2016 NNO Parties
National Night Out: Building Community Do you know your neighbors? When neighbors know and look out for each other, their neighborhoods are safer. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual celebration on the 1st Tuesday in August where the community gathers at small block parties or neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. Plan your own party or attend a neighborhood event. Plan a Party ~ Attend a party: Hello, National Night Out (NNO) party hosts, neighborhood association chairs and coalition folks! Your involvement in NNO helps neighbors get to know one another and strengthens community ties […]
Homelessness Forum Final Report
NWNW Homelessness Forum Final Report April 20, 2016 Introduction: The Neighbors West-Northwest Neighborhood Coalition recently hosted a community forum in an effort to inform people about the work being done on homelessness in the Portland area. Our invited speakers were Marc Jolin, the Initiative Director of A Home for Everyone, and Josh Alpert, Mayor Hales’ Chief of Staff. The Portland Police were also invited to present. On the day of the forum, a lawsuit was filed against the City requesting an injunction against the Mayor’s Safe Sleep policy, which resulted in Josh Alpert and the Portland Police pulling out of […]
Don’t Let the Streets Sparkle this Holiday Season
By Bill Dolan Car prowlers find cars with what appear to be valuables, break windows and steal whatever they can carry. Items that seem to have little value to you such as your gym bag with the sweaty socks are a perfect example of items most often stolen. What might be inside the gym bag is what actually entices thieves to break our car windows. Leave your car’s interior free from any items. Use your glove compartment and trunk because even a stack of nickels and pennies can lead to a very cold drive to auto shop. Please tell your […]
By City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program Burglars target homes that appear unoccupied to reduce the likelihood of being caught and having to confront people in the home. Creating an appearance of occupancy while you are out is one of the best strategies to employ for burglary prevention. Setting lights, televisions and radios on timers; holding mail and newspapers; and having your relatives, friends and neighbors help you out during your vacation are some steps you can take to maintain that lived-in look Review our vacation checklist before taking your next trip.