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Mass. Ave. Clean Up – September 8, 11:00 am-3:00 PM

Submitted by on September 5, 2018 – 12:03 pmNo Comment

Join Porter Square Neighbors Association and friends to clean up Mass. Ave. on Saturday, Sept 8th, from Saint James Church at Beech Street to Starbucks at Shepard St.

When: Saturday, September 8, from 11:00 am to 3:00 PM, rain or shine
Where: Meet at the park next to the Porter Square MBTA station
Info:  portersquare.net, facebook.com/PorterSquareNeighbors

Gravestar (owner of the White St. shopping plaza) will contribute workers and tools; the City of Cambridge will contribute trash bags and gloves, as well as additional tools; and we’ll be joined by upwards of 30 Harvard University student volunteers (and perhaps some from Lesley, too). The MBTA has said it will wash the windows at the T, and both the plaza in front of the shopping center and the T plaza will be power washed.

We just need you! Are you a Porter Square Neighbors Association or Agassiz Neighborhood Council member or neighbor? Join those of us who live, work, play, and or worship (St. James Church members are in) along Mass. Ave. for all or part of the time. Having done this a number of times, we can tell you it is obviously work, but surprisingly fun. Folks will stop and thank you; best of all, we will have a better place to live, shop and eat.



  • Tools if you have them, particularly a broom and dustpan
  • A child’s broom and a child’s snow shovel make an excellent way to get under benches, or in corners.
  • Kids –they’re welcome!
  • Chopsticks, or bamboo skewers make handy instruments to flick cigarette butts out of crevices.

See you there!


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