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Are You Concerned About Your Safety in Brookline?

This is an opportunity to talk about safety in town.

There have been a rash of street robberies in Brookline of recent. A Quincy man was arrested in connection to an armed robbery on Freeman Street and St. Paul Street in January. In December, three men were indicted for armed robbery near the Boston University campus in September and October.

This week, there was a robbery in which the victim was stabbed and beaten. The suspects were arrested and both Brookline Police and Boston University Police have stepped up their presence in town.

But have these robberies changed the way you go about your daily life?

There is a petition addressing some community concerns.  

Do you think the town needs more police around? What about more security cameras? Do you stay indoors at night? Are you worried about your safety in town?

"Diana Spiegel Posted the following on several Patch Articles:

 Feb 11 COMMUNITY MEETING RE CRIMES IN N. BROOKLINE 
Sponsored by the NBNA (North Brookline Neighborhood Association) with the Brookline Police Department 
When: Monday Feb 11, 7pm 
Where: Devotion School Cafeteria (lower level) 
What: The Brookline Chief of Police will describe what the Police Department is doing to solve and prevent these crimes and will answer questions."

Will you be attending? 

Use the comments section to talk about these recent robberies and how they have affected you. But, as always, we ask you to keep it civil.

Mark Izeman February 02, 2013 at 09:25 PM
The fact that the Police keep catching t he criminals is comforting. It is obvious that cameras have helped in each case. It's time to turn n Brookline's cameras 24/7.
Mr. L. Laurie Toner February 03, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Great job by the police working with other departments,citizens and technologies to apprehend the perpetrators. Time to consider rookies on more foot and bicycle patrols during evening hours for deterrence and even swifter response when needed ?

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