Opinion

By Phil Orlandella

Sen. Boncore/Rep. Michlewitz help create Greenway partnership

Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose districts include the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, took part in the formation of a sustainable and equitable public-private partnership that will support the extremely popular open space that attracts thousands of people each year.

The partnership came off the heels of a funding slash by the state that forced The Greenway Conservancy to be more financially dependent on other sources.

MassDOT, the City of Boston, A Better City, and the Conservancy along with its abiding neighborhoods created a new partnership that will apparently ensure a responsible and fear financial stability keeping The Greenway intact for all to enjoy.

Sen. Boncore and Rep. Michlewitz did their part to manage a 10-year lease with MassDOT, allowing The Greenway to continue to offer terrific programs, events and activities to the general public as they always do.

“The Greenway has established itself as a gem of the Commonwealth,” the Senator said

“Creating a long-term structure for The Greenway to maintain its growth is vitally important to my district, the City and the Commonwealth,” the Representative said.

The elected local officials should be recognized for the efforts they put forth to stabilize The Greenway through a partnership that should help the Greenway Conservancy continue to provide viable programs, events and activities that make them a terrific organization that they truly are.

The Greenway is a super place to visit, have fun, and take in all the activities the parks offer.

Rep. Michlewitz sponsors successful baseball clinic

A tip of the baseball hat goes to State Representative Aaron Michlewitz for once again sponsoring the fourth annual North2South baseball classic, a two-game home and away series between North End and South End Little Leagues.

Games provided an interaction of players, coaches and families from both neighborhoods, that enjoy the competition and making new friendships.

Rep. Michlewitz provided team shirts, hats, refreshments and trophies.

He plans to continue to sponsor the baseball classic for as long as possible.

FOCCP Independence Day Celebration attracts hundreds

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) Independence Day Celebration was bigger and better than the years before.

It was an outstanding patriotic event attended by hundreds of local residents and park visitors that participated in many free events and a terrific parade throughout the popular park. Children enjoyed fun filled activities throughout most of the day.

            FOCCP, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, provides many other activities and events throughout the year.