Last Friday night at 11 PM, Councilwoman Ashley McCarthy, sent me photos of teenagers openly drinking in Christopher Columbus Park. They also left their crushed cans of beer on the ground just feet from trash and recycling containers, adding insult to injury.
When Ashley started snapping photos of the teenagers, they scowered away. There’s no way to tell if these kids are from the North End or if they came in from the suburbs for a lively night in the city.
We do know, however, it takes a village to raise a child, and we think it’s important that the community knows this is happening. If they are drinking to the point of impairment, they can cause serious injury or worse to themselves or others. This is a real danger for our community.
We have informed the park rangers and requested that there be more patrols on weekend nights. If you see kids drinking in the park, please call the police and have them handle the situation.
Tania Green is a Councilwoman of North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and Chairwoman of Public Safety and Crime.