Hundreds Help Jamaica Plain Shine

Cleaning  up Jamaica  Street

Cleaning up Jamaica Street. Credit: Richard Heath

For thirty years Michael Reiskind and Bob McDonnell have organized Boston Shines in Jamaica Plain. That’s three mayors’, five governors’ and five presidents’ worth of neighborhood cleanups. And of course, they’ve had lots of help.

For the past several Boston Shines, City Hall’s liaison to JP, Jullieanne Doherty, has been the Energizer Bunny of cleanup organization. Doherty said more than 500 volunteers helped for this year’s cleanups.

Here’s a gallery of scenes from around JP on a gorgeous Saturday morning.

Sul Lee distributes tools and gives out directions to clean up volunteers.

Richard Heath

Sul Lee distributes tools and gives out directions to clean up volunteers.

JP Neighborhood Services Coordinator Jullianne Doherty organized the hundreds of details for Boston Shines 2015.

JP Neighborhood Services Coordinator Jullianne Doherty organized the hundreds of details for Boston Shines 2015.

Mayor Walsh and the crew led by E13 polce officers Ramsey and Rodriguez: Robert Alves. Ajy Ramsey. Jayshon Strouther and Anjelina Santiago.

Richard Heath

Mayor Walsh and the crew led by E13 polce officers Ramsey and Rodriguez: Robert Alves. Ajy Ramsey. Jayshon Strouther and Anjelina Santiago.

Mayor Walsh high fives Bibi Klein as mom Lindsey Sobell looks on. BIbi is an  OFD (originally from Dorchester) girl.

Mayor Walsh high fives Bibi Klein as mom Lindsey Sobell looks on. BIbi is an OFD (originally from Dorchester) girl.

Mayor Walsh  greets  Bob McDonnell, one of the Boston Shines  JP founding organizers

Richard Heath

Mayor Walsh greets Bob McDonnell, one of the Boston Shines JP founding organizers

Mayor Walsh and JP Neighborhood services coordinator Julieanne Doherty.

Richard Heath

Mayor Walsh and JP Neighborhood services coordinator Jullieanne Doherty.

Cleaning up Jamaica  Street: Robert Alves, Ajy Ramsey, Jayshon Strouthers and Richard Hernandez.

Cleaning up Jamaica Street: Robert Alves, Ajy Ramsey, Jayshon Strouthers and Richard Hernandez.

Angela Gordon spearheads the Tower Street clean up

Richard Heath

Angela Gordon spearheads the Tower Street clean up

English High School Jr. ROTC team at work around English High. Lauren Baird and Rene Patten from the high school supervised 32 volunteers

Richard Heath

English High School Jr. ROTC team at work around English High. Lauren Baird and Rene Patten from the high school supervised 32 volunteers.

English High School students clean up around their school

Richard Heath

English High School students clean up around their school

Tony Brewer and Steve Wheelen sweep the sidewalk Egleston Square

Richard Heath

Tony Brewer and Steve Wheelen sweep the sidewalk Egleston Square

Doris Reisig of Atherton Street gets ready to plant cilantro and peppers at the Peace Garden.

Richard Heath

Doris Reisig of Atherton Street gets ready to plant cilantro and peppers at the Peace Garden.

Part of the Egleston Square Boston Shines crew. Carolyn Royce of Olmsted Street is on the far left. The other  volunteers  are all employed by City Realty, a major commercial property owner in Egleston Square.

Richard Heath

Part of the Egleston Square Boston Shines crew. Carolyn Royce of Olmsted Street is on the far left. The other volunteers are all employed by City Realty, a major commercial property owner in Egleston Square.

After a hard days work cleaning Egleston Square

Richard Heath

After a hard days work cleaning Egleston Square