Local lawmaker looks to clean up Southern Boulevard

A local lawmaker is hoping to clean up parts of the South Bronx as well as find jobs for people in need of work.

A local lawmaker is hoping to clean up parts of the South Bronx as well as find jobs for people in need of work.

A local lawmaker is hoping to clean up parts of the South Bronx as well as find jobs for people in need of work. (9/9/16)

THE BRONX - A local lawmaker is hoping to clean up parts of the South Bronx as well as find jobs for people in need of work.

Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Jr. says he has added funds to the neighborhood cleanup budget to clear away trash on Southern Boulevard.

He says the move, starting Sept. 19, will help keep the community clean while providing transitional employment to the homeless, previously incarcerated and mentally ill.

"They will clean our streets in areas where sanitation will have a difficult time cleaning because of manpower," says Salamanca.

Wildcat Services employees will be cleaning the area up to four times a week.

Officials say the funding will help ensure cleanup for some areas, including Longwood, Mott Haven and Hunts Point.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 1 Word on the Street: Oscars mix-up
New affordable housing is making its way to 2 Affordable housing comes to Crotona Park East
Police say Timothy Hairston, 27, was shot to 3 Police: Man shot, killed on E. 165th Street
Big Daddy's in Massapequa has a celebration ready 4 LI Winter: Mardi Gras at Big Daddy's
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 5 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE