Crime watch marks 27th year

The Mission Hill Crime Committee celebrated its 27th anniversary March 29 at the same location that it has been meeting at since all those years, Mission Church. The group, led by Mary Todd and David Welch, is the original and longest-surviving group since the crime watch program started 29 years ago in Boston.

The celebration was attended by Capt. John Davin and officers from the District B-2 Police Station; Carolyn MacNeil from the Neighborhood Watch Unit; elected officials, including City Councilors Tito Jackson and Felix Arroyo; and many residents and business owners who contributed to the evening. There was music and an awards presentation. One of the awards was presented to Capt. Davin and B-2 for their tireless support.

The Crime Committee meets the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mission Church to review local crime statistics and share tips. It often includes police officers from various colleges and universities as well as officials from the Boston, state and MBTA police forces.

For more information about joining or starting a neighborhood crime watch group, contact the Boston Police Department at 617-343-4345.

From press materials.

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