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2017 Clean Sweep season breaks record

Buffalo’s 2017 Clean Sweep season ended on a high note Thursday.

The neighborhood improvement program broke a record for completing the most sweeps in one year: 32 of them, said Mayor Byron W. Brown.

The sweeps were conducted in all nine Council districts: five each in Masten and Ellicott; four each in the North, University, Niagara and Fillmore districts; three in Lovejoy; two in South; and one in Delaware.

Since May 31, the city’s Save Our Streets Task Force mowed lawns in vacant lots and removed debris; cleared trees; cleaned sewer receivers; replaced broken street signs; paved streets; and demolished houses.

The program began under Brown’s predecessor Anthony M. Masiello. Since 2006 when Brown took office, there have been 289 sweeps, the mayor said.

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