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Friday, April 1, 2011

Street Sweeping To Resume On Monday April 4th

Daniel Hadley writes, "Thanks to the snow, the start of street sweeping was delayed to Monday, April 4th. Also, despite last fall’s decision to extend the end of daytime street sweeping hours from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., no sweeping will be carried out and no tickets will be issued after 12 p.m. After residents voiced concerns that the waterless street sweepers in use last year were not cleaning the streets effectively, a decision was made to return to traditional street sweeping. Because water-based sweepers work more quickly, street sweeping hours were returned to the 8 a.m. to noon schedule.

Please note that on designated street sweeping days, vehicles must be moved to one side of the street, as noted by posted signs on each street. Failure to comply will result in a $50 fine. Residents are encouraged to sign up for Boston Sweeper alerts to receive reminders about street sweeping on nearby streets. Boston Sweeper is a service offered by and is independently operated outside of the City of Somerville. To sign up for e-mail alerts, visit, or call 311. For more information regarding street sweeping procedures, please call the city's 311 constituent service line or visit"

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