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Gun Violence Concerns Discussed at May TPNA Meeting

By Sam Griffith A young man was fatally shot at 2am on April 28  near the intersection of Morgan and Watts Streets. This was the fourth shooting and second shooting death since last fall in this area adjacent to Trinity

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

Safer Streets Sooner

By Mollie Flowe Neighbors in Trinity Park know that Duke and Gregson Streets are scary, with cars rocketing along the one way streets at breakneck speeds. A recent presentation at the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization showed that our concern is

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns, Traffic

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

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns

When to Call the Police

From durhamnc.gov: Call 911:

  • Any fire emergency
  • Any immediate or potential threat to life or property
  • Any medical emergency
  • Any other actual or perceived emergency
  • Any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity
  • Any type of fight or disturbance
  • Any vehicle

Posted in Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns

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:

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns

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

Posted in Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns

Stepping Into the Park’s History

By Karalyn Colopy If you’re new to Trinity Park you might not know the story behind our neighborhood park.  If you have lived here a while, you might have contributed to its construction!  Our little park has a long and

Posted in Health and safety, Stewardship and beautification, Trinity Park Foundation

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