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Chatham Washington Avenue Residents Make it Shine

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From left to right: Liz, 10; Maddie, 9, and 10-year-old Kiera sweep up sidewalk at Washington Avenue underpass Credits: TAP Chatham
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Gabrielle, 6, rakes the area at the Washington Avenue underpass Credits: TAP Chatham
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Jeff Kaplan even pulled out his shop vac to clean at the Washington Avenue underpass Credits: TAP Chatham
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Gabrielle, 6, takes a break from raking at Washington Avenue underpass Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM,  NJ - The conversation began at a neighborhood cookout and that turned into an action committee of family members that resulted in a "Fall Clean" on Saturday.

The subject was the Washington Avenue train underpass, where banana peels, cigarette butts and other garbage have accumulated.

"We were at a neighborhood cookout and we were discussing how unsightly it was," Lisa Cappobianca said. "So we decided to get together and clean it up."

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The Chatham Borough Department of Public Works did a general cleanup of the area and the residents of lower Washington Avenue took over on Saturday morning and filled bags with dirt and other refuse. DPW also provided garbage bags for the refuse.

"Everyone takes so much pride in making their homes look nice, so it would be nice to see this area neat and tidy," Joanna Siauw, who recently moved to Chatham from Montreal, said. "The train trestle at Fairmount Avenue looks so nice."

Residents are hoping the DPW can place a garbage receptacle at the underpass since many people walk there on their way to the train station.

 

 

 

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