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What Got You Talking This Week: Trash Pilot Program

Effective trash removal was a hot topic in the South End this week. South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

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What Got You Talking This Week: Trash Pilot Program

Hot topics in the South End this week included news of the revised trash pilot program that has been in place on some streets since March. Residents talked trash on

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 18, 2013 at 2:49 am

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South End Trash Pilot Working, Could Be Expanded

When parts of the South End began testing a new pilot trash program to restrict hours that trash sits on the street just a few months ago, there was an outcry that the new program, which limited trash hours from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the night and morning befo South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 17, 2013 at 4:11 am

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Boston Trash Pick-up Schedule Updated

City workers will continue trash collection around Boston during the citywide shelter-in-place order, with pickup in the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Chinatown, the Leather District, the South End and the North End expected to be completed by 8 p.m. Friday. The notice was distributed via the city’s official Twitter account, @NotifyBoston at around 4:30 p.m. Friday, while the city remained under a lockdown. The neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton, Dorchester, Mission Hill, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, West Roxbury and Roslindale should have trash collected by 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, according to the Twitter alerts. If items in any neighborhoods are not collected by 6 a.m. Saturday, residents are being advised to take in the items until the next scheduled collection. For other alerts, check out the city website, cityofboston.gov, or sign up for notifications through ALERTBoston at cityofboston.gov/oem/alertboston.asp. Residents with any questions during the lockdown are encouraged to call the Mayor’s Hotline at 617-635-4500. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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Week in Review: Trash Pilot Program, Crime Down in Neighborhood

The following were the top headlines on South End Patch from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013:  New Trash Pilot Program Starting March 1st Some South End neighborhoods will test a new program aimed at decreasing the amount of time trash spends on the curb waiting for pickup. K9strolls Dog Daycare Opens on Pembroke Street After running their business out of their home for four years, owners Daniel Avila and Jim Batty have opened a dog shop and play center on Pembroke Street. Crime Down Overall in South End Since Last Year Crime in the D-4 district is down by 10 percent overall according to the Boston Police Department. Details Shared on Albany Street Dual-Apartment Complex The project’s architects presented plans for the modified development at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday night. Body Found Under I-93 Near South End Police are investigating a body found at the intersection of Albany Street and Travelers Street. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

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New Trash Pilot Program Starting March 1st

Due to efforts by neighborhood associations, the South End Public Works Forum and the city of Boston to improve cleanliness on South End streets, a new pilot program will begin this week to test one way to reduce unwanted trash.  Under the new program, residents who live in the area between Tremont Street, East/West Newton Street, Harrison Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue will have from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. to put their trash on the curb before morning pickup. The pilot program starts March 1st.  Currently, residents can put trash out at 5 p.m., but with trash sitting on the street for longer, there is more opportunity for scanvengers and litter, according to the city. Under the new pilot program there is a $ 25 file for being cited by the city’s Code Enforcement Police (CEP).  “We’ve had a long term involvement with a number of the South End neighborhood groups, and one of the major issues that has been frequently discussed is about street cleanliness,” said Matthew Mayrl, spokesperson for the Department of Public Works. “This was brought to us as a concept, but  we took some time to think it through and talk through how we might do it  to see if we can make a dent in street cleanliness through reduced place out times.” Mayrl said he recognizes it may not be feasible for everyone, but that’s the point of the pilot – to see if it will work. “Our goal here is to try to keep the streets as clean as possible, and this is something proposed to use by the neighborhood,” he said. “We know we like to see clearer streets in the South End, and we’re trying a bunch of different things and this is one of them.” Are you excited about this new effort to keep South End streets cleaner, or are you worried that eight hours isn’t enough time to get your trash on the curb before pickup? Tell us in the comments.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

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Things to Know in the South End Today, Feb. 6: Chester Sq. Neighborhood Association Talks Trees, Trash

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow showers before 9 a.m. then a gradual clearing, with a high of 39 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. 2. Chester Square Neighborhood Meeting: For the residents of the Chester Sq. area, there’s a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Harriet Tubman House at United South End Settlements (566 Columbus Ave.) On the agenda is information and planning for an Arbor Day event in April, trash issues and information for new residents. See here for more information. 3. Brewers Helping Neighbors: Coming up on Thursday is a special event at the United South End Settlements, (566 Columbus Ave.) Join friends, colleagues, and neighbors for this year’s Brewers Helping Neighbors, which will feature a Mardi Gras theme with live music, ten local brewers, and four Your $ 40 ticket supports the work of United South End Settlements – direct services and community advocacy for the South End and Lower Roxbury. See here for more information.  4.  Taste of the South End: Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Taste of the South End, which benefits the AIDS Action Committee of MA. For $ 100, you can experience unlimited food and wine sampling from Boston’s best kitchens. For slightly more, you can experience Taste of the South End as a VIP, gaining early entry to the tasting room and enjoying special VIP benefits. The event takes place on March 5th from 7- 9:30 p.m. at the  The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St.) See here for more details.  5. Taylor Street Update: In case you’ve been following along, the Landmarks Commission reviewed the demolition at 8-10 Taylor Street on Tuesday night and determined that the stop work order would be lifted, and the demolished east wall of the property would need to be rebuilt up to preservation standards. The owners will also need to appear before the Landmarks Commission again next month with updated plans for the east wall. You can read the full story here.  Things you can do every day on South End Patch: Share your news with the rest of the community. Click here to add an announcement.  Add your events to our events calendar. Click here to sign up for breaking news updates. Want up-to-the-minute news? Click here to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  Share your thoughts on your community in a blog. Click here to get started. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

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