The Area 324 Neighborhood Watch March meeting took place 3/16/14 with
three local families present as well as B2 police. They are
continuing to emphasize community beautification with participation in
several community sponsored efforts. The biggest issues are 25
Brookford Street - absentee landlord with deplorable tenant behavior
and unacceptable adult male hanging out on Winthrop School property.
The Area 324 Neighborhood Watch meetings usually take place on Sunday
afternoons (schedule below) and are open to all neighbors
in the Area 324 Neighborhood Watch community including 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.
Present for 3/16/14 Meeting
Family of 126 Dacia Street, family of 15 Brookford Street, family of 11
Brookford Street, 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.
25 Brookford Street Problem Property
This property continues to be an eye sore for the neighborhood.
Neighbors have silently put out trash barrels on days of trash pickup
due to being "fed up" with watching trash pile up. Residents in the
home are believed to be defecating out their window on the Dacia St.
Neighbors on Dacia Street have continuously seen human feces or toilet
paper on the street next to the home. Neighbors do not believe the
defecation is being done by the prostitutes in the area due to the
placement and the time of day the feces is noticed. The outside lot on
Brookford Street is again littered with trash. Neighbors are requesting
Environmental and Inspectional Services to assist in the homeowner
taking better care of the property. Neighbors will contact the Mayor's
hotline and submit a ticket (ticket submitted for trash in the yard was
done 7:00pm 3/16/14). B-2
took notice of the yard and will put a call into Inspectional services
and Environmental services on Monday, March 17th. Efforts of Area 324
reaching out to families that live within the home have been
frustrating due to the high turn over of families moving in and out of
the property. The homeowner does not live in the property.
Area 324th project for 2014 will concentrate on neighborhood
beautification. Major project scheduled to take place on May 17th and
- Painting of the stairs and home trim will help to keep the homes in the area looking fresh and well cared for.
324 has requested donations from DSNI, City of Boston, and Nuestra
Communidad.At this time, no organization has responded with donations.
- The project will take place regardless of the support of community organizations.
- The homeowners have expressed a love for their homes and a pride that will be showcased.
Area 324 will partake in the Nuestra Communidad "Cleanest Streets
Contest." Area 324 representation will be present at planning meetings.
Residents have seen an increase in illegal activity after hours at the
Winthrop School playgrounds and the adjacent park.
Residents would like to see
the empty lots on Brookford St. continued to be maintained even as the
City researches the true ownership of the empty lots. The forgotten lot
often has trash and over grown vegetation behind the white fence, often
a sore spot in the neighborhood.
- The park is dark with no working lights, enabling drug action and prostitution to take place.
- Neighbors on Dacia St. have called the Police, however, when Police arrive, the people in the park have usually left.
- Residents would like lighting to be better in the Park and School area and Police presence to help with illegal actions.
are aware that B-2 is doing the best that they can and will continue to
call with concerns until this area becomes more of a Police priority.
- Large groups of adult males often congregate in the play ground area, often leaving broken glass bottles.
- The John Winthrop School Principal has not connected with the Area 324 NW to work together to rectify the situation.
- Area 324 will continue to reach out to create a cohesive partnership.
- B-2 is aware of the concern and has been strategizing on how best to "clean up" the park.
recognizes the neighbors' frustrations and vision of the community,
especially those with young children, to better utilize the great open
Area 324 was invited to join the "Mission 180" Coalition.
B-2 Police and Area 324 will host a guerilla block party in June 2014
to celebrate and empower neighbors to meet and come together in a safe
and fun manner. Area 324 will continue to work with B-2 Police and
Nuestra Communidad to ensure that this event takes place.
Neighborhood Watch director will help Area 324 promote and engage with
neighbors by supporting the group with business cards. The cards will
enable neighbors to connect and remain connected to information in the
community as well as meetings.
***Block leaders had a conversation with DSNI community outreach
coordinator after the meeting to discuss short term and long term
partnership and ways to support each other. Meetings tentatively
scheduled will discuss further details.
Future Event/Meeting Schedule:
April 27th 15 Brookford St. 3pm
May 17th & 18th Area 324 Beautification Project
June 22nd Brookford St/Dacia St. block party
July 20th 11 Brookford St. 3pm
August 17th 126 Dacia St. 3pm
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|Posted: March 16, 2014 Nancy J Conrad
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