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SB Crime Watch Symposium January 21

     State Representative Brian Wallace has announced that Convention Center officials have agreed to host a community-wide symposium on the state of crime in South Boston on Saturday January 21st to 10AM – 2PM.

     “We are putting together an agenda that we hope will address many of the problems which continue to plague our community and the people who live here. We will hear from Crime Watch professionals as well as other successful crime watch groups. We will hear from police officials, elected officials, substance abuse professionals, court personnel, local non profit groups and others,” Rep Wallace stated. “We will also spend a lot of time hearing from local residents and getting their first-hand knowledge of what they see and what they go through in their areas of South Boston.”

     The crime watch symposium is the first event sponsored by the South Boston Crime Watch but it will certainly not be the last. The crime watch group in conjunction with local elected officials has already put together a four week self defense course for women. The course is given by the Boston Police Department and has been very successful and helpful in other sections of Boston. It will start on Saturday January 28th and continue for the next three Saturdays from 9AM to Noon.

     The South Boston Crime Watch has been attempting to get some space on Broadway to open a storefront office to conduct their business starting in the spring but has been running into steep rents which may necessitate opening an office off Broadway. If anyone can help with a storefront or office space, please contact Sen. Hart, Rep Wallace, or Councilors Kelly and Flaherty.

     The symposium is open to all residents whether you have lived here for sixty days or sixty years. Crime affects everyone and we all must pull together. There is strength in numbers and we hope to have well over a hundred members when we go forward,” Wallace stated

The Crime Watch would also like to thank Jim Rooney and Fred Peterson from the Convention Center for all of their help and support in putting the symposium together.

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