City of Salem

Open Issues: 438 Closed Issues: 7,876 Acknowledged Issues: 558
Watching issues created after: 2018-10-10

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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.
  • Essex St & North St Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    The city just changed the pedestrian crossing at this intersection so cars get a green light at the same time pedestrians get a walk signal.
    This is very dangerous as this is a very busy intersection with cars speeding down Essex Street to catch the green light. Please change it back to where pedestrians get a dedicated walk signal.
    You can't have pedestrians (a lot of kids cross here) trying to compete with cars. Again its crazy having the walk signal and the green light for cars at the same time.
  • Tree Stump Archived
    4 Beckford St Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    This 15 foot stump of a maple tree has been left standing for years because a telephone guy wire was connected to it. The cable was released this summer when all of the poles on the street were re-worked. The tree has started to grow fungus as seen in the photo. Please take the stump down this winter 2019. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Graffiti Archived
    98 Collins St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Tons of Racist graffiti the length of the wall
  • 1 East Collins Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem

    Question: Why are some in favor of an "Addiction Recovery" facility vs. 4 new condominiums (8 units) on the site of the old Ward 2 Social Club? I can understand concerns re. traffic but, don't the neighbors feel that a slight uptick in traffic would far outweigh the cons of having an addiction recovery center in the neighborhood?

    I saw that the last time someone broached this topic, on this site, it was taken down after receiving some fairly heated responses from neighbors. Is reporting potholes and graffiti more important than the safety of our families, specifically those of us who have young, impressionable children?

    The question that I have, as I'm sure others do, as well, is how do we stop this from happening? Can't the abutting neighbors (whose names are public due their pending lawsuit) realize that a new condominium, with the proposed beach access and other improvements, will raise land values for all and beautify the Bridge Street Neck neighborhood? Why would anyone choose an addiction clinic, or the abandoned social club, over a new development that will improve the entire neighborhood?

  • 73r North St Salem, MA 01970, USA - City of Salem

    The river walk along Leslie's retreat park is great. There is a very real danger of drowning here however. If you look in the North river there are new wood walls on either side of the river. These walls offer absolutely no grip or hand or foot holds. If someone were to fall in their only option would be to swim up to 100 yards possibly against a strong current to be able to climb out near O'Rourke's.
    At mid tide the wall is seven feet high with no hope of a person touching bottom.

    Is there some way the city can put even some makeshift 2*4 ladders inside these walls in a couple places in each side?

    Honestly, especially in winter, the next person who falls in here or has to go in after a child or dog is going to die. There is no way to get out of the water even if you are in great shape. It's a flat wall. You couldn't design a better trap if you tried.

    Please consider this issue, it's completely unsafe.

  • Boston St & Bridge St Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    There should be a pedestrian crossing light at the corner of Boston and Bridge Streets. I saw a younger woman today struggling to cross Boston Street with young children today. Crossing is problematic especially for elderly pedestrians walking to the Life Center on Bridge.
  • 106 Bridge Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    What time is construction at Magic Muffler allowed to begin? I thought it was 8am but they got started with all the noise just after 7am.
  • 50 Broad St Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    The speeding on Broad Street has risen to a new level. Cars going 30, 40 mph and faster travel with impunity. Crossing the street at any crosswalk is life threatening. Please enforce the speed limit!
  • 16-98 Washington Sq W Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    The new O'Donnell Funeral home under construction at 84 Washington St did not shovel their sidewalk. You have to either walk on the snow and ice or in the middle of the street. The neighbors on either side were able to shovel their sidewalks.
  • 21 Turner St Salem 01970, United States - City of Salem
    Last summer, the city undated the sidewalks on Turner St. it was a long project (it took pretty much the entire summer), but it turned out great. About three weeks ago, a contractor tore up the concrete sidewalk and replaced it with asphalt. This side of the street also had a brick border - which is now gone. The curb is also no longer level. Why does the city allow contractors to do such shoddy repairs? Contractors should be required to return the sidewalk (street, etc) to the condition they found it in. The city spent a lot of our tax dollars upgrading the sidewalks only to allow a contractor to ruin it in just six months. Can we please have this fixed this summer - preferably at the contractor’s expense?