Growing up in Easton, Frank Pintabone knew that if he got into trouble, his father would hear about it from their neighbors.
"You don't have that anymore," said Pintabone, who serves on the Easton Area School Board. "Too many people close the door."
He's hoping that attitude can change this weekend. That's when Pintabone has planned an anti-violence march/rally, in response to a recent rash of violent crime that has struck Easton's South Side and West Ward neighborhoods, including shootings, robberies, and a homicide.
"The community needs to come together," Pintabone said.
Easton Mayor Sal Panto addressed the march at a news conference Thursday, saying that a large turnout would demonstrate residents' committment to improving their neighborhoods.
"We're convinced the more people we can get involved, the better the neighborhood," he said.
From their, two groups will march toward Centre Square for a rally. The Easton Area High School band is expected to perform.