The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for March 2014 was given to Joan Murphy for her work at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. The award was presented by NEWRA Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi on behalf of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA).
Joan volunteers her time in Columbus Park almost every day using her metal gripper and scraper to gather trash in the morning. She’s often seen with rubber gloves and boots, sporting her blue FOCCP jacket carrying a trash bag. Last weekend, she was anxious to get out there after some type of a party or gathering left lots of trash behind.
The monthly Good Neighbor Recognition 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.