This organization was started in August of 2005 as a way for the residents of the area to improve the quality of
their lives. We started with one street and have grown to include a whole neighborhood of over 13 streets. Over 1000 flyers
get distributed every month. We have been making a difference in our neighborhood by getting together once a month to
go over any issues the residents may have. As a group we have helped in the closing of the Horseshoe Bar, a new curfew law
has been passed due to the joint efforts of the Blockwatch, the E.185th St. Merchants Assoc. and Councilman
Polensek. With the help of the Building Dept we have taken care of some problem houses. The residents have started bringing
food items to the meetings to be donated to the Salvation Army. We have also organized several joint block watch special meetings
(the Mayor June'06, the Safety Director May'07, the Mayor June'07 and Kenny Yuko/Lance Mason Aug07) of local associations
and groups to keep the whole area up on what is happening. Our organization with the support of the E.185th St merchants Assoc.
also organized its first "Clean up the Neighborhood Day" on June 2nd, 07. We try to have a member from the Housing Dept, the
6th District Police and Councilman Mike Polensek at every meeting to take your complaints or answer your questions. Working
together we can solve some of the Quality of Life probelms that are happening in our neighborhood.
If there is someone you would like to have appear at a future meeting OR if there is subject you would like us to cover
please let us know. This block watch is for you the residents. If you have something to share please do so you can email us
or call 216-548-3257