It’s the “era of the city” and the time for working women equality, school choice and gun control. Those were some of the themes broadcast in Tuesday night’s State of the City address by Mayor Thomas M. Menino at Faneuil Hall. After recovering from a lengthy illness, the Mayor walked the 50 feet to the stage using a cane to the Kelly Clarkson song, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” to a standing ovation from the friendly crowd. (Ed: It sounds like he’s running again.)
From the Desk of Thomas M. Menino
There has been a lot of focus over the last several months on the troubling increase in gang-related youth violence in our neighborhoods. While gang violence is certainly not a new issue, the nature of gang activity among youth has evolved and we have had to adapt our strategy accordingly. In collaboration with state and federal government agencies and community partners, the City of Boston has launched a targeted, community-based strategy to more effectively suppress violence in Boston’s neighborhoods and support the families and residents in those communities. Reducing violence is a job that no single agency can do alone, but it’s one we all can do if we act together.
Residents and Businesses Returning to Boylston Street After FBI Turns Over Marathon Bombing Site Back to City
Mayor Menino was presented the flag that was flown over the finish line at the Boston Marathon by an FBI official, symbolically releasing jurisdiction over to the City of Boston on April 22, 2013. The flag was handed over to Mayor Menino by Lt Detective Darrin Greeley of the CSRU Unit of the Boston Police Read More…
North End Against Drugs has once again received a $5000.00 grant from Mayor Menino and Boston Center for Youth and Families to provide summer programming for North End youth ages 6 to 16. “We are extremely grateful to Mayor Menino and the staff of BCYF for giving us the opportunity to provide summer programming for Read More…