Off-duty Lakewood police officers and their families will once again be holding a ‘Paint the Town’ event in which they’ll be combating the gang taggings and other graffiti markings around Lakewood, PBA Local 71 President Gary Przewoznik tells TLS. Przewoznik says it’s their way of giving back to the community, and a way of showing the vandals that they are not welcome here.
During their first project Gary Przewoznik declared “We’re going to keep doing this as long as we have to, to show them, you know what, this block doesn’t belong to them, it belongs to the people of the community”, and they’re keeping to their word.
The PBA set a tentative date of May 4th for the project, weather allowing. Volunteers are welcome. TLS.
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Are these fences and building on private property? I have a fence on my property that I have to take care of myself. If these are on township property then it is a good thing,but on private property it show be taken care of by the owner, not the town.
thank you for caring for our town as your own!
G-D bless you!
Really #1?? it’s not being taken care of “by the town”. It’s a group of town employees volunteering to help clean up graffiti on their own free time. Maybe if everyone was willing to selflessly help others instead of have a negative comment like that this town wouldn’t look the way it does.
To #3 I agree but it has to be both ways !
I think if you are able you should be painting with the volunteers.
hey number 3 -4 and 5 remember that next time you want to vote down our fire budget , volunteers !!! 17 years i have given this town one of the lowest fire budgets in the state but it gets cut…
This will not be tollerated with people throwing grafitti on Twp.
#7 – “i have given this town one of the lowest fire budgets in the state but it gets cut”
just because its low, or the lowest – doesnt make it affordable. what dont you get about that? (to many people & write-offs in this town)
if i had a brand new ferrari to sell you for $50,000 = great deal right? but can you afford it is the question.
Chief Lawson in unreal!
That picture in the shopper of the chief and his son cleaning up the seraifas chometz mess was unbelievable.
Its a mitzva lefarsaim and a mussar haskel to all of us!
if you can’t afford the fire budget I hope you can afford a new home if it catches fire and no one can contain it.
The cops in this town are for the most part wonderful upstanding people and we are fortunate to have their friendship and cooperation.
to #6 what does that even mean? I never voted against the budget , just saying I have no problem with volunteers helping out but the owners should be out there also !
Congress street has many abandoned vacant houses, the worst one is at the corner of 88 and is full of graffitti.
Thank you dear officers.
I agree with 12. People should get out and work side by side with the cops to clean up the mess. Nice to say how wonderful the police in this town are, but even nicer to stand side by side with them and do something for yourselves!
This is a story about the Police Officer donating their time to help clean up the town and not about the fire budget.
Why is the PBA painting fences on private property? maybe these developments should not wait for the kindness of off duty police to clean up the graffiti… I never see anyone who live is these sections helping with paint rollers.
saw a house being done , come on now , the owner should do it , but they sit a wait for the poor cops to do it, give their kids something to do to
FYI if you deface a tag you are open for reprisal from the gangs. That may be why the homeowners do not paint over it themselves. With the off duty cops doing the clean up the coward gangs will not do anything. Thank you LPD for standing up for the town.
This is VOLUNTEER! Not at your expense as a taxpayer so quit your whining ! If you could stop complaining for 5 minutes, maybe you could call the PBA and they could come clean your fence too. And to everyone else complaining about the PBA doing this, just stop and think that maybe it’s their way of saying to these gang members that the town will not put up with their (moderated).
why isnt the township inspector issuing fines to those who dont mow their lawns, clean graffiti, and other “ugly” violations?
why is the PBA wasting donated money on the supplies it needs to be cleaning private property????
the property owners should supply all materials/supplies – and the PBA if they wish do the work. the PBA should not be donating its money to property owners.
there should be a list with the property owners who wish to have the services performed, and then have the materials & supplies ready for the off-duty officers. THIS IS UNREAL. (then we will see who wants to keep lakewood beautiful!)
where do you sign up to help?
Thank you #20…. People simply don’t care walk around Lakewood people throw there garbage on the ground…. 2nd street in littered in garbage and snack bags by the old YMCA…. Its sad…. It could be Graffiti or garbage… its always someone Else’s problem to clean it up….
how about going out and fight the gangs
It’s amazing no matter what you do there’s always the select few who cry like babies. Put up or SHUT UP!!!
Quote “FYI if you deface a tag you are open for reprisal from the gangs. That may be why the homeowners do not paint over it themselves. With the off duty cops doing the clean up the coward gangs will not do anything. Thank you LPD for standing up for the town.
REALLY so the gangs win , get a backbone and stand up to these creeps. I really think thats not the issue at all ,some in this town would live with all the filth around them and it would not bother them one bit ! I see it in almost every neighborhood ~trash all over , houses in disrepair, no one even can pick up newspapers left in the driveway for days. Oh yea this town has come long way unfortunaetly the WRONG way
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