Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lights on!

What's the best way to keep a neighborhood safe? Turn on the lights! Here's a link to an article about Gannon University's efforts to make the neighborhood around it's campus safer. The biggest improvement the university is making is in lighting. They are adding 1.1 million dollars in streetlamps. We don't really have that kind of money to improve our neighborhood... but everyone has a front porch light. Please consider using that front porch light on a regular basis. I like to imagine a couple of hoodlums driving around at night looking for cars to break into. They turn onto my street and are met with a "bright block" where every front porch light is on. And they just keep driving...

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