Braintree and Brighton, MA (August 25, 2017) – Charlesview Residences in Brighton, a property managed by full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties, was recognized as the top Crime Watch Group of the Year during the recent National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Charlesview Residences was selected based on a variety of programs offered at its Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, including computer and music lessons for youth, wellness classes for seniors, and English as a second language for the immigrant population living in the Allston-Brighton community.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans were on hand to present the certificate of honor to Charlesview, Inc. Executive Director Jo-Ann Barbour and Resident Services Manager Misty Pisano, as well as meet community residents. The day also featured free barbecue, ice cream, kids’ activities and music, as well as an outdoor screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Charlesview Residences was recognized for “exemplifying the working relationship the Boston Police Department strives to attain with the communities it serves.” The citation further lauds Charlesview’s “outstanding commitment” to “improve the quality of life for their residents and the surrounding community.”

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

“What an honor to be recognized for the exceptional programs we consistently aim to offer to improve the quality of life for all,” said Barbour. “We are incredibly proud of our staff for all they’ve done to contribute to this achievement,” she added.