Unplowed in Everett
More Idiots

Springfield, NJ

#21 Feb 10, 2013
I would love to hear one persons plan that posted on this site that could've done a better job with the 3 ft of snow???? Lets hear it.
Paul

Malden, MA

#22 Feb 10, 2013
More Idiots wrote:
I would love to hear one persons plan that posted on this site that could've done a better job with the 3 ft of snow???? Lets hear it.
How about plowing closer to the curb. We have parking on one side of the street so they cand do that. All the plows do is follow the path of the first guy that plowed.
Frosty

Boston, MA

#23 Feb 10, 2013
More Idiots wrote:
I would love to hear one persons plan that posted on this site that could've done a better job with the 3 ft of snow???? Lets hear it.
There was 2 feet of snow, not 3. There were NO cars parked on the main arteries. Plows could have gone ALL the way to the curbs. Often there was one directly behind the other while a third one was coming the other way. I saw this several times during the storm. One of them could have been plowing side streets. The city bragged about the wonderful new sidewalk plows. They should have been put to use immediately after the storm at least in the business areas.
crimson tide guy

Malden, MA

#24 Feb 10, 2013
get ready for big show at alderman meeting who's gets blame for lousy snow plowing and unplowed streets get channel 22 ready and make some popcorn wonder who take blame not mayor
crimson tide guy

Malden, MA

#25 Feb 10, 2013
wonder if there was a snow budget alderman will find out mon night vegas odds have mike marchese asking big question
EVERETT

Malden, MA

#26 Feb 10, 2013
Miss Peter Pet for storms like this, he always made sure side streets were taken care of, my street is a mess shame on Mr. DeMaria i am not voting for you again
Pain St

Malden, MA

#27 Feb 10, 2013
More Idiots wrote:
I would love to hear one persons plan that posted on this site that could've done a better job with the 3 ft of snow???? Lets hear it.
Well you heard.
More Idiots

Springfield, NJ

#28 Feb 10, 2013
Lol not sure he ever dealt with a storm like this but ok
EVERETT wrote:
Miss Peter Pet for storms like this, he always made sure side streets were taken care of, my street is a mess shame on Mr. DeMaria i am not voting for you again
More Idiots

Springfield, NJ

#29 Feb 10, 2013
The side streets were plowed. Maybe some not as good as the main ones but they were plowed. There are only so many vehicles so much man power and to keep up with the storm that we had they did a great job. Can't keep everyone happy. These are some great suggestions that you people should bring up
Frosty wrote:
<quoted text>
There was 2 feet of snow, not 3. There were NO cars parked on the main arteries. Plows could have gone ALL the way to the curbs. Often there was one directly behind the other while a third one was coming the other way. I saw this several times during the storm. One of them could have been plowing side streets. The city bragged about the wonderful new sidewalk plows. They should have been put to use immediately after the storm at least in the business areas.
How Much Money Spent

Boston, MA

#30 Feb 10, 2013
I would like to know how much money was budgeted for snow removal in the Mayor's fiscal budget. Also, was any of this money spent prior to this storm and, if so, how much and for what specific purpose.
Lee

Malden, MA

#31 Feb 10, 2013
More Idiots wrote:
The side streets were plowed. Maybe some not as good as the main ones but they were plowed. There are only so many vehicles so much man power and to keep up with the storm that we had they did a great job. Can't keep everyone happy. These are some great suggestions that you people should bring up<quoted text>
Yes we should. You see this snow thing is something new. And plowing closer to the curb well thats kind of a radical approach.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#32 Feb 10, 2013
FROSTY: You make perfect sense !!! I agree with what you said !!! Our street, with no cars on either side, just got one pass down the center...Why ??? This was the perfect opportune time to plow closer to the curb and widen the lane(s) of traffic so two vehicles could pass each other... But noooooooo, one pass down the center with a small plow...how smart is that? People had not come out to shovel out their driveways so they would not impede anyone's shoveled out driveway....

And yes the mayor is the CEO of the city - he should answer all these questions (and more) as to the poor job on the side streets...It is just too dangerous for us to venture out to see the main arteries, so I cannot judge how they are.

We saw plows on Friday evening (with less than 2 inches of snow) but we have NOT had a plow on our street since Friday evening??? Why ???

These city employees who worked overtime made excellent money (not that they didn't deserve it mind you) but they should have done a much better job for sure !!!!!
havocstarter

Everett, MA

#33 Feb 10, 2013
Everett Resident wrote:
FROSTY: You make perfect sense !!! I agree with what you said !!! Our street, with no cars on either side, just got one pass down the center...Why ??? This was the perfect opportune time to plow closer to the curb and widen the lane(s) of traffic so two vehicles could pass each other... But noooooooo, one pass down the center with a small plow...how smart is that? People had not come out to shovel out their driveways so they would not impede anyone's shoveled out driveway....

And yes the mayor is the CEO of the city - he should answer all these questions (and more) as to the poor job on the side streets...It is just too dangerous for us to venture out to see the main arteries, so I cannot judge how they are.

We saw plows on Friday evening (with less than 2 inches of snow) but we have NOT had a plow on our street since Friday evening??? Why ???

These city employees who worked overtime made excellent money (not that they didn't deserve it mind you) but they should have done a much better job for sure !!!!!
Well said sound points.
Rug Doctor

Brookline, MA

#34 Feb 10, 2013
I've been watching the news and the complaints I'm reading about here didn't just happen in Everett. Unfortunately, many communities had plowing issues.
unacceptable

Medford, MA

#35 Feb 10, 2013
Rug Doctor wrote:
I've been watching the news and the complaints I'm reading about here didn't just happen in Everett. Unfortunately, many communities had plowing issues.
I know it's not an easy job but we are one of the smallest cities. How difficult is it to put your blade to the ground and get to the curb. It's not rocket science.
Could be worse

Everett, MA

#36 Feb 10, 2013
I totally understand the frustration and agree that the plowing was a mess. That said, I was in Malden, Revere and Quincy today. All three cities were far worse than Everett in terms of plowing. So as bad as it was here, it could have been worse...I know that's little consolation.
unacceptable

Medford, MA

#37 Feb 11, 2013
Could be worse wrote:
I totally understand the frustration and agree that the plowing was a mess. That said, I was in Malden, Revere and Quincy today. All three cities were far worse than Everett in terms of plowing. So as bad as it was here, it could have been worse...I know that's little consolation.
Everett is no where near the size of the cities you name. No reason for it and cant wait to hear how much was paid to push this slop around and just make it dangerous for the residents rather than doing it right the first time. Now, everything is frozen!
g man

Medford, MA

#38 Feb 11, 2013
never said it was the worst,
Everett resident

Lynn, MA

#39 Feb 11, 2013
I have lived in everett for over 50 years and i have NEVER seen the streets plowed so poorly. I realize it was a huge undertaking, but was there only one plow out??? Anyone who votes DeMaria in for another term needs their head examined. And if anyone can tell me just ONE thing he has done to help the taxpayers of everett, please tell me.
Could be worse

Everett, MA

#40 Feb 11, 2013
Unacceptable: I know we're a significantly smaller city in terms of land area, but density can also be a killer when it comes to moving snow because it makes it harder to deal with the volume. Again, I'm not defending the city's job here as I think it was kind of a disaster, but the other cities REALLY botched it. I know a few people in Malden whose streets were never plowed, and in Quincy, there were six inches of slush on some of the main streets - unacceptable in a city of any size! The side streets there were almost uniformly impassible. I saw nothing that compared to that level of ineptitude here. Just calling for perspective, not an argument.

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