In November, CHNA met with representatives from the Providence Police Department, the Brown University Police, RISD Public Safety, the Office of Neighborhood Services and the Graffiti Task Force to help re-establish the CHNA graffiti abatement initiative. If you are a resident or a business that has been tagged, your first step should be to take a photo of the tag and send it to email@example.com. Photos will be sent to the Providence Police and entered into a tag ‘bank’ that aids in prosecution. Step two is immediate removal of the tag. Graffiti remover can be purchased at Adlers; they have three options ranging from natural orange-based remover to the more caustic. In the meantime, CHNA is developing the strategy for overall abatement in College Hill. We are investigating graffiti barrier products for specific surfaces and are working directly with the Graffiti Task Force to regularly schedule graffiti-removal dates for Thayer Street and additional consistently targeted spots throughout the neighborhood.
CHNA implores residents to take simple steps to ensure higher standards of safety in your home and your car. Lock your doors and do not leave valuables in plain sight including computers, GPSs and any electronic equipment. Get to know your neighbors and have them pick up your newspaper and packages and even park in your driveway if you are out of town. Also, to address crime issues, Sam Zurier is planning to hold a community forum with Lt. John Ryan on Monday, January 23rd. Please visit his website www.samzurier.com for further details or read the CHNA email group to receive notification.
Electronics Recycling Event in January
If you have electronics that need to go, CHNA is partnering with Metech Recycling to hold a recycling event in January. Additional details will be available through the CHNA enews and posted on the CHNA website home page at www. collegehillna.com.
Leap Year Party February 29th
Join us for a Leap Year party this February! This will mark CHNA’s first social event of the season. Time to get out of the house and socialize with neighbors you know and meet those that you don’t. Additional details will be posted on our website, here, and in our enews.
Our calendar year begins now! If you need to renew your CHNA membership, now is the time. If you are not sure if you are current, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will confirm your status. Dues are $20 per calendar year or $35 for two. Membership includes invitations to events, as well as timely email crime alerts and our free, mostly monthly e-newsletter, which reports on neighborhood news as well as CHNA’s activities. All new members receive a welcome packet with coupons, so your membership practically pays for itself! To join (or renew), visit our website and click “Join CHNA.” Or send a check made out to College Hill Neighborhood Association, to the Treasurer, Box 2442, Providence, RI 02906. Be sure to include your email address.