New Rec Center – Open House 12/11/14

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is planning a new recreation center for Northeast Park at 1500 Buchanan Street NE. There will be a public open house:

Thursday December 11th

Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave NE from 6:00 to 7:30pm to discuss ongoing planning for this new recreation building! Arrive to provide insight and suggestions. Hope to see you there!

Minneapolis tops in the nation in National Night Out Participation

December 1, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) Thanks to incredible community support and an increase in community policing, Minneapolis has once again grabbed the trophy for top National Night Out (NNO) city in the country. It is the city’s 3rd year in a row topping the charts nationwide.

1,484 events were registered for NNO in 2014, setting a record on our City streets the night of August 5th. Attendance totaled more than 74,000 and more than 23,500 of them were kids and young adults. All told, 19% of Minneapolis’ total population participated in the celebration and 100% of city’s 83 residential neighborhoods participated this year.

“Our communities and block club leaders realize what a tremendous honor this is for our City. Our Officers and Crime Prevention Specialists certainly do. The numbers prove that we have a very strong partnership with the neighborhoods that play a huge part in helping keep our streets safe,” Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau said.

IRS Scam Using MPD number

MPD has received reports from people who said that they were contacted by someone who claimed to be with the IRS. The caller ID showed the Fifth Precinct’s main number (612) 673-5705. This is a scam. No government agency will ever call you asking for personal information like credit card numbers, bank account numbers, social security numbers, or more.

Do not give personal information to anyone who calls or emails you unexpectedly, even if they claim they are with an official government organization or bank. Even if the caller ID appears to be legitimate, if something is suspicious or someone is asking you for personal information, do not give it. After you hang up, call the official phone number of the organization and verify directly with them if it is legitimate before giving any personal identifying information.

Educational Series – Juvenile Justice System in Hennepin County

How the Juvenile Justice System works in Hennepin County

Minneapolis Police Department – 4th Precinct
1925 Plymouth Ave. N.
6:30-8:30pm

Last year, Court Watch hosted an educational series on the Criminal Justice System that was very well attended and well received. This year, we’re continuing the series with a special emphasis on Juvenile Justice. If you’ve ever wondered how and why the Juvenile Justice System operates the way it does, this series is for you.

Juvenile crime is an important and serious issue in many of our communities. Juvenile crime is treated differently from the crimes of adults in many respects, and these differences often lead to confusion and questions among the public. This series of forums was put together to address many of those questions.

The first meeting in the series is next Wednesday, October 22nd. See below for details on time and place. It deals with how juveniles become involved in the system, from arrest and detention to possible charging. We will discuss what police officers can and cannot do with respect to juveniles, the criteria that have to be met before a child can be detained, and how the County Attorney approaches the charging and handling of juvenile cases.

The second session, scheduled for Wednesday, November 5th. It will focus primarily on Juvenile Court. Representatives from the bench will be there to discuss how the juvenile process differs from adult courts, what their role in the process is, and how the many things that they consider in making their decisions We will also discuss when and why a juvenile might be tried as an adult.

The third and final session in the series will be held on Wednesday, Ocotober 19th. It will focus on outcomes and what happens when a child is adjudicated delinquent. Options from probation to out of home placement will be discussed. We will also discuss the various programs available for re-directing children onto the proper path.

St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association Meeting

The next St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association Meeting is coming soon!

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7pm

Clare House, 929 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Topics on the agenda

  • Guest Speakers:
    • Michele Ross, NE Tool Library opens up – find out what this  means for you.
    • Ginger Kranz, Webster School Principal – ask questions about Webster School reopening.
  • Status of Master Plan
  • Listening Session: Community Discussion of Next Two Year Plan
  • Open Floor

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