Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
This is my neighborhood in the city of Somerville that I live in. Just look at the growth and trash on the sidewalks of my neighborhood streets. As you can see it just didn’t happen yesterday overnight, but rather it’s been there for months and months.
When I walk my dog, I have to dodge these disgusting sidewalks and walk along the street risking getting hit by speeding trucks and automobiles just so my dog doesn’t pick up a syringe or cut his paws on broken glass.
Trash, broken glass, used hypodermic needles and even dirty diapers are discarded everywhere alongside of large pieces of wood and other kind of debris that you can see in the photos. Some of these ignorant people toss their trash alongside and just leave it there for someone else to pick it up, not right. But there’s no excuse for the city to just ignore it and leave it there for months and months at a time.
The mayor is more concerned about shoot up clinics and pot shops instead of the homeowners who have lived here all our lives who pay his salary.