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Phone: (617) 999-0924

  • Phil Chisholm
    commented 2019-11-15 10:37:38 -0500
    What ever happened to the sign we needed on Wigglesworth. You remember the one I sent you pictures of over a month ago. That’s o.k. you can talk to the parents when a child gets hit. It’s a drag race in the morning.

    Please answer this.
  • marjorie Spencer
    commented 2019-09-13 10:58:44 -0400
    Doing a great job Matt. I support your interest in safe drug facilities and your request for more information to be provided by the appropriate persons and agencies.
  • Phil Chisholm
    commented 2019-09-13 10:28:33 -0400
    Still waiting for that simple sign change ! ! In the time you have been Alderman I haven’t asked too much from you, yet I still vote for you. Wigglesworth Street needs to have the traffic to SLOW down. With my bad knees , I’m not as fast crossing the street and fear for my safety. Not to mention the kids crossing the street going to school at the height of cars cutting through going as fast as they can. If not you WHO will fix this.
  • George Botelho
    commented 2019-02-26 20:18:37 -0500
    hi matt,i am sorry to bother you but how can we stop the speeding down cutter street can we put in speed bumps? and how can we deal with the congestion on cutter street that is from 3pm to 345 every day,the people just park their cars in the middle of the street and go to the school to get their kids. there needs to be a better way for them to get the kids,none of them park in the school yard,they just stop in the middle of the street,it takes me 15 minutes at 3pm to get to my driveway on cutter street from webster street,can you please help with these issues,thanks again.
  • Karen Miller
    commented 2019-01-24 22:02:19 -0500

    Thanks so much for your emails.  I am strongly in support of your efforts to see whether a Safe Injection Facility will work in Somerville.


    Karen Miller

    15 Dell St.
  • George Botelho
    commented 2018-11-20 20:36:15 -0500
    please dont forget the roden issue on cutter street as well,they are burrowin under ground in my yard….
  • Robert
    commented 2018-10-24 12:41:12 -0400
    Hi matt sorry to say i feel everything the city does lately is already decided. the city is good at giving lip service, but does what it wants. Millions spent on researching and as far as im concerned gets me nothing but more red tape or costs, like ive told you before the no u-turn at wisconsin ave should be removed. We have more rats today then ever before, we see that baiting doesnt work, yet the city says all new construction will have so form of baiting. and i guess we’ll be paying a pro to get rid of something thats been around for hundreds of years. So who does he know? and whats the city payroll gone up too? does every dpw worker have thier own work vehecles and then theres the money for the T, money for some underground water storage, somerville ave, and the rezoning, how does that help the avg home owner? ok im done for now, but i do hate making that u-turn at glen street, Bob Iacopucci
  • Jan Mattimoe
    commented 2018-09-05 14:51:58 -0400
    Hi Matt, It was nice to see you at the polls yesterday. I am sorry that the two candidates you supported didn’t make it. I hope Donna Patalano runs again. Her numbers were impressed for a first time candidate. Marian Ryan isn’t invincible, especially if Donna Patalano continues to focus on the reform of the criminal justice system. It is the modern day slavery. It is so racist.

    Now Josh Zakim, he was not ready to be a candidate. I am very inclined to support him as I knew his dad, an awesome human being. But Josh clearly didn’t know the whole scope of the job of the Secretary of State and he fell flat in anything beyond the voting issues. He also really needed to address the missed votes in his past. He should have addressed it right up front and gotten out in front of it. Also he won’t do well with democrats here with taking ‘dark money’. He just wasn’t ready which makes me think he had a lousy campaign chairman/manager.

    The resident association at Pearl Street Park are very interested in pursuing your offer of having a city pick up for large items. We would like to explore an early October date and an April date.

    Let me know.

    How did you feel about the Capuano upset?


    Jan Mattimoe
  • julia Poirier
    commented 2018-07-09 19:31:37 -0400
    Hi Matt. It’s Julia Poirier, at 21 Auburn Ave. Somehow they missed my yard waste pick up on Saturday, and although I called it in at 311 before 2 PM and asked that they come back by and pick it up, they did not do so. I thought they might pick it up today, Monday, but I Just got home and it’s still on the sidewalk. Is there something you can do to get the yard waste pick up truck to come down Auburn Avenue and pick up my yard waste in front of number 21, which they missed on Saturday? Thanks.
  • Bonny Carroll
    commented 2018-05-30 22:00:06 -0400
    Hi Matt

    Thanks so much for all you do! It was great to see you tonight and I really appreciate your willingness to help me with the rat issue. I’m continuously battling burrows under my back stairs and they are so brazen that they come out in broad daylight and run across my yard. As I mentioned, I have called the city already and I had them come once and do the initial extermination but that was about 3 years ago, I think. So, since then I’ve paid a professional, but they haven’t done much good. So, any help you can give me will be such a bonus. I think it’s a matter of time before they are in my house!

    Also, Rats definitely my main issue! But, I want to talk to you about an idea I have for an informational campaign to deal with city parking. I think most people don’t know that the driveways in Somerville are almost uniformly able to hold two cars if the drivers pull all the way to the edge of the driveway. I can’t tell you how often on mine and many other city streets, there will be one car parked smack in the middle of what could easily be two spaces. Can’t we educate folks?

    Thanks a bunch!

