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“Stop the Violence” Community Meeting Tomorrow Night

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"Mothers & Fathers in Arms," the new organization hoping to find solutions to the upsurge in youth violence will be holding another meeting tomorrow night. In an effort to reach out to different segments of the community, the meetings are rotating among several locations. Hamilton-Madison House, 50 Madison Street, will host tomorrow night's planning session. Members of the group are planning a series of activities, including a basketball tournament, to keep kids off the streets and focused on something positive.

Shortly after the last meeting on Ocrober 9th, there was a shooting on East 6th Street, right in front of a Community Center. A lot of people in attendance felt it was another indication that the violence in the neighborhood needs to be confronted head-on. At a community meeting last night, NYPD Captain Tom Hogan acknowledged the shooting took place. He said the victim has "not been cooperative."

Tomorrow evening's meeting takes place at 6:15pm at Hamilton-Madison House. Representatives from most of the neighborhood's elected officials and several organizations, including Good Old Lower East Side and the East Side Tabernacle Church will take part.

If you're interested in finding out more, email: mothersinarms@gmail.com

Or call 212-673-3181.

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