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April 25, 2010
The annual Brady Heights plant swap was held in the community garden on Saturday, April 24th. Neighbors brought “volunteer” plants from their gardens as well as seedlings they started indoors.
The plant swap is a great chance to talk to neighbors about what plants do well in the area as well as pick up some free plants. And as always, it is just good to hang out with the world’s greatest neighbors. Thanks to Jeremy Brennan for putting the plant swap together and thanks to all who attended.
April 14, 2009
This Saturday, April 18th, is the Brady Heights Neighborhood Association general meeting. As usual, we’ll be meeting at Centenary United Methodist at 631 N. Denver. The meeting begins at 10 am and a sitter will be provided.
This month we will be forgoing regular business in order to welcome two special guests.
Laureen Gilroy, the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Tulsa, will be giving a presentation on the disposal of yard waste and recycling. Our second guest speaker is Captain Karen Tipler of the Tulsa Police Department. Capt. Tipler will be presenting a crime report for our neighborhood as well as responding to questions & concerns from the neighborhood. Both presentations will be incredibly valuable during the coming warmer months and I hope to have a large turnout! Please encourage your neighbors to attend.
After the meeting, at around 11:30, we will be holding the Annual Plant Swap at the Community Garden. Bring your extra plants, seeds and sprouts to exchange with others! Both indoor and outdoor plants of all varieties are welcome. All plants will be free to good homes, and you don’t need to bring a plant in order to participate. We will also be grilling and providing a casual picnic lunch. Although not at all required, please feel free to bring a dish to share.
Here’s hoping for good weather, and I’ll see you all on Saturday!
April 12, 2009
The April Newsletter is now available for download.
Please join us at Centenary United Methodist on April 18th at 10:00 am for our Neighborhood association meeting. This month we will be foregoing regular business to welcome Captain Karen Tipler from the Tulsa Police Department. Capt. Tipler will be giving us a crime report for our area as well as answering questions. Please plan on attending this informative presentation!
After the meeting we will be holding our Annual Plant Swap in the community garden. We will also be grilling hamburgers & hot dogs. Hope to see you there!
March 30, 2009
Last Thursday’s Tulsa World featured a story about the Tulsa Police Department’s new CompStat Crime Tracking (Tracking Tulsa’s Crime). Those reading closely may have caught a mention of our car vandal by Major Williams.
Gilcrease Division, north-central and northwestern Tulsa: Maj. Paul Williams noted minimal change in the total number of Part 1 crimes during the evaluation period in the Gilcrease Division, which he commands. During last month’s time period, 423 such crimes were reported, compared to 422 the month before.
Williams said the division saw increases in auto thefts and larcenies, specifically burglaries from vehicles. CompStat helped officers focus on areas where car thieves are concentrating, including the 1100 block of North Main Street and the downtown entertainment districts.
“In one case we were able to identify a suspect, and in the other case we identified a location and specific day of the week and time frame when the thefts are occurring,” Williams said.
Gilcrease officers now have specific information they can use to tackle the problem.
Palmer noted that last year the city saw a drastic decrease in auto thefts, with more than 30 percent fewer auto thefts in 2008 compared to 2007. He suggested vehicle thefts might be cycling back up.
The statistics also showed that officers in the division made 14 more arrests for Part 1 crimes during that time period, increasing from 64 to 78.
Major Williams confirmed to me today that the TPD did in fact bring our car vandal into police custody on March 26th! Thank you to everyone who made calls to the TPD and provided information that lead to the arrest of this criminal! If you continue to experience car break-ins, please let me know.
At our next neighborhood meeting, April 18th, we will be foregoing regular business to welcome Captain Karen Tipler from the Tulsa Police Department. Capt. Tipler will be giving us a crime report for our area as well as answering questions. If you have any questions that you think might need researching, please let me know and I will forward them on to Capt. Tipler. Please plan on attending this informative presentation! After the meeting we will be hosting the Annual Plant Swap in the community garden.
The Brady Heights Alert Neighbor program will be launched 6:00 pm on May 7th at Centenary United Methodist. A representative from the Tulsa Crime Commission will be leading this presentation and teaching us how to begin. Come and get involved!
Look for more details on these events in April’s issue of the Brady Heights Newsletter