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That Jen Girl does clean: announces local clean up effort this Sunday

From the desk of 6th ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino:

Greetings from Jen Giattino for City Council
Please join me and my family on Sunday July 31st at 10am
in Church Square Park for a community wide
“CLEAN IT UP HOBOKEN” Day.

Most Hoboken residents are unaware that there is an ordinance regarding the distribution and postings of handbills and circulars.
The ordinance states “no person shall throw, cast or distribute any handbill, circular, card or other advertising matter whatsoever, in or upon any street, public place, front yard, on any vehicle, or any place on a pole or public sign“.
However, everywhere we turn we see advertisements posted on utility poles and boxes, stuck on car windshields, and littering our sidewalks, streets and open spaces.
It is time to make Hoboken more aware about this issue. It is time we come together as a community and start to clean up our streets. The Department of Environmental Services is working on the enforcement of this ordinance. 

“CLEAN IT UP –  HOBOKEN” is not only about raising awareness but encouraging a joint effort between city employees and their community.

Keeping our streets clean has always been important to me and I am determined to raise community awareness about how we can all help with this matter.  
I have been personally taking down signs, flyers, and other advertisements along with spreading the word about this matter. I have also been been contacting the offenders to inform them that these postings and distributions are not allowed.

As part of my initiative, I am asking for friends and neighbors (grownups and children), to come out on July 31st to help remove advertisements and clean up the streets.
I will meet volunteers in Church Square and then it’ll be off to clean up Hoboken.

If you are interested in participating in this community awareness event, please send an email to elissabrachfeld@gmail.com.  Though, of course, anyone is welcome even last minute.
Feel free to forward this email to anyone else you think may be interested in helping out and encourage them to sign up at the bottom link for future emails about news and events.

“CLEAN IT UP –  HOBOKEN” will not only raise awareness, but will be the start of us coming together to restore Hoboken to the beautiful place we all know it can be.

Thank you!

Jen

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