The 38th Annual National Night Out in Boston was celebrated on Aug. 3rd, but due to virus considerations, the 2021 version was downsized from more traditional versions that have included neighborhood parties and caravans. The 2021 award winners were welcomed by the Boston Police Crime Watch Unit to a luncheon at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The Mildred C. Hailey Tenants Organization was honored with the BPD District E-13 Crime Watch Group of the Year award.
Residents are invited to hear from each other about public safety and policing in our community at the JPNC Public Safety Subcommittee on Police and Police Procedures on July 19. "Since convening, the Police Procedures Subcommittee has recommended a number of names to the [Office of Police Accountability and Transparency] Civilian Review Board, is working to create a neighborhood-wide Statement of Values for Public Safety, and has invited speakers to better understand legislation and proposals related to policing as part of our work. Events like this Listening Session will help us make sure our work benefits the entire JP community," said Paige Sparks, a member of the subcommittee. Boston Police District E-13 personnel have been attending the bi-weekly meetings of the subcommittee, but will not be participating in the event. "This is meant to be a community conversation, and therefore [Boston Police District] E-13 officers have expressed support in sitting this one out," said Sparks.
The officers of Boston Police District District E-13 delivered Christmas toys and gifts as part of its "Polar Express" to more than 250 families in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury on Dec. 18. The gifts were made possible through generous donations from the BPD officers of E-13, the Police Athletic League, and community partners like Tree of Life, Jamaica Hills Association, and more.
Throughout Thanksgiving week, Boston Police District E-13 officers delivered more than 200 meals to local families. Thank you to our hard working, dedicated officers. Also big thanks to our community partners, including Boston Police Athletic League, Tree of Life, Mayor’s Office, Mass Housing, Families in Need-Mary Mulvey Jacobson, Roche Bros., Children’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical.
The victim of a Creighton Street shooting on Nov. 6 has been identified as a 28-year-old man from Boston. District E-13 Boston Police responded to a radio call for shots fired near 11 Creighton Street around 11 pm on Nov. 6. Officers located three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds, according to BPDnews.com.
Boston Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found on Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers from Boston Police District E-13 responded to a call for shot spotter activation in the area of 950 Parker St. around 6:51 pm on Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers saw a male in his mid-forties suffering from gunshot wounds, according to BPDnews.com. Boston EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died to his injuries.
A 29-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, who's served Jamaica Plain's E-13 District since 1996, died due to complications of the Coronavirus on Tuesday. At a press conference at BPD Headquarters, Mayor Marty Walsh and BPD Commissioner William Gross said Officer Jose Fontanez passed away. Fontanez was 53 and had four children. "We lost a hero today to this virus," said Walsh. Fontanez earned several commissioner's commendations throughout his career, said Gross.
Hundreds of children, parents, neighbors and friends all enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day of fun, at historic Jamaica Pond at the 3rd Annual Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby on June 22. Officers and staff from Boston Police District E-13, and other units, all worked hard to organize and produce a free, family-focused day of fishing, games, food, music, prizes, special demonstrations and more. Very special thanks go out to the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, who have catered the food every year for the many guests. Some of the other partners that helped to organize the derby included: Boston Police Activities League, Boston Parks & Recreation, Boston Park Rangers, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Assoc., Boston Police Superior Officers Assoc., Boston Police SWAT, Boston Police Canine Unit, Retired Boston Police Officers Assoc., Mass. State Police, Mass.
A local organization that works to empower residents and engage service providers to support Egleston Square is working with the local Boston Police Department to send 30 youths to a two-week summer camp. And they need your help! Tree of Life and the Boston Police Department's E-13 Community Service Youth Officers are hoping to raise $6,000 by May 31. That funding will provide food, transportation, and activities for 30 local youths -- which would double the amount of youths served by the camp last summer. Any donation is welcome, but here's a breakdown of specific activities and costs:
Sponsor a youth for a day, includes breakfast, lunch and an activity $30
Sponsor a youth for a week $150
Sponsor a youth for two weeks $300
Special ice cream trip for 30 campers $160
Trip to see a movie $400
Day of bowling and two meals for 30 campers $690
Please click here to donate to help local youth enjoy two weeks of camp this summer.