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Boston Shines - 2014

Spring is coming and it's once again time for Boston Shines! This annual, city-wide clean-up has become a staple in the City of Boston, and we look forward to continuing this wonderful tradition with the new Administration. It will take place over three weekends this Spring, divided regionally to allow for the best use of resources.

We are working to expand volunteer opportunities while focusing on four service areas: physical service, university engagement, youth development and expanding City of Boston volunteer opportunities that help unite neighbors and communities. Only together can we accomplish these goals; together we will increase volunteerism and civic engagement across the city, improve the quality of life for all Boston residents , and help demonstrate our solidarity as we work together to make One Boston.

We look forward to kicking off the Spring season by breathing new life into our neighborhoods and making them beautiful!


2014 Neighborhood Clean-Up Schedule


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

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Video & Multimedia

  • #BostonShines 2012

    Check out streaming photos and updates of Boston Shines cleanups across the city, including a video of Mayor Menino himself sweeping City Hall Plaza encouraging others to make Boston Shine!

    #BostonShines Day 1

    #BostonShines Day 2

  • Boston Shines 2011

    On April 29, 2011, staff members of the Department of Neighborhood Development took part in the annual Boston Shines neighborhood cleanup in East Boston. Volunteers worked dilligently to clean the main streets.

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  • DND makes Four Corners Shine for Annual Boston Shines Cleanup

    On Friday, April 24, 2009, about 60 staff from the City's Department of Neighborhood Development participated in the annual Boston Shines neighborhood clean-up in Four Corners.

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  • Boston Shines 2007 Public Service Announcement

    Participate in the fifth annual Boston Shines program and help clean up Boston with Mayor Menino this spring.

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