trash and overgrown. The property owner needs to maintain this strip.
  • 399 Appleton Holyoke, Massachusetts - Holyoke
    The owner of this property, the Holyoke YMCA, needs to clear this sidewalk for pedestrians.
  • 380 Dwight Street Holyoke, MA 01040, USA - Holyoke
    There are 3 lights out on the Canalwalk across from Heritage State Park. DPW or HG&E closed this issue earlier but they're still out.
  • 163 Sargeant Street Holyoke, Massachusetts - Holyoke

    Wall is collapsing. See photo.

    I spoke with neighbors who have had a pet die under a collapsed wooden structure, have called the City to secure the fence that had been falling down, etc. I'm thankful (the neighbors are, too) that the fence is now back up, but it actually looks pretty shaky still.

    This is now a City-owned property.Major steps should be taken to prevent this building from completely deteriorating. Smaller amounts of $ spent now will perhaps prevent a multi-million-dollar demolition later. Or, better yet, work done NOW will make this property more attractive to potential buyers as there is an RFP out on it.

  • Snow removal Archived
    399 Appleton St Holyoke, Massachusetts - Holyoke
    The Holyoke YMCA still isn't removing snow from this busy corner. I asked the person shoveling the other side and he said he would talk to the person in charge. They remove the snow and salt right away on the other side of the street where their patrons with cars walk. They don't have the same respect for their neighbors and those who walk. It's been well over 24 hours and this has been documented as happening on this site multiple times.
  • 73 Lyman St Holyoke, Massachusetts - Holyoke

    The family living at 73 Lyman have been dealing drugs since they moved here 7 years ago. There have been multiple shooting incidents connected with this family, and most of the members have been charged with drug crimes since they moved in. The Mama of the house does the dealing these days since the other members are well known. I'm most disturbed that their children started lighting fires around the neighborhood this year. Even though the children were caught red handed nothing is being done about it.

    I know the police are going to read this and tell the mayor that they get no calls about this place. We tried calling years ago, and saw very poor results from the police. In fact, the drug dealers started intimidating us by shooting guns behind our house at night. The police were not very interested in doing anything unless we could find the shell casings. We stopped calling when the police wouldn't get out of their cars anymore to check the back alley. They just drove around the block twice, saw nothing, and left. It was pretty obvious that some corrupt officer, or officers had informed the dealers who was making the complaints.

    At this point city hall doesn't need the police to deal with this. The law dept could easily put this drug den out of business with the laws that allow for the forfeiture of properties connected to crimes. When I lived in Boston they seized properties for less reason than what's going on here.

    We are afraid these people are now going to have their children burn out the decent people so they can rule the neighborhood. We demand city hall take action on 73 Lyman immediately.

  • Morgan And Nontuck Holyoke Ma - Holyoke
    Carriage! City looks like crap!
  • Signage violations Acknowledged
    161-165 Suffolk Street Holyoke, Massachusetts - Holyoke
    There are multiple signage violations at this business. I talked to an employee about taking down the large beer ads hanging outside the building and they said they would a week ago, but it hasn't happened. It just keeps getting worse with multiple violations and looks really bad in a residential neighborhood with residences across the street.
  • 25-27 Royal Avenue Holyoke, MA 01040, USA - Holyoke
    Content blocked by rejections
  • Disturbing Noise Acknowledged
    18 N. Canal St. Holyoke, MA - Holyoke
    Help!
    American Environmental is a bad match for a residential neighborhood. Over the past year (off and on) I've called them, emailed, called the police, and contacted my Ward representative. Nothing has changed. American Environmental was at it again with incredibly loud banging noise that jarred me from sleep at 5:30 this morning. I'm not a light sleeper. Their noise is unacceptably loud!!! Now, at 6:45 they are smashing window pains in the back of a cavernous semi truck. This is typical of the sounds that come from their lot which abuts a residential neighborhood. We have the right to quiet enjoyment of our homes.