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POST-GAZEI-rE, AUGUST 11,2017 PAGE 7 North End National Night Out at the Prado by Matt Conti, NorthEndWaterfront.com Sonny, Rosemary, and Michele at National Night Out Snakes and turtlesl Balloon guy on the Prado Employees of the Paul Revere House The workers at National Night Out National Night Out 2017 brought out hundreds of North End/ Waterfront neighbors, Boston Police, and local officials to the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) on Tuesday evening August 1st. North End Against Drugs (NEAD) organized the celebration, held in cooperation with North End Family Pride Week. Mayor Marty Walsh spoke at the event, and was joined by Police Commissioner William Evans and many of his command from local District A- 1. Matt Conti, NorthEnd- Waterfront.eom editor, received a Community Service Award plaque presented by District A- 1 Captain Kenneth Fong as part of the event. "National Night Out is a great opportunity to bring neighbors and our local police together with a shared goal of stopping the violence and saving lives," said Mayor Walsh. "We need everyone's involve- ment to create safe neighborhoods and I'd like to thank those who work to create the strong community we have here in Boston." "The Boston Police Department prides itself on not only keeping our neighborhoods safe, but our work to get out in the community, build trust, work with our youth, and establish partnerships," said Commissioner Evans. "It's amazing what burgers and a conversa- tion between a resident and police officer can do. These positive relationships with our residents are critical to reducing violence on the streets, and one of the best parts of our job is coming to events like National Night Out and connecting with our communities and neighbors." Many community groups and organizations set up tables in the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) for the party with free food and music by DJ Sal. A traditional candle-lighting ceremony capped off North End National Night Out at the Prado fountain. DJ Sal Bartolo plays the tunes at National Night Out NEW Health staff with State Senator Joseph Boncore, Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith, Vice Principal Lydia Lighting the candles for Torres, and Joe Griffith National Night Out Floating candles in the Prado fountain at National Night Out (Photos by Matt Conti, NorthEndWaterfront.com) East Boston National Night Out by Sal Giarratani City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George with Sal Glarratani The East Boston Community Award. This past Monday and Tuesday (July 31 st & August 1st) was quite busy, as Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Police Command Staff travelled by convoy from one neighborhood to another celebrating National Night Out. Every stop that was made was met with throngs of community folk celebrating the partnership of the community with members of Boston PD, truly a representation of community policing. On Tuesday of this week, I was at the East Boston Night Out celebration at LoPresti Park. The weather could not have been better. Special thanks to Captain Kelly McCormack, A-7, and the men and women in blue who work so hard to keep the East Boston community safe. Soup Kitchen receives a Community Service Deborah Cave, chairperson of the Eagle Hill Neighborhood Association, receives her Community Service Award. Buddy Manglni, who is involved in too many community groups to mention, gets his Community Service Award. (Photos by Sal G/arratan/)