Monthly Archives: October 2009
News From Ward 3 Chair, Jason Aluia:
Citing his strong record of accomplishment over the past 16 years, the Ward Three Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed Mayor Thomas M. Menino for re-election.
Representing one of the most culturally diverse sections of Boston, Ward Three includes the North End, West End and Waterfront, Beacon Hill and Downtown, Chinatown and the Leather District and parts of the South End.
“The members of the Committee recognize Mayor Menino’s continued commitment to our neighborhoods,” said Ward Three Chairman Jason A. Aluia, “this endorsement acknowledges the progressive vision and positive agenda for the future of our city under his leadership.”
The event will be held on Friday, November 6, 10am to 2pm and Saturday, November 7, 10am to 3pm. Admission to the event is free.
Bottle bills are laws that require a minimum refundable deposit on beverage containers in order to ensure a high rate of recycling or reuse. The current law was passed in 1983 and does not include many popular “new-age” drinks such as bottled waters, sports drinks, and juices. Currently the only beverages covered are carbonated soda, beer, and malt beverages.
Councillors Salvatore LaMattina and John Connolly sponsored the City Council Resolution in order to demonstrate to state lawmakers that the Boston City Council wants the Bill updated. About a dozen bills related to the Beverage Container Recovery Law, including House Bill 3057 filed by Rep. Basile on behalf of Mayor Menino, are before state lawmakers this legislative session.
The Council approved the Resolution at its weekly meeting on Oct. 21.