Monthly Archives: January 2018

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

After almost 30 years of public service, including 11 years as District One Councilor, Sal LaMattina retired. LaMattina delivered his farewell address at the city council meeting.

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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises Opportunity to Every Resident in the City

By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office, and was sworn into his second term as the 54th Mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Former Vice President Joseph R....

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Edwards to Keep Focused on People as District 1 Councilor

By Seth Daniel If Monday’s inauguration is any indicator, don’t expect new North End City Councilor Lydia Edwards to be all that distracted by the pomp and circumstance of City Hall. A veteran of department-level work in the Hall for a few years, Edwards stepped up on Monday, Jan. 1, to be inaugurated with...

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BPS Decides Not to Change School Start Times

By John Lynds In a letter to Boston Public School (BPS) families, BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang announced that the school department would not implement the proposed change to school start times. BPS held meetings where parents aired their grievances over the process and suggested the change to school start times in the neighborhood would...

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LaMattina says Farewell in Speech Before the Council

Councilor Sal LaMattina represented the north slope of Beacon Hill for many years and was the current councilor for the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown . By John Lynds On Dec. 13. after eleven and half years as District 1 City Council, and a thirty year career as a public servant for the...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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