The Good Neighbor Recognition Award for August 2013 was presented to Andy Constantine, owner of City Suites, on behalf of the North End/Waterfront Residentsâ€™ Association (NEWRA).
The presentation was made by NEWRA President, Jim Salini, and Recognition Committee Chair, Janet Gilardi to Constantine along with his property manager, Brittany Collins, outside the office of City Suites at 421 Hanover Street. In addition to being a longtime owner and manager of rental property in the North End, Andy rebuilt the Charter Street Park in the 1980â€™s and established A New Spin Laundry on Salem Street.
Constantine remarked that â€œThe key to being a â€œGood Neighborâ€ is to have a staff that works as a team to sustain a clean and welcoming neighborhood for all to enjoy.â€ Andy recognized his staff at City Suites and A New Spin Laundry including several maintenance members whom diligently strive to maintain cleanliness in the Charter Street Park, the areas surrounding each of his rental buildings, and in the neighborhood. â€œCity Suites is committed to implementing the City of Boston and the North End/Waterfrontâ€™s policies for the overall benefit of our neighbors and visitors,â€ Andy said.
The monthly award is voted by NEWRAâ€™s Executive Committee and given to local businesses and residents that consistently keep the areas around their property clean of trash and debris.