The following is a press release from Assemblyman William Colton:
ASSEMBLYMAN COLTON ORGANIZES MAJOR BENSONHURST NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP EFFORT WITH HELP OF LOCAL YOUTH GROUPS
OVER A HUNDRED TEENAGERS ARE EXPECTED
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP OF 86TH STREET
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Time: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Place: 86th Street, from 19th Avenue to 26th Avenue, and adjacent streets
In response to neighborhood concerns about cleanliness on 86th Street in Bensonhurst, Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn) has organized a major neighborhood cleanup project with the help of local youth groups on Saturday, November 12th, 2011. Members of Our Lady of Grace Church Youth Team, students from Midwood High School, students from Brooklyn Technical High School, students from New Utrecht High School, members of Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry, members of Our Lady of Grace Boys & Girls Scouts troops, members of the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn Youth Club, and NYC Comptroller John Liu’s Youth Action Team all have signed up to enlist in this major and important civic effort.
“ I continue to be proud and amazed by the commitment of our neighborhood’s young people. They understand that keeping our neighborhood clean keeps our quality of life great to the benefit of all residents,” stated Assemblyman Colton. “It continues to be my pleasure to bring all of these youth groups together to commit to participating in an excellent and beneficial community service,” Colton added.
The scheduled cleanup will be the third cleanup initiative undertaken by Assemblyman Colton’s youth group coalition. Previously, hundreds of teenagers led successful cleanup efforts on Kings Highway and on Avenue U.
Additionally, the Department of Sanitation has indicated that they will supply the groups with tools to assist in the cleanup effort. For more information about this cleanup effort, please contact Assemblyman Colton’s community office at (718) 236-1598.
Assemblyman William Colton represents Assembly District 47, which includes Bensonhurst, as well as parts of Gravesend and Midwood