Forming Binghamton Neighborhood Watch Groups

By Kiersten Mathieu

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 11, 2006 at 10:12 PM EDT

At the Liberty Street substation, Mayor Matt Ryan and Binghamton Police invited people to attend the Statewide Neighborhood Watch Conference in Albany.

The city will charter a bus to take 20 people to the conference in May.

The idea came out of recent neighborhood assembly meetings with Mayor.

Some people on the Northside say its good way for the city to reach out.

"Police are actually willing to work with them and help them improve the situation in the neighborhood, all the neighborhoods. Because I don't think its just this one that needs work, all of them need it," says Shirley Cothran of Binghamton.

People interested in attending the conference should contact the Binghamton Mayors office no later than April 28th.

Meanwhile, Police say they are working with the the city to put the Liberty Street Substation back into use.

One idea is to open it up as a community center.

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