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'Basura Bash' in Walker Square unites neighbors

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About 300 neighbors gathered at a park near 9th and Washington over the weekend to clean up streets in the Walker Square neighborhood.

Residents removed graffiti, picked up trash, planted flowers, and added reflective address stickers that were lacking in some alleyways.

Basura Bash, now in its sixth year, aims to unite members of the community, and it all culminates in a block party.  There residents had the chance to connect with community non-profits and enjoy a meal together.

Click the podcast player to hear from 12th District Alderman Jose Perez, as well as organizers of the event.