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Turn On Lights for NNO

One way to deter crime and show your support for National Night out is to leave your porch light on the night of August 7th. Porch lights that are on from dusk to dawn every night help keep neighborhoods safe. Use a compact fluorescent bulb or LED to keep energy costs low.

Security lights protect our homes. Well placed outdoor lighting can make our homes less desirable targets for criminals. Timers, motion detectors and photocells can be installed
to turn lights on and off automatically. Make sure the timer or photocell is compatible with your bulb. Interior lighting also discourages criminals from entering your home. Put one or two lamps on a timer and use efficient bulbs to save energy.

National Night Out On Tuesday August 7th
Join us in Fox Park for all age games at 6:00 pm
Come early, meet with neighbors and bring a picnic
Drinks and Watermelon Provided by FWNA

Re-Imagining The San Mateo Corridor

What’s missing in the International District?
A Skate Park? Soccer Fields? More Green Spaces?
We want to hear it from you.

This is the second phase of the community process to decide what to include, in additional to the new APD Substation, at the now empty lot at San Mateo Blvd & Kathryn Ave SE.

You are invited to come view the latest site plan updated based on community feedback.

Monday, July 16th
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Whittier Elementary School
1110 Quincy St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Can’t make it to the meeting? Email or call in your suggestions to Sean Foran at or 505.768.3152

2018 Albuquerque Goals Summit (7/21, 7/26,7/27, 7/28)

The City of Albuquerque is convening series of 4 summits, One Albuquerque 2018 Goals Summit, to discuss public safety, economic vitality, and environmental protections. The bulk of the event is comprised of small group discussions among participants who care about the issues and want to contribute to Albuquerque’s progress. Your input can outline a meaningful path for elected officials and community leaders to follow.

The summit closest to Fair West will be held at the African American Performing Arts Center (State Fairgrounds)
310 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 MAP
Friday, July 27th from 3-6 pm

There is no registration fee for the summit, but registration is required. Seating is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

The background brief, to be posted prior to the event, will provide the foundation for the discussions during the summit.

FairWest Neighborhood Association Meeting 4/10

The FWNA Annual Meeting will be held on Tues. April 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

This event will take place at the EXPO NM Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion, (free parking, enter gate 3 off Copper and proceed east) SEE MAP. There will be a Neighborhood Meet & Greet from 6:00-6:30 pm prior to the meeting. We will be holding FWNA elections, meeting with local officials, and discussing neighborhood concerns. Please come and bring a neighbor.

Join Us! Fox Memorial Park Cleanup 4/28

Join Fair West Neighborhood Association

Marion Fox Memorial Park Cleanup
Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Fair West Neighborhood Association invites you and your family to join us for the Great American Cleanup, an annual event that provides an opportunity to build on community pride and stewardship in our neighborhood.

International Flag by John McConnell

Fox Memorial Park is a child designated city park, we want to enhance our community and keep our park grounds safe and clean for everyday enjoyment. We will provide warm beverages, snacks, and plastic bags for picking up roadside and park trash. Wear sturdy gloves and bring any of the following to help with this project:

• Rakes
• Pick-up sticks
• Any gardening tools

Assembling at Marion Fox Memorial Park from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm
Contact Sharon Lawson 244-3537 or Anita Shenkman 265-1659 for questions

Adults please handle dangerous items and supervise children closely.




How to Keep Seeing FairWest Neighborhood in Your Facebook Feed

Maybe you’ve heard that Facebook changed its algorithm again. But maybe not, and you’re blissfully unaware that Facebook uses a super-secret calculation to determine what you see in your Facebook feed.  For a while now Facebook’s algorithm has taken into account the type of posts and publishers you interact with and click on, along with the number of likes and loves a post has, and the place a post falls in the current cultural climate.  Meaning posts with lots of thumbs up about trending topics shot right to the top of everyone’s news feed.

Facebook’s New Algorithm

Facebook’s throwing out that old algorithm in favor of a new one that prioritizes:

  • Posts by your friends and family
  • Posts that have a lot of comments
  • Posts that have a lot of shares

(Especially posts shared by and commented on by your friends and family)

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg say the change is to help users make authentic connections again, but it seems likely that they’re trying to curb the chatter surrounding the presidential election and of course, the money. Facebook seems to be finding a new way to force brands and publishers to spend money to boost their posts.

What Facebook’s New Algorithm Means for FairWest Neighborhood

The change is going to be an issue for many of publishers, and it poses a unique challenge for us because we don’t have resources to pay Facebook to let you see our posts.

What You Can Do

There are a few things you can do to make sure you continue to see our posts.

And, most importantly, personally prioritize us in your news feed. Here’s how:

On a computer, go to FairWest Neighborhood’s Facebook page. Click “Follow” (or hover over “Following” if you already follow us) and select “See First.”








Or, on your mobile device: Select the three-line menu in the bottom right-hand corner of iPhone apps/the top right-hand corner of Android apps.

Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select “Settings.”


















Select “News Feed Preferences.”


















Select “Prioritize who to see first.”











Select FairWest Neighborhood and any other pages you want to see first in your feed. The pages/profiles you select will show a blue and white star.















Select “Done!”

Thank you.