I have owned a house on this block since 2009 and there have been no less than 5-6 instances of PGW coming out because of a broken gas line (most recently this past Saturday 1.7.12). I suspect that the gas lines beneath the street of Bouvier are very old and in need of replacement. Currently, PGW has done nothing more than place bandaids on frequently breaking pipes, in turn creating an extremely hazardous condition for those living on Bouvier and the surrounding area. Action needs to be taken to replace the pipes or come up with a permanent solution before someone gets seriously injured.
The PHA tenants of 2221 St Albans St. continue to throw trash onto the sidewalk next to the property. This has become an ongoing problem. There are now several illegal tenants living at the house and the amount of garbage being thrown onto the sidewalk is increasing.
Street Light Broken. Numerous reports of Dogs and People getting zapped! This has been reported to 311, 911, the Fire department, and PECO and the problem persists!
THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! Please address --asap.
Thank You, Richard T. Desvernine Jr.
Cars heading northbound on Grays Ferry are forced to turn right onto Bainbridge. When a car gets a green light on Grays Ferry, as they turn, the red light at 23rd and Bainbridge appears to be signaling these cars to stop. However, cars are supposed to proceed from Grays Ferry, onto Bainbridge, and past 23rd without stopping. People often stop short at 23rd and Bainbridge, causing the potential for rear-end accidents and backing up traffic onto Grays Ferry. This traffic light arrangement needs to be updated to make it clear that cars from Grays Ferry should proceed without stopping.
This corner, which was recently upgraded with new handicap ramps, regularly floods. Before the upgrade this was not an issue. At its deepest it is at least 6" deep. The flooding extends far out into the intersection and is potentially dangerous.
Sidewalk blocked and bleeding cement and dirt into the street. Building not secure. Litter --takeout containers -- mice, etc. THIS IS A PMBC CLEAN BLOCK. We work very hard to keep the street clean. We are expecting enforcement. Thank You.
I know on Sundays churchgoers are permitted to park in certain areas for free with no tickets, but it is my understanding that this does not include sidewalks and that this only applies to Sundays. I would need clarification on that. The last 2 weeks have been mess all over the neighborhood walking around the icy sidewalks and streets. The church located directly across the street from the parking lot at 1601 Fitzwater is allowing, permitting, parking on the actual sidewalk on Fitzwater street (as it does all throughout the week). This is creating a huge pedestrian problem requiring people to walk in the street or try to squeeze by cars on the ice. I fell and have watched others with baby strollers not be able to get through because cars are parked on the sidewalk. This week especially, this is dangerous and illegal. However, this should not be permitted at any time of day or week, there are already designated church parking lanes on Sundays. PPA was out last night and did not ticket or enforce. Please fix this issue.
This new store getting ready to open on the NW corner of 20th & Carpenter Streets is a disgrace. First, they breached the party wall through the back into the neighboring property. Next, they installed an air conditioner unit right out on the sidewalk (Carpenter St side). And today they have installed very ugly & DEFINITELY ILLEGAL awnings. They have no permission, variances or anything else that would be required to allow them to do these things. Neighbors unite against this blight!!