Red Hook Anniversary

Yesterday, the Red Hook Community Justice Center held a special luncheon to celebrate its 10th (!) anniversary. It felt like a reunion in many respects. Not only did several former staffers make the pilgrimmage back to Red Hook, but there was also great turnout from some of the key local residents -- Emma and Jerry and John and Wally and others -- who helped to advocate for the Justice Center in the early days. It happened to be a particularly sunny day and several people remarked to me how beautiful Coffey Park looked -- full of flowers, kids playing, etc. All in all, a far cry from the days when there were more crack vials than people in the park.

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