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Mayor Walsh announces 2017 Love Your Block initiative


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Neighborhood Services

The spring cleaning program encourages residents to get involved in their neighborhoods.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the 2017 program for "Love Your Block," a high-impact spring cleaning program that encourages residents to improve their neighborhoods over the course of three weekends. Spring cleaning activities include community gardens, pocket parks, public schools and sidewalks. Love Your Block, previously known as Boston Shines, will now include year-round cleanups, applications for innovative beautification mini-grants and new uses for City-provided tool sheds.

"When residents take pride in their neighborhoods, Boston becomes a better City for all," said Mayor Walsh. "I encourage residents to participate in Love Your Block, and do their part to keep our City a beautiful, friendly and welcoming place for residents and visitors alike."

Starting on February 6, residents can sign up to volunteer at

A full cleaning schedule for 2017 Love Your Block is below:

April 28-30
  • Downtown
  • Chinatown
  • Back Bay
  • North End
  • West End
  • Beacon Hill
  • Charlestown
  • East Boston
May 5-7
  • Hyde Park
  • Roslindale
  • West Roxbury
  • South End
  • Bay Village
  • Allston
  • Brighton

May 12-14

  • Dorchester
  • South Boston
  • Roxbury
  • Mattapan
  • Fenway
  • Mission Hill
  • Jamaica Plain

Learn more about Love Your Block