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Boston Outlines Summer Public Safety Strategies

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Boston is launching a new campaign to keep its streets safer this summer; the season tends to be especially dangerous for the city.

The city will have more officers on the streets, more camera surveillance, and more outreach.

Starting next month, teams will be knocking on doors in neighborhoods across Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan to let folks know about possible summer programs that'll keep teens busy.

"Sometimes, there's a disconnect between what the city's offering, and residents' knowledge and ability to get into those programs," said Boston Public Health Commissioner Barbara Ferrer. "We're going to try to eliminate that disconnect."

The city is focusing its efforts on 10 hot-spot communities that had the most violent crime last summer.

This program aired on May 23, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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