(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2012)
The Boston Police Department and local elected officials will be back in South Boston Thursday night for a public safety meeting.
The meeting comes just weeks after police discovered the bodies of two residents during a fire May 27 at a unit at 4 Linskey-Barry Court.
The deaths, according to the Globe, have been ruled a homicide and police are actively investigating them.
Thursday’s meeting, which will be held at the Condon Community School, will be the second meeting held by local officials to address residents’ concerns about drugs and crime in the neighborhood.
At a meeting in early May residents called for more prevention and a larger police presence in the neighborhood, saying it has gotten out of control, after a resident was murdered in her home on Patriots Day, allegedly over fishing equipment.
Since May’s meeting BPD has announced some high profile mass-arrests including one “sweep” in May that led to the arrest of 25 individuals, on outstanding warrants for a number offenses involving drugs, larceny, and property crimes.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to address the concerns of South Boston residents, officers will continue a targeted effort focused on individuals involved in the illegal drug trade which negatively affects quality of life for hard-working, law-abiding South Boston residents,” said BPD Commissioner Ed Davis in a May statement.
Thursday’s meeting, sponsored by local neighborhood associations, law enforcement, and elected officials, will start at 6 p.m. June 14.