The efforts of NEWRA’s Clean Streets co-chair, Naomi Paul, are highlighted on the front page of today’s Boston Globe. In a story by Meghan Irons, it is noted that 1,600 green tickets have been issued since April in the North End after the passing of the Green Ticket ordinance that adds fines to property owner’s tax bill. (More on the Green Ticket law.)
An excerpt from the Globe article: “On a walk through her neighborhood recently, Naomi Paul spotted two stuffed trash bags casually dropped near a city bin on Hanover Street, the bustling spine of the North End. “This is illegal,’’ Paul said and whipped out a cellphone. In seconds, she had a city official on the line taking down the address. Complaints about trash in the streets have been particularly vehement in the North End, a small neighborhood packed with restaurants and cafes, some 12,000 residents, and throngs of tourists — and a place where some recall a time when people swept the walks in front of their homes.”
The Clean Streets Committee has created a tip sheet for residents. Copies of the tip sheet and large scale refrigerator magnets are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those interested in North End trash issues, there is a meeting this Thursday, August 12th where new Public Works Commissioner Massaro will be presenting her vision for clean neighborhoods. The meeting is at 7pm at the Nazzaro Center. More information at www.NEWRA.org.