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New Acorn Streetlights on Salem Street

As part of the Salem Street reconstruction in the North End, new acorn-style streetlights have been installed by the Department of Public Works. Work continues on various parts of the street and sidewalks with a full street repaving set for after Columbus Day when the “leaf peeking” tourist traffic dies down.

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is looking to have the decorative acorn lights installed on all North End streets coincident with regularly scheduled street upgrades.

One issue not resolved are the street light bases impeding sidewalk access at certain pinch points. The new lights continue to use the same locations as the previous ones.

Photo by Matt Conti

3 Replies to “New Acorn Streetlights on Salem Street

  1. Enforcing the no sandwich signs rule and having outdoor seating and benches removed (i.e. Boston Common Coffee, Boston Barber Co., Famiglia Giorgio, etc.) could help with the sidewalk pinch. Just an idea.

    1. Totally agree. with benches and sandwich boards on already narrow sidewalks, trying to stay on the sidewalk and off the streets is next to impossible.

  2. I neglected to mention how nice the lights look at night. Really nice and a huge quality of life improvement. Thanks to our elected officials for improving little main street (aka Salem St.)

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