Cambridge

Open Issues: 350 Closed Issues: 5,589 Acknowledged Issues: 512
Watching issues created after: 2020-06-01

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  • 32 Brattle St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Hello - when riding contraflow on Brattle street into this intersection, it just dumps you head on into oncoming traffic. Turning traffic is unaware there is a contraflow bike lane and there is no engineered flow for bikes to safely cross and enter traffic. It is unclear who even has right of way. Since it seems like this area is being reevaluated for bike lanes, can this be addressed?
  • Antrim St & Cambridge St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    Daily sidewalk obstruction by people waiting outside Urgent Care, standing too close together, not social distancing, spread over sidewalk. Passersby must walk in street to avoid them and observe social distancing.
  • Tudor St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    For the past two days there have been one or two highly aggressive and literally obsessive birds that are nonstop dive bombing and attacking dogs and to some extent people now that the dog park has reopened.
    It may well be a nesting pair, but I was there for an hour or two and took at least 11 pictures of what looked like mockingbirds repeatedly dive bombing my dog when he simply walked mellowly around to sniff things, greet other dogs, lie quietly next to me or drink water.
    They also attempted to dice at me and other people and dogs in the park and were constantly flying between one end of the the park and another.
    There was absolutely no provocation from any of the dogs and mine hated the heat so was extremely low energy and quiet. They came over swooping at me and him when we were just sitting on the agility ramp. They seemed to claim the entire park and followed him around wherever he went.
    Can their nest be located and moved to a quieter area with less traffic or the aggressive birds be relocated or given some sort of rehoming in a forest or tranquilized?
    They are quite a nuisance.
    I'm happy to post all 11 pictures of them harassing my poor large dog all around his face and back at different angles and different places of the park with different time stamps to show how determined and aggressive they were. Plus when they were dive bombing me and other people and dogs I missed a bunch of photos opportunities.
  • 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.
  • 15 Brattle St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - West Cambridge
    Bands/musicians have been playing and singing not wearing masks on Brattle St Plaza (beside Brattle Florist). Why is this allowed?!! For example, 4 piece band singing on plaza on Tues, Nov 10, 2020 from 5 pm to after 6 pm. This also occurs on other days of the week, usually Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; late afternoon into evening. This has been occurring since September but not every day. This area is also near a T entrance and exit. A crowd gathers and does not distance. No bands nor musicians should be allowed at all! Masks or not this should not be allowed. Please stop this. No police in the area when we see this. Thank you.
  • Harvard St & Trowbridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    I love the shared streets - I've been walking a lot to get exercise since the pandemic started, and I appreciate having a place where I can keep a distance from other pedestrians (very difficult otherwise in the heart of Cambridge) while still getting my exercise. I'm conscientious about other street users and walk towards the edge of the street to leave plenty of room for cars and cyclists to get through. I think most other users of the streets, including drivers, have also been conscientious in their use, but today I was harassed by a driver when walking on Harvard Street, who yelled for me to get onto the sidewalk since there wasn't a nearby pedestrian on the sidewalk at that time. (There was also another car further down the street that zoomed by much faster than the 10 mph speed limit, although overall I've seen cars moving slowly on these streets which I appreciate.) I wonder if this harassment was a result of poor understanding of the shared streets by the driver, and if so, perhaps clearer signage or barriers would help.
  • 353 Broadway Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    People are constantly dumping garbage here. Can we get a sign stating it’s illegally. Unfair for school department staff to deal with the mess. We also have a rat problem in the neighborhood and this can’t be a good idea. The stuff this am is from a resident on Broadway. The magazines have the name and address.
  • 47 Pine St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    THERE ARE TENTS, CARRIAGES, SLEEPING BAGS, TRASH AND BROKEN ALCOHOL BOTTLES. MAKE SHIFT STOVES WITH LITTLE FIRES THAT THEY USE TO COOK AND KEEP WARM. EVERY NIGHT THERE ARE PEOPLE SLEEPING IN THE PARK, DRUG USING AND MAKING NOISE. THERE IS FECAL MATTER IN THE BUSHES FROM THEM USING THE PARK TO GO THAT BATHROOM. EMPTY NEEDLES IN THE BUSHES.
  • Cambridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    Silk Road restaurant at 645 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141 flushed their grease system into their alley and into our property, (27/29 Lambert st) which leads to a storm drain. The grease is thick and is an obvious bait for rodents. This is NOT the first time they have gone the lazy route for "cleaning" their grease. Their exhaust system is a fire hazard for the entire neighborhood.
  • 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.
  • Brattle St & Harvard Sq Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    I just about got run over by a truck that decided to pass me while I was going from Mass to Brattle. How about some flex posts, or better yet, rigid bollards, to prevent trucks from using the bike lane as their "extra room" when they want to drive lazy? The other changes are nice, but I don't know why this wasn't addressed.
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    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.