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 …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino writes about bicycling safety in the city after yet another cycling accident took the life of a BU student last week.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The following was submitted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Office: Last week our cycling community, and City, was rocked by the tragic death of Boston University student Christopher Weigl. By coincidence, a hearing on bicycle safety brought the community together at City Hall later that day. Both events have many left asking what’s being done to make our city safe for cyclists, and rightfully so. Personally, I have been inspired by the outpouring of concern, support, validation, and sense of togetherness in our efforts to make Boston a world-class caliber city for bicycling. Over the past five years, our Boston Bikes program has grown tremendously. Bicycle infrastructure is popping up in every neighborhood. A few years ago, when I announced “…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Cathedral High School in the South End is one of the schools involved in the compact to designed to improve teaching and learning for all students in Boston.
Boston received a $3 million grant this week to further the city's efforts to link all Boston's schools, whether they are public, charter or private, to improve teaching and learning for all students in the city. The grant, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, awards the city $3.25 million to expand and deepen the already in place "compact" program. The new funds are aimed at supporting that goal through deeper collaboration between schools and growing existing partnerships. “I represent every student in Boston, no matter which school he or she attends,” Mayor Menino said in a statement. “This award will help all our schools work together to ensure every child gets a great education.” Since its launch in 2011, all 128 Boston …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The following is a press release from Mayor Menino's office: Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced City officials will work closely with home and business owners affected by Hurricane Sandy in an effort to reopen local businesses and get people back to work. In addition to providing resources to affected businesses, Boston Home Center staff will be working with homeowners and senior homeowners to help facilitate any necessary renovations due to the storm. “The Department of Neighborhood Development’s Boston Home Center and Office of Business Development are your go-to resources for repairing any damages to your home or business," Mayor Menino said. “It’s so important that residents and business owners take care of water or wind damage …
Friday, September 21, 2012
He gave his endorsement at a pro-Warren rally in Roslindale on Friday afternoon.
Mayor Thomas Menino endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren for United States Senate during a pro-Warren rally in Roslindale on Friday. Menino, a Democrat, said he did not endorse Warren right away because he "wanted to get to know her" first. And he came to his final decision by pretending he wasn't the mayor, he said. "What if I was just a guy from Hyde Park who had a job with the city, whose wife was an accountant and worried about their retirement savings," he said. "What if I was any guy who wondered how his two kids would send his six grandkids to college, and whether they would have good jobs on the other end. If I wasn’t the Mayor, who would speak up in Washington on my behalf? I thought to myself, if I was any guy from…
Friday, September 14, 2012
In a letter to the editor, Mayor Thomas Menino says the new contract between the School Department and the Boston Teachers Union erases old baggage without breaking the bank for taxpayers.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The following was submitted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Office: Today, here in Boston and nationally there is a lot of conversation about teachers unions and contract negotiations – from political posturing to a strike in Chicago. I can imagine how difficult it is to separate the substance from the noise. I believe it becomes clear when you ask a parent and student how they feel about their school, how they feel about their teacher and how they feel about the quality of the education they are receiving. For the first time, under contract terms agreed to by the negotiating teams for the Boston Teachers Union and the Boston Public Schools, our teacher evaluation process will do just that. Some on the extremes will say the contract doesn’t …
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 …
Friday, April 20, 2012
A sizable crowd turned out to oppose the plans to begin Level 4 operations at the South End facility.
Upwards of 100 concerned citizens turned out Thursday night for a public hearing at Roxbury Community College to voice their disapproval and anger over a controversial Boston University laboratory in the South End. Known as the BU Biolab, the University wants to begin creating and studying the world’s deadliest pathogens at the facility—a Level 4 bio-containment lab—which is located on Albany Street, in the heart of a densely packed residential neighborhood. The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, a 192,000-square-foot high-security biolab, has been tied up by legal challenges and regulatory reviews for a number of years. The facility is designed to study deadly germs such as Ebola, SARS and plague. “We do not dispute the …
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 a…
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 …