NEWTON — How do you clean up a street that’s been a hot spot for prostitution for decades?

In Newton, businesses hope a dog park they call Bark Park is the answer.

Newton BIA director Philip Aguirre said 70A Avenue just off of King George Boulevard behind the Gateway bingo site has been known for prostitution for some time and has been a “magnet for drug use and public intoxication.”

It’s hoped the park will attract residents, focusing eyes on the street in an area some have been avoiding.

“More people on the street means that the Johns will feel uncomfortable with the environment,” said Aguirre.

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