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Watching issues created after: 2020-06-01

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  • 16 Trowbridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    There are delivery vehicles, moving trucks, uber/lyft cars and residents parking on the bike lane in Trowbridge Street on a daily basis forcing bikes to enter dangerous traffic. How/where can we submit a request to dedicate 2 or 4 parking spots in Trowbridge street permanently as loading zone? I think this is the only way to solves this dangerous situation in the long run.
  • 78 Amory St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge

    As you probably know, mid-Cambridge has become infested by rats over the past few months. My neighbors and I are trying to figure out best practices and environmentally safe strategies to reduce the number of rats that are running across our patios, setting up homes in our yards, eating holes through our trash bins, etc.

    For example, two doors down from me, there is an old tree stump in my neighbor's yard with at least six large holes (4-5 inches in diameter) dug in the dirt next to the stump. I have seen multiple rats go in and out of these holes and through my yard, eating all the plants. My neighbors acknowledge that rats are indeed living on their property, but they have declined to address the issue.

    I have called an exterminator to consult about the problem, but I don't even know if it is legal for me to do anything to the rats, and I certainly don't want to harm any pets or other animals in the neighborhood. However, because rats reproduce every three weeks, I don't think the right answer is to do absolutely nothing. Eventually, the rats will make their way indoors.

    Can you please let know the city's recommendations for handling this sort of situation? I would really appreciate it.

  • Big gathering Archived
    23 Sciarappa Street Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    A big group of young adults gathering for a party & not social distancing
  • 35 White St Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North Cambridge

    The CVS in Porter Square has senior hours posted (if one knows where to look) from 9-10 daily. Based on three visits in the last two weeks, they are being ignored (and there isn't even a prominent sign). Often more people who are clearly not seniors in the store during those hours than seniors and it is common to see people wandering around inside without masks.

    And the sanitizing wipe dispenser in the entry furthest from Mass Ave often has no wipes available.

    If the city is serious about mask use and/or senior hours, it may be time for a forceful reminder.

  • Fountain Ter & Huron Ave Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Cambridge
    Please Remove
  • 433-449 Broadway Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge

    It is heartbreaking the extent that Lorenz Park and the area around the library and CRLS has been allowed to decay over the past several months. What was once a beautiful public gathering spot for all, is becoming a blight on the neighborhood.

    The park has not been maintained. Grass is overgrown, trash overflowing, human feces and other hazardous materials litter the bushes.

    Despite having a shelter available in the Field House, encampments around the park are more numerous that ever, and the people squatting here never wear masks. This morning, a young lady was brushing her teeth and spitting on the steps and walkway in front of the rindge room of the library, while a needle was found under one of the park benches. This is unacceptable considering taxpayers are paying for CPD to be parked on Dana Street full time with a sharps bucket in the road.

    What was once the vibrant heart of the neighborhood, is now unnecessarily a place to be avoided. Yet another way the city has failed its residents during this time.

  • Other Archived
    21 Kelly Rd Cambridge 02139, United States - Cambridgeport
    This cell tower box violates the noise ordinance. It has been reported and “fixed” multiple times. It is back to being noisy again.
  • Fountain Ter & Huron Ave Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Cambridge
    Painted yellow and black sign seems to have permanently attached to city property on Huron Avenue for 5 weeks
    We are recommending to our friends and other people who are tired of seeing the sign That we are going to withhold our tax payment to the city until it is removed thank you
  • 459 Broadway Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    Constant mid-pitch mechanical whining noise, audible for blocks around, seeming to emanate from or near the High School. Cannot locate exact source of sound due to traffic noise on Cambridge street.
  • 172-190 Spring St Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    I hope the city plans on taking down this BLM sign before this polling station opens.
  • public safety Archived
    82 Elm St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    I called DPW and was told to submit this request. Since the Cambridgeport School has been closed due to C-19, there has been an increase in illegal activity around the school including an attempted break in at the school and people congregating without masks/social distancing. There is also an increase in broken bottles and trash. I am one of the neighbors. We would like to request temporary fencing (high not low) to block off the back of the building. Please do not block the parking lot as some neighbors use it. You may also want to block access to the playground if the City plans to keep it closed as it is used almost daily although not much - usually young children with a masked adult. (The one time there were young teens there without masks/social distancing, I did call the police as I was worried about their health and the health of their families.) We have been in touch with CPS staff member Vedad Konjic about the fencing; he tells us that DPW manages the grounds, not him (he is the Facilities Manager who works with us on a regular basis.). Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • CHA/Fireworks Archived
    131 Washington St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    Just curious at what point does CHA step in here and help with the situation. People keep saying not to call the police which is odd to me yet the CHA is just allowing their residents to light off fireworks day and night? The non obnoxious people of the neighborhood are getting pretty tired of it and it's clear where the issue is coming from.