Greater City Providence

Broadway/Westminster Graffiti Cleanup Saturday, March 15

UPDATE: Due to snow expected tomorrow morning, the organizers of this event have decided to go with their snow date, 03/15, same time, same location.

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The WBNA and West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation are hosting a graffiti cleanup on Broadway on Saturday, March 1st. Details are:

We need your help!
Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, March 1st to clean up graffiti on Broadway, Westminster, and adjoining streets!

“Graffiti generates the perception of blight and heightens fear of gang activity” reports the U.S. Department of Justice. We need to eliminate graffiti because the appearance of graffiti is often perceived as a sign that a downward spiral has begun, and graffiti on residences and businesses sends a message that we don’t care, and attracts crime to our neighborhood. We need to remove it because we love our neighborhood and want it respected.

at 9:00am, Saturday, March 1st 15th

RIPTA Westminster Street 17 or 19, Cranston Street 18 or 31

Join with concerned and caring neighbors, volunteers, members of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, the Providence Police Department, and the Mayor’s Graffiti Task Force.

Bring any appropriate cleaning supplies if you have them, but we will also provide supplies to those who need them. Most importantly, bring yourself, and anyone else you can find! Afterward, we will meet at El Rancho Grande for yummy Mexican food (yes, they have vegetarian) and refreshing sangria! Come and have fun after the job is done!

We need six people to volunteer to lead groups in assigned areas. Please contact Elaine Collins if you are willing to fulfill this role.

For more information, please contact Kari Lang from the West Broadway Neighborhood Association at 831-9344, or Thea Fielding from West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation at 453-3220 x15.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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