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Neighborhood Watch: Area 324 Meeting Notes 4/25/14


The April 25, 2014 Area 324 Neighborhood Watch Meeting included a discussion of Fair Chance for Family Success, a group whose goal is to help revitalize the neighborhood and stop gentrification.  DSNI is their contact.  Also May 17/18 is a major community project for sprucing up the Area 324 homes and demonstrating homeowner pride.  Work to be done includes painting stairs, railings, balconies and trim. Other meeting highlights included the Cleanest Streets Contest and the Mission 180 Coalition.    Read More ...



Area 324 Neighborhood WatchQuality 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.

25 Brookford Street continues to be an eye sore for the neighborhood. A violation was issued last month. Tenants continue to turn over quickly.

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.

Community Beautification

Area 324th major project scheduled to take place on May 17th and 18th an effort to spruce up the homes and to show pride in the homes that we live in. We will be painting stairs, railings, balconies and trim. Area 324 has received a $100 donation from Nuestra Communidad. DSNI denied our donation request.

Area 324 will partake in the Nuestra Communidad “Cleanest Streets Contest” in June 2014.

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. Old electronics are being left on the lots as well as other trash. A ticket to the Mayor’s hotline will be done.

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.

B-2 Police and Area 324 will host a guerrilla 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.


Future Event/Meeting Schedule:

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


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.

Contact Information:  area324neighborhoodwatch@gmail.com





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Posted: April 28, 2014    Nancy J Conrad

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