Weed and Seed

The Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods | May 22 2012

The Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting at the Erie-Ellington Community Center this month. The association convenes residents, neighborhood associations, public safety, and community development partners, and supports them in collaborative work for the improvement of the neighborhoods within the Washington Street Corridor. The association aims to: convene a monthly daytime public safety meeting for their target area, to raise money and other resources to support youth employment and youth development programs as a means to reduce youth violence, and to work with resident groups to identify neighborhood revitalization projects which result in increased greenspace or cultural opportunities for neighborhoods. >> Read More

Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods Meeting Feb. 28

On Tuesday, February 28th, Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods is hosting a monthly public safety meeting from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This month, the meeting will be held at the Lucerne Gardens Management Office at 65 Winston Road, Dorchester. The meeting will be hosted by Lucerne Gardens and Winn Management. Supt. Paul Joyce will be the guest speaker this month. It is one of the few daytime public safety meetings held in Dorchester open to all residents, businesses, and community organizations. Parking is on the street and light lunch will be provided! Read after the break for the meeting agenda. >> Read More

Dorchester Coalition For Great Neighborhoods Meeting Jan. 24

Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods, the former Washington Corridor Weed and Seed Site, is resuming their daytime public safety - partnership meetings.

The Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods monthly public safety meeting is happening on:  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, from 1:00-2:30 PM

Location:  Fieldstone Apartments, 907 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, 02124

Host: Peabody Properties

 

This is one of the few daytime public safety meetings held in Southwest Dorchester open to all residents, businesses, and community organizations.

Parking in rear of building off of Harvard street. Light lunch provided.   

Interim Coordinator - Bob Francis  ~  Communications - Paul Malkemes      

Read on for the meeting agenda.

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Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods Meeting Nov. 29

The Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods will be holding their monthly public safety meeting on Tuesday, November 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Mattapan MBTA Service Station at 500 River Street in Mattapan, 02126. This is one of the few daytime public safety meetings held in Southwest Dorchester open to all residents, businesses, and community organizations! Parking is available behind the MBTA Service Station and on the street. Light refreshments will be provided. Read on for the meeting agenda!

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Dorchester Coalition Meeting Oct. 25

The Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods adopted a new name this summer as the federal Weed & Seed program came to a close. Their monthly public safety meeting will be held on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m at the Cushing Auditorium in Carney Hospital, 2100 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, MA 02124. The meeting will be hosted by Bill Walzcak & Barbara Couzens. This will be one of the few daytime public safety meetings held in Southwest Dorchester open to all residents, businesses, and community organizations. There will be updates on Dorchester Coalition partners and the Millenium Ten Initiative. You can find validated parking in the lot behind Carney Hospital. Enter Seton Medical building, follow signs to the main hospital, then follow the blue line to Colpoys library, turn left to auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided!

Weed and Seed

Mission: 

Weed and Seed, a community-based strategy sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is an innovative, comprehensive multiagency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and community revitalization. Weed and Seed is foremost a strategy—rather than a grant program—that aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang violence.

The strategy involves a two-pronged approach: law enforcement agencies and prosecutors cooperate in "weeding out" violent criminals and drug abusers and public agencies and community-based private organizations collaborate to "seed" much-needed human services, including prevention, intervention, treatment, and neighborhood restoration programs. A community-oriented policing component bridges the weeding and seeding elements. 

Key Partners: 

Dorchester's Weed and Seed Sites:

Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative (Project RIGHT, Mass Housing, Boston Police District B-2 & additional partners) to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, and to increase the efficiency of local criminal justice operations within the Grove Hall area. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Grove Hall Community Center on Geneva Avenue. Contact Michael Kozu (617-541-5454, ext. 5 mkozu@projectright.org) for details. Grove Hall is a graduated Weed and Seed site.

Washington Corridor/Talbot Weed & Seed, Safe Neighborhood Initiative: Washington/Talbot Weed & Seed group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The location changes monthly. Boston Police District B-3 attends these meetings. W&S information is mostly communicated via email. To be added to the email list, contact Paul Malkemes (617-929-0925; paul@tbpm.org).

Created: 
04/12/2011
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