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Teens paint mural inside old trolley stop shelter in Brighton

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  August 12, 2013 03:00 PM

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A mural was recently painted inside an old former trolley stop shelter in Brighton that's more than a century old.

The shelter at the corner of Washington and Warren streets was built in 1910 and presumably was used by passengers boarding trolleys along the now-defunct A branch of the Green Line.

Today, MBTA buses stop at the corner and riders sometimes wait in the shelter.

The shelter was painted this summer by teens in the Mayor’s Mural Crew through a partnership with the community service office at the District D-14 station of Boston Police and the community affairs office at Boston College.

The mural is called “Transport to Everywhere.”

“The 1910 Trolley Stop Shed was formerly a magnet for graffiti vandals and unsavory characters,” the Boston Police Department wrote on its Facebook page. “This ‘Broken Window’ eyesore is [now] a community art must-see.”

“Captain [Wayne] Lanchester, Commander of District 14, has mandated that crime prevention through neighborhood policing will continue to be his priority to eliminate crime and the fear of crime in Allston and Brighton,” said a statement from the District D-14 station. “The use of neighborhood policing strategies includes the elimination of blighted and unsafe areas.”

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Boston College community affairs director William Mills, District D-14 Captain Wayne Lanchester, Mayor’s Mural Crew director Heidi Schork, “Transportaion to Everywhere” artist Tom Wiklund and the Summer 2013 Mural Crew members.

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