Residents, Cops Thanked for Their Community Work at National Night Out

Mayor Marty Walsh congratulates Dr. Christine Ragbir for her community service award. She is joined by her sons.

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Mayor Walsh congratulates Dr. Christine Ragbir for her community service award. She is joined by her children.

The annual National Night Out celebration in Egleston Square for 2015 honored people who don’t get recognized or thanked enough for what they do for the community…both those in uniform and as well as neighborhood folks.

Plenty of dignitaries were on hand. Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans joined the celebration – as well as City Councilor Matt O”Malley, State Representatives Jeffrey Sánchez and Liz Malia, District Attorney Dan Conley and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins.  All spent more than an hour with residents and civic leaders

The Jamaica Plain News was there and here are a few highlights.

National Night Out, Egleston Square, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

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National Night Out, Egleston Square, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

E13 Police Officer Antonette Ramsay received a community service award.

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E13 Police Officer Antonette Ramsay received a community service award.

Egleston Square Main Streets Director Luis Cotto and Neighborhood Services Liaison Jullieanne Doherty.

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Egleston Square Main Streets Director Luis Cotto and Neighborhood Services Liaison Jullieanne Doherty.

Police Commissioner Bill Evans talks with one of his officers while City Councilor Matt O'Malley and State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez share an abrazo.

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Police Commissioner Bill Evans talks with one of his officers while City Councilor Matt O’Malley and State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez share an abrazo.

Night Superintendent Willie Gross

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Night Superintendent Willie Gross

Mayor Walsh talks with Councilor O'Malley

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Mayor Walsh talks with Councilor O’Malley

Police Commissioner Evans gets a warm welcome from an Egleston Square resident.

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Police Commissioner Evans gets a warm welcome from an Egleston Square resident.

National Night Out crowd at the YMCA

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National Night Out crowd at the YMCA

JP's Michael Reiskind, right, applauds Mayor Walsh. From left, District Attorney Dan Conley and Susan Pranger have their with backs toward the camera.

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JP’s Michael Reiskind, right, applauds Mayor Walsh. From left, District Attorney Dan Conley and Susan Pranger have their with backs toward the camera.

Officer Ramsay with her community service award and Superintendent Gross and Mayor Walsh

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Officer Ramsay with her community service award and Superintendent Gross and Mayor Walsh

Sisters Vanessa and Alana Murray have important things to do.  Their dad, Officer David Murray, received a community service award.

Sisters Vanessa and Alana Murray have important things to do. Their dad, officer David Murray, received a community service award.

Officer David Murray, father of Vanessa and Alana with his mother and wife.

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Officer David Murray, father of Vanessa and Alana, with his mother and wife.

Dr. Christine Ragbir comes up to accept her award.

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Dr. Christine Ragbir comes up to accept her award.

Egleston Square Main Streets Director Luis Cotto talks with WBZ Radio.

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Egleston Square Main Streets Director Luis Cotto talks with WBZ Radio.

Mayor Walsh and E 13 community services officer Bill Jones.

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Mayor Walsh and E 13 community services officer Bill Jones.

Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston with a colleague and a dance troupe from the YMCA

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Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston with a colleague and a dance troupe from the YMCA

Jullieanne Doherty and Officer Carlos Martinez, beat officer for Egleston Square

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Jullieanne Doherty and Officer Carlos Martinez, beat officer for Egleston Square

National Night Out, Egleston Square at the Father Jack Community Center

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National Night Out, Egleston Square at the Father Jack Community Center

Cathy Winter Grant comes up to take her community service award. From left: Superintendent Gross, Rep. Malia, Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Evans and E13 Community Service Officer Robert Twitchell

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Cathy Winter Grant comes up to take her community service award. From left: Superintendent Gross, Rep. Malia, Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Evans and E13 Community Service Officer Robert Twitchell

E13 officer Antonette Ramsay accepts her community service award from Mayor Walsh.

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E13 officer Antonette Ramsay accepts her community service award from Mayor Walsh.