Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
BOSTON – New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater and running back Kevin Faulk will visit East Boston High School on Friday (Dec. 9) to educate students about healthy teen relationships and how to prevent teen relationship violence, as a part of Verizon’s Training Camps for Life initiative. Some 400 students are expected to attend.
WHO: Slater and Faulk will speak as will retired Patriot and East Boston High School alumnus Jermaine Wiggins; and retired Washington Redskin Pete Kendall, a football standout at Boston College. They will be joined by Willis Whalen, manager of player services of the NFL Players Association; Ted Bunch, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, an organization committed to ending violence against women; and Verizon’s Donna Cupelo.
WHAT: Training Camps for Life is a half-day, NFL-star-studded event addressing topics suc as overcoming adversity, decisions and consequences, and healthy teen relationships. At the end of the event, Slater will lead the students in taking the LIVERESPECT pledge, a commitment to end teen relationship violence and speak out against abuse. Training Camps for Life is a partnership between the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9; 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Full agenda available upon request. NFL players and others will be available for interviews after they speak.
WHERE: East Boston High School, 86 White St. East Boston, Mass
Media contacts/RSVP: Phil Santoro, Verizon; 617-743-4760; email@example.com.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
With the exception of Michael Flaherty's fourth place finish in East Boston, the election results in Ward 1 were very similar to the citywide totals for the four winning candidates. Ayanna Pressley who topped the ticket citywide finished fight in East Boston.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
More at eastboston.com.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us that have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."There will never be another Steve Jobs. The man invented the idea of creative drive. He will be missed.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
One aspect of the House bill that absolutely needs to be changed is a provision that would limit the rights of citizens in larger municipalities— like Boston— to have a voice in whether or not a casino is sited in their community. As it stands now, the bill would permit only voters of the ward of a city in closest proximity to a proposed casino to go to the polls to approve or shoot down the idea. In the case of Boston, with all signs pointing towards a likely site in East Boston on the current Suffolk Downs property, that would mean that only East Boston voters would be asked to make the decision about siting a casino in the city.|
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has filed an amendment to the Senate version of the casino bill that would require that all of the voters of a municipality will have a say. In the case of a Boston proposal, that would give us a chance to have a voice in whether our city welcomes a casino or not.
Chang-Diaz told the Reporter this week, “These consequences will affect all municipal residents, not just those within a few blocks’ radius of the casino. It’s only fair that all affected residents have an equal say in whether or not the positive impacts of a casino outweigh the economic and social costs to their cities.”
The senator has got it right. All Boston residents deserve a right to have a say in whether or not resort-style gambling sets up shop in our backyard.
Read the entire editorial from the Dorchester Reporter. What do you think?
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
As a resident of Maverick Square I am sending you this notice as to the change in use of Taco-Mex. Taco-Mex located at 65-67 Maverick Square, is applying for an entertainment license. Given the history of the owner's previous venue with an entertainment license in Orient Heights (involving police and numerous arrests), this is not, in my opinion, the best thing for Maverick Square, especially neighboring residences. Those of us that front on the Square already have to deal with the noise generated by Eddie C's. Having entertainment on this side of the Square - directly below our windows - can only add to the disturbance. The Owner of Taco-Mex has stated that the entertainment will only be one classical guitar. But that detail has been omitted from the petition to the Board of Appeal.The hearing is scheduled at City Hall on September 20th, at 10:30 a.m. If you have an opinion on this matter; if you have a concern, either for or against - just showing up at the hearing will have little or no affect - by then approval will be a done deal. Opinions must be voiced to the Commission in advance. The telephone number is 617-635-4775. I will try to find an e-mail address.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Run to the Beat 5K
Sunday, September 18, 9 a.m.
95 Marginal St.
East Boston, MA 02128
Come experience the race hundreds raved about last year – the second annual ZUMIX Run to the Beat 5K. Once again, we’re running for ZUMIX, one of the city’s beloved music and arts nonprofits. We’ll start and finish in East Boston’s magnificent Piers Park, which offers expansive views of our city’s historic skyline and harbor that can only be described as … stunning. In between, enjoy our flat, fast course along Eastie’s wooded Greenway and two magnificent new parks. We’ve got prizes for the fastest runners, live music along the course, free food, and plenty of other goodies, T-shirts for runners and giveaways. Whether you’re running for time, fitness, charity, or all of the above, you won’t want to miss this fun-filled event.
