Somerville Spring Cleanup Day 2016

Photos by Frank Santangelo 

By William Tauro 

This past Saturday the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares hosted the annual Spring Cleanup and Community Barbecue. 
For the first time, this year all participants were invited to met at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive, that morning at 9 a.m. for breakfast with local elected officials and coffee that was served before setting out to wards with transportation that was provided from the Boat House to wards for the Cleanup.  
Following the Cleanup, a free community BBQ was held at the Boat House for all the participants. 
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 following the long winter months. 
Refreshments, t-shirts, and hats were provided to all participants at all cleanup locations and all participants. 
Ward locations where they met. 
WARD 1: East Branch Library, 115 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, (met at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.) 

Nunziato Field, Vinal Ave. (OLRA)
WARD 4: Blessing of the Bay Boat House, 32 Shore Dr.
WARD 5: Community Path @ Willow Ave.
WARD 6: Davis Sq., Statue Park
WARD 7: Teele Sq., corner of Broadway & Curtis St.
Special thanks we’re 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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