South Lawrence observed National Night Out by by staging a going-away party for crime and drugs.

Sponsored by the Lawrence Neighborhood Association and the city of Lawrence, the action took place at the Abe Bashara Boathouse, 1 Eaton St., Monday evening. Lawrence and state police and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department provided public safety demonstrations. 

K-9 units gave a presentation on how trained law enforcement dogs find drugs and explosives and capture criminals.

The Lawrence Neighborhood Association served hamburgers, hot dogs and Italian sausages.

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