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Track cleanup programs underway

Assemblymember Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley have begun several programs to help clean up the community, especially the local rail road tracks – and you can help.
In response to complaints from local residents regarding unsightly graffiti on the train trestles, Miller is reporting progress on the New York and Atlantic Railway line running through Glendale and Ridgewood.
“People should not have to live with gang graffiti in their neighborhood and I am proud to announce that the graffiti along the rail trestles has been painted over,” Miller said. “I am committed to preserving the quality of life in this community and I am glad to say that I have finally gotten this done. I will continue to work with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to ensure that any future incident is handled in a timely manner.”
“I commend our community members for coming together and taking it upon themselves to organize neighborhood clean ups and beautification efforts,” said Crowley.
Crowley and Miller are working in conjunction with the LIRR, New York and Atlantic Railway and the Department of Sanitation, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, and Citizens United for Rail Environmental Solutions (CURES).
They are also working on fixing other issues with sanitation to increase the frequency of trash pick-up and vermin eradication under the trestles, and have begun working with organizations for the homeless that have agreed to house any indigents who are living in the area.
Anyone who witnesses any crime of trash dumping, graffiti spraying, or anything else related to the train trestles is asked to notify Miller’s office at 718-805-0950

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