1. Springfield's North End celebrates $120,000 expansion of ShotSpotter audio surveillance system, successes of Safe Neighborhood Initiative

    Springfield's North End celebrates $120,000 expansion of ShotSpotter audio surveillance system, successes of Safe Neighborhood Initiative

    Mayor Domenic J. Sarno praised the efforts of Jose L. Claudio and the New North Citizens’ Council, Inc. in spearheading the effort to fund the expansion. “This is part of our continued attack to get guns, gangs and drugs off the streets,” Sarno said. Claudio, community development and relations director for the council., thanked the organizations and businesses that have committed to fund the $120,000 annual cost of the system for three years. He said the outpouring is part of resurgence of community spirit in the North End.

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    1. It makes a big difference with ShotSpotter pushing the leaders of the gangs out, and, of course, that takes the drug trade out, too.
    2. We think we are on to something good.
    3. This is part of our continued attack to get guns, gangs and drugs off the streets.
    4. People are getting involved, people are talking and people are taking it to the next level.
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