|Flynn to Head Up Crime Watch
As the final pieces are starting to come together for the South Boston Crime Watch Program, State Representative Brian Wallace announced that lifelong South Boston resident Ed Flynn will head up the program starting this week and will be looking to meet with those who have already volunteered as well meeting and welcoming new members to the crime watch group.
After meeting Representative Wallace and Boston Police Captain Paul Russell last Saturday at Station C6, Flynn stated that he looked forward to getting the crime watch program up and running and working with elected officials, the police, community residents, the Chamber of Commerce and anyone else who may be willing to volunteer their time to get involved in the crime watch program. “I want to thank the elected officials who gave life to this program as well as Ed Champy and Kiernan McAllen who gave the crime watch a prime location at the corner of Dorchester Street and Broadway for a headquarter location. There are already over eighty residents who have signed up to be involved in some aspect of the crime watch and that is a tremendous start,” Flynn stated.
“I am thrilled that Eddie Flynn has accepted our offer to coordinate the crime watch program,” Rep. Wallace. It is going to be time consuming and a real challenge but I know that Eddie Flynn is up to it, Eddie knows the community as well as anyone and he has a background in law enforcement having already worked in the Executive Office of Public Safety assisting statewide law enforcement officials on homeland security issues and working on drug policy trends. After graduating from Salve Regina College, Ed worked in Washington for the Secretary of Labor and is presently teaching high school in South Boston. Eddie Flynn is also an active member of the United States Navy having served on the USS Sullivan, the USS Roosevelt as well as a stint at the Navy College in Newport Rhode Island. He also served in Bahrain as part of the Fleet in the Persian Gulf.” Wallace stated.
The South Boston Crime Watch office is located at 492 East Broadway. The telephone number is 617-268-SAFE. A new website will be going up in the next week and Ed Flynn is in the process of setting up the second Women’s Self Defense class as well. He will be looking to put together local crime watch meetings and introducing the latest technology which the Boston Police are working on and will be soon introducing.
Rep. Wallace would also like to thank the Mt. Washington Bank for their $500 donation to the crime watch. That start up money helped us buy a phone, get stationary printed, order a sign and pay for some other incidental start up costs and we appreciate the Mt. Washington’s help.” If you’d like to be involved please call 617-268-SAFE (7233).