For more information or to register online, visit www.zumix.org
Online Registration: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/77742
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
A couple of neighborhood assets! "Champions in Health Care," James O. Taylor and John P. Cradock of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
James O. Taylor and John P. Cradock,
The city of Boston has long been a leader in providing world-class health care, but back in the early 1970s residents of East Boston hardly benefited from the city’s medical reputation.For those of us who remember the old relief station on Porter Street as the only place to get health care quickly, the EB Neighborhood Health Center was a great gift when it was established in 1970. Thank you Dr. Taylor and Mr. Cradock!
The neighborhood lacked primary care doctors, and its isolated location with limited access to the rest of Boston meant residents sometimes had to travel up to two hours via public transportation for treatment.
Community members wanted something better and envisioned a facility that would serve the area’s diverse population without sacrificing quality. Their efforts led to the creation in 1970 of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.
Dr. James O. Taylor worked with the first board of directors to help launch the center. John P. Cradock joined the center in 1978 as the administrative director. Their leadership has helped the EBNHC become a cornerstone of the East Boston community as well as a model for the delivery of health care services, all while providing a wide range of health-related services that have expanded dramatically during the past four decades.
Rita Sorrento, chairman of the center’s board of directors, dubs the pair the “dynamic duo.”
“It’s very appropriate, if you knew them personally. They complement each other,” Sorrento said. “And they’re both so compassionate and committed to our mission and to East Boston.”
Taylor and Cradock came to the health center with a passion for serving the underserved.
“What we share is a philosophy about how people should be cared for, and we both have a deep personal commitment to people who haven’t had a break in their lives, people who are underserved, or immigrants, the elderly,” Cradock said. “We both have the deepest commitment about making people’s lives better.”
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
July 18, 2011
CONTACT: Sandy Holden
RED SOX TALKS/FENWAY CHALLENGE COME TO EAST BOSTON THE 26TH
Get Individual Hitting And Pitching Tips From Sox Players And Coaches
Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) invite Boston youth to meet players and coaches from the Boston Red Sox organization and compete in a baseball skills session at the annual Red Sox Talks/Fenway Challenge on Tuesday, July 26th at East Boston Stadium in East Boston.
Hosted by Boston Centers for Youth & Families in conjunction with the Boston Parks Department, the Sox Talks/Fenway Challenges are sponsored by the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Police Activities League. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Fenway Challenge, a skills competition in running, hitting and throwing for boys and girls ages 7-14. At the completion of the Fenway Challenge around 12:30 p.m., members of the Red Sox organization will arrive and work one-on-one with each young person on their batting and pitching skills. It’s always a surprise who will show up, but there are usually several players, members of the coaching staff and others.
The winners of each Fenway Challenge competition will receive two tickets to a Red Sox game in September and will be recognized on the field before the game. Camps and summer programs are welcome to attend. Please contact mike.devlin@cityofbostongov to reserve a spot.
Source: Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
O’Malley, who had promised not to sell the buildings until the appeals to Rome were exhausted, is now asking vigil protesters to accept that it is finally time to move on.
“He would ask the faithful to respect his decision, and in areas where there are vigils that there would be a peaceful conclusion,” said the Very Rev. Arthur M. Coyle, the cardinal’s liaison on the long process to prepare the churches for sale.
The protesters, who had anticipated the move by the cardinal, promised today to continue their fight.
“Each of the six parish groups is ready to take this issue all the way to the Vatican’s highest court,” said Peter Borre of the Council of Parishes, a lay Catholic group that has contested church closings in the archdiocese.
