Downtown Not Looking Welcoming

Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

November 29th, 2017, 6:20 pm #1

What is going on? Most of the street lights are not working. There are wreaths up that look like they have lights on them but only a few in the East End are working. None of the red banners are up. Some of them are for an art show last spring. Now does this all say shop local - we want you to come downtown to do your holiday shopping? I think not. What is wrong with the City?
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Joined: November 13th, 2010, 12:37 pm

November 29th, 2017, 6:30 pm #2

Yea, but a year past, a dark and depressing time was visited upon the nation, including Gloucester, and it persists to this very day. 

It may well be a long time before light and happiness once again spread across the land... hang on, we can probably get through this, though there are no guarantees.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

November 29th, 2017, 7:07 pm #3

You are down there after dark? Be careful!
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am

November 29th, 2017, 10:06 pm #4

Plenty of Christmas lights ( and other clever plastic ridiculousness),up the day after Thanksgiving...but then again, I am not supposed to bitch about the fact that for some reason we always jump the gun on this stuff and see so much of it that we have become of inured of it before it starts.

It used to be that Christmas meant a single orange and a sugar cube and a good mood was had by all......just think folks, my yearly bitching about our "wretched excess", has become a CAO tradition and who doesn't like a nice tradition like putting up Christmas decorations before December rolls in! 
But really. I like it but I don't want to see it so soon that it becomes trite.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

November 29th, 2017, 11:25 pm #5

Street lights everywhere seem to be a popular issue on SeeClickFix.  What's up with that?

Who is responsible for changing the banners?  And the lighting on the wreaths?  Aren't there enough organizations, committees and commissions for seeing that those things get done?  Who does what?

What is wrong with the City starts at the top.  Management.  Priorities.  Communication.
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

November 29th, 2017, 11:32 pm #6

DPW 
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 3:56 pm

November 30th, 2017, 4:23 am #7

OMG! Ebeneezer McHumbug William.




No sugar cube for you, Mr. Buzzkill !!!
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Joined: November 12th, 2007, 7:46 pm

November 30th, 2017, 10:29 am #8

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Street lights everywhere seem to be a popular issue on SeeClickFix.  What's up with that?

Who is responsible for changing the banners?  And the lighting on the wreaths?  Aren't there enough organizations, committees and commissions for seeing that those things get done?  Who does what?

What is wrong with the City starts at the top.  Management.  Priorities.  Communication.
There have been 2 flickering streetlights in front of The Elks for several months now, reported by multiple parties.
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Joined: May 10th, 2007, 9:48 am

November 30th, 2017, 3:16 pm #9

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Street lights everywhere seem to be a popular issue on SeeClickFix.  What's up with that?

Who is responsible for changing the banners?  And the lighting on the wreaths?  Aren't there enough organizations, committees and commissions for seeing that those things get done?  Who does what?

What is wrong with the City starts at the top.  Management.  Priorities.  Communication.
And what we see is what we get. Cannot disagree with that. OTOH, the streetlights seem to be in better shape now than ever, for now.
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

November 30th, 2017, 5:48 pm #10

Sigurdr wrote: There have been 2 flickering streetlights in front of The Elks for several months now, reported by multiple parties.
Nightstalker posted here about the streetlights at the Elks in September, a couple of weeks after he had reported it on SeeClickFix:

see-click-ignore-t26292.html

I traveled Main St. a little while ago.  Most all of the streetlights in the West End are out.  I see that issue was reported on SeeClickFix on November 22 - the report said that they had been out for a couple days.

Quite a few out on the East End - there is a SeeClickFix report dated April 4 (!) about several streetlights out between Flanagan's and the Thai Restaurant and a note that the issue had been assigned to the DPW on October 19.

Outages here and there on the middle Main St. stretch.

The wreaths seem to be randomly lit - fewer lit than not.

