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Illegal dumping puts damper on Lee Academy clean-up efforts

By 
Pat Tarantino, Reporter Staff
May. 13, 2011

Lee School dumping: The scene last week after someone dumped trash outside the Lee School, which had just been cleaned by volunteers.Lee School dumping: The scene last week after someone dumped trash outside the Lee School, which had just been cleaned by volunteers.

Parents and faculty at the Lee Academy were shocked to discover a truckload of debris dumped behind the recently-cleaned school grounds Wednesday morning.

A large heap of doors, drywall, televisions and trash bags littered the rear access path leading to the schoolyard, creating an unsightly barrier between the school and Harambee Park. Adding insult to injury, 30 volunteers from the Boston Project Ministries (BPM) and the Lee spent three and a half hours cleaning the space less than a week before the discovery.  Read more

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