Julia Malakie for City Council
Nonantum residents and the Nonantum Neighborhood Association, led by Terry Sauro, have been trying since last September 2014 to get the crosswalks repainted at the major intersections including Watertown Street, Adams, Bridge, Chapel and Pearl. It's normally done in spring and fall, but it didn't happen last fall or this spring, or before the festival in July. They're now being told they'll be next as soon as the school crossing crosswalks are done. In the meantime, they are reporting close calls, with people almost being hit by drivers who say they didn't see the crosswalk. In Nonantum yesterday evening for the Ward 1 Democrats Candidates Night at West Street Tavern, I saw the effect firsthand. Pedestrians may be hard for drivers to see in the dark, but if drivers can't see the crosswalks, they won't even know to expect them. And residents says it's a problem in the daytime, too.