The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for February 2014 was presented to MaryAnn Contardo Tordiglione for her work in The Gassy, also known as DeFilippo Playground. The award was presented by NEWRA President Jim Salini and Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi on behalf of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). MaryAnn designs little scenes at this spot in the Gassy a few times a year for holidays. She is a lifelong resident of the North End and a strong advocate of a clean living environment.
The monthly award is voted by NEWRA’s Executive Committee and given to local businesses, organizations and property owners that consistently keep the areas around their property clean of trash and debris.