Crews hired to wipe out graffiti in Brentwood

Local officials and Brentwood residents hope their newly launched efforts to remove graffiti will fight the gang problem at the same time.

New York State Assemblyman Phillip Ramos (D-Brentwood) is using a $40,000 grant to hire a company to remove graffiti in the community.

Besides making the area more pleasing aesthetically, police say painting over the graffiti will help them with their gang investigations when new tags appear.

On Saturday, more than 100 people will meet at the Brentwood Recreation Center at 9 a.m. to help clean up more graffiti.

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