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Pittsfield Sets Community Conversation on Violence

02:42PM / Friday, August 22, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Daniel Bianchi will be holding a community conversation at Morningside Community School on Monday, Aug. 25.

A shooting earlier this week has highlighted the need and importance of continued strong efforts to address youth and gang violence, according to the mayor's office. Residents are encourage to attend this community conversation with neighbors to learn about actions taken to prevent youth and gang violence and to discuss what can be done together to address the issue.

The event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria at 100 Burbank St.

Panelists will include the mayor, Police Chief Michael Wynn, the Rev. Warren Dews Jr., Karen Tracana of the Department of Youth Services, Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless and Seed Network CEO Eddie Taylor. Moderator will be Adam Hinds, the Shannon Grant coordinator.

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