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    Jeep Jones Park in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood was filled Saturday with people playing basketball and having a great time to combat gang violence. And given the heinous events over the last week, it also went a long way toward repairing the relationship between community and police. (Published Saturday, July 9, 2016)

    Jeep Jones Park in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood was filled Saturday with people playing basketball and having a great time to combat gang violence. And given the heinous events over the last week, it also went a long way toward repairing the relationship between community and police.

    Basketball and food was a simple formula, but one that has consistently brought hundreds of people out every year for an event called "Save R Streets," put on by a group called Score 4 More.

    "It's a two-day basketball tournament and peace weekend," said Elizabeth Miranda of Score 4 More. "We feed the entire park. We play about 20 games of basketball. We have arts and crafts, and we even do a community awards ceremony."

    It's a gathering that's been a tradition for seven years. Score 4 More partners with the Ten Point Coalition, a Boston group whose goal is to reduce gang violence.

    The community and police came together to help bring children a brighter future. All around the event, police were on patrol -- many of the officers actually grew up in the neighborhood.


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