Juniper Civic joins with Maspeth High School to Fight Graffiti -
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Originally published in the December 2012 Juniper Berry Magazine

Juniper Civic joins with Maspeth High School to Fight Graffiti

Juniper Juniors & Maspeth High School students team up to clean up Grand Ave bridge

In a brand new partnership between the Juniper Park Civic Association and Maspeth High School, the Grand Avenue bridge on 79th Street near Elmhurst Park was rejuvenated. This event was the third clean-up in which the Juniper Juniors participated and the first JPCA event in which Green Club from Maspeth HS participated. Len Santoro from JPCA coordinated the event along with Mr. Aaron Bell who is the faculty advisor for the Green Club.

On Saturday, October 20th, the clean-up began at 10am and there were over 20 volunteers who painted the bridge and cleaned the sidewalks in front of the bridge. The entire bridge was painted by 11:30am.

The groups are planning future clean-ups for this year.

The volunteers:

Richie Polgar

Aaron Bell

Madelane Sadia

Shirley Delacruz

Mark Baldzon

Kinju Shafra

Johannah Grehte

Tia Chen

Chaia Ona

Diezl Del Rosario

Tom Hudeck

Min Lin

Amy Tiang

Charlotte Oroza

Aron Suba

Rafkin Sharon

Smay Starlin

Leonela Tutasig

Ngawang Tenzin

Kevin McManus

Mario Giugliano

John Pozeniczny

Antoine Haran

Peter Ilse

Anthony Luis

Mario Matos Jr.

Len Santoro