In addition to St. Frances, the churches affected by the cardinal’s decree, effective Monday, are St. James the Great, in Wellesley; St. Jeanne D’Arc, in Lowell; Star of the Sea, in Quincy; Our Lady of Lourdes, in Revere; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in East Boston.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The officers and board members of the Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation for the 2011-12 season are (seated, l-r) Lino Rullo, Francine D’Andrea, President Joseph Ferrino Jr., Marisa DiPietro and Past President Ed Coletta, and (standing, l-r) Richard Ferrino, Sal Bramante, Buddy Mangini, Ron Vecchia, Barbara Survillas, Philip Salois, and Riccardo Rullo.
More photographs at Eastboston.com
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
To read more about the Farm to Store project visit eastboston.com.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
(BOSTON) – State Representative Carlo Basile today joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in unanimously passing landmark court reorganization legislation aimed at improving efficiency in the state’s court system and bringing transparency to hiring and promotion at the Department of Probation.Read more at eastboston.com
The legislation, passed by a vote of 152-0, signals strong collaboration between the legislative and judicial branches to provide a streamlined system of justice and restore public trust in the state’s Probation Department.
“This major reform legislation will improve upon an already strong court system by facilitating a more efficient and cost-effective infrastructure for the disposition of justice,” House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said. “Not only does this bill create a civilian administrator to oversee the business aspects of the Trial Court, but it also adds needed transparency to the hiring and promotion practices at the Department of Probation. By passing this reorganization bill, the House has committed to bring a more transparent, efficient system of justice to the people of Massachusetts.”
"This proposal will increase accountability and improve the efficiency of our Trial Court," said Representative Eugene L. O'Flaherty, House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. "The Speaker and the SJC worked together to provide transparency to the hiring process in our Trial Court and improve its administration. This measure will go a long way in improving confidence and morale."
“This legislation is cost efficient, and will undoubtedly be an effective way to strengthen our justice system,” said Representative Carlo Basile.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Volunteers are welcome. Met Bayou Street near Fort Banks School Athletic Field. Park at the Belle Isle Cemetery near the Gorman-Ft. Banks School.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Investors, already concerned about Europe’s debt troubles and fiscal policy in China, were jarred by the report. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 140 points, recovering somewhat from earlier in the day, when Standard & Poor’s revised its long-term outlook on US debt to negative from stable. The New York bond rating group said the American economy’s strengths still outweigh its risks, but, “we now believe that they might not fully offset the credit risks over the next two years.’’
Monday, April 11, 2011
An evening filled with art, food, and lots of chatter over memories, neighborhoods and health, this was one pupusa-sharing experience that feels sure to stick in everyone’s memory!
|Artist Krina Patel discussing “food heritage” and her Stir a Memory project|
Led by artist Krina Patel, workshop participants were encouraged to create food memory postcards that documented a particular connection to a food-related experience. Explaining her concept of “food heritage”, Patel stated that “Food - thinking about it, making it, eating it and sharing it with others - is a way of re-creating memories. When we recreate memories we ground ourselves. Instead of feeling alone in the world we feel connected.”
The cards quickly transformed individual experiences into a spontaneous public art project on a cafeteria wall, and sparked lots of chatting about yummy times gone-by!
"That’s what was neat about Stir a Memory," said Cait Van Damm, co-coordinator of the series. "The conversations that arise around our cultural and physical connection to food, whether that be in the context of a kitchen, a neighborhood, or faraway home. That’s what the Community Food Series is about."
Over a feast of pupusas, participants were treated to a cooking demonstration of the Salvadoran specialty by Mildred Alvarado of University of Massachusetts Amherst Ethnic Crops Program, followed by a discussion led by Community Servings nutritionist Meghan Ostrander.
Much like Patel and Alvarado, she believes that better health can be found through the embracement of traditional cooking at home.
The Community Food Workshop Series are an opportunity for discussion about food system issues relating directly to East Boston and provide opportunities for participants to get involved in urban gardening and public health initiatives.
The series is sponsored by Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu Tienda, an East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Public Health Commission initiative to increase access to fresh produce and whole grains in corner stores.
The next workshop, happening on Thursday, April 21, will be centered on “Food Justice 101”, and will feature the youth-led E3C crew (Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew) from NOAH.