You can use this form to contact the Administration:

http://www.gloucester-ma.gov/forms.aspx?FID=45

Ward 2 Councilor,  Melissa Cox:   mcox@gloucester-ma.gov
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

December 1st, 2017, 2:30 pm #11

ski kitty wrote: What is going on? Most of the street lights are not working. There are wreaths up that look like they have lights on them but only a few in the East End are working. None of the red banners are up. Some of them are for an art show last spring. Now does this all say shop local - we want you to come downtown to do your holiday shopping? I think not. What is wrong with the City?
three or four months ago I went on to the streetlight website (not click-fix, but directed to it from the city site) and mentioned 2 streetlights flickering on Atlantic Road.    Still not fixed.    
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

December 1st, 2017, 2:32 pm #12

well, the city wanted to save money by taking over the streetlights.  I guess that's their plan.  don't repair or replace them.   
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: September 27th, 2005, 12:41 am

December 1st, 2017, 3:19 pm #13

"see-click-ignore-t26292.html"

That's just a little ironic.
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Joined: May 10th, 2007, 9:48 am

December 1st, 2017, 3:27 pm #14

drinkycrow wrote:
Cathy (Admin) wrote: Street lights everywhere seem to be a popular issue on SeeClickFix.  What's up with that?

Who is responsible for changing the banners?  And the lighting on the wreaths?  Aren't there enough organizations, committees and commissions for seeing that those things get done?  Who does what?

What is wrong with the City starts at the top.  Management.  Priorities.  Communication.
And what we see is what we get. Cannot disagree with that. OTOH, the streetlights seem to be in better shape now than ever, for now.
Edit. Took the downtown route early this morning and sure enough, many of those new lamp posts were out. I think I was only referring to my sector as having lights that work, but downtown has quite a few out. 
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Joined: May 10th, 2007, 9:48 am

December 1st, 2017, 3:30 pm #15

Cathy (Admin) wrote:
Sigurdr wrote: There have been 2 flickering streetlights in front of The Elks for several months now, reported by multiple parties.
Nightstalker posted here about the streetlights at the Elks in September, a couple of weeks after he had reported it on SeeClickFix:

see-click-ignore-t26292.html

I traveled Main St. a little while ago.  Most all of the streetlights in the West End are out.  I see that issue was reported on SeeClickFix on November 22 - the report said that they had been out for a couple days.

Quite a few out on the East End - there is a SeeClickFix report dated April 4 (!) about several streetlights out between Flanagan's and the Thai Restaurant and a note that the issue had been assigned to the DPW on October 19.

Outages here and there on the middle Main St. stretch.

The wreaths seem to be randomly lit - fewer lit than not.

You can use this form to contact the Administration:

http://www.gloucester-ma.gov/forms.aspx?FID=45

Ward 2 Councilor,  Melissa Cox:   mcox@gloucester-ma.gov
Just click the Mayor Destino box. He doing the work anyhow.
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

December 1st, 2017, 6:34 pm #16

I just drove through Main St. and I only saw 2 lights out. Both on the West End one across from Italiano and one right next to Tonno. The one at Tonno is right next to their sign spotlight and my hunch is the light sensor on the streetlight is effected by the spotlight.
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Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:26 am

December 1st, 2017, 7:09 pm #17

Why are there no holiday lights on the trees? It looks bland and boring down there.
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Joined: May 10th, 2007, 9:48 am

December 1st, 2017, 7:54 pm #18

Dianne Eason wrote: Why are there no holiday lights on the trees? It looks bland and boring down there.
We cant win the war on Christmas by calling them holiday lights, Dianne.
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Joined: January 25th, 2008, 12:11 am

December 3rd, 2017, 7:25 am #19

drinkycrow wrote:
Dianne Eason wrote: Why are there no holiday lights on the trees? It looks bland and boring down there.
We cant win the war on Christmas by calling them holiday lights, Dianne.
Depending on the DPW is a joke.
One excuse after another.
On the flipside Rockport looks great.
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

December 3rd, 2017, 5:58 pm #20

drinkycrow wrote:
Dianne Eason wrote:Why are there no holiday lights on the trees? It looks bland and boring down there.
We cant win the war on Christmas by calling them holiday lights, Dianne.
WINNING!!! Well played, Drinky.
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