Friday, June 13, 2008

Special NEAT Meeting! Please Attend!

In the last few months, the Macdonough School Playground and
Basketball court have been a source of increasing concern for
residents of the neighborhood. While many people enjoy the park,
playing basketball and climbing on the playscape, a small group of
teenagers have reportedly been using the space for illegal activities
and are having a negative impact on after school programs and

We need to find a solution. Please come to this important meeting to
share concerns and brainstorm ways to make this space safer for the
kids and families of the North End.

Special Guests Include:

*Ray Santostefano & John Milardo from the Park and Rec Dept.

*Capt. Greg Sneed and Deputy Chief McMahon from the MPD

*YMCA Kids Korner Staff

*Representative from the Mayor's Office

We need neighborhood families to get involved and voice their concern.

Some options being discussed are:

*Turning the park over to the Board of Ed

*Installing cameras

*Light the park at night

*Closing the park entirely

*Do nothing and continue as is

What else?

The neighborhood cannot lose it's last park. Please attend.

Meeting will be held in the Macdonough School Cafeteria.

Childcare will be provided and there will be pizza for the kids.

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