Neighborhood unity, schools and loitering all draw attention from Carrollton-Riverbend association

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Better communication with neighbors, problems with a corner store and long-term changes to area schools were all points of focus Thursday night for members of the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association at their November monthly meeting.

The association is seeking to create a new system that will better unite and inform all the residents in the area, and neighborhood leaders are planning a booth at next weekend’s Po-Boy Festival to begin introducing the concept. One aspect, Carrollton 2020, will help define and promote the neighborhood’s goals for the next decade, and another component, NeighborLinks, will be a communication system that ensures all residents have access to important information.

“We’re trying to build a communication network and engage the neighborhood, and bind the community toward common causes,” said association president Anne Wolfe Nicolay.

Meanwhile, neighbors are working to reduce loitering around a corner store at Spruce and Dante. The association is also working to monitor plans for both James Weldon Johnson Elementary School and the future of the McNair building on South Carrollton Avenue that currently houses KIPP Believe College Prep.

For details of the meeting, click “Replay” in the box below to read our live coverage.

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