‘West New York Forward’ slate rolls out ‘Cleaner and Greener’ quality of life plan


The “West New York Forward” slate has rolled out their “Cleaner and Greener” quality of life plan that includes planting more trees in town, keeping streets & sidewalks cleaner, and developing a trap, neuter, & return program for stray cats.

Photo courtesy of the West New York Forward campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This is the town we call home and we must work together to make it cleaner and greener. By focusing on enhanced environmental services, our residents will be able to enjoy a happier and healthier community,” Public Affairs Commissioner and mayoral hopeful Cosmo Cirillo said in a statement.

Specifically, the five-person team has committed to inform residents about proper waste management and recycling, as well as hosting clean-up events.

They also noted that pet waste is also a major issue that will be addressed by reminding residents to clean up after their four-legged friends and penalize those that do not.

On a larger scale, the  also intends to create a trap, neuter, and return program for stray cats in order to safely reduce the number of strays while alleviating the burden on those who have already contributed to this initiative.

“These efforts will lead to a healthier West New York and better quality of life for residents,” the slate concluded in a joint statement.

Cirillo is running alongside Revenue and Finance Commissioner Margarita Guzman, outgoing Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Walter Lopez, and Hiram Gonzalez.

They are taking on the “Sires Team for West New York,” of course headed by former Congressman, Assembly Speaker, and Mayor Albio Sires.

His running mates are Parks and Public Property Commissioner Victor Barrera, Board of Education President Adam Parkinson, BOE Trustee Marielka Diaz, and recent Republican congressional candidate Marcos Arroyo.

The head-to-head, non-partisan contest takes place on Tuesday, May 9th, with tomorrow being the last day for residents to register to vote.

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  1. Cosmo had 8 years already. The out of control crime and lawlessness must stop in WNY. No one mentions or wants to close down the social clubs and its crime fueling in WNY gets my vote. Sad know one talks about the Crime and Lawlessness in WNY. WNY PD dont work and need a revamp at once. But it wont happen so keep living in a 3rd world town.

    Be safe WNY time are bad in town.