A gardener-led “Container Planting” workshop will be happening on May 3. For more information regarding the Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu tienda project or the Community Food Workshop Series, contact Cait Van Damm at 617-568-4028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source of this information: Email from Cait Van Damm (April 11, 2011).
Saturday, April 2, 2011
On Thursday March 31, 2011 East Boston Main Streets held elections and added 5 new volunteer board members.
(East Boston, MA. 31-March-2011) East Boston Main Streets held elections on Thursday March 31, 2011 and added 5 new volunteer board members. Joining the board is resident and local realtor Phillip Gutowski, resident and the Director of Government and Community Affairs for Trans Metro Media, David Halbert, resident and Linguistic Specialist Marika Horsky, resident and owner of Tummy Toys, Melissa Tyler and last but certainly not least Mr. Albert” Buddy” Mangini who is a long-time fixture and active volunteer in East Boston. Three current members were reelected to the board; Dino Manca from Rapinos Memorial Home, Michael Moscone, Promotion Committee Chair, from East Boston Savings Bank and James Gleason, local resident, architect and Design Committee Chair.
Read more at eastboston.com.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The “Stir a Memory” workshop, happening Thursday, April 7 at the Harborside Adult Education Center, will include a “food memory postcard” making activity and a healthy pupusa cooking demonstration – and of course, lots of pupusa eating!
Held on the first Thursday night of each month at Harborside Adult Education Center, the Community Food Workshop Series are an opportunity for discussion about food system issues relating directly to East Boston and will provide opportunities for participants to get involved in urban gardening and public health initiatives. Future topics include “Food Justice 101”, and “Container Gardening”.
Led by community members, the workshops are open to all and promise to be an engaging mix of hands-on education and fun! Stir a Memory will engage participants in artistically expressing a favorite food-related memory and explore the cultural link between food and good health. “Food is such an important part of community, and East Boston is no exception,” said Cait Van Damm, co-coordinator of the Community Food Workshop Series. “We hope these events will be allow us all to come together, be inspired and learn something new – and yummy!”
The series is sponsored by Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu T tienda, an East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Public Health Commission initiative to increase access to fresh produce and whole grains in corner stores. For more information regarding the Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu tienda project or the Community Food Workshop Series, contact Cait Van Damm at 617-568-4028 or email@example.com.
Dates and workshop descriptions are listed below:
• April 7 – Stir a Memory: explore the artistic and emotional connection between culture, health, and food! Local artist Krina Patel will be facilitating a public recipe art project. Cooking demonstrations and games will also add to the fun!
• April 21 - Food Justice 101 and more: explore how different social circumstances often dictate health through food, and fun ways to help fix this problem!
• May 5 – Container Gardening and Seed Starting!: community leaders will delve into the basics of how to get growing in your own backyard and provide a source of food, community, health and fun!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Italian American War Veterans is a federally chartered non-profit veteran’s organization that was started after WWII. Part of its mission statement is:
- To aid and assist veterans and their families.
- To assist public and private agencies and institutions endeavoring to promote the public welfare.
In keeping with that mission, the East Boston Post of ITAM will be holding a motorcycle bike rally on Saturday, April 23 for Cpl Vincent Mannion -Brodeur who was disabled in Iraq in 2007. More at eastboston.com.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
CORRECTION THIS IS A BOOK DISCUSSION. THE HISTORIAN WILL NOT APPEAR.
Book discussion on the works of the noted historian, Oscar Handlin and immigration at the East Boston Branch of the Public Library on Monday, April 4.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
East Boston, MA - East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) has been given a Google Grants award for free Google AdWords advertising. Additionally, Google has also arranged for Emerson College students to partner with EBNASA to start and manage these ads. More
Saturday, March 5, 2011
All residents are encouraged to attend.
- John Riberio-Neighbors of Suffolkdowns
- Massachusetts Port Authority- Update demolition Immigration Building
- City Councilor Felix Arroyo will be presenting his “Year in Review
Friday, March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The dates are March 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th,
April 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, and April 15th
Ages 3 to 7 Years Old
The league welcomes all players from all communities!
