Good Samaritan Cleans Up After "Allston Christmas"

ALLSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — 'Twas the day after Allston Christmas, and all along Comm. Ave were disregarded coat hangers, a lot of trash, and one 77-year-old man trying to clean it all up.

Allston Christmas is the traditional household item grab-and-swap that takes place on the first weekend of September, which is move-in weekend for thousands of students in Boston. Earlier this week, the streets of Allston were lined with battered couches, mini-fridges and lamps, but most of the bigger stuff got picked up over night.

According to local resident Steve, who has been living in Allston for 49 years, his annual post-Allston Christmas tradition is to grab a bag and some gloves, and pick up after the students who couldn't make it to the dumpster.

"You can see I have a big crew; me!" he said. "It takes a 77-year old guy with an old fashioned attitude to try to cleanse the area in which I live... I don't want them to get in trouble. It's a shame."

WBZ NewsRadio's Madison Rogers reports:

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