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Is Litter a Problem on Centre Street?

JP Business and Professional Association member Carlos Icaza said the business community should look to clean up Centre Street.

Is Litter a Problem on Centre Street?

The business professionals want to lead by example when it comes to street cleanup of Jamaica Plain’s most popular street.

Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association member Carlos Icaza said he has looked into cleaning up litter along Centre Street at a Wednesday meeting of JP BAPA.

He added the worst litterers are the corporate-owned entities along Centre Street: Tedeschis, CVS and the banks.

BAPA President Brad Brown said along with communicating JP’s needs to the city of Boston, BAPA would provide owners with a dust pan and a broom as a way of sending a message.

“If you start policing your own couple of square feet, then it’s ‘monkey see, monkey do,’” Brown said. “We all start doing it, everybody will start doing it.”

Does Centre Street have a litter problem? If so, how would you clean it up?

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