Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Boston mayor fractured his distal fibula after twisting his ankle on Friday.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is recovering after undergoing surgery on Saturday to repair a leg fracture. The injury occurred Friday while Menino was visiting a school in Dorchester. The mayor twisted his ankle and fractured his distal fibula—the smaller of two bones in his lower right leg, 7 News Boston reported. Menino underwent surgery Saturday morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The surgery involved the placement of a plate and screws to fix the broken bone, 7 News reported. The mayor sent out an update on his Twitter account on Monday at around noon, writing: “Thanks to all for well wishes. Surgery to repair fracture of distal fibula went well & without complication. Mayor is resting comfortably.” Menino will be wearing a walking …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Menino says the map creates an over-concentrated area of protected groups in District 4.
On Monday Boston Mayor Thomas Menino rejected the second redistricting map submitted by the Boston City Council, once again citing concerns of an "over-concentration of protected groups" in districts. Menino said District 4, currently represented by Charles Yancey, is especially over-concentrated. In his veto letter, the Mayor wrote: "Under both maps passed, almost 70 percent of District 4's voting age population is Black and almost 95 percent is Non-White. In a city where diversity is found broadly, I had asked that you to endeavor to avoid over-concentration of minority voters, and I make that same request again." (See attached letter.) District 4 includes Dorchester and Mattapan. Menino vetoed the first redistricting map on Sept. 6 (see…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston spoke on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Did you see his speech? How'd he do?
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino delivered a short speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. He spoke mostly about Governor Mitt Romney's time as the chief executive of the Bay State. And he wasn't complimentary. Menino derided Romney's performance as a job creator, saying Massachusetts ranked 47th in the nation for job growth under the Republican's leadership. Did you hear Menino's remarks? If not, you can view the speech at this YouTube clip. It runs just under seven minutes. Below are Menino's remarks as prepared for delivery. He stuck very close to them, ad-libbing only slightly. Good evening Charlotte. Good evening fellow Democrats and fellow Americans. I come from Boston, where we birthed a …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
On Friday evening, Lord Mayor Richie Gormley was escorted by throngs of well-wishers from his funeral home to the Irish Social Club.
Lord Mayor Richie Gormley received a hero's escort to his inauguration as Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury on Friday evening. A parade is his honor went from his funeral home to the Irish Social Club, where the event continued. Do you have snaps from the parade? Please add them!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are having a friendly wager on Saturday's Patriots vs. Broncos playoff game.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be making a friendly wager on the Patriots-Broncos playoff game this Saturday - and wanted suggestions on what to wager. Menino and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are expected to talk later today, according to Menino's official Twitter feed. Last year Menino made out well after the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup. Menino won: wild British Columbia smoked salmon; A variety of Vancouver-brewed beer; A small personal donation from Mayor Robertson to a charitable organization of Mayor Menino’s choice; and to raise the Bruins flag in front of Vancouver’s City Hall for one day. Also what would you like to win from Denver? Tell us in the comments section.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Meg Campbell of Dorchester is a new committee member, while Claudio Martinez of Jamaica Plain has been on the committee since 2008.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the appointment of a new Boston School Committee member, Meg Campbell, and the reappointment of another member, to four-year terms. Campbell is the founder and executive director of the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester. The school has been recognized by the city and state for its partnerships, and noted for the college admittance success of its students. Campbell is a Dorchester resident, who is active in neighborhood and city-wide initiatives. She also writes on education policy. Jamaica Plain's Claudio Martinez was reappointed. He is the executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, where he developed several programs and grown the non-profit organization from…
Monday, January 2, 2012
Newly-reelected City Council President Stephen Murphy wants the council to pressure owner of the Downtown Crossing hole (where Filene's used to be) to clean up his mess — if he wants to get a casino for Suffolk Downs.
The first City Council meeting of the year was mostly a by-the-numbers affair, with a light agenda of actual decisions to be made. The 2012 City Council, having been sworn-in earlier Monday at Faneuil Hall, did make one decision — they kept City Councilor Stephen Murphy on as president. The vote, which was expected to go Murphy's way, was unanimous. Murphy outlined a few items he'd like the council to go after in 2012. Among them would be using the council to pressure the owner of the giant hole in Downtown Crossing to get it fixed if they expect the city to play ball with them over another property in which they have a 20 percent interest — Suffolk Downs, which could become a lucrative casino. "There are people who want to put a casino …
Mayor Thomas Menino swore in the 2012 City Council at historical Faneuil Hall on Monday morning.
A crowd of more than 400 looked on as Mayor Thomas Menino swore in the City Council Monday morning. The City Council election was held in November. The ceremony had all the usual pomp and circumstance, including a brass band from Boston Latin and a booming version of the national anthem by city employee Dana Whiteside. The loudest applause of the morning came when Menino introduced the only new City Councilor, Frank Baker of District 3. Supporters of Baker went wild at the spectacle of Menino, who had put his machine's strength behind Baker's opponent, John O'Toole, introducing Baker. Maureen Feeney, who was Baker's predecessor as city councilor from District 3, presided over the ceremony as the newly-chosen city clerk. City councilors …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Suffolk County Superior Court Judge declined on Wednesday to issue an injunction stopping the protesters from being evicted.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has let the protestors of Occupy Boston know they have until midnight tonight to vacate Dewey Square. If protesters do not leave the Boston Police will take appropriate action, said a City spokesperson. On Wednesday, a Suffolk County Superior Court judge chose to not issue a preliminary injunction stopping the protesters from eviction. Read the 25-page court ruling here on CBSBoston. On Wednesday night Menino issued the following statement after the ruling: “We are pleased with Judge McIntyre’s strong decision to repeal the restraining order that prohibited the City of Boston from removing the Occupy Boston camp at Dewey Square. We applaud the judge for clearly recognizing the City’s authority to protect all of…
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Mayor Menino joined family members impacted by gun violence for rally in D.C.
Yesterday in D.C. family members and survivors impacted by gun violence testified before the US Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism to support the Fix Gun Checks Act, which would close deadly gaps in the nation’s do-not-sell database. After the testimony Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, co-chair of the bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) coalition, joined more than 60 family members and survivors for a press conference and rally urging Congress to pass the legislation. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy of New York also attended the conference on the final stop on the National Drive to Fix Gun Checks Tour. The tour started after the tragic shooting in …