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Guest column: North Quincy's dangers after dark

Posted by dinouye  August 25, 2012 06:15 PM

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Behold, the New Quincy Center is here! Our officials have worked hard to bring the best offerings to the citizens of Quincy and beyond including New Condominiums, New Gourmet Restaurants and Shopping!

Disclaimer: Please, don’t leave your residence after dark.

The passage above might very well be some of the propaganda you’ll see floating around in a few years. Yes, our fearless leaders are devoting a great deal of their time to building a new downtown and many property and business owners in Quincy are excited. But I fear that Mayor Koch and his cronies might very well be taking their eye off of the proverbial ‘ball’ and ignoring some of the problems at hand.

If you haven’t noticed, the North Quincy T Station and the surrounding area has become a playground for muggers.

My disgust levels hit an all time high when I saw that the Norfolk DA was requesting the public’s assistance for the disappearance of missing Quincy resident Evelin Valibayova, now missing for over a year. While the DA hasn’t been exactly forthcoming with all of the details, it appears that someone may have followed Ms Valibayova home from the North Quincy T and forced themselves into her apartment—as the DA has noted, ‘foul play’ was likely involved.

I did a little bit of digging and found that only four days before Vailayova’s disappearance; a woman was followed home and attacked at knife-point after walking home from the North Quincy MBTA. I won’t count the number of robberies for you, but have a look at the Mass Most Wanted site for yourself.

And then just this past weekend another woman is attacked, with the suspect demanding money.

The disappearance of Valibayova and the recurring incidences near the North Quincy MBTA should have Quincy citizens up in arms. Aside from a few public service announcements, the city of Quincy is doing nothing to prevent these crimes from happening.

IF the Quincy Police are listening—give me a call, I’ll gladly put on a wig and flash a few dollar bills around if it helps catch these crooks. At least someone would be taking action.

Christopher Stuart is a Quincy resident.

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