Thursday, March 7, 2013
West Roxbury's District Councilor Matt O'Malley's fundraiser was rescheduled for March 27.
District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley's re-election fundraiser for tonight has been postponed due to the snow. "Dear All - We've had to postpone tonight's event at the Vault due to inclement weather. We've rescheduled it for WEDNESDAY, March 27th from 5:30-7:30pm. The changes have bene reflected in the FB invite. I am really hopeful to see you then! Best, Matt," wrote O'Malley on Facebook. O'Malley's 2013 Re-election Fundraiser will be at The Vault. 105 Water St., Boston. Suggested donation: Host $500, Sponsor $250, Friend $125, Guest $25.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The New Leaders Council awards are "a way to honor the work of young, professional leaders who have exemplified our organization’s ideal of political entrepreneurship."
In only his first term Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley is already being recognized for his leadership abilites. The New Leaders Council named O'Malley as one of their 40 Under 40 in Political Leadership. The New Leaders Council awards are "a way to honor the work of young, professional leaders who have exemplified our organization’s ideal of political entrepreneurship." First given in 2008, the New Leaders Council hands out awards in four categories across the country. The awards recognize achievements in: Political Leadership, Media Leadership, Advocacy, and Entrepreneurship. The following is from the New Leaders Council's website: City Councilor Matt O’Malley was elected as the District 6 Representative to the Boston City Council …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
City Councilor Matt O'Malley is looking to increase access to public water taps throughout Boston.
How many times have you been around Boston and wanted a simple drink of water, but there wasn't a water fountain in sight? Boston District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley would like to increase tap water access in public places including parks and open spaces. On Thursday, O'Malley will lead a city, neighborhood services and veterans affairs committee hearing about best practices, safety and new technologies of the delivery of tap water. The hearing is at City Hall at 11 a.m. on the 5th floor, and open to the public. "I think this is a no brainer for the city," said O'Malley, who first called for a hearing last year on the idea. O'Malley said he'd like to have more bubblers, water fountains, water filling stations across the city to …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The District 6 city councilor will serve his second year as chair of the committee.
West Roxbury’s city council representative will serve another year as chair of an influential government committee. Boston District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley was renamed chair of the Government Operations Committee Thursday, according to a statement from O’Malley’s office. The committee focuses on issues related to the structure and mechanics of city government and its departments, agencies and commissions, according to a statement. All proposed ordinances and special laws are referred to this committee, which also aims to reduce overlap in city functions and programs. The committee also has oversight of the activities of the mayor’s office and numerous committees and boards. During his first year as chair, O’Malley, who represents…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley and state Rep. Ed Coppinger were two of a dozen or so elected officials who were invited to Israel with the Jewish Community Relations Council.
District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley spoke with Patch.com about his recent trip to Israel in mid-December. Patch: Why did you go to Israel? O'Malley: I was invited to go with Jewish Community Relations Council with 12 or 13 elected officials from around the state. It was an educational trip to share best practices, meet with our colleagues in government in different Israeli and Palestine governments. We met with the Prime Minister of Palestine (Salam Fayyad) and the mayor of Bethlehem (of the Palestine side). We met with Israeli city senators in Haifa. Patch: What did you do in Israel? O'Malley: It was an incredible trip. We met with many government officials, members of military, professors, and saw historical sites during …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley offers his four-pronged priorities for 2013.
District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley sat down with Patch to discuss his priorities for 2013. District 6 includes West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, a little bit of Roslindale and Mission Hill. Patch: What are your priorities for 2013? O'Malley: Among the things I’ve been working on the last two years: public education, public safety, economic development and livability. Those are my four priorities for both West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. Education – (I'm) continuing to push for the Quality Choice Plan to the Education Advisory Committee, which has done incredible work. It's imperative that we have a close-to-home option in the student assignment process, ensuring we have top quality options for Boston residents. Which is why having …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Boston's pubs have long been a part of the political scene through hosting ward meetings, celebration parties - all while offering some suds and soda.
Boston's pubs and politics have been meshed together for decades. Our Parkway pubs host ward meetings, events and celebration parties. In the Parkway area of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and West Roxbury, the three neighborhoods are individually unique but share a more intertwined history due to Boston City Council's District 6 encompassing J.P., West Roxbury and a bit of Roslindale, too. So what pubs should be a part of a hypothetical Parkway Political Pub Crawl? District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley got the ball rolling by recommending Doyle's Pub in J.P. to President Obama. O'Malley said he chose Doyle's - "...because it’s a great, old political pub." O'Malley suggested the following for a hypothetical pub crawl: having Doyle's, …
The new city ordinance requires all owners to register all rental units of more than six units.
A new Boston rental inspection ordinance will require all owners and landlords with more than six units to register in a citywide registry. Mayor Thomas Menino has pushed for the ordinance, which the city estimates will provide a proactive method for inspecting about 140,000 rental units, comprising more than 85 percent of Boston’s approximately 167,800 units. During the next five years, every unit under the ordinance will receive an approved inspection or be entered into an Inspectional Services-approved alternative compliance plan. More than 10 inspectors are expected to be hired, as the city plans on tackling units owned by landlords with a history of noncompliance in the first year of the program. The ordinance first had to be …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley attended the White House Christmas Party on Dec. 18.
District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley attended the White House's annual Christmas Party and briefly got to speak with President Barack Obama. "It was a thrill of a lifetime," said O'Malley about the Dec. 18 Washington D.C. party. "We had about 30 seconds to talk to the President and the First Lady. I introduced myself as a city councilor of Boston. And he said ‘I love Boston.’ I said 'We love you. The next time you’re in town I want to personally invite you and the First Lady to Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain.' And he laughed and that was it." Asked why he recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain, O'Malley said, "Doyle’s - because it’s a great, old political pub." "If it indeed ever happens. We’d do a District 6 pub crawl – Doyle’s, …
Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain to the President of the Unites States of America.
It is a well-documented fact that President Barack Obama enjoys his beer. Remember how he squashed the Professor Henry Louis Gates arrest with a beer summit? Knowing that Obama likes his beer, District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain to the President, when they met briefly at the White House's Christmas Party. Asked why he recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain, O'Malley said, "Doyle’s - because it’s a great, old political pub." O'Malley told Patch he'd include West on Centre and The Corrib in an unplanned Parkway Political Pub Crawl. So what restaurant/pub in West Roxbury would you recommend to President Barack Obama? Leave your comments below.