The Community of Salem

Open Issues: 39 Closed Issues: 927 Acknowledged Issues: 89
Watching issues created after: 2019-04-27

Our community needs to do the best to support the city of Salem and help them navigate any problems in need of fixing. Time For Change! let's help our city navigate issues that need to be fixed.

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  • Other - City Issues Acknowledged
    6 Cottage St Salem MA 01970, United States - City of Salem
    New owners turning a single family home in an R1 residential neighborhood into an illegal 3 family They have added 2 additional kitchens Construction going on all hours of night They had a compressor and table saw running at 3 Am last weekend They have numerous contractors coming from NY every weekend No permits with plumbing electrical etc going on This is not acceptable and this is not a multi family zoned area This is not simply someone trying to sneak an in-law in the basement It looks like they are building a rooming house At least 5 additional bedrooms have been added
  • Forest River Park West Ave, Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    There are 2 sets of chains blocking access to both the beach and walkway between beach and pioneer village. There is no access for people in wheel chairs and the chains are not compliant with ADA laws.
  • 53 West Ave Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem

    I approve of the city's efforts to encourage mask-wearing in light of the increasing number of COVID19 infections. However, there are few, if any signs at Forest River Park, and the only one we found was tiny, and had no Spanish (text) translation. Many people (even today) were not wearing masks.

    Kindly put larger signage (posters!) with Spanish translations in the parks (etc.), and maybe consider having police officers periodically walking the parks (etc.) to monitor for compliance, and encourage Salem citizens to comply with Board of Health instructions for the good of our community.

  • 292-296 Lafayette St Salem, MA 01970, USA - City of Salem
    & Lafayette. The pedestrian crossing buttons stopped working after the recent rain. This is the intersection of Ocean and Lafayette.
  • Wilson St Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    So many people are upset, and I agree, with the Wilson Street bike lane. What no one has done is to present a solution aside from abandoning the entire project.
    My solution, take away the poles and add a rumble strip, EXACTLY AS YOU DID ON FORT AVENUE WHICH WORKS INCREDIBLY WELL, without giving drivers the sense of being squeezed in together. This solves the emergency vehicle needing to pass, the snowplows ripping or damaging the poles, while still providing the driver with a warning system that they are off the road.
    And yes, just today I almost got sideswiped by a landscapers truck and trailer crossing the double line into my lane. Scary...
  • Lafayette St @ Ocean Ave Salem, MA 01970, USA - City of Salem
    Sign knocked down. Remaining metal sticking out of pavement to stab someone.
  • 60-98 West Ave Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    The ONLY street light in Forest River Park is not working. It periodically comes on for a few seconds but most of the time it is off. It has been doing this for months. This light is required as it is now getting darker earlier. It also helps to thwart anti-social activity in the park late at night (though most cars tend to loiter at the far end of the car park, near the beach).
  • Graffiti Archived
    Forest River Park West Ave, Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    Graffiti all over the place by the abandoned tennis courts. Kids are also graffitiing their trees which is disappointing.
  • 96–98 Willson Rd Salem 01970, United States - City of Salem
    First of the map is not putting the correct st it is calling Wilson st “rd”. Second why is it necessary to put all the pylons for a bike lane that no one uses. Most importantly when I am driving in my vehicle and there are cars on both sides and an emergency vehicle needs me to pull over where am I pulling over? You have created an unsafe situation and if an emergency vehicle is coming down there to my my house and your bike lane slows their ability to reach me or A family member then your going to have legal issues. Bikes need to “share” the road not take the whole road causing a dangerous situation.
  • Other - City Issues Acknowledged
    123 Loring Ave Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    Request to have a Do Not Block painted on Jefferson Ave, at the intersection of Preston Road. This will allow residents in this neighborhood to exit onto Jefferson Ave, when the light is red at the Loring Ave and Jefferson Ave intersection. Thank you!
  • 1 Castle Rd Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    Sink hole starting in street in front of house
  • 6 Cottage St Salem, MA, 01970, USA - City of Salem
    Large pile of trash in driveway, construction debris on front lawn and trash receptacle has been on sidewalk for 2 weeks.