Community cleanup day in Yonkers' Nodine Hill

Volunteers armed with brooms and rakes took to the streets of Yonkers this morning, removing trash and sweeping sidewalks in the Nodine Hill neighborhood notorious for violence.

"Many of the people volunteering today are parents and young people who want to take pride in their community by cleaning up," says Councilman Wilson Terrero (D-Yonkers).

Local residents say while their community has become known for crime, they are looking toward the future, which starts with this cleanup.

"A clean, safe community, I mean, that's all we could ask for the little kids,? says Marilyn Morrillo.

The next community cleanup is scheduled for Thursday morning. Volunteers are asked to meet at 10 a.m. on the corner of Elm Street and Nepperhan Avenue.

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