East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

March 25, 2015
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Marion Costigan outside her Bennington Street home. The 82-year-old residents spends 10 minutes each day cleaning outside her house and City Councilor Sal LaMattina hopes she will be an inspiration of community pride in the neighborhood.

Marion Costigan outside her Bennington Street home. The 82-year-old residents spends 10 minutes each day cleaning outside her house and City Councilor Sal LaMattina hopes she will be an inspiration of community pride in the neighborhood.

Marion Costigan is being hailed as an example of community pride-an example we should all follow in East Boston.

Each day Costigan heads outside with a broom and trash bags and cleans in front of her Bennington Street home in Orient Heights.

Costigan, a longtime community activists who helped fight Logan Airport expansion with her mother in the 1960s, is the type of resident City Councilor Sal LaMattina wants to see more of in the neighborhood.

This week City Councilor Sal LaMattina stopped by Costigan’s home as she was outside cleaning to personally thank her for her help and community pride.

“Come on folks, if at 82-years old Marion Costigan can clean outside of her home then we all can,” said LaMattina. “I’m asking residents to take 10 minutes a day, like Marion, and sweep up and pick up trash and litter so we can help beautify the neighborhood.”

With the snow piles melting LaMattina has been on a campaign to get residents and businesses owners to pitch in and clean in front of their homes and businesses.

“I was taught at during my time at East Boston Camps that when we all give we all gain,” said LaMattina. “Marion is an example of that motto and I hope her work each day will inspire more East Boston residents to help start cleaning up the neighborhood as we enter the spring and summer months.”

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