Are we going to lose the Salem Common?

Thursday 7/18 at 5:50 am
Thursday 7/18 at 5:50 am
I am really concerned with what is happening to the Salem Common these days. I got up at 5:30 to get a walk in before it got too hot. I counted (and photographed) 3 men sleeping on benches in the Common, bottles at their sides. A neighbor walking his dogs said that the benches are occupied almost every morning. In the evenings, a group of teenagers loiter at the bandstand (where there are outlets to charge their cell phones), leaving litter and booze bottles around. They are right below the cameras that supposedly are watched by Salem Police. Two weeks ago, I called the police regarding a teenager, passed out dead drunk on the grass. I moved out of Boston 20 years ago, which was a scummy, bummy town back then and it seems like Dirty Old Boston has moved to Salem.
john August 26, 2013 at 02:07 PM
I would not pick up anyone else's trash considering the amount of needles that are mentioned in the police log and I am sure there are many more.
JK August 26, 2013 at 02:25 PM
It sounds like some people like things the way it is ! Like drunks bathing in the fountains and the tourist filming them having a good laugh at Salem.
Wayne Kerr September 08, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Yeah....about that. The fountain working and all is great, but seems to rapidly be turning into Lake Sepsis. Can we at least get some chlorine in there? I mean, some days it is more crowded than the hot tub at a swingers convention. And half as hygenic....
Royamtceje September 09, 2013 at 09:07 AM
Rebecca - It will take more that a handful of bloggers to keep our city free from trash. How about starting with keeping every other city's trash out of our city by closing the transfer station? If our city's leaders get their way our community will soon become a regional garbage hub. www.stopthegarbagenow.com


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