2001-07-04 / Political Page

Avella Attacks Graffiti NE Queens

Tony Avella, president of the North Shore Anti-Graffiti Volunteers, announced that as part of the group’s efforts to eliminate graffiti in Northeast Queens, the Whitestone Deli (wall shown) was recently adopted in Whitestone village as well as the area around 23rd Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard. "I was able to enlist the help of Con Edison to clean the graffiti off their property fence along Francis Lewis Boulevard and 23rd Avenue," Avella stated. "In addition, we adopted a local homeowner’s brick fence that had been graffitied on numerous occasions." Both locations had been submitted to Avella from local residents in his "Civic Action Checklist" project. When it adopts a location, the group will repaint whenever necessary. The paint used for the graffiti clean up was part of the group’s annual donation from the Mayor’s Anti-Graffiti Task Force.

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