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Impact Boston 2012 Session 2

Posted on 07/17/2012 @ 11:00 PM

Impact: Boston - Spotlight On: Waltham Police Department

Over the past week, Impact: Boston has been making a huge difference in the local community of Prospect Hill. Our group has been working with Officer June conway at the Waltham Police Department Community Policing unit to not only make physical improvements to the area, but also to bring a burst of new energy and motivation to the residents, specifically the children of the community.

With the help and hard work of kids in the neighborhood, we cleaned up, weeded, and re-mulched the playground to inspire kids to congregate there and use it well. In addition, we trimmed hedges and bushes and weeded gardens to beautify the area, re-painted tables in the courtyard, and even built new benches and painted them to give the local kids more usable space to play in.

Between the actual improvements made to the neighborhood, and the improvements on the attitudes of the kids, the future looks better for Prospect Hill. We hope to have positively influenced the kids to make good decisions and maintain their community while staying out of trouble. It was difficult to leave them on the last day, but it is reassuring to know that they have hopefully been positively influenced to stay on the right track for the rest of their lives.

- Brett Irwin, Mt. Laurel, NJ

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