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News Journal: Newark spring cleaning nets bags of winter debris

If there was ever a spring that needed a good cleaning, it’s this one, said Joe Spadafino. The Newark recreation superintendent said there was plenty of trash alongside roads and park trails from a crazy winter, in which the relentless weather blew debris even farther off the road. Volunteers arrived in force on a surprisingly brisk morning Saturday to help make that trash go away. Newark’s annual Spring Community Cleanup attracted 200 participants, who arrived at City Hall at 9 a.m. to get their trash bags, day-glo green T-shirts, and assignments. They spent two hours out in the field, then returned for hot dogs and other refreshments provided by the Newark Lions Club.