Neighborhood Crime Watch Group in Mission Hill Celebrates 29 Years of Watching Out for their Neighborhood

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Commissioner William Evans recently stopped by the Mission Church to congratulate and thank the Mission Hill Crime Committee for their 29 years of dedicated and devoted service to the Mission Hill neighborhood. The Mission Hill Crime Committee held its first meeting on August 15, 1985. During that very first meeting, Maria Weinograd, who owns Mike’s Donuts and is still a proud member today, called on city officials to help the group better address criminal activity in the neighborhood. Twenty nine years later, Maria and the group is still going strong. Said Commissioner Evans, “I can’t say enough good things about the Mission Hill Crime Committee. This group works because the people involved care about their community. Thanks to their efforts, the Mission Hill community is a safer place to live and work.” At the beginning of the meeting, a moment of silence was offered in remembrance of Boston Firefighters Mike Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh.

Since it was first launched back in 1985, Neighborhood Watch has helped hundreds of watch groups – including the Mission Hill Crime Committee - get started in a program that enables community members to make our city a safer place by simply getting to know their neighbors. Sounds easy? It is. Neighborhood Watch performs and plays a vital role working in conjunction with and supporting the Boston Police Department in their efforts to reduce fear and crime in our city. The mission is clear. We want to develop and maintain crime watch groups in every neighborhood in Boston.

If you or a friend are interested in attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch group, please contact (617) 343-4345 or drop us an email at: meetinginfo.bpd@cityofboston.gov.