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Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh Supporters Hold Fundraiser at Bricco [Photos]

Supporters of Boston Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh held a fundraiser on Thursday night at Bricco Ristorante on Hanover Street. The well-attended event was hosted by North End restauranteur, Frank DePasquale, at his flagship restaurant. State Rep. David Nangle and John Rodgers introduced Walsh to the crowd. City Councilor At-Large-Elect Michael Flaherty was also in attendance.

Incoming Mayor-Elect Walsh talked about his imminent trip to meet President Barak Obama at the White House. He also took the time to speak to many individuals in the room about the ongoing transition at City Hall. Walsh will be sworn in on January 6, 2014 to begin his first term as Boston Mayor.

Photos by Matt Conti. High resolution gallery and prints.

8 Replies to “Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh Supporters Hold Fundraiser at Bricco [Photos]

  1. Marty – can we please get rid of this ridiculous practice of saving parking spots in the streets, even after snow emergencies? Please don’t support or allow this practice anymore.

    1. No-one [politician or official] has ever addressed the practice of saving a parking spot after a storm.This practice is not exclusively a North End problem its a city wide problem & I am curious on how residents feel about it.

      1. Same here, I’m curious as well. But Menino has said many times that he supports the tradition. I recall a few years back when it was getting excessive and people were saving spots for very long periods of time, he finally told the trash workers to remove the objects from the streets. I could not believe this morning when I saw a beach chair in a spot on Endicott across from the told Gemini club. Come on, this was just a dusting and to save a spot is such a clear abuse of the tradition (even though I don’t support the saving of spots even in major storms).

        My sense is that no politician wants to touch this subject and go against the grain for fear of alienating his constituents. I say they need to stand up and say enough is enough. It’s illegal to save spots for any reason and this should not be tolerated anymore.

        1. This is one tradition along with the double parking allowed on Hanover st that I don’t support.Growing up here Ive known of incidents of people assaulted, threatened ,cars keyed ,& tires slashed as well as other acts of vandalism because this has been tolerated for decades. I for one would like to know where the local politicians stand on this issue.

        2. Walsh is from Dot…he’s not going to touch this issue…he’d be ridiculed in his own neighborhood.

      2. I really don’t like it. Most of the other cities I’ve lived in have had much more snow than Boston, but I had not encountered the practice before coming here. I find the message that those cones/chairs/garbage cans send to be territorial in way that feels the opposite of community-minded or generous of spirit.

    2. I agree 100%! Shortly after moving to the neighborhood I was verbally assaulted after removing chairs (which had been there for 3 days!!!!) to park my car. May have made sense when there were fewer cars in the NE, however it should not be tolerated any longer

  2. Thanks guys. I can see how some people would be strong supporters – “I shoveled it, I earned it”. Yeah, but you don’t OWN it. The sad part is that it’s the few bad apples that spoil it. It ends up resulting in frustration and urban blight.

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