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REMINDER! National Night Out is Next Week!

Is your neighborhood or block having an event for National Night Out? Don’t forget to register, so you can be part of this great nationwide neighborhood safety event! To download a flyer you can use for your event, to sign up, and for additional information, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/national-night-out. And if you take photos of your event and upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, make sure and use the following hashtags: #nno, #nationalnightout, and #abqneighborhoods

 

Northeast Area Command Invites You to “Coffee With a Cop” This Tuesday

Love coffee? Want to chat with your neighborhood police officers? Come out Tuesday, July 31, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Napoli Coffee, 3035 Menaul NE, and join the officers from the Northeast Area Command. Share concerns, ask questions, and enjoy a great cup of joe! Visit: www.cabq.gov/police/events/coffee-with-a-cop-july-31-2018

CloudLibrary Offers Free Digital Books With A Swipe Of Your Library Card

Have you tried CloudLibrary yet? This awesome digital platform makes it so easy to find reading content! Whether on the web, a tablet, your mobile device, or a branch discovery terminal, you can browse digital books at your leisure. CloudLibrary keeps all your books in sync so that when you switch devices, the software keeps your place. All you need is your Library card! To learn more about this very cool service, visit: https://abqlibrary.org/cloudlibrary

Tiny Home Village Project Focus Group Presentation Seeks Public Feedback

Interested in learning more about the Tiny Home Village Project? Please join in the City/County focus group meeting taking place Thursday, August 2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Union Square Building, 111 Union Square SE. To learn more, e-mail: pattiw@cwastrategic.com

Bosque Chile Festival Seeks Vendors

The Bernalillo County Bosque Chile Festival takes place August 19, but if you’re a food or artisan vendor, you’re encouraged to apply now! Visit: https://www.bernco.gov/bosquechilefestival to submit your application and be part of this great event!

Veteran’s Outreach Event TODAY in Paradise Hills!

Are you a military veteran or do you know one? This week’s Veteran’s Outreach event is for you! Today, Monday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Paradise Hills Community Center will offer information on veteran’s benefits and resources, so bring your DD-214! To learn more, e-mail: josephm.dorn@state.nm.us

Neighborhood Association Meetings Across Town

  • West Old Town, Wednesday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: bengpl150@comcast.net for more information.
  • District 7 Coalition, Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m., YMCA, 4901 Indian School NE. E-mail: davidh.d7@comcast.net for more information.
  • Victory Hills, Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m., Loma Linda Community Center. E-mail: eebrecht@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Downtown Neighborhoods Association, Wednesday, August 1 at 6:45 p.m., Lew Wallace Elementary. E-mail: holly.siebert@gmail.com for more information.
  • Westside Coalition, Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail: jfworrall@comcast.net for more information.
  • Silver Platinum Downtown, Thursday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m., Imperial Building Community Room. E-mail: rc@silverplatinumdowntown.org for more information
  • Raynolds Addition, Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m., Washington Middle School. E-mail: silverlopez@aol.com for more information.

“Giving Back to the Community” Thanks Neighbors in Mesa Verde Neighborhood

You’re invited to attend “Giving Back to the Community” this Saturday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Mesa Verde Park. There will be free music, food and entertainment for the community around the Mesa Verde area. To learn more about this free community event, contact Charles Aragon at (505) 234-4251 or e-mail: charlesaragon4251@gmail.com

Downtown Summerfest Offers Free Fun for the Family!

Head to Civic Plaza this Saturday, August 4 for Downtown Summerfest! Robert Randolph and the Family Band will provide musical entertainment, there will be an artisan market, food trucks, other live entertainment, and much more! This family event is free and open to the public, so see you there! To learn more, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/things-to-do/annual-events/summerfest/downtown-summerfest

Tips for Identifying and Verifying Information

In this day and age of non-stop information from endless sources, it’s important to know what is real and factual, what is an opinion or a belief, what is an honest mistake, and what is completely made up and fictitious. Below are some ideas on how to determine what information is true and what is not.

  • Who or what is the source of the information, what are its credentials, and is this source an authority?
  • Who is the intended audience and is it a specific group?
  • Can the accuracy of the information be corroborated? Is the information accurate, or is it slanted in one direction or another?
  • Does the article that shares this information use balanced, calm language or sensational, dramatic language?
  • Is the information current?
  • Can you find more information about the article or subject by doing your own research?
  • Have the photos or graphics associated with the article or subject been altered or faked in any way? Here’s a helpful article on spotting image manipulation.
  • When you do open up an article in your web browser, open another empty tab and use that second window to look up claims, author credentials and organizations that are referenced in the article.
  • Most importantly, ensure that what you are sharing or passing along is verifiable and accurate before you post.

There are many resources for fact-checking and verifying information accuracy online, and here is a good resource for how to further research information, at: https://abqlibrary.org/FakeNews/FactCheck

ONC YouTube Channel Offers Neighborhood Video Resources

Looking for material for your neighborhood meeting or community gathering? Check out the Office of Neighborhood Coordination’s YouTube Channel! We have videos on bylaws, calling 911 vs. 242-COPS, best practices from neighborhood leaders, and much more! Visit: www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPaOOlqsog7jRkxF0zRKjw to see what’s on offer!

 

The Office of Neighborhood Coordination Staff

Phone: 505-768-3334

Email: onc@cabq.gov

Website: www.cabq.gov/neighborhoods