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    Security Update January 2, 2018

     

    Winter Weather Walking Tips

    Whether you walk, bike, drive, or use transit, navigating winter weather conditions requires some preparation and caution. The PCA assembled some tips in infographic form to share with you. These are not conclusive, so as always, use your best judgement before travel. This week we feature Winter Walking:

    For more details on these tips and additional information, please follow the link or click on the image above.

    Dress for the temperatures: Avoid cotton fabrics, but use insulating layers. Accessories like gloves, hats, ear muffs, and neck gaiters are important. Skin exposure to low temperatures is dangerous.

    Footwear: Waterproof and insulated boots can be more comfortable, but if it's icy or snowy consider traction devices.

    Take it Slow: Allow for extra time to navigate the conditions. Be extra careful on stairs and slopes.

    Parkside is proud to be a walkable neighborhood. We appreciate the efforts of area businesses and residents in clearing sidewalks of snow and ice and maintaining curbcuts .


     

    Aggregated Crime Reports

    Wednesday, December 27 (date of report)
    From NextDoor.com

    A resident reported that their van was broken into on Summit Avenue near Amherst Street. This happened overnight, some time between 10pm and 7am. Information was reported to the police. Additional details are available on NextDoor.com.

    Wednesday, December 27 @ 1AM
    From CrimeReports.com

    Assault reported on the 100 block of Humboldt Parkway. No additional details are available.

    Saturday, December 30 @ 6AM
    From CrimeReports.com

    Larceny/theft reported on the 1 block of Russell Street. No additional details are available.

    Saturday, December 30 @ 12PM
    From CrimeReports.com

    Assault reported on the 100 block of Humboldt Parkway. No additional details are available.


    Limited Amount of Traffic Calming Signs Available!

    Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 

    A limited number of traffic signs, from a second printing, are still available in the office. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 via the below link when requesting a sign.  

    It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets!

    Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made online (above) or at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down


    The Buffalo Police Department has issued this PDF tip sheet to help deter and prevent automobile thefts. 


    If you are aware of traffic collisions that occur in the neighborhood please report the information to the PCA office for inclusion in the weekly Security Update. Traffic information is not available from our crime reporting sources. Email PCAdirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240. Thank you.

    Sign Up to Volunteer!

    Would you like to Volunteer with the PCA's events? Take a look at which events the PCA needs assistance with by clicking below! Thank you! 

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    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!


    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.