Baker's e-mail alert now reaches about 30 ‘captains’

Reporter Staff
Mar. 29, 2012

City Councillor Frank BakerCity Councillor Frank BakerCity Councillor Frank Baker’s e-mail alert program aimed at notifying Dorchester’s District 3 residents of crime incidents in their neighborhood has reached about 30 community “captains,” he said this week.

The email alert, or “e-lert,” program builds on neighborhood e-mail systems already in existence in Savin Hill and the St. Mark’s area. Baker’s office says the district-wide program will provide more residents with up-to-date crime reports. They can choose to receive updates from across Dorchester or ones specific to their neighborhood.

Baker proposed the expansion during the City Council race last year, and said he would assign a member of his staff to co-ordinate the program. Joseph McEachern, a Baker staffer, is currently handling the program.

More information on the program is available by e-mailing the councillor’s office at “Whoever wants to involved, the more the merrier,” Baker said.