City of Salem

Open Issues: 515 Closed Issues: 11,886 Acknowledged Issues: 622
Watching issues created after: 2016-12-04

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  • Washington At New Derby Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    The bus shelter in front of the former Tavern in the Square has become the new hangout for some of the homeless. They are drinking and urinating in clear view. Last week they were throwing food in the road attracting dozens of seagulls in and around the area. One seagull ended up dead in the road. I understand the challenge but this is disgusting. Maybe the T should remove the bus shelter because non of the people using it are T customers.
  • 2 Brown Street City of Salem, MA - City of Salem
    There currently is no crosswalk anywhere along Brown Street, so pedestrians are forced to cross anywhere they feel like it. At the Common end of Brown, the only crosswalk is in front of the Conant statue, but because of the statue for someone to use the crosswalk to cross Brown you have to walk all the way in front of the Witch Museum, which doesn't make sense because it's so far out of the way. There currently is no way to cross Brown safely, especially if you want to use the John Ward House alley to go to the PEM, or to go to the parking garage or visitor center on New Liberty St.
    Putting a crosswalk at Kimball Court would allow for easy tourist and resident crossing, especially to go to the Common. Putting a crosswalk at New Liberty St would allow for easy tourist and resident crossing as well, especially to the Essex Pedestrial Mall.
    The image attached is a woman with a cane crossing Brown Street at Kimball Court.
  • 98 North Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    My neighbors and I in the area of North St and Mason have been going back and forth with the Electrical Dept. over a repeatedly failing traffic and pedestrian walk signal. This signal has failed countless times over the past year, and every time it happens it creates a hazard to pedestrians and drivers in the area. It is reported, allegedly fixed, and the issue gets closed only for it to fail again the very next day. Meanwhile, we've had traffic accidents and near misses in the area because of it, and potential hazards to pedestrians crossing to go to the T station or the nearby daycare. This is a hazard and an embarrassment and needs to be taken seriously before someone gets hurt or killed.
  • Endicott St And Prescott St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    What on earth is going on right now with this new traffic sign for Endicott? What a mess this has caused, with traffic backed up in all directions! You go past it and to Prescott and that is blocked now too! I hope this is not the city's idea to push everyone down Summer! That street is far more narrow than Endicott is, and makes it very dangerous for anyone that needs to go down Prescott. Summer is on an incline at that intersection, and cars at the end block the views around corners. Have seen children nearly hit as people try to turn down Prescott off of Summer. I hope this is part of some paving thing because this is a terrible setup for the city right now!
  • 25 Washington Square Salem, MA 01970, USA - City of Salem
    All the lights on the Common turned off as of 10:20 p.m. Timers need to be reset. Power went back on at 8:45 p.m. this evening. Some of the light posts need new bulbs that are currently out, this will help with dark pockets on the Common.
  • Washington Square West Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    I cross in the crosswalk in from the Salem Common near the Hawthorne Hotel. I was just nearly hit this morning by a landscaping truck coming around the bend from the direction of the Bertram House. Drive was going way way to fast and if I had not jumped back he would most definitely have hit me. This guy was just after the yound girl who also blew through the crosswalk and was on her cell phone. I walk that way every morning and that crosswalk is terrifying. People pay zero attention to the fact that it's a crosswalk-no concept of slowing down or yielding to a pedestrian. Somebody is going to get killed. Working hard to make sure it's not me.
  • 56 Forrester Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    First floor tenants sell and grow marijuana at 56 Forrester St. Several neighbors have noticed this happening throughout the day as well as overwhelming aroma of marijuana. Blacked out windows bags of soil being delivered and brought into basement and AC system for basement im sure not permitted installed. Lots of questionable characters lurking around the property . We have children and now don’t let them ride there bikes in the church parking lot next to that house which is sad because when I grew up here we did that.
  • 318 Essex ropes garden, City of Salem, MA - City of Salem

    I was just out with my dogs, walking along the church side of the garden wall. There are 5 vagrants using all the benches. There is one man drinking beer and another smoking something out of a small pipe while a family tries to enjoy the garden with a small child.

    Something must be done about this situation. This is terrible for tourists to see, and neighbors have this 24/7.

  • 95 Washington Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Am I the only one who has noticed a hugh increase regarding the homeless population in Salem? What is the city's plan? Everyday they are sleeping in the bus shelter outside Tavern in the Square for all to see. Also, the common and the Speedway on Derby. Panhandlers all over the downtown and on Traders Way. We are not making any progress on this issue. Salem has become a magnet for homeless. As a life long resident of Salem I have seen enough. It gets worse everyday. What is the plan?????
  • Bridge Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    This somewhere our kids are supposed to cross the street to get the Bus. Please fix asap.
  • Norman And Margin Streets Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Too many drivers ignore the right hand turn only instructions along the side of the post office and then cut into the middle lane (to go straight onto Derby St.) causing a dangerous situation and more traffic than necessary. I commute here daily and it is now happening every time I am at this light, often with multiple cars. Please consider inserting pylons to deter scofflaws or post an officer to ticket them.
  • 1 Swampscott Rd Salem Ma - City of Salem
    Are we seriously putting the speed limit to 25 on Swampscott Rd? I think 40 is appropriate speed, but if you were going to lower it maybe 35 may have been more appropriate. Or are we trying to have a false sense of security now? Because that's all it is. What are you trying to accomplish by having it 25? Drunk drivers ate still going to knock poles over and go over the speed limit amongst other scenarios. And it is not a thickly settled. Government is not for telling us we need protection its for making sure things get done and things like this are not going to keep people safe. Personal responsibility!