The Ironbound Business Improvement District ((IBID) Clean & Green Team pitched in to support the Ironbound community along with more than 50 students, residents, and business community members who volunteered at the recent Community Clean-Up organized by East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador.
Led by Operations Director Chris Bernardo and Supervisor Matt Christenson, the team members helped with supplies, manpower and supervision atLibertyPark onChestnut Street, working with students fromEast SideHigh School to paint and remove graffiti in the park.
The Clean and Green Team also helped out at the IronboundRecreationCenter on Rome and St. Charles Streets, supervising other volunteers to paint the Field House. Team members also supported other groups of volunteers gathering debris and illegal dumping along the Route 21 and in tunnel underpasses.
“The IBID has worked hard to make our district and surrounding areas of the Ironbound a cleaner, safer and more welcoming community through the supplemental streetscape services, graffiti removal, and landscaping we provide in support of the City of Newark, and getting involved in the work being done at the Community Clean Up was just an extension of our ongoing commitment,” noted Executive Director Seth A. Grossman. “Along with the recent e-waste collection event at Peter Francisco Park where tons of electronic waste was collected and recycled, our annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest and other initiatives and programs, our efforts to make the Ironbound District a greener and healthier place to live, work or visit remain a top priority.”
For more information about programs and services provided by the Ironbound Business Improvement District, visit goironbound.com. You can also follow news from the Ironbound District through social media at Facebook.com/goironbound.
and Crew Member John Hudson in Liberty Park
during the Ironbound community clean-up.