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Sunday, April 2, 2023


Four public schools will be a little prettier next year, thanks to Gottlieb's Quickway Service Center in Contant.
Owner Leroy Gottlieb needs to remove more than 30 areca palms to build his new NAPA auto parts store next door, according to the Independent.
But rather than destroy the trees, Gottlieb is donating them to the Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission.
The commission in turn is giving most of the trees to four schools — Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School and Ulla Muller, Kirwan Terrace and Joseph Gomez Elementary Schools.
"These schools have existing student groups who have demonstrated an ability and desire to take care of plants," said Geraldine Smith, executive director of the beautification commission.
The commission is also donating two larger areca palms to the Chamber of Commerce to plant between the roadway and sidewalk in front of Chase Manhattan Bank.

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