Safety Forum Suggests Old Dominion U Students, Neighbors Keep Talking

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Students, landlords, police and nearby residents called for improved safety and stronger student-community partnerships around Old Dominion University on Thursday night.

The city and ODU hosted the forum, called a community converstion, designed to bring together people living near Lambert’s Point, Larchmont, Highland Park, Kensington and ODU.

Divided into small group at the Lambert’s Point Community Center, about 70 participants brainstormed how they would like the community to look and what they could do to help achieve those goals.

“What would you want people to say about your neighborhood in five years?” Melinda Luchun, a community coordinator for the city, asked a small group.

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