Monday, August 02, 2010

North End Neighborhoods Partner in Night Out Against Crime

A release from Salemtown Neighbors President Freddie O'Connell:
Four North End neighborhoods will come together again in 2010 to participate in the National Night Out Against Crime.

Nashville, Tenn. August 2nd, 2010 -- Renewing a commitment to continuing the favorable trends in crime reduction in Nashville's North End, four urban neighborhoods are joining together in celebrating the 2010 Night Out Against Crime.

Neighborhood organizations representing residents in Germantown, Hope Gardens, Salemtown, and Historic Buena Vista are gathering together to stand firm against tolerance of crime in their communities.

"We're especially proud of the strong partnership we've forged with the Metro Nashville Police Department under the leadership of Commander Damian Huggins," said Jason Powell, President of the Hope Gardens Neighborhood Association. "We'll be making a presentation to Cmdr. Huggins and Central Precinct in recognition of their effective work and their recognition as Precinct of the Year for 2009."

"We've dealt with a shocking shooting death in Salemtown this summer," said Freddie O'Connell, President of Salemtown Neighbors Neighborhood Association. "The response from MNPD was rapid and thorough. There's a suspect in custody, but our work as neighbors is to stand together to ensure that we don't tolerate crime or criminal behavior in our homes or in our neighborhoods. We have a lot of work to do with each other, and we want to continue and extend the great partnership with MNPD and with each other as neighborhoods."

Neighbors from all four neighborhoods will be marching separately from their respective neighborhoods and then joining together for music, refreshments, and brief remarks at the Southeast corner of Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street just North of the Nashville Farmers Market from 6-8pm on Tuesday, August 3rd. Remarks will be offered at 6:30pm.


Freddie O'Connell
President, Salemtown Neighbors Neighborhood Association

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