Ramsay Park in Roxbury, a block-wide recreational space between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street near the South End, had long been known to neighbors as a trouble spot where drunks gathered. Thanks to community policing efforts and a volunteer cleanup, conditions have improved, but now the city is seeking to stop a nearby liquor store from selling single beers and nips that it says are the primary source of litter in the park.
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