Mayor Gary Christenson joined Malden Police and members of the community at Macdonald Stadium for National Night Out - an evening of fun, food, games, sharing of community resources and much more. National Night Out is an annual community- building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help make our neighborhoods safer places to live. National Night Out Enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community bringing police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Community groups such as Malden Overcoming Addiction, RESPOND and the Malden Human Rights Committee (MHRC) were on hand to inform residents about the services they provide. This is the first time MHRC was part of the event and members of the Commission were available to answer questions and share information about their advocacy and work to bring awareness to human rights issues.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday of August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
Top photo: Officer Joseph Martinez interacts with a young participant
Bottom photo: Members of the Human Rights Commission (from left) Maria Luise, Faten Shelbayeh, and Paul Weston