Meetings, extra patrols begin

The first of what police hope will be many street-by-street meetings of residents near Tucker School will be held Monday with the Tucker Neighborhood Association. The meetings, which are being set up by neighborhood associations and individuals, are designed to address crime in the area as well as “quality of life concerns,’’ Police Chief Richard Wells said. Wells has also assigned a pair of officers who have begun working an evening shift in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Blue Hills Parkway. He says the officers will continue to monitor the neighborhood and get to know residents. - Natalie Feulner