A flurry of neighborhood clean-ups are happening across the city today. The event â€”dubbed Boston Shines and coordinated by Mayor Meninoâ€™s office â€” will target parks, sidewalks and other public spaces. Anyone can turn out for the morning activitiesâ€” which start at 9 a.m.
In Mattapan, volunteer crews will be on site at the corner of Morton and Harvard streets, cleaning the length of Harvard Street between Walk Hill and Morton; the corner of Morton and West Selden, cleaning along Norfolk Street to Codman Sq.; Almont Park and Regina Road will also have clean-ups.
In Dorchester, crews will meet to clean at the Perkins Community Center and Lee School; the McCormack Civic Association will lead a clean-up beginning at the Sugar Bowl on Dot Ave.; the Greater Neponset Parks Committee will target Garvey, Toohig & King Street parks (pre-register for the Neponset effort by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org ). Also on Saturday, the Dorchester Park Association swings into action at 9 a.m. at the Dot Ave. entrance and Ronan Parkâ€™s friends will do the same. Ronan Park will host a thank-you barbeque at the conclusion of their effort.