Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Meeting Monday March 2, 2020

The scheduled guest speaker for the March meeting was Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark. A few hours before the meeting VNNA President Bernadette Ferrara announced that the scheduled guest Bronx DA Clark was sick and would have to be rescheduled at a later date. 
49th Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers Nicewicz and Brancatelli  of Sector A went over crime stats, saying that while murder and rape continue to decline, the five other category crimes continue to increase for February for the second month in a row since the New No Cash Bail law went into effect. They then answered some questions from the audience about quality of life issues. 
Elected offiaial representative were next, and VNNA President Ferrara spoke about the proposed 200 Adult Men’s Homeless shelter for 1400 Blondell Avenue.several members of the audience opposed opposition, and then the discussion turned to favor a family homeless shelter if Community Board 11 was to have a shelter placed in it. Community Board is responsible for 394 Homeless families for a total of 849 homeless individuals, according to the Department of Homeless Services. Since these people have been placed in other community board areas the city will place homeless people from other parts of the Bronx and city in CB 11.


Officers Nicewicz and Brancatelli go over some crime prevention tips.


The executive board of the VNNA are between the NCO officers of the 49th Precinct. L – r John Messinger Treasurer, Sharlene Jackson-Mendez Vice-President, Bernadette Ferrara President, Marion Manfredi Secretary, Bob Nolan Senior Advisor, and Charmone Peets Sergeant at Arms

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