Category Archives: Police/Crime

Upcoming Meeting on crime for East Side residents

Meeting for East Side residents with Mayor Elorza and other prominent city officials WHEN: Monday, November 16th at 6:00pm WHERE: Nathan Bishop Middle Auditorium Cheryl Simmons has arranged a meeting with Mayor Jorge Elorza and other prominent City officials to discuss crime issues on the East Side. Panelists will include: Mayor Jorge Elorza Chief Operating […]

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Residents condemn racial, ethnic slurs

A house on Hope Streets displays the neighborhood’s revulsion. On Oct. 15, several plastic bags weighted with rice and containing literature composed of racial and cultural slurs were found strewn on lawns and driveways on Methyl and Ogden Streets, Lorimer Avenue and Overhill Road. The police and fire departments, the mayor’s office and the state […]

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How to help cut crime in our neighborhood

Hello Neighbors There will be a meeting on how to organize your block for those interested in serving as “Block Captains” in order to improve security in the neighborhood. Date: Monday, March 16th Time: 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Location: The Miriam Hospital, Main Building, 3rd Floor Department of Medicine Conference Room Questions:  Call The Neighborhood […]

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Police officers explain efforts to combat rising tide of property crimes in Summit

Two ranking Providence police officers said Monday the department has identified several suspects in the recent rash of property crimes in the neighborhood and have even made some arrests, but the complex mission of the juvenile justice system has resulted in their release. However, both officers repeatedly urged residents, should they see anything even a […]

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Neighborhood Crime Meeting

Meeting with City Councilman Sam Zurier and Lt. John Ryan: City Councilman Sam Zurier will host a community meeting with Lieutenant Ryan and other members of the Providence Police Department to discuss neighborhood crime issues. Date: Thursday, April 11 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Nathan Bishop Middle School Cafeteria No RSVP is required.

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Mounted Police

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Overnight parking ban to be lifted in Providence?

The ProJo ran an editorial this week asking the new Mayor to lift the ban on overnight parking in Providence.  How do you feel about this? Comment here on our SNA blog if you care.

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Crime Watch Survey Released

In coordination with The Miriam Hospital Security Department, The Summit Neighborhood Association, The Hope Street Merchants, and The Providence Police Department, residents living in the Hope (Summit) neighborhood of Providence, RI are in the process of forming a “Neighbors of Hope Crime Watch”. A meeting was held on May 20 to discuss effective strategies for […]

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Summit Burglar Busted

If you participate in our email list, you know that there have been a string of house burglaries in the neighborhood over the past few months. The thief has been caught, thanks to some quick thinking by a Summit neighbor and the Providence Police Department. Its a great story (Projo), although neighbors who lost jewelry, […]


News from the Graffiti Taskforce

This is a cross-post from the moderator of the Urban Planet Rhode Island discussion group, who had the Graffiti Taskforce present at their Greater City: Providence meeting this week. Apparently community watches are being organized (10 around the city to start) to address graffiti. The Graffiti Taskforce started last May and had a very successful […]

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