National Night Out 2018

Join the Westview Community Organization’s Zoning and Public Safety Chair, John Pettinger, your neighbors, police, firemen and city officials on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00pm for food and public safety awareness! The event will be held 1635 Westwood Avenue (near the intersection of Manson).

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

– Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
– Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
– Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
– Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org/

National Night Out 2017

Join your neighbors, police, firemen and city officials on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for food and public safety awareness! The event will be held 1635 Westwood Avenue (near the intersection of Manson).

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

– Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
– Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
– Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
– Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org/

National Night Out 2014

National Night Out 2016

Join your neighbors, police, firemen and city officials on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for food, music, and public safety awareness! The event will be held at the intersection of Westwood Avenue and Manson Avenue (near 1635 Westwood Avenue).

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

– Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
– Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
– Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
– Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org/

National Night Out 2016

National Night Out 2016 Photos

In 2016 the National Night Out event was shifted from its location of the past few years in Olympian Park, to the intersection of Westwood Avenue and Manson Avenue. Food was grilled, and neighbors mingled with Councilmember C.T. Martin, Major Moore, and police officers.

Speed Tables

Speed Table Installations

Westview neighbors have been fighting for years to have speed humps installed and slow down speeding through-traffic. East Ontario Avenue residents initially attempted to collect signatures in 2003; South Gordon Street neighbors have made several attempts over the last few years to collect enough signatures to receive speed humps. The largest challenge has been to reach enough property owners to collect the signatures. 75% of property owners are required to approve the proposal to move forward. As Westview was hit hard with mortgage fraud in the early and mid 2000s, followed by the recession and foreclosures in mid to late 2000s, the number of abandoned vacant properties and absentee owners proved to be a major hurdle to reach the required signatures within the allotted 30-day time frame.

After the third attempt East Ontario Avenue neighbors managed to collect the necessary signatures in 2015 thanks, in part, to the fact that the street is short, and over the years enough of the vacant houses were filled with owner occupants and accessible landlords; however, the next hurdle was finding funding for the project.

In early 2016 the fate of Westview’s dead end speed humps would take a turn due to a heart wrenching accident where a car involved in a police chase hit a and killed a grandmother and her two grandchildren at the intersection of Rogers Avenue and South Gordon Street. Neighbors were in uproar at the February Westview Community Organization meeting and demanded action – and politicians listened. Thanks to Councilmembers C. T. Martin and Caesar Mitchell speed tables would be installed on East Ontario Avenue, South Gordon Street, Westwood Avenue, and Rogers Avenue.

Residents received notice in June that the project would be implemented in July. Indeed, in July crews and equipment arrived and have implemented a majority of the marked speed tables. Neighbors have already noted the success of slower traffic thanks to the speed tables.

National Night Out

National Night Out 2015Join your neighbors for food, school supplies, an art show and more as we unite against crime in the community!

POTLUCK

The Grill Masters from the 1600 Block of South Olympian Way and crew will be cooking!

Free food and drinks are being served and this is a potluck event. To ensure all may partake bring your own special dish to share! All items are welcome: ice, drinks, chips, buns, hot dogs, burgers (meat or veggie), cups, plates, napkins, utensils, coal, or lighter fluid. We will have a veggie grill or two going too! If you don’t care to cook and want to share items to be cooked, that works too!

TALENT SHOW

Additional activities include a talent show featuring participants from the 2015 Westview STEAM Empowerment Camp and you are invited to perform too.

Acknowledgments of those community heroes who have made the camp successful for a third straight year will be a highlight of the festivities. T-shirts and other art items will be auctioned off with proceeds going to next year’s camp or other youth driven activities.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

School supplies and back packs will given out while they last. Please donate any supplies to fill those book back packs.

VOLUNTEERS

To be a part of the Host team please contact Bruce Williams at 404-447-5804.

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org.

Beyond Ferguson Workshop

The Westview Community Organization’s Public Safety Committee, in conjunction with Morehouse Atlanta Alumni and WeCycle Atlanta, are targeting neighbors who need help moving on after being part of the criminal justice system.

Getting Out and Staying Out
Meet justice advocates from The Georgia Justice Project, concerned legal professionals from Morehouse College’s local alumni association, and retired public servants to discuss issues important to you and your family.

  • Racial/Gender-based Profiling
  • Expungement Process
  • Property Returns
  • Community Services Available
  • Job Skills Help & Career Information

The New “Ban The Box” Law

  • Can you still be denied a job based on your criminal history?
  • What can I do if I am denied a job, even if I already paid my debts to society?
National Night Out 2014

National Night Out 2014 Photos

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Westview community organizations joined hundreds of other neighborhood organizations across the country for National Night Out, a public safety awareness event.

The West End Coalition held its annual event at the intersection of Mathewson and Greenwich with food, music, and socializing. In the meanwhile the Westview Community Organization held its annual event at the intersection of South Olympian and Waters with food and an art auction held by the children that participated in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) summer camp. Firefighters, police, and elected officials dropped by to celebrate the evening with neighbors.

To view photos of National Night Out view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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National Night Out

National Night Out 2014Join your neighbors, police, firemen and city officials on Tuesday, August 5th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for food, music, and public safety awareness! The event will be held at the intersection of South Olympian Way and Waters Drive. There will be hotdogs, sodas, cookies, chips and water.

HISTORY
National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984 to prevent crime, drugs and violence in cities across America. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

ABOUT NNO
National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

INFO
More information about National Night Out can be found at http://www.nationalnightout.org.