Walking the beat, bridging a gap

Police, clergy target residents in Grove Hall

Boston police Officer James Gunn (left) and the Rev. Oscar Pratt (center) talked with a resident near the Grove Hall section of Roxbury yesterday about a new anticrime program.
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / April 15, 2007

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Walking up a steep hill on Georgia Street yesterday morning, the Rev. Oscar Pratt and Officer James Gunn approached a woman on her way to a nearby post office. The Catholic priest shook her hand and then introduced the tall police officer. A lively conversation ensued about crime in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Boston . (Full article: 658 words)

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