By the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins recently attended the Chinatown Resident Association meeting at the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown.
At the meeting, residents discussed issues of importance to the Chinatown community with a particular focus on public safety.
The Boston Chinatown Resident Association was formed in 1999 to increase resident input on issues that affect Chinatown. Its mission is to advance the quality of life for Chinatown residents and preserve Chinatown as a neighborhood for working families and the elderly.
Sheriff Tompkins was glad to see residents of the community taking the initiative in voicing their concerns.
“It’s great to see members of the community coming together to proactively address their needs,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “Civic engagement is extremely important and it is part of what holds communities together. When I think about the people in my facilities who will be returning back home, I realize how important it is for them to have communities they can return to that will encourage them to remain active and foster their personal and professional development.”
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