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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: GRAFFITI UPDATE 3/20
From Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:00 am to Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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The good news continues to outweigh the bad news.

Good News

We spoke at the 122 Precinct Community Council and were able to spread the word about the Changing the Face of Staten Island program to another group of Staten Islanders. This followed our presentation to the 123 Precinct Community Council on Monday.

The 122 Precinct Community Council contributed $200 to the cause.

A group of Staten Island students will be painting over all of the graffiti at the New Springville Little League tomorrow beginning at 11:30. They will be repainting the clubhouse, the garage all of the dugouts, the light poles and security gates.

We dropped off all the needed paints and supplies tonight.

Scott LoBaido will be painting one of his American Flags on the back of the largest dugout beginning Saturday at noon and it will be completed in time for opening day.

Annette Riordan will be meeting the owner of a building on Midland Ave on Saturday and will begin her mural the following week.

Weather permitting we will clean up 10 locations on Saturday with student volunteers on some projects and a few offenders doing community service on others.

We received a proposal from NYC Arts Cypher about a partnership in future events. We will review the proposal and keep you updated.

We received a tip identifying a major tagger on Staten Island and will be turning the personís name and address over to the police in the morning,

Bad News

We finally were contacted by the Mayorís Graffiti Coordinator after many faxes and calls. They have agreed to store some paint on Staten Island but told us that our request for paint and supplies for our outings would not be available until sometime in April.

Until we receive these supplies we will have to continue to purchase these items.

We have not heard back from Home Depot, Target Lowes or any other businesses on Staten Island in regards to our appeal for support.

We were hoping to get or purchase an industrial power washer and power sprayer. We still hold out hope.

We still need volunteer groups for three locations for next weekend.

Seguine Ave off Amboy

Amboy Road off Richmond Ave

Lincoln Ave in Midland Beach

Schools are off this week so we were hoping for a response from Civic or Community Groups or Elected officials.

To date only two schools have stepped up to the Adopt a Block Program (St. Peters and Monsignor Farrell)

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