Civic members frown on parents double-parking outside schools

Police encouraged people to send him pictures of license plates of vehicle double-parked outside schools.

Neighbors at last week’s Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting expressed concern that parents will double-park as they drop off and pick up their children from school.

Mark Mroz, community relations officer in the 2nd Police District, encouraged people to send him pictures of license plates of vehicle double-parked outside schools. Mroz will send a warning letter to offenders. If they double-park again, they will receive a $100 ticket.

Mroz urged people to lock their car doors to prevent people from stealing items from inside.

He also praised victims assistance officer Danielle Walsh for successfully identifying a Gloria Dei Estates employee as the person responsible for 60 thefts at the retirement community. Walsh continues to work with victims of the crime.

In other news from the Aug. 20 meeting:

• Nancy Ostroff asked people to watch a video here.

Ostroff, a retired teacher, is writing a book called Shine A Light On Disabilities. She wants the book included as part of a curriculum on physical disabilities for kids in kindergarten through third grade.

The book, she believes, will help stop the bullying of disabled young people.

• Some residents have revived the Oxford Circle Town Watch.

• There will be a much-needed cleanup of Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St., on Sept. 23. The rain date is Sept. 30.

• The Exchange at Oxford Circle, a thrift shop, has opened at 6434 Castor Ave. (at Hellerman Street), in the former Singers Appliance store. The shop is operated by the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association.

• Take Back Your Neighborhood will meet again on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Max Myers. ••