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6TH PRECINCT COMMANDERS CAPTAIN DOUGLAS AND LIEUTENANT AROCHO PARTNER WITH SANFORD PLACE BLOCK ASSOCIATION TO DELIVER FOOD TO SENIORS
April 25, 2020
6th Precinct Commanders Captain L. Douglas and Lt. H. Arocho collaborated with Valerie Crute, President of the Sanford Place Block Association, in shopping for food and household supplies for area senior residents. The donated items were distributed to seniors in the Upper Vailsburg section of Newark. Captain Douglas said recipients were grateful for this local partnership of community and police. He also thanked police officers who donated money to make this possible.
2020 LOVE YOUR BLOCK WINNER: SANFORD BLOCK ASSOCIATION
Sanford Place Block Association was awarded the 2020 Love Your Block Program Mini Grant. The project location is 28 Marsac Street & Putnam in the West Ward. An amount of $3750 was awarded and will be used for Community Clean Up and Minor Exterior Home Repair. The City of Newark Love Your Block Program connects residents with city departments and community organizations to implement hyper-local neighborhood beautification and community-building projects. The overall goal of the Love Your Block Program is to prevent blight and revitalize city neighborhoods one block at a time!
6TH PRECINCT STAFF THANKED BY NEIGHBORS IN PARADE
June 9, 2019
6th Precinct Commanders Captain L. Douglas, Lieutenant H. Arocho and staff were greeted by residents in an appreciation parade of vehicles. Led by Douglas Bell, President of the Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association, over 20 drivers participated. Valerie Crute, President of the Sanford Place Block Association, and its members, joined in the tribute to our 6th Precinct personnel for keeping their neighborhoods safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants gave the officers pizza from their car windows during the parade, featuring vehicles decorated with balloons and handmade posters of gratitude. Captain Douglas and Staff greatly appreciated this outpouring of support for their work as first responders during this challenging health emergency.
NEWARK POLICE STEP UP BLOCK WATCH BRIGADE
January 19, 2019
The Newark Police Department has started a recruitment drive to increase the number of block watch groups that have declined in the last 11 years from 200 to 70. West Ward residents on a three-block stretch of Sanford Place - from Kerrigan Boulevard to Marsac Place - are all in. For them, it's about coming together to ward off potential problems, not because their neighborhood is on the decline. Valerie Crute and her neighbor, Robbie Seabrooks, talk about the need to start block association in their West Ward neighborhood in Newark.
NEWARK GETS 32 NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS WITH COUNTY FUNDING
November 19, 2018
It was hard to get cars to stop for pedestrians -- especially elderly ones -- at the Sanford Avenue and Sanford Place intersection until a new traffic signal was installed about a month ago, Valerie Crute said. The three-way intersection in the city’s West Ward only had one stop sign for drivers looking to turn from the less busy, one-way Sanford Place. Sanford Avenue, a county road, had no stops signs or traffic signals. “I’m told it’s always been a dangerous corner over there, and they’ve been trying to get something done for years,” Crute said of the Sanford Place Block Association, & Friends, which she’s been president of for about three years. “Especially during rush hours. So you’ve got the morning rush and then the people, the business that are there.” That has all changed now, ever since the county installed traffic lights at all three points of the intersection. Pedestrian signals with countdown timers were also put in place. The intersection at Sanford Avenue and Sanford Place was one of 32 locations throughout Newark to receive traffic signals as part of a $270,994 project funded by county's budget. County officials today unveiled the new traffic signal and county-wide project.
Source: TAP into Newark