Friday, May 10, 2013
"You know the darkest depths of tragedy, but you also know that unity, resilience and strength allow us to triumph over terror."
Friday, May 10
A letter from Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino: Dear Selectman Llodra, On behalf of the people of Boston I thank you and the people of Newtown for sending me the banner filled with signatures and words of prayer and support. All of us were very moved by this kind and thoughtful gesture. As such, we have proudly displayed the banner in the lobby of Boston City Hall for all to see and appreciate. In the aftermath of the attack at the Boston Marathon, our city has been flooded with offers of support and prayers from around the world. None of them, however, meant as much as the banner you sent from Newtown. You know the darkest depths of tragedy, but you also know that unity, resilience and strength allow us to triumph over terror. Your …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Mayor Tom Menino did not attend his Jamaica Plain coffee hour, but a crowd of elected and city officials and neighbors showed up.
Though the Mayor did not attend his scheduled Wednesday morning coffee hour event at Brewer/Burroughs Park in Jamaica Plain, a vibrant crowd appeared on the sunny spring morning. Michael J. Galvin, chief of public property for the Boston Public Facilities Department and Brian Swett, chief of environment and energy for the City of Boston, gave brief speeches about the event, which works to advocate for neighbors to take a hand in cleaning up their neighborhoods and to attend public parks.
Mayor Menino will have his Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Coffee Hour at Brewer Burroughs Park, the playground between Burroughs & Eliot St. this morning.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick are asking people to honor the Boston Marathon bombing victims exactly one week after the tragic events.
The city of Boston and communities throughout Massachusetts are being asked to join in a moment of silence on Monday at 2:50 p.m.—the time the two bombs went off, within about 10 seconds of one another, near the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. The minute of silence at 2:50 p.m. will honor the victims and families of those injured and killed by the terrorist attacks. Following the moment of silence, bells throughout Boston and the state will ring, according to a statement from Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s office. “Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence Monday afternoon, exactly one week …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Mayor doesn't mince words at Spaulding Rehab event.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino didn't mince words when asked about the marathon bombing suspect currently under heavy guard at Beth Israel Hospital after Friday's manhunt. "Who cares," Menino answered reporters when asked about the man's condition. When asked about the condition of the MBTA officer who was injured during Friday's manhunt, Menino was softer in his response. "He’s showing some improvement. It's encouraging to us," he said. The mayor was attending a celebration marking the grand opening of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network's new hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard Saturday night and spoke to reporters prior to the event. When asked about the events of the past week, Menino said, "This city has never worked more efficiently than it …
The rehabilitation hospital will mark the opening of its new location in the Charlestown Navy Yard—and the spirit of the city—with a special event for staff and officials.
Though a community open house on Sunday was postponed Friday in the midst of a citywide lockdown and manhunt for suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, Spaulding Rehabilitation Center will go ahead with other plans to celebrate its grand opening in the Charlestown Navy Yard this weekend. Spaulding representatives had planned to hold a small thank you gala for donors, staff and local and state officials Friday night, but the event was canceled. Following Friday’s arrest, an even bigger celebration has been organized for tonight, with a performance by the Boston Pops, speaker Mayor Tom Menino and a “rousing sing-a-long” of “Sweet Caroline”—a special nod to the city’s “Boston Strong” spirit. “I’ve never been more proud to be part of Boston …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Menino says proposed $2.6 billion Fiscal Year '14 budget is "prudent."
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino presented his last fiscal year budget - of $2.6 billion - with laughs, joking about the mayoral race with candidates and potential candidates in the room. Before getting to the details, a mock movie was played to a full room that included the Boston City Council, department heads, Superintendent Carol Johnson, as well as Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Laughs filled the Eagle Room at City Hall, for the comedic line that kept going, "From the producer of the Fiscal Year 1994 Budget, and the Fiscal Year 1995 Budget..." all the way up to Fiscal Year 2014 - "...coming July 1." Menino, sat in a chair the whole time, referred to the proposed FY '14 budget as "prudent" and that it increased 5.6 percent from fiscal …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Elected officials will be in JP today.
1. Mayor Menino & Sen. Warren in JP: Mayor Thomas Menino and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will talk with women business owners who have received Community Development Block Grant Funding at Bella Luna today at 11 a.m. 2. S. Huntington Corridor: The fourth and final meeting regarding the South Huntington Corridor Study was last night. We'll try to post some details on the meeting - and the future of the section of JP - today. 3. Job Fair: Head to English High School at 5:30 p.m. today for a free job fair. 4. Weather: It seems like winter has returned full force, and in true April fashion, it's going to stick around. 5. Esplanade Internships: The Esplanade Assoiation is looking for interns for several positions. Internships are unpaid, but a …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Following a Boston Globe review of backhanded dealings in the local taxicab industry, the mayor ordered the industry be looked at.
With the local taxicab industry thrust into the spotlight by a major media outlet, Boston’s mayor ordered an oversight review. Mayor Thomas Menino wants to hire an expert on the industry to review Boston’s taxicab industry, according to the Boston Globe Tuesday. The Globe ran an investigative story on the industry, unearthing the fact that owners who routinely violate police regulations coerce cab drivers into paying bribes to get access to their cabs. “We have real problems, and I’m very concerned about it,’’ Menino told the Globe during an interview in his office. “We’re not going to tolerate this nonsense.’’ Menino said the review will include a look at the Boston Police Department’s oversight of the taxi industry, according to the …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Menino said he feels humbled and grateful to have served as mayor of Boston "during its best days."
After 20 years of serving as mayor of Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino officially announced on Thursday he would not seek re-election. Menino, who after two decades is the city's longest-serving mayor, announced his decision in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters at Faneuil Hall's Great Hall. "I am here with the people I love, to tell the city I love, that I will leave the job that I love," Menino said. "I can run, I can win, and I can lead, but not 'in-the-neighborhoods-all-the-time,' as I like," he said.