The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) is regrouping after being dormant for several years, according to a press release.
“ESNA had been inactive for many years, but with the ever-pressing need to improve the quality of life in the Egleston Square neighborhood, neighbors need and want a vehicle to express their issues and concerns and present a unified community voice,” said ESNA chairperson Pablo Calderon, according to the press release.
He said the association was originally founded in 1990 after the death of a 19-year-old who was killed in a shootout with the police on School Street. Calderon said ESNA helped relocate the Hernandez K-8 School to the square, as well as reopen the library and bring the YMCA to the area.
“The new ESNA’s main goal is to make Egleston Square a safer, healthier, more affordable and diverse community and provide a coordinated voice and approach when working with other community organizations, agencies, churches and elected officials,” said Calderon.
ESNA was slated to hold a community meeting May 7, after the Gazette deadline.