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Local Hero Vanquishes Weeds

I was biking down Canal Street earlier today when I noticed something strange. The six foot tall monster weeds that have been an unwanted fixture near the Roger Williams National Park were under attack.

Dan D’Alessio, photographed here with his weapon of choice, has chosen to spend his days of unemployment tending to our public spaces. Huge thanks to Dan and all the anonymous others who every day pick up litter, water flowers and weed tree beds.

Pix after jump.


6 thoughts on “Local Hero Vanquishes Weeds”

  1. Dan D'Alessio says:

    I would like to thank all the wonderful people that stopped by and complimented me on the job I was doing, getting rid of weeds on Canal Street. Most of them thought I was a city worker, not an unemployed worker doing a good deed.
    Perhaps now people can walk, ride a bike, skateboard, and run in the area I cleaned up. The mean reason I did it was because I took my wife to work at Citizens Bank and grew tired of the unsightly sidewalk.
    Finally, recognition should be given to the Wellesly Group, located in the Hospital Trust Building for planting flowers and spreading mulch the past two weekends, especially Joan. And last but certainly not least a thank you to Libby Kimzey for noticing my efforts, taking the picture and posting it on the website.

  2. Joe Sweet says:

    Way to go, Dan!!

    I feel blessed knowing I know a “weed vanquishing Local Hero”!

    Way to stay productively busy, Dan The Man! Would love to see it result in something rewarding for you, beyond the great press!

  3. Joanne says:

    Great Job!

  4. Mary Claire says:

    Thanks Dan! I’ve seen you working hard on Canal Street and it looks SO great! I really appreciate your work!

  5. Drew says:

    Thanks Dan!

  6. Peter Van Erp says:

    Thank you, Dan!

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