Hi Pat...it s great to hear from you and to see that you are still carrying on in the community. I hope COSTA will do an outreach, especially to those who
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, Jan 7, 2006
Hi Pat...it's great to hear from you and to see that you are still "carrying on" in the community. I hope COSTA will do an outreach, especially to those who live in the area of the center. I know how the word "ex-offender" strikes fear in the hearts of many, but it is my sincere prayer and hope that these ex-offenders are willing to take full responsibility for their citizenship and to become productive members of society.
In a message dated 01/06/2006 2:48:33 PM Eastern Standard Time, etirainc_rogerlinetimes@... writes:
Hello all and Happy New Year,
I did receive a call about the CSOSA and did suggest a huge outreach effort. I was told that some type of open house was going to held this month. I have spreaded the word in Edgewood.
Pat Fisher MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com wrote:
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1. Amanda Sweet is out for rest of week From: asweet@... 2. Re: 900 Rhode Island From: gwensouth@... 3. Neighborhood News From: TheolaLabbé
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 18:36:00 EST From: gwensouth@... Subject: Re: 900 Rhode Island
This is exactly my concern as well. CSOSA did not post on the Brookland Listserv their intentions for this site. They used the MPD-5D site, and many Brooklanders are probably not familiar with it. When I read about the office on the MPD-5D listserv, I cut and pasted the posting to Brookland, Suzanne did not post it, but instead sent me an email saying that I did not "sign" my posting. To this day, I have no idea of what she meant, but I do know that she monitors and she decides which messages will be posted to Brookland's listserv.
I was concerned when I first learned about this CSOSA office/center because for years they have been looking for a Center in Ward 5. Ex-offenders attend these centers to speak with their parole officer and to take drug tests. Each time CSOSA tried to open a new center in ward 5, it was protested by the community. This time, they were very quiet about it. I know that officials of CSOSA do read the ward 5 listservs, however, they refused to respond and give more detailed information about what services will be provided, simply telling me to contact them directly.
Because this office/center is located at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro, all Ward 5 residents need to have specific information as to who and what services will be provided at 900 Rhode Island Avenue, NE.
I will send out another post to them on the MPD site and ask them to respond, particularly on the Brookland listserv, as this office/center is located in Brookland.
In a message dated 01/04/2006 11:14:44 AM Eastern Standard Time, jayoung@... writes: Gwen, I am very concerned about the ex offender site on Rhode island Ave. If hundreds of ex offenders are coming there, many, if not most, will be using the metro. I am very concerned for the safety of my children, who ride the metro to and from school. I am willing to bet that soon that block will be a drug den. I thought we were all trying to clean up Brookland and the surrounding area. Help us. Jackie
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