National Night Out celebrated at Tai Tung Village and Castle Square

The residents of Tai Tung Village and Castle Square celebrated National Night Out on August 1. The annual event raises awareness for police programs in the community, such as neighborhood watch, drug awareness and anti-crime programs.

National Night Out took place at Tai Tung Village on August 1. Mayor Marty Walsh and other local officials recognized Tai Tung Village. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

“Thank you Chinatown for the great work you do, from the crime watch to the young people educating the community about the dangers of smoking,” said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Boston Police Department District A-1 Capt. Kenny Fong presented an award for community service to Tai Tung Village’s management team for hosting the Chinatown event for many years.

National Night Out took place at Castle Square on August 1. (From left) Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Larry Curtis, Deborah Backus, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Willie Gross, Ann Moy. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

The Castle Square Tenants Organization unveiled its new logo.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said at Castle Square, “I was captain of District D-4 for four years and I love the people of Castle Square. Castle Square is one of the safest places to live.”

Overall, violent crime is down 7 percent and property crime is down 21 percent in Boston. Part 1 crimes are up 1 percent in District A-1 for Tai Tung Village and down by 7 percent in District D-4 for Castle Square.

Walsh attended events throughout the city, along with Evans, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Willie Gross, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, state Sen. Joe Boncore, Boston City Councilor-at-large Annissa Essaibi-George and Boston City Councilor-at-large Michael Flaherty. Boston Police Department District A-1 Capt. Fong was at Tai Tung Village, while District D-4 Capt. Wayne Lanchester was at Castle Square.

National Night Out takes place on the first Tuesday of August. Several neighborhoods in Boston held their celebrations on July 31, with live music, children’s crafts and community outreach.

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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