Cambridge

Open Issues: 337 Closed Issues: 4,122 Acknowledged Issues: 470
Watching issues created after: 2020-06-01

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  • Loud humming Archived
    47 Henry St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Cambridgeport
    Loud humming day and night (supposedly from 620 Memorial Drive).
  • Norfolk Ct & Norfolk St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port

    My partner and I were biking toward Central Square when a driver came behind us honking and eventually screaming that we need to be in the bike lane. When I pointed out that the bike lane was for traveling in the opposite direction, she screamed expletives and drove around us THROUGH the bike lane herself to pass us, running the stop sign.

    We weren't breaking any rules and we were moving in the direction of the travel lane. I am so sick of being threatened on these residential streets. Can we please have a safe route between Inman and Central Squares? Can we please have infrastructure that isn't paint on a road? Can we please regularly cite drivers who endanger people on bicycles? I don't want to become the next white bike in Cambridge. I'm sick of feeling like I might instigate someone to hurt or kill me just for existing in their way. Isn't Cambridge supposed to be different?

    The driver was a woman with a green SUV and New Hampshire plates, but it doesn't matter because this isn't the first or the last time.

  • 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.

  • Cambridge St & Oakland St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington
    It's currently super dangerous to bike through Inman Square. There's a bunch of construction vehicles parked in the new contraflow bike lane, and the traffic cones currently shunt bikes directly into oncoming traffic. The width of the vehicles is such that cars are straddling the travel lane and the bike lane, and there is no BMUFL signage. I tried asking the officer on detail if he could reach out to TPT and/or put up some signs, but he didn't seem to understand what the problem was. There is currently no signage indicating the contraflow lane is closed.
  • 23 Sciarappa Street Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - East Cambridge
    A big group of young adults gathering for a party & not social distancing
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 348 Harvard St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    Multiple rats seen every day in the garbage shed and backyard. The trash bins are often left with the lids open. I have to go through their shed to leave my house and I am terrified to do it after dark. Has been going on for more than a month and the property management won't do anything, even after I let them know of the situation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.