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Newark Police Department volunteers target graffiti, keep an eye out

Published Sep 30 2014




“If there is an event such as a fallen tree or a car crash,” Jones explained, “a volunteer can set up cones and direct traffic.

Volunteers are often described as people who want to contribute to their community, to feel part of the solution.

This description accurately depicts Newark’s 74 RAVEN members who range in age from fourteen to 83 (a Graffiti Abatement team member). A passionate dislike of graffiti was the impetus for Timothy Jones to begin volunteering.


«This group of volunteers gave more than 8,300 hours to the City of Newark last year.
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I really hate graffiti, Jones said. It’s as simple as that. Everything about graffiti is negative in my eyes.…

This passion prompted Jones to begin volunteering more than 2 decades ago. The Graffiti Abatement team helps Newark maintain its small-town feel. Mayor Alan Nagy recognizes the team’s accomplishments.


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