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Traffic Island Awards Go to Three Businesses and an Individual

Almost all the town's 30 traffic islands are taken care by volunteers.

Charles Delloiancono for maintaining Forbes Square at Humphrey Street & Puritan. Courtesy
Charles Delloiancono for maintaining Forbes Square at Humphrey Street & Puritan. Courtesy


At the Nov. 6 Swampscott Board of Selectmen's meeting, the Beautification Committee presented the 1st annual Traffic Island Design Awards.  

Presenting the award was one of the missions given to the committee by the Board of selectmen when the committee was established. 

Almost all of the 30 traffic islands in town are maintained by volunteers:  landscapers, businesses, and individual/neighborhood groups.  This award was created to recognize their contribution to the community. 

 

Traffic Island Design Awards 2013

Four  volunteer sponsors received the awards for this year.  Each recipient received a framed photograph of their traffic island and a gift certificate donated by a Swampscott merchant.  The photographs of all the award winning traffic islands  are on display in Town Hall.  

A  Landscaper Sponsor:

"Charlie the Gardener"  (Charles Delloiancono)  for maintaining Jennifer Harris Square at Essex Street & Stetson Avenue  and  Forbes Square at Humphrey Street & Puritan Road opposite the Fish House

Gift Certificate donated by :  Sea View Cafe, 242 Humphrey Street

 

A Business Sponsor:

Ford Painting Company  (Joseph Ford) for maintaining the traffic island on Walnut Road from the Forest Avenue end

Gift Certificate donated by:  Ocean House Surf Shop & Cafe, 128 Humphrey Street

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Swampscott Refrigeration Company for maintaining Jared Raymond square at Essex Street and Danvers Road

Gift Certificate donated by:  Ocean House Surf Shop & Cafe, 128 Humphrey Street

 

An Individual/Neighbors Sponsor: 

Thomas Smith  & the Thomas E. Smith "Fight to Cure Paralysis"  Foundation for maintaining the center traffic island on Atlantic Avenue at Shepherd Road

Gift Certificate donated by:  Yan's Bistro, 146 Humphrey Street

This information was provided by John McLaughlin, for the Swampscott Beautification Committee.

Elmwood Road December 07, 2013 at 07:55 AM
Please also recognize Charlie the Gardener for periodically cleaning up the island at the T intersection of Sheridan and Elmwood, as well as a few neighbors who have mowed, weeded, and spruced up that island once every few months, including clearing the area around the island's fire hydrant.

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