South Boston Electeds Call for Public Safety Meeting

Jul 29, 2013

Congressman Lynch, Councilor Linehan, Senator Forry, and Representative Collins, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, will host a meeting to discuss the recent tragedies in South Boston and other public safety issues affecting our community. The meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday, July 29th at the Tynan Cafeteria. The Electeds have invited officials from the Boston Police Department, State Police, the Probation Department, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the National Drug Enforcement Agency to attend. Following a meeting at City Hall with city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the elected officials reflected on the upcoming public meeting:

“The recent violence and tragic murder of Amy Lord have had a profound impact on South Boston. Our hearts are with Amy's family and friends in Wilbraham and we share in their grief. Monday’s meeting will allow us to listen to our community’s concerns, share information and hopefully ease some of the fear in the wake of these senseless attacks,” Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said.

“We must continue to reach out to all of our neighbors. This meeting will provide an opportunity to come together as a community to connect and share important information. It is our responsibility to look out for one another,” said City Councilor Bill Linehan.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” stated Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. “In our earlier meeting today, my colleagues and I along with law enforcement agencies committed to proactively working together. We are focusing on open communication with the community and concentrating on creating a concrete plan of action. This meeting on Monday will be another step in that direction," said Sen. Forry.

“We are all affected by the murder of Amy Lord and the series of unwarranted and hideous acts of violence in our community,” stated Representative Nick Collins. “We want the entire community at-large to know that the collective resources from every office and every department will be brought to bear to increase the public's safety and awareness.”

Public Safety Meeting
Monday, July 29th at 7:00pm
Tynan Cafeteria, 650 E Fourth Street