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Crime in our district

From the PAC3 listserv:


Crime Issues in District Three...
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:28 am (PST) . Posted by: "Addison, David" Everyone,

I want to share some information regarding burglaries in our communities. During the last two months, we have observed a spike in burglaries with respect to residential areas. The investigative team for District Three has made some significant arrests with respect to these crimes. As we continue to push this number down, your assistance is needed. As Lieutenant T. Sembly and I participate in community meetings, a common thread has emerged from the residents. We were asked, 'What do we need to do?' Since my assignment as the captain of District Three in September of 2012, I can personally say every officer is committed to doing the best job possible with the resources we have however we need your help.

Crime in our district is not just a police problem, it is also a…

Tree planting opportunities

From the INC listserv:


As part of the Trees Across Durham initiative, the City-County Sustainability Office, Keep Durham Beautiful, and City Urban Forestry Division invite you to help us plant hundreds of trees in the coming weeks.  An updated list of dates and locations is at www.GreenerDurham.net under “events”.  If you have tools and gloves, bring them, but if not we can supply some.  Here are some dates and times.  We hope to see you there!  If you know you are coming, please email mcarroll@dconc.gov and let her know which event you will attend.  Otherwise, just show up when you can! Feb 28, 9:30-11:00 Eastway Elementary March 1, 9:00-12:00  Driver Street near Maureen Joy Charter School March 1, 2:00-5:00  Ruby Street (between Ruffin and Duke) March 7, 1:00-3:30  Burton Elementary March 8, 9:00-12:00  Pearsontown Elementary March 15, 9:00-12:00  E.K. Powe Elementary March 21, 10:30-1:00  Rockwood Park (Arbor Day celebration) March 22, time TBD  Forestview Elementary March 22, time…

City of Durham Temporarily Changes Water Disinfection Method Beginning February 26

DURHAM, N.C. — Durham residents may notice a slight change in the taste and color of their water during the month of March. Beginning February 26 through March 30, the City of Durham’s Water Management Department will temporarily stop adding ammonia as a part of the water treatment disinfection process in order to meet annual state and federal water requirements. 

During this time, only chlorine will be used for disinfection. The department’s Water and Sewer Maintenance Division will also begin flushing the entire water system to allow chlorine to disperse throughout the system. System flushing will begin in the evening of Sunday, March 2.  Although most of the flushing will be conducted Sundays through Thursdays between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to minimize the impact, customers should expect to see crews flushing during regular business hours as well. During the four-week flushing process, there will be eight two-man crews working from the center of the city out.

During this process, resi…

2014 Legal Eagle Law Camp - Registration Limited to 36 Students

Reposted from the PAC2 list:


Each summer, North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law hosts a
weeklong Legal Eagle Law Camp for middle and high school students. The
summer 2014 session of Law Camp will be held June 23-27, 2014, from 9 a.m. -
4 p.m. (Friday June 27, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Registration is $120 per child and
scholarships are available; registration is limited to the first 36
participants to register.

The Camp is designed to expose students to the field of law. Participants
get an inside look at the legal system and the courts, meet local attorneys
and judges, visit the Durham courthouse, learn about legal research using
the NCCU Law Library, take part in a mock trial and find out what it's like
to prepare for law school. Interactive sessions with current NCCU law
students, faculty and administrators are a feature of the Camp.

The Camp is co-sponsored by Durham Public Schools Community Education
Program, but enrollment is not limited to Durham Public Schools stu…

This weather is for the birds!

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Don't forget to put out food for the birds. They need a bit of extra in this cold weather.


Steering committee meeting 2/11/14

Reminder to block captains (and anyone else interested):


The next steering committee meeting will be held at Maurice's house on Tuesday (2/11) at 7pm.

Community wide yard sale

HVN will be organizing a community wide yard sale on Saturday, April 26. If you are interested in participating put the date on your calendar and contact Glenn Heartwell at 919-490-0784 or heartwellg@msn.com.A minimal registration fee of $5.00 will provide you with free advertising through Craig’s List, list serves, fliers and signage as well as a start on a community map to be distributed at both entrances of the neighborhood.