Registration takes place at the Burger King Restaurant
Bennington Street (Orient Heights) from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Registration fee is $60 for the first sibling and $30 each additional sibling
(All Parents will receive Raffle tickets to sell and will be allowed to keep money in exchange for registration so it will make your registration fee free. But you must pay fee in advance!)
Any questions please feel free to contact Nick Moulaison by phone 857.236.4172 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available at www.eastbostonteeball.com.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Eagle Hill Civic Association launches "East Boston: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," with noted historian
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Held on the first Thursday night of each month at Harborside Adult Education Center, the Community Food Workshop Series will be an opportunity for discussion about food system issues relating directly to East Boston and will provide opportunities for participants to get involved in urban gardening and public health initiatives. Topics include “The Power of Local”, “Food Justice 101”, and “Container Gardening”.
Led by community members, the workshops are open to all and promise to be an engaging mix of hands-on education and fun! The series will also be linked to a Stir a Memory event, happening on April 7 at the Harborside School, which will engage participants in artistically expressing a favorite food-related memory and explore the cultural link between food and good health. “Food is such an important part of community, and East Boston is no exception,” said Cait Van Damm, co-coordinator of the Community Food Workshop Series. “We hope these events will be allow us all to come together, be inspired and learn something new – and yummy!”
The series is sponsored by Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu tienda, an East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Public Health Commission initiative to increase access to fresh produce and whole grains in corner stores. For more information regarding the Healthy on the Block/Saludable en tu tienda project or the Community Food Workshop Series, contact Cait Van Damm at 617-568-4028 or email@example.com.
Dates and workshop descriptions are listed below:
• March 3 – The Power of Local: East Boston fair food advocates will discuss the global and local food systems, explain why local gives us more options and is better for our community, and share ways you can get involved in their diverse projects.
• April 7 – Stir a Memory: explore the artistic and emotional connection between culture, health, and food! Local artist Krina Patel will be facilitating a public recipe art project. Cooking demonstrations and games will also add to the fun!
• Food Justice 101 and more: explore how different social circumstances often dictate health through food, and fun ways to help fix this problem!
• April 25 – Container Gardening and Seed Starting!: community leaders will delve into the basics of how to get growing in your own backyard and provide a source of food, community, health and fun!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
There are many roots of the Egyptian revolution. But one of the most unlikely goes back to an East Boston rowhouse, where an 83-year-old named Gene Sharp runs a shoestring operation called the Albert Einstein Institute—and arguably just changed the course of history.Read the whole article.
Monday, February 14, 2011
"The Obama Administration has proposed devastating cuts and changes to Community Action. Anti-poverty agencies nationwide will be hit hard if these changes go through. More important, critical services for low-income families will be lost."
Boston, MA - East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) awarded their first Community Champion Award to Boston Police Captain Frank Mancini and his officers at District A-7 for stopping the illegal sale of tobacco products to youth at a local East Boston convenience store through education and enforcement.
While it is prohibited to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18 in the United States, some store owners are either not informed or ignoring the law. What make this so dangerous, says the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, is that those who start smoking young are more likely to have a long-term addiction to nicotine than people who start smoking later in life. Read more at eastboston.com
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Pioneer seeks entries from concerned citizens, businesses, public policy makers, and academics, anyone who wants a chance to help state and local government weather the current fiscal crisis and emerge with a more effective overall budget strategy. Submitters to the competition are asked to describe proven programs that have recently delivered measurable benefits, or draft innovative ideas to reform existing budgetary policy.
The winning entrant will receive a $10,000 prize and each runner-up will receive a $1000 prize. The BGC Awards Dinner, to be held in June, will announce the winners and celebrate their efforts.
To learn more about the Better Government Competition, please visit: http://www.pioneerinstitute.org/programs_bgc.php. You can reach Shawni Littlehale firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 617-723-2277 x 207.
