Assemblyman Colton and Youth Leaders Continue Neighborhood Clean-ups

November 5, 2011

Saturday 9.30 a.m. Kids will meet at 29 BAY 25TH ST. to obtain brooms, bags, gloves and assignment areas. Enter street from 86th St.

One of Brooklynís busiest shopping areas, once dubbed the largest outdoor shopping mall, will have over three hundred teens sweeping and cleaning up 86th street and adjoining blocks.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 Time: 10 A.M. Ė 1 P.M.

Place: 86th St., from 19th Ave. to 26th Ave. & adjacent streets.

WHO & WHY:

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 Liuís Youth Action Team all have signed up to enlist in this major and important civic effort.

The scheduled cleanup will be the third cleanup initiative undertaken by Assemblyman Coltonís youth group coalition. Previously, teenagers led successful cleanup efforts on Kings Highway and on Avenue U.

The Department of Sanitation will supply the groups with tools to assist in the cleanup effort. For more information about this cleanup effort, please contact Carmine Santa Maria 718 490-0109