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Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 9:41 AM
Subject: Office of Neighborhood Coordination Weekly E-News – Monday, May 8, 2017

Scam Alert for Neighborhood Associations – Be Aware!

The ONC was recently alerted by several Neighborhood Associations of an attempted scam, in which NA board members e-mail addresses were being used to fraudulently request money be transferred by other board members. Please be cautious when receiving e-mail requests for any type of money transfer, and confirm in person with the individual making the request. If you find that the e-mail request is a hoax, report it immediately to the Albuquerque Police Department by making an online report at:

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Thank A Teacher During National Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12

Our teachers are the most hard-working and sometimes unappreciated folks around. Let’s give them a well-deserved pat on the back this week, which is National Teacher Appreciation Week around the country. It’s a great time to thank a teacher in your life, or do something nice for that instructor that went the extra mile. For some ideas on how to thank a teacher, visit:

Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 in United States of America will begin on Monday, May 8 and end on Friday, May 12. Use this as a special time to honor the men and …


Upcoming Neighborhood Association and Coalition Meetings Around Town

·        Wells Park Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m., Wells Park Community Center, 500 Mountain Rd. NW. E-mail: for more information.

·        Huning Castle Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting, Wednesday, Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club Board Room. for more information.

·        South Valley Coalition of Neighborhood Associations Monthly Meeting, Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m., Bernalillo County Substation South Area Command, 2039 Isleta SW. E-mail: for more information.


Job Fair at Railyards on Thursday, May 11

Are you, or is someone you know, looking for a job? Attend the upcoming Job-Ready Hire Fair at the Railyards on Thursday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., take a free Core Score Assessment to assess your work skills, and talk with job mentors and trainers! Visit: for more information.


What To Do If You’re Pulled Over By A Police Officer

·        Pull over immediately, turn off your radio or any audio devices, and roll down your window so you can communicate with the officer.

·        Remain calm, stay in your seat, and do not get out of the car unless asked by the officer.

·        Keep your hands in plain view, preferably on the steering wheel.

·        If you’re carrying a weapon in your car or on your person, inform the officer, and let him/her know if you have a concealed carry permit.

·        When asked for your required documents – driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance – let the officer know you’ll be reaching for them in your vehicle.

·        Communicate clearly, and answer the officer’s questions as fully as possible.  If you disagree with the officer, do not argue at the traffic stop. Your opportunity to do so is in court, and your court date and location will be shown on your citation.

·        If you are not sure about why you are being pulled over or cited, it is fine to ask the officer to explain why in a respectful manner. Even if you do not agree, treat the officer like you would want to be treated and the officer will respond in kind.

·        If you are given a citation by the officer, you will be asked to sign it. Your signature is not an admission of guilt; only that you acknowledge receiving the citation. Remember that if you refuse to sign the citation, you will be arrested.

·        You can contact APD Internal Affairs at 505-768-2880 or file an online complaint at: if you feel the officer acted improperly.

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Mother’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 14

If you want to do something for that special mom in your life – mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, friend – why not take her to the annual Mother’s Day Concert at the zoo? The ABQ BioPark hosts this yearly musical celebration of Mom on Sunday, May 14, featuring the classical sounds of the New Mexico Philharmonic. The concert starts at2:00 p.m., with open lawn seating. You can bring blankets and chairs and picnics, or buy food and drink there at the zoo. Visit: for more information. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms in our city!


Upcoming Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings Around Town

·        Foothills Area Command, Monday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche NE. E-mail: for more information.

·        Northeast Area Command, Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE. E-mail: for more information.

·        Southwest Area Command, Wednesday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m., Patrick J. Baca Library, 8081 Central NW. E-mail: for more information.


Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

Project Share is an evening meal program at St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, located at 1201 3rd St. NW. The project serves a hot dinner six nights a week, Monday through Friday,5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are always wanted to bring food, or to help serve the evening meal to those in need. If you are interested in providing a meal, contact Carla Miszkiel at: or call 505-242-5677.


Local Band Showcase Highlights Great Albuquerque Musicians

The annual Local Band Showcase takes place Saturday, May 13 at Civic Plaza, from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to check out the local music scene and enjoy the wide variety of singers and musicians that make up the colorful musical tapestry in our city. The event is free, and there will be local food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and of course, music! Visit: for more information.


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

If you have a dog that you walk regularly, remember to carry plastic bags with you so you can clean up after your pet. It keeps your neighborhood clean and looking nice, and it shows consideration for others in your neighborhood and walking area.


Vanessa J. Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

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