A letter to the North End / Waterfront community:
Since the start of school, The Eliot has been dealing with drug use and drug dealing around all of its buildings. We have had to call the police multiple times and arrests have been made. Use happens overnight but also brazenly during school hours. The City and State police, our elected representatives, and the Superintendents office have all been very responsive to our calls. Areas have been cleaned up and increased monitoring is happening.
Even with all of this support, a young member of our community was struck by a needle while playing after school yesterday in the Prado. The needle was located in one of the flower planters. This family now has to live with the full weight of this health and safety issue for the next few months until this child can be retested for serious illnesses that could have been transmitted.
We are asking for help from the incredibly supportive North End community around us. The drug use in the North End public spaces is getting worse. Please report all drug use by calling 911. Very importantly, please also follow up after you witness drug use to see if any needles were left in the area and report them so they can be removed.
Letter submitted by Jennifer McGivern.
Boston Police District A-1 provide North End / Waterfront residents an update on neighborhood crime incidents each month at the Public Safety Meeting. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. All are welcome to attend and bring their questions. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 3, 2019.