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Hartford BID

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Hartford BID Ambassadors

45 Blocks - 7 Ambassadors - Serving since 2007

Services Provided

Provide cleaning and basic landscape maintenance to Downtown Hartford, Commercial Campus area and Asylum Hill Corridor. Services include manual and mechanical litter collection, graffiti removal, weed abatement, power washing and a multitude of special projects, which will provide long term enhancement of the environment.

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Heard on the Street in Hartford

Media Coverage of the Hartford BID Ambassador Program

City street cleaner makes a habit of returning lost valuables

In his 14 years of cleaning up after city residents and visitors alike, 62-year-old Horace Hicks has found all sorts of things - including a few unmentionables. You name it, the city resident has likely spotted it on his rounds or swept it into his dustpan: Jewelry: He's got a candy dish full of single earrings. Cellphones: Not a week passes without a few of those turning up on his rounds. Before that, it was beepers. So big was the dusty collection of the unclaimed technological fossils that he brought a few home as toys for his puzzled grandchildren: What are these, grandpa?

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