In April, Mayor Ferrucci re-appointed me as the Board liaison to the Crime Resistance program run by the Cheektowaga Police Department. Officer Paul Nazzarett leads this informative group at our open monthly meetings, held the 2nd Monday of each month at the Senior Center on Broadway, beginning at 7:15pm. The most recent topic is the rising instances of “car poppings” occurring in all neighborhoods. Poppings are different than a break-in, as all vehicles involved have been left unlocked either on the street or in driveways. The Cheektowaga Police Department recommends you always keep your car locked and not leave any valuables in view. On August 1, 2017, at 6:00 pm, National Night Out will be held in Griffith Street Park. All residents are welcome to join us and the Cheektowaga Police for many demonstrations, activities, refreshments and a flashlight walk at dusk, which will be led by the Sloan Fire Department. Please keep your porch light on that evening - let’s light up the night!