News & Articles

 

 

As we all know, the recent weeks have been very difficult for many of our neighbors and neighborhoods. At the request of Commissioner Evans, many of us came together on August 17 to talk and work towards things that we can do together to disrupt and ultimately stop the violence in our city. Although many thoughts and ideas were shared, a most immediate and tangible step that the Mayor asked we do together is schedule a series of neighborhood walks to engage together with parts of our city that have witnessed and suffered from the most recent acts of violence. We ask that you forward to all of your networks. Rev. Scott offered the following thought, "There were many forces that drove Boston’s violence dramatically downward in the 1990s. One was a lot people working hard, together. The other was people praying. In the Jewish and Christian traditions we are told to 'Seek the peace of the city. Pray … for it.' These walks are seeking peace. As we walk many of us will pray in our hearts for peace. Please join us in this and continue to find ways, many ways, to build relationships with and create opportunity for the young people of our City.”

Rev. Scott will be present at each walk and coordinate the route in each neighborhood with those present from that specific area.

Spread the word and come out for Neighborhood Walks.

Schedule for Mondays – Saturdays: August 31 – October 2

6:00 – 7:30pm

Mondays- Neighborhood: Grove Hall-- Meeting place: Lila G. Frederick School

Tuesdays- Neighborhood: Bowdoin and Geneva-- Meeting place: St. Peter’s Teen Center

Wednesdays- Neighborhood: Mattapan – Meeting place: Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Area B3 Police Station

Thursdays- Neighborhood: Mattapan – Meeting Place: Norfolk Park

Fridays- NeighborhoodRoxbury – Meeting Place: Warren Gardens and St. Joseph 12th Baptist Church

Saturdays- Neighborhood: Humbolt Community-- Meeting Place: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Note: No walk on Labor Day Saturday (9/5/2015) or Monday (9/7/2015)

Contact Linda LoPriore for more information at linda.lopriore@boston.gov and  Mark Scott at mvscott617@hotmail.com.