The North Bergen High School Environmental Club has once again made their mark on the township, this time painting over random graffiti scrawled across various downtown walls. Five areas of town were beautified on May 20 when 22 kids from the high school brought out their paint buckets and rollers to enhance the quality of life for residents.
This was the second local clean-up project from the Environmental Club this year, who also participated in a recent clean-up event on the Jersey Shore and built a series of gardens in front of the high school.
Two walls on Fifth Street were repainted by the students over the course of the morning, along with a long wall on the ramp to Tonnelle Avenue and two walls on Tonnelle itself.
The project was made possible by support from the North Bergen Green Team, New Jersey Clean Communities, and Rutgers NJ SNAP-Ed, with coordination by Recycling Program Aide Tom Stampe, NBHS science teacher and Environmental Coordinator Dana Hojnowski, and North Bergen DPW Deputy Director Frank Englese. Also lending his support with logistics was Parking Authority Director Robert Baselice.