Among the sites that volunteers and city workers have been targeting are Charlestown’s Bunker Hill monument and South Boston’s Thomas Park, which is within the National Park Service’s Dorchester Heights site. Both it and Bunker Hill are major Revolutionary War sites.
Besides clearing overflowing trash at the #BunkerHillMonument, PWD crews also emptied trash receptacles at #ThomasPark in #Dorchester. Until the #GovernmentShutdown ends, PWD will continue this nightly routine. Our hardworking staff is always keeping #Boston beautiful and clean. pic.twitter.com/r0a9Lh7UeI— Boston Public Works (@BostonPWD) January 10, 2019
The Boston area, of course, teems with such Revolutionary sites commemorating that conflict—it started here after all—and the federal government maintains the majority of them. The shutdown, however, has drastically curtailed the work and working hours at a number of agencies, including the park service.
The shutdown—one of the longest in U.S. history—showed no signs of ending as of January 10 as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remained at loggerheads over Trump’s request for billions in funding for a wall along the southern U.S. border. Stay tuned.