2013-10-23 / Front Page

Serpe Helps Clean Up Astoria

Green Party candidate for City Council in District 22 Serpe walked her "clean, green streets" talk this past weekend, sponsoring community cleanups along Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Boulevard, near Astoria Houses.Green Party candidate for City Council in District 22 Serpe walked her "clean, green streets" talk this past weekend, sponsoring community cleanups along Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Boulevard, near Astoria Houses.Green Party candidate for City Council in District 22 Lyne Serpe walked her "clean, green streets" talk this past weekend, sponsoring community cleanups along Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Boulevard, near Astoria Houses.


"One of the complaints I hear most is about the litter on the streets," explained Serpe. "From our experience this weekend, and during past cleanups, far too many people think our tree pits are doubling as ash trays."


Serpe has been highlighting one issue day from her 22 Ideas from District 22 campaign platform. Among them include Idea 8 for a "Greenest Block" competition and Idea 12 for recycling bins along our busy commercial corridors.


"Nearly 40 percent of the garbage in the regular bins can actually be recycled," said Serpe. "Let's make it easy for local residents to do their part for clean, green streets."


The Friends of Lynne Serpe contacted Sanitation to arrange garbage drop off locations, procurement of free supplies, and to ensure clean efforts were properly coordinated.

A final cleanup will be held along 30th Avenue this October 26. Volunteers are meeting at the Serpe for Council campaign office at 25-11 Astoria Boulevard at 10:30 a.m. Please call (646)- 699-3956 to sign up.

For more information about Lynne Serpe's 22 Ideas for District 22 and to submit ideas, visit http://www.serpeforcouncil.org/22ideas.

Lynne Serpe previously ran for city council seat in 2009 against Peter Vallone Jr. and garnered a strong 24 percent of the vote. She is a long-time community activist whose campaign is focused on affordable housing and sustainable development, healthy schools and neighborhoods, clean energy and good jobs in a green economy, and fair elections for all.


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