Neighbors Celebrated National Night Out with BPD in Hyde Square

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Facepainting was part of National Night Out on July 31, 2017 in Hyde Square.

The Boston Police Department District E-13 and local sponsors brought the National Night Out celebration to Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain on July 31st. Hundreds of neighbors enjoyed live music, food, dancing, games, demonstrations, information tables and much more.

Facepainting was part of National Night Out on July 31, 2017 in Hyde Square.

This free, fun, family event has become an annual celebration and was made possible by many generous local sponsors. The officers and staff of District E-13 thank our many sponsors, including: The Hyde Square Task Force, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street, Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods Market, Miami Restaurant, Target, Mildred Hailey Tenants’ Task Force, Urban Edge, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, JP Coalition/Tree of Life, Bikes Not Bombs, state Senator Chang-Diaz’s office, state Representative Liz Malia’s office, Mayor Martin Walsh’s office, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and others.

Awards for Excellence in Community Service were presented by the District E-13 Commander, Captain Alfredo Andres, to three neighborhood stars. Samantha Montano of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp., Allison Cruz of Real Kidz Boston and Corey Stallings of the South Street Youth Center were all honored for their vital contributions to the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

Awards for Community Policing were presented by Carolyn Royce of the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association and the E-13 Neighborhood Advisory Council. Detective Michael Aziz and Officers William Jones, George Kayes, Sean Cullen and Joshua De La Rosa were all honored for their dedication to community service and public safety.