From the desk of 6th ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino:
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am happy to report that the second
Clean It Up Hoboken Day was another success!
On Sunday, October 2nd residents from
all over Hoboken came out to clean up
I would like to personally thank the 20+
volunteers (both adults and children) that helped me in the 6th Ward.
I am so lucky to be part of such a caring community.
The original Clean It Up Hoboken Day was organized to raise community awareness about an ordinance against the distribution and postings of handbills, flyers, and circulars on utility poles, signs, & other public spaces.
This was a big issue in Hoboken. However since then, the postings & distributions of these advertisements have greatly decreased.
Now that this issue has started to subside, we were able to concentrate on much more than just postings at the second Clean It Up Hoboken Day. This time around we were able to clean the trash off the sidewalks, the streets, and in the parks as well! The volunteers worked very hard to pick up all litter and Hoboken looks even cleaner because of their efforts.
I do plan to organize, as do my fellow council members, more clean up days in the future so our community can keep gathering together to raise awareness.
However, I hope we can work together on a regular basis, along with The Department of Environmental Services, to keep our city clean.Environmental Services is working to enforce the ordinance mentioned above and on keeping our streets clean.
All of this will help us to continue to restore Hoboken to the beautiful place we know it can be.