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JFK Eco-Friendly Club Pushes NJ Transit to Clean up Woodbridge Parkway Mess

The high school environmental group can't touch the trash on NJ Transit property in Iselin, so they've taken to the Internet to push the train managers to clean up the mess


Members of the John F. Kennedy High School Eco-Friendly Club don't take 'no' for an answer - and the rest of the township may benefit from their stubbornness.

In the school's newsletter, they relate a litter blight at the intersection of Green Street and Route 27 in the Iselin section of Woodbridge. Club members had wanted to organize a cleanup of the median strip near the railroad and busy roadway, about a half-mile stretch of roadway near the Parkway South Exit 131.

The club's goal was "to give visitors of Woodbridge Township who arrive via Exit 131 on the GSP a better impression of what the town has to offer," they said in the newsletter.

Students were told by the township that the property belongs to NJ Transit, and because of the proximity to Route 27 and the railroad tracks, it wouldn't be safe for the students to organize a cleanup effort.

Instead of giving up, the Eco-Friendly Club students took to the Internet.

Club Vice President Ileana Arce wrote up a petition on change.org, asking NJ Transit to clean up the littered mess near the exit. 

In a few weeks, they've gathered 379 signatures, including one from Woodbridge Councilman Kyle Anderson.

"I am a township resident for many years. My mom still lives in the Iselin section and this area is the entrance to our town and it is a terrible site for residents and visitors," Anderson wrote. "Please help."

Woodbridge residents who'd like to add their signature to the petition can go to the change.org website at this link.

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MrDoughnut March 26, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I feel it is a good idea as long as it gets done.
ty March 26, 2013 at 08:49 PM
MrDoughnut why would an illegal boarding home be advertised on a domain registrar website?
MrDoughnut March 26, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Ask the Woodbridge Township why they say the same thing about the boarding home advertisers? Pay attention. The people doing these illegal rentals use the web sites to reach certain people such as visa workers. Next time the Township does a press release read it then you will understand.
MrDoughnut March 26, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Try reading the web site ads. It's easy just type a suspected home and street into the browser an they pop up. Copy the Information paste it and download the photos. Now that wasn't so hard was it. Of course the ad may only say they have one room for rent in a single famliy home in a residential section but it usually is several rooms including the basement.
MrDoughnut March 26, 2013 at 09:40 PM
If you know of anyone with an illegal rental Woodbridge Township says to call the Bureau of Housing at 732 634 4500 ext 6009 or call the Hot-Line at the Public Works Department 732 726 2325. Or you can do what I would do email the evidence or complaint so they get all the information including the web site!

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