Neighborhood Watch: Area 324 Meeting Notes for 6/22/14

The Area 324 Neighborhood Watch meeting for June 2014 covered a wide range of topics including the problem property at 25 Brookford Street, steps to prevent gentrification, National Night Out, the Cleanest Streets competition and the 180 Coalition.  Area 324 is a small but active and committed group of residents who are diligent about addressing problem issues in their community and actively participating in local community initiatives.  Their minutes are an opportunity to learn a lot about community life.

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Area 324 Neighborhood WatchNeighborhood Watch Meeting Notes for June 22, 2014 - 15 Brookford Street

Present: Members of Area 324 Neighborhood Watch and B-2 Police presence

Quality of life
B-2 Community Service Officer went over Police report of Police Area 324/325 over the last 30 days.  Reported crimes are down; only 7 incidents to report.  No gang presence noted at this time.

25 Brookford Street continues to be problem house for the neighborhood.  Neighbors continue to be vigilant as well as frustrated. B-2 community officer made aware of the lack of landlord presence.
Fair Chance for Family Success

Neighbors have come together to form a group to revitalize the neighborhood and stop gentrification.  “Fair Chance for Family Success” is a partnership between DSNI and Family Independence Initiative to help residents in the Dudley Triangle meet goals for family progress which in turn produces a stronger community.  Contact DSNI for more information. 

National Night Out

Area 324 is hoping to collaborate with B-2 Police, Nuestra Commuindad, DSNI, Uphams Corner, and Kroc Center as well as any other crime watch or community organization in the community to promote and attend Boston’s National Night Out. 

Community Beautification

Area 324 participated in the Nuestra Communidad “Cleanest Streets Contest” on June 7, 2014. Area 324 was awarded the most generational team.  A team of 22 neighbors, friends and family members came together.  The age range was from the 2 years old - 60 years old.  We hope to spark a pride in the neighborhood and to encourage any age to clean up!

Community revitalization

Area 324 has joined the “Mission 180”Coalition.”  Area 324 is committed to connecting to other groups in the area to further the mission of public safety.

Area 324 will be trained by Nuestra Communidad on Neighbor circles in June 2014.  This will be an attempt to connect wit ha wider range of Roxbury/Dorchester neighbors as well as further our public safety mission.

Future Event/Meeting Schedule:

Change in meeting dates:  Area 324 will meet on the fourth Sunday of every month moving forward.

July 27th
3 pm Place TBD
August 24th
3 pm Place TBD
September 28th
3 pm Place TBD
October 26th
3 pm Place TBD
November 23rd
3 pm Place TBD

Area 324 Mission Statement

Area 324 Neighborhood Watch is a grassroots organization of families working together as concerned citizens for the safety, revitalization and beautification of our community. We look out for each other’s property and persons. We hope to inspire a feeling of trust, pride, and responsibility for our neighborhood. Our goal is to work in conjunction with community supports, such as the Boston Police, to make our streets safe, have a positive quality of life and to eradicate issues of crimes for the families living and working in this area. We are making it available for our children to go outside and make it back in safely.

This meeting is open to all neighbors in the Area 324 Neighborhood Watch community. We are trying to reach neighbors on the following streets: Danube Street, Dacia Street, Ingleside Street, Blue Hill Ave, Adrian Street, Brookford Street, Randlette Place, Rand Street, Fairbury Street, Rand Place, Julian Street, and Dalin Place.

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Posted: April 28, 2014    Nancy J Conrad