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Concerns with Crime in Trinity Park and Durham: A Series of Reports

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns

Improving Our Response to Gun Violence

By Karalyn Colopy At the July 5 TPNA Board meeting, we welcomed special guest Azmen Johnson of Prescriptions for Repair (P4R) — a pilot project to help improve the way Durham addresses gun violence.  Launched in October 2022, P4R is

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Reflections on the Citizen Observer Patrol with Jo Darby

By Karalyn Colopy Citizen Observer Patrol or COP is a national police program that uses a community-oriented strategy to improve neighborhood safety. In the early 2000s, the Durham Police Department (DPD) started a COP program here, training volunteers from various

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns

October is National Crime Prevention Month!  

Safety Tips from Partners Against Crime By Mimi Kessler Here are some tried-and-true tips for deterring theft and break-ins. These are frequently emphasized at the monthly meetings of PAC2 – Partners Against Crime District 2:

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Crime Update

By Karalyn Colopy The recent rash of home break-ins, car break-ins, and theft has left many in our community feeling rattled and uncertain, and some devastated.  We are sorry for all the loss, disruption, and frustration. Thanks to all who

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Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership Sets Priorities

Trinity Park Survey By Susan Jakes The Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership (DDNP) is a group of representatives from 14 Durham neighborhoods – including Trinity Park – that border on Duke. The group is convened by Duke to build goodwill and

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

Calm Down! TPNA working to slow traffic on Duke and Gregson

By Mollie Flowe Traffic flow is slower on two-way streets than on one-way streets, and crashes are less frequent and less severe when they do happen. Traffic calming on Duke and Gregson Streets has been a part of the City’s

Posted in Advocacy, Environment, Health and safety, Traffic

Plans for Durham School of the Arts

By John Hodges-Copple Today, Durham School of the Arts (DSA) is in a similar situation to that of George Watts in the 1990s; Durham Public Schools has announced plans to build a new campus for DSA three miles north of

Posted in Advocacy, Education, Environment, Health and safety

Highlighting the Value of the TPNA on the 30th Anniversary of Renovating George Watts Elementary School

By Dale Pahl Thirty years ago, the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association (TPNA) completed a multi-year effort to rescue George Watts Elementary School from state policies and local recommendations that threatened its existence.  Completed in 1918, this school is Durham’s oldest

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Education, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

Earth Day in Trinity Park! 

Clean-Up-Palooza Beautification ExtravaganzaSaturday April 22, 9:00 am – Noon Creek Clean-up

  • 9:00 am: Meet at the Ellerbe Creek Greenway trail entrance on the 800 block of Green St.
  • Bring work gloves if you have them. 
  • We’lll pick up trash

Posted in Advocacy, Education, Environment, Health and safety, Neighborhood Events