The Mill View Block Watch was started in September 2010 when a group of residents decided that they wanted to address some of the many challenges that their area faced. They also felt that it was a great opportunity to get to know their neighbors. The block watch area has about 100 homes and the boundaries are : To the south, Shirley Rd. , to the west, the I-680 freeway, to the north , Alexander St. and to the east, Poland Ave. This area once housed the residents and workers that were employed by the many steel mills along that corridor.