Kennett Square partners with Carter CDC in fighting crime

FRAN MAYE - The Kennett Paper
Pictured from left: Kennett Square Police Chief Ed Zunino, Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick, Britney Esther Bautista, Zanyla Monae Mitchell and Leon Spencer, Kennett Square council president.
FRAN MAYE - The Kennett Paper Pictured from left: Kennett Square Police Chief Ed Zunino, Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick, Britney Esther Bautista, Zanyla Monae Mitchell and Leon Spencer, Kennett Square council president.

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square officials have formed a partnership of sorts with Carter CDC and residents in the East Linden Street area, a neighborhood that is now one of the safest in the borough.

This week, council unanimously adopted a resolution to support the work the residents have done to keep their neighborhood safe. Years ago, the neighborhood with riddled with crime and drug use.

Officials lauded two people, Britney Esther Bautista, and Zanpla Monae Mitchell for their outstanding effort with the recent National Night Out in Kennett Square. They helped children realize the work the police officers do in the community and how they assist people in need.

“The police department is only as good as its citizens,” said Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick. “These two ladies did a great job on National Night Out.”

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A plaque with last year’s National Night Out award winners was also made public.

“It’s always great to recognize outstanding citizenry,” said Leon Spencer, council president.

In partnering with Kennett Square, the Carter Community Development Corp., a non-profit established to protect East Linden street’s character, will better be able obtain grants.

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