New community group 'polishes' Onset playground
On Saturday morning, volunteers cleaned the playground on North Boulevard of graffiti, leaves and trash, and the feat won't be the last for a new group in the community calling itself Onset All Together.
Approximately 30 people showed up that morning. They all heard about the effort through word of mouth.
Cheryl Comstock, a resident who lives across the street from the playground, said the cleanup was "awesome."
"I love to see this place cleaned up. It's 100 percent better."
"I think people actually like to help. They like to be given that opportunity," said State Representative candidate Sarah Hewins (D-Carver), who helped out at the clean up. "People actually really like to be a part of something that's positive."
Organizer of the clean-up, Lisa Morales, has only lived in Onset for three months. Though she loves the community, she sees a lot of improvements that can be made and is gathering people together to make the difference.
"This neighborhood is fabulous but there's issues and some of these things we want to attack are blighted properties, distressed properties that are abandoned, or absentee landlords," she said. "We're trying to get a group together that's going to help facilitate that and do some landlord/tenant workshops."
The volunteers filled nearly 30 bags of leaves leftover from last year.
Anyone interested in joining or helping with their efforts can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.