• East Boston residents say crosswalks are a critical safety issue

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    BOSTON - East Boston is a fast growing neighborhood, by some residents feel it’s growing increasingly dangerous for pedestrians.

    Boston 25 News reporter Evan White spoke to one woman who is pushing to get that changed.

    Magdalena Ayed says many crosswalks in the neighborhood are in critical need of repair and repainting.

    “It’s totally dangerous I literally hold my kids and they are not 2, 4 anymore -- they are 9 and 11 and I’m still holding them because [cars] are coming around the bend and they are not stopping at all,” she said.

    One crosswalk Ayed says needs the most attention is near the field on Condor Street.

    “After school, weekends [the park] is packed—these people really don’t really have any other place to play,” she said.

    A steep curve around condor street makes it tough to see cars, or for them to see those walking which is why Ayed reported the issue to the city.

    “You could do flashing lights, you could do stop signs. You could really put those signs maybe on both sides, and of course then you could do enforcement,” she said. 

    “It is critical that crosswalks, particularly near public parks, are visible to pedestrians and motorists alike. I have been working with the City to ensure that all crosswalks are repainted in East Boston. Many in Eagle Hill have already been done, and the one you reference on Condor Street is slated to be repainted within the next few days," State Rep Adrian Madaro told Boston 25 News Wednesday night, two days after the story originally aired.

    Boston 25 News reached out to city officials but has not heard back. This story will be updated with their comments when they become available.

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