National Night Out in East Boston: Crime fighting initiative recognized with award

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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Maverick Landing lauded for its innovative program

Together, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Maverick Landing Community Services, with support from the National Night Out, EASTIE Coalition and the Department of Public Health, have launched a cross-sectoral, trauma-informed approach to address violence and substance misuse in Maverick Landing and surrounding neighborhoods.  This work builds on the experience of other coalitions around the country that have used this effective strategy to foster peaceful, healthy and resilient communities. 

On August 2nd, the Maverick Landing Community Group was presented with the Top Crime Watch Group of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding success in crime prevention activities that serve as an inspiration to fight against crime in Boston.

EBNHC CEO Greg Wilmot congratulates Nancy Slament, Program Coordinator, Community Initiatives for East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, on the Top Crime Watch Group of the Year award in partnership with Maverick Landing Community Services.

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Nancy Slamet of EBNHC, Rita Lara of Maverick Landing Community Services and other members of the Eastie Coalition gather with Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston PD to celebrate their recognition for violence prevention by the City.