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A new column that will find the answers to your local questions.

Have you ever wondered why the Pothole From Hell in your neighborhood is still there? Why temporary detours seem to become permanent? 

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You Ask … Patch Answers is a weekly column for locals looking for solutions to community problems or issues. Everything from deer control to missing street signs to eye-sores to local mysteries: Why has nobody removed the graffiti from the buildings? Why is the new Washington-Lee High School already facing overcrowding issues? Why have street lights in one neighborhood been out for months?

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shachi September 24, 2010 at 09:54 PM
I'm new to the area and it seems like not very much work has been done to "beautify" the landscaping and area around Ballston. The sidewalks in Clarendon are well taken care of but for example in areas of off Wilson in Ballston, there's weeds, cracks and uneven sidewalks. It's just not all that nice of an area to drive through. The lane divider near the mall is full of weeds and overgrown plants. Who's responsibility is it to take care of this? Or how could it be improved?
Abby Albright September 27, 2010 at 03:54 PM
That is a great question Shachi! We are out to find the answer.


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