    Bonny Carroll

    40 Glen St.

  • marjorie Spencer
    commented 2018-05-11 06:59:30 -0400
    Matt thank you for your consistent efforts to address the various issues of our community. I missed the meetings regarding the new zoning plan and am wondering if there will be additional public hearings before it is voted on by the Aldermen. Please let me know. Marjorie
  • Wackrow
    commented 2018-03-25 11:49:13 -0400
    hi matt

    i think your doing a great job they filled the holes on otis st it really needs to be torn up and be repaved completely we are hopeful you put and order in to see if its possible.

    thanks again for your hard work

    gene w
  • John Caruso
    commented 2017-11-25 15:42:30 -0500
    DEAR Matt can you please get the street light in front of my house 93 flint street thank you John
  • Leslie Hergert
    commented 2017-11-09 16:30:33 -0500

    I was very touched to hear from Mark Neidergang and then to receive a beautiful card telling me that you had sponsored a moment of silence in memory of my husband, Ralph Hergert. It has been such a long time since Ralph was able to be active in the city, due to his Alzheimer’s Disease, and it meant a lot to me that his contributions to the city he loved are remembered.


    Leslie Hergert
  • Kenneth Vanbuskirk
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-01 11:10:37 -0400
  • Kenneth Vanbuskirk
    commented 2017-11-01 11:10:06 -0400
  • C Singleton
    commented 2017-06-20 22:20:21 -0400
    I’d like to know who to contact regarding Chuckie Harris Park. When it was first opened, the gates were locked at night when the park was “closed” and there were lights on in the park. Now the gates are rarely locked and the lights are on intermittently. It would be safer to have the lights on at night.
  • Xeina Lardas
    commented 2017-06-14 10:25:46 -0400
    Hi! How do I petition for either a crosswalk or a stop sign on Parker Street, where it meets Hadley St? It’s in Charlestown, but the intersection is dangerous for pedestrians and I have to cross that street every day—there are cars parked on both sides of the street decreasing visibility, there’s no stop sign to slow the oncoming traffic down, and there’s no crosswalk to help make them aware that pedestrians are crossing (the sidewalk situation there is awkward, too)

    Thanks for all the good work you’re doing, and for keeping your constituents so well-informed!
  • Ben Potrykus
    commented 2017-04-01 22:01:47 -0400
  • Tom Bertulis
    commented 2017-03-14 13:24:46 -0400
  • John Caruso
    commented 2017-02-21 19:21:15 -0500
  • Paula Celata
    commented 2016-11-30 09:05:02 -0500
    I live at 14 Crescent Street and we are overrun with rats. I recently had one in my basement. They are living across the street from my house in the cement wall and field. I am in constant fee now that they ventured onto my property.
  • Robert
    commented 2016-05-13 08:46:54 -0400
    just curious who’s paying for these hubway stations, seeing that bicyclist dont pay any fee’s to the city, and while im at it, if a bicyclist is riding up broadway on the down broadway side is he ticketed? if not why not ? if locked to a meter for more then the 2 hrs allowed a car is he ticketed ? NO REVENUE from bike only costs and inconviences. thanks for listening, Bob Iacopucci
  • Darrigo
    commented 2016-04-16 17:30:22 -0400
    Hi Matt,

    I’d like to discuss this with you, maybe at the next Resistance meeting?

    I am concerned about the awful traffic and road conditions here, specifically around Sullivan Sq, rotary, Washington st, @ macgrath and lower Broadway with not 1 but 2 off-ramps from 93 within a 1/2 mile of each other. While a few construction projects ended, the traffic is still unhealthy and frustrating.

    I worry with Partners and the monstrous 2000 car parking lot about to open along with the already ridiculous amounts of traffic that already exists, that it will get worse. These cars are already using East Somerville as a cut through to Cambridge and Boston 5 days a week.

    The roads in and out of assembly sq., Medford/Washington st., Shrafts rotary were not designed to handle this kind of traffic. Add to this an “international” casino in Everett and it’s going to be a bigger problem. What is the city doing about this and what are our options?

    The areas under the high way are an eye-soar also. Is there anyway to get the state to address the areas like sidewalks, litter, potholes and fence “curtains” around the toxic salt mines they keep here? Isn’t there another place to keep salt chemicals?

    The area behind stop n shop is another example of an unsafe access to/from Assembly Row. Are there any plans to improve these areas and if so, when?

    I look forward to speaking with you at the next resistat meeting.

    Thanks Matt.


    Franklin St
  • Chochrek
    commented 2015-12-01 08:19:25 -0500
    Matt: Can you bring up the right on red sign at the Franklin/Broadway intersection. We found out that the sign was requested by a parent whose child attended the Old St Benedicts school. This family is not in the parish anymore and the traffic is constantly backing during the morning and evening rush hours since Franklin is a cut through for I-93. Removing his sign will help alleviate traffic fumes etc….MGL Chapter 90 says if you have a clear view left and right at the intersection there is no need for a ‘right on red sign’. Thanks Paul
  • Ferrazzani
    commented 2015-10-29 18:29:51 -0400
    Hi Matt, this is in regards to the night light at the median strip in front of Kensington St on lower Broadway.

    The city workers came and worked on all three lights but the middle light went out again after a week or two.I would appreciate if you would contact the worker again and tell them we still have a problem there.

    Thank You Kindly,

    Joe Ferrazzani
  • Robert
    commented 2015-06-02 21:18:56 -0400
    What’s being done about the island in front of Broadway brake. The trucks have ruined the vegetation by driving over it. While I’m at it why were the trash barrels on Broadway emptied on the holiday, that was a waste of money. Thanks for listening.

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