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As a boy, Thomas Burwell always looked forward to the July 4 block party on his street in Fair Haven. More than two decades after the last such party was held, Burwell decided to convert nostalgia into action.
Burwell, now the Ward 14 Democratic committee co-chair and and a former candidate for Alder, reconvened the annual Exchange Street block party, on a historic residential block behind the Fair Haven School.
The second year of the revived block party kicked off Saturday, with a variety of refreshing activities for a hot summer afternoon.
It featured banner-making, rhythmic Zumba workouts, tree planting, and food. For kids, whether barefoot or on their bikes, the fire department installed a pressurized sprinkler to shoot cool water from a hydrant .