Watch Update: Camera program progressing
Jun08

Watch Update: Camera program progressing

Diligent efforts to reduce crime in our beloved neighborhood seem to be paying off. As of this writing (6 p.m. Saturday May 21st), there have been no residential burglaries reported this month! Obviously dumb luck is just as likely a factor as anything, but at least the respite is real. A much-needed bit of breathing room, for whatever reason, was a long time coming. On the camera front, we are in the final stages of systems testing...

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Watch Update: City grants back on track

After a one month delay, the City of Memphis’ grants to the Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch are back on track. As regular Lamplighter readers know, efforts have been underway since mid-December to revamp the Neighborhood Watch program in Cooper Young. One of the first decisions organizers made was to divide our large geographic area into six zones. In February, each zone applied for — and was awarded — a $2,500 Neighborhood Crime...

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App puts community activism in your hand
Mar21

App puts community activism in your hand

There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is SeeClickFix. How often do you hear: What can be done about this dilapidated property? Who do I call to report a street light outage? Or when are they going to fix this pothole? Or who has dialed 311, actually gotten through only to be placed on hold, and then not received a follow up to your complaint? Well, have no fear, a new app for that is here. Available free for both iOS and Android...

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Revived Neighbirhood Watch  on the lookout for volunteers
Mar02

Revived Neighbirhood Watch on the lookout for volunteers

By Aaron James The effort to revamp the Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch program continues to build momentum. Fifty-five concerned neighbors and guests packed the community room at Memphis Made Brewing on Wednesday, February 3rd, with the main topic of the evening being “CYNW needs you!” Attendees were provided a list of over a dozen ways to get involved and asked to indicate their particular area(s) of interest and how many hours per...

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Watch Out: Cooper-Young residents revive neighborhood watch program
Feb04

Watch Out: Cooper-Young residents revive neighborhood watch program

Efforts have been underway since early December to revamp the Neighborhood Watch program in Cooper-Young. Organized in the early 70’s by the National Sheriffs’ Association, Neighborhood Watch is a “crime prevention program that stresses education and common sense. It teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.” The Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch was formally...

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St. Jude Marathon runs through Cooper-Young, residents plan for delays

A blowup of the St. Jude Marathon course map showing the streets in and around Cooper-Young that will be affected. Runners are expected to be in the area roughly between 9:25 a.m. and 1 p.m. The St. Jude Marathon, the annual foot race benefitting Memphis St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that is being held this year on December 5th, is one of the city’s most iconic events and — for non-participants — one of its biggest...

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