street sweeping

By - 12/7/12 - 10:09 am

The Public Works Department is alerting residents in the two neighborhoods now that in many cases there street-sweeping schedules will be changing in April. In a notice to JP residents, the department says:

The goal of the alterations is to provide mechanical street sweeping services to more closely follow your residential trash collection day. Currently, some portions of Jamaica Plain have to wait several days for street sweeping following residential trash and recycling collection. ... This will alleviate much of the litter generated by the weekly residential trash collection in a faster and more efficient manner.

By - 6/16/09 - 8:48 am


Or, as the tow truck companies call it, "payday".

By - 9/7/07 - 11:44 am

I'll leave it to fumin' Joe Keohane to explain why Walker's column today (on people complaining about the towing the city is doing because other people were complaining our streets have become an open trash heap) is so inane. But a couple of questions:

By - 5/3/07 - 8:30 am

This past Saturday I volunteered as part of Boston Shines and the Beacon Hill neighborhood cleanup. The City of Boston posted signs on some of the Hill's dirties streets, including Phillips, Anderson, Irving and Garden, to ask cars to move the day of the cleanup.

Many owners moved their cars, though I imagine more out of fear that they would be towed. Whatever the reason, this allowed a street cleaner to get to the curb on those streets. I must say, it's amazing how well the street cleaner can do when it can reach the curb.

By - 4/2/07 - 4:21 pm

Mark your calendars. The City of Boston is again organizing the city-wide clean-up day, Boston Shines.

Visit the site for more info or to sign up.

As a captain for Beacon Hill, I can say this is a pretty neat event. Encourage your neighbors to come out and sweep!

By - 5/23/05 - 10:25 pm

Jay notes that street sweepers are of limited use if people don't move their cars - or if the city doesn't ticket or tow them to get them out of the way.