By Ricardo Kaulessar
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davisâ€™ performance as well as of his city council slate in the June 10 election were described by some political pundits as achieving a â€œclean sweep.â€
On September 21, Davis and other city residents plan to do it for real.
Bayonne’s Feet To The Street Clean-up Event, sponsored by Davis and City Hall, will begin at City Hall Park (26th Street and Avenue C) at 9 am and will finish up at Gorman Field (1st Street and Humphrey Avenue) with a celebratory picnic with music and games.
Chris Piechocki, a longtime Bayonne resident who helped organize the event with City Hall, said the cleanup will take place from 9 am â€“ 12 pm and go down major thoroughfares including Avenue C, Avenue E and Kennedy Boulevard. The picnic will follow afterward until 3 p.m. with participants welcome to bring food.
Piechocki said the event, in its first year, is taking place for an important reason.
â€œI think itâ€™s a very good first step by the new mayor to show that he can change the way that Bayonne residents see their town,â€ Piechocki said. â€œItâ€™s also going to educate the children on not to litter and to keep the streets clean.â€
He admitted that Bayonne is not as clean as it was 10 years ago and efforts like such as Feet To The Street could help bring back the town to what it was before as well as help make it more attractive to newer residents.
Anyone who wants to take part in the cleanup can visit the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/764832340244445/ or call Chris Piechocki at (201) 978-1110.