A nice night for National Night Out

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Alex Lloyd Gross Mayor Kenney greets people during the event.

By Alex Lloyd Gross

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo Delaware Valley News.com Police Commissioner Richard Ross

National Night Out, is the one night a year that crime is supposed to stop. in theory, neighbors are supposed to  turn on their porch lights and get to know each other and keep an eye on their block. Part of that came true across the country, as different police departments across the nation held events for National Night Out.. In Philadelphia, Mayor James Kenney and Police Commissioner Richard Ross  visited a gathering at Russo park, located at Torresdale and Cottman Ave.

The event kicked off at 7:00 PM with a mini parade down Torresdale Ave, from Rhawn Street. It was a small contingent of folks that made their way to the park, from motorcycle clubs to youth organizations.  Once at the park,  the attendees could make their way around vendors such as the Attorney General’s off

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo Delaware Valley News.com One of the community booths at Russo Park

ice, where people can pick up free literature  and trinkets put forth by the respective organizations.

About 1000 people showed up.  As Kenney would take a stroll through, he would be stopped every two feet for a photo with someone. The same thing with the Police Commissioner. They both got complimented on how well the city handled the DNC.  About 10 miles away on Rhawn Street, near the Montgomery County Line, the 2nd and 7th districts held their own national Night Out event.


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