Maria (Pidg) Ciampa was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for her efforts in keeping the North End neighborhood clean.
Maria, who is on the RUFF Board of Directors, is a lifelong resident of Snow Hill Street. She is pictured above with her two puppies, Sage (grey) and Willow (white), along with Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi, who presented the award on behalf of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Maria said,
It’s my distinct privilege to live in our little village of the North End. I believe it is also a responsibility to leave this planet better than we found it. So whether it’s my street or our new dog park; I believe we are the guardians of these little spaces in our unique community!
The monthly Good Neighbor award is voted by NEWRA’s Executive Committee and presented to local businesses, organizations and property owners that contribute to making our neighborhood beautiful and consistently keep the areas around their property clean of trash.