Boston Shines 2014

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For the past eleven years, over 5,000 volunteers have come together in the spring to participate in a citywide clean up event. Join us again and plant flowers, sweep, rake and pick up trash to make our communities more beautiful.


WHAT IS A BOSTON SHINES PROJECT?

 

A Boston Shines project is a team effort that makes your neighborhood cleaner and more beautiful!

  • Where: your local park, school yard, street, sidewalk, or any other public (City) property

  • What: clearing brush, laying down mulch (but no painting!)

  • Who: neighbors, business volunteers, public organizations, public agencies; anyone!

Boston Shines is also an annual event across the city held for three consecutive weekends, beginning on April 25th & 26th - but you can always set up your own project! Spring, summer, and fall months are best. Projects are most often scheduled on Saturdays, but they can happen 365 days a year.

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?


Registration for the 2014 Boston Shines clean-up is currently closed. Check back next spring to register for the next annual Boston Shines.

2014 Neighborhood Clean-Up Schedule

 

DateRegionNeighborhood
April 25th & 26th1West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Allston and Brighton, Bay Village
May 2nd & 3rd2Hyde Park, Roslindale, Dorchester and Mattapan
May 9th & 10th3Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway,South End, North End, West End, Downtown, Charlestown, Chinatown, East Boston and South Boston

Boston Shines Map

TO KEEP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SHINING:
THE CLEANUP AND BEYOND


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At the end of your project:

The City of Boston will pick up the trash and supplies when the cleanup is over.

Contact the Mayor’s Hotline to notify the City of any issues, including:

  • Potholes, Graffiti, Litter;

  • Damaged signs;

  • Trees in need of pruning;

Or any other issues that the City should know about.

Make a Service Request 

All year round:

Remember that you can always let the City know how your neighborhood could be even better. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, feel free to get in touch!

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Contact the Mayor's 24 Hour Constituent Service