Somerville Spring Cleanup, Cleaned Up This Past Saturday

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By William Tauro

Photos by Frank Santangelo

This past Saturday, Somerville residents got an opportunity to break out of the winter blues and get back into the community after a long harsh winter as the City of Somerville hosted its annual spring cleanup and SomerGreen Festival.

The SomerGreen Festival that immediately followed the cleanup was from noon to 2 p.m. which included a Community BBQ held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House.

Residents were invited to join Ward Captains and City officials in each of the City’s seven wards to help prepare the city for the spring and summer by planting flowers, weeding open spaces, and otherwise cleaning our community.

The cleanup event was very well attended with overwhelming participation as well as assistance from its partners from Groundwork Somerville and Comcast Cares.

Cleanup locations included:

WARD 1:

Cross St. Center, 165 Broadway
Zero New Washington St. (OLRA)

WARD 2:

Union Sq. Parking Lot @ SCAT Building
Albert F. Argenziano School @ Lincoln Park, 290 Washington St.
South St. Farm, 100 South St.

WARD 3:

Somerville High School Concourse, 81 Highland Ave.
Nunziato Field, Vinal Ave. (OLRA)

WARD 4: Blessing of the Bay Boat House, Shore Dr.

WARD 5:

Community Path @ Cedar St.
Albion St. Playground

WARD 6: Davis Sq., Statue Park

WARD 7: Dilboy Field, pool parking lot

Special thanks were given to event co-sponsors: Comcast Cares, Groundwork Somerville, Market Basket, McKinnon’s Meat Market, Redbones BBQ, Shaw’s Supermarket, Stop & Shop, and Target.

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