Boston Public Works, Transportation and Police continue to conduct Emergency Snow Removal activities throughout the city today and through the weekend.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Eagle Hill Problem Property Task Force (PPTF) will hold its first meeting of the year from 6:00PM to 7:00PM also at the High School. The meeting will probably be in the library if it is available. The PPTF was created by City Councilor Sal LaMattina and holds meetings every other month with police, Inspectional Services Department, Neighborhood Services, and other relevant agencies attending. Residents can bring up a specific problem with a property in the neighborhood (trash, noise, crime, lack of maintenance, etc) and the assembled team of City officials can take appropriate action to address the problem. Please attend if you have a specific property to discuss.
For the general EHCA meeting begining at 7:00PM, we have the following agenda (order subject to change):
1.) NOAH will present on the "Renew Boston" Energy Efficiency program that allows residents a free energy audit and up to $3,500 in air sealing and weatherization funding. Not to mention that it will help you immediately reduce your heating bills!
2.) Two properties with matters before the Zoning Board of Appeals would like to present their projects to the EHCA:
a. 414 Meridian Street. Owner Richard Cifuni has submitted a petition to construct addition and add an additional story to 8 unit dwelling. No additional units are proposed.
b. 169 Princeton Street. Owner Ana Sarnaglia has submitted a petition to extend living space into the basement to add additional floor space to 1st Unit of 3 family dwelling. No additional units are proposed.
Source: James Bowen
Thursday, January 20, 2011
With a forecast expected to dump heavy snow during tomorrow morning’s commute Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced that a Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will go into effect tonight at 9 PM and Boston Public Schools will be cancelled on Friday, January 21st.
According to the National Weather Service, the City of Boston and surrounding areas could receive between 5 to 10 inches of snow at an average of two inches per hour between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The City of Boston is expecting a significant drop in temperatures immediately following the snow fall as well as additional snow early next week and must clear roadways to provide wider access on all streets throughout next week.
Mayor Menino has directed all City of Boston employees to take their time coming into work tomorrow morning and has asked businesses to do the same as the heaviest snowfall is expected during the morning commute. The Mayor reminds people that if they must travel into the city to take public transportation.
Friday, January 14, 2011
“I am truly honored to take on this role,” said LaMattina, “and I want to thank Councilor Murphy for placing his trust in me. I will continue to work every day for the people of my district and for everyone throughout the City of Boston.”
LaMattina was also appointed to six standing committees of the Council, including the City, Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs Committee, which he will chair for a second consecutive term.
“Providing day-to-day services is an essential duty of city government,” LaMattina said. “People have a right to expect that basic functions – like having snow cleared, clean streets, potholes filled and street lights fixed – will happen without fail. When these things happen smoothly the public generally doesn’t notice – and that’s the way it should be.”
LaMattina will also serve on committees that oversee city policy on Economic Development & Planning, Education, Environment & Health, Rules & Administration, and Ways & Means.
“It’s always been my belief that public service is among the noblest callings that an individual can have,” said LaMattina. “I try to never forget that I have been entrusted by citizens to be their voice, and that is how I approach my work every day.”
LaMattina has represented the neighborhoods of District 1 – Charlestown, the North End, East Boston and downtown – since the summer of 2006. He is a native of East Boston.
Source: Office of City Councilor Sal Lamattina (District 1).
Monday, January 10, 2011
East Boston News: Senator Petruccelli joins with Senate colleagues in asking State Parole Board for moratorium
Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-Boston) joined with several of his Senate colleagues in asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to place a moratorium on all future parole hearings until a full, comprehensive review of the Board’s policies and procedures could be conducted.
In a letter to Parole Board Chairman Mark Conrad, Senator Petruccelli and his colleagues urge Mr. Conrad to halt all scheduled hearings in light of the tragic shooting death of Woburn Police Officer John Maguire.
"In the wake of the senseless shooting death of Officer Maguire, it is incumbent upon the Parole Board to fully investigate how a violent career criminal like Dominic Cinelli could be paroled and allowed to walk our streets," said Senator Petruccelli. "I strongly urge them to take any and all measures to ensure that a tragedy like this never happens again.”
The letter, a bi-partisan effort aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the residents of the Commonwealth, was mailed on January 6, 2011. The Senators are currently awaiting a response.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
According to the auctioneer, the building is an architectural gem and is eligible for inclusion in the National Register. (Photograph:eastboston.com.)
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