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Homeless Problem Addressed by City Councilors at Annual Meeting of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park [Video]

The annual meeting of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park was the forum for a lengthy discussion regarding increasing homeless problems in the park, including a recent death. One of the most troubled areas is the tot lot that often becomes an encampment for homeless people to sleep at night. Parents have found blood in the Read More…

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City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo Speaks to North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association [Video]

Boston City Councilor At-Large, Felix Arroyo, recently visited the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) to discuss his 2013 priorities on the City Council. The event on March 14, 2013 was a part of Councilor Arroyo’s citywide community report tour of over 40 neighborhood groups. “Every job I have had required me to report Read More…

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Overnight Commercial Trash Pickups Debated at City Council Hearing

A City Council hearing on overnight commercial trash pickup brought out many North End and Downtown Boston residents complaining about being woken up in the middle of the night. Contrasting testimony was also submitted by hauling companies that expressed concerns about safety and traffic issues with daytime pickups. The hearing was held at City Hall Read More…

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Councilors Arroyo, Ross to Hold Hearing on Noisy Nighttime Trash Collection

Councilors Arroyo, Ross to Hold Hearing on Noisy Nighttime Trash Collection — Home Rule Petition Would Allow City to Regulate Commercial Trash Pick Up — On Monday, February 27, 2012, the Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations will hold a hearing on regulating commercial trash collection times.  Currently, garbage trucks collecting trash in the Read More…

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Commercial Trash Pick Up Hearing Scheduled at City Hall on February 27

An announcement from City Councilor At-Large, Felix Arroyo: We have heard from constituents throughout the City who are awoken at 2, 3, or 4 in the morning by the sounds of garbage trucks in their neighborhood.  Under current state law, the City of Boston can regulate the times for residential trash pick up, but CANNOT regulate the Read More…

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Boston City Council Inauguration 2012 – Photos

The 2012 Boston City Council Inauguration ceremony was held today at Faneuil Hall. For the North End / Waterfront, East Boston & Charlestown, Councilor Sal LaMattina starts his 6th year representing District 1 after running unopposed in the November 2011 election. Councilors-At-Large representing the entire city include Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, Stephen Murphy and Ayanna Read More…

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Incumbents Win Re-election in City Councilor-At-Large Race; Unopposed LaMattina Continues To Serve As District 1 Councilor Including North End

With all the precincts reporting, the four incumbents in the City Councilor-At-Large race have been re-elected for another two year term. Leading the pack was Ayanna Pressley, followed by Felix Arroyo, John Connolly and Stephen Murphy. Former mayoral candidate, Michael Flaherty, narrowly missed out with a 5th place showing. In the North End / Waterfront, Read More…

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State and City Officials Move to Stop Nighttime Commercial Trash Pickup

State representatives, including the North End’s Aaron Michlewitz, are proposing an “emergency law” whereas municipalities (i.e., City of Boston) would be allowed to regulate commercial/private trash pickup, including businesses, restaurants and cafes. A hearing on the State legislation is scheduled for October 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the State House, Room A-1. City Councilor Read More…

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Councilors Arroyo and Ross Move to Prevent Noisy Nighttime Trash Pickup

News from the offices of City Councilors Arroyo and Ross:

— Home Rule Petition will Regulate Commercial Trash Collection Timing—

The Boston City Council is considering a measure to restrict noisy trucks from collecting trash in the middle of the night.  In response to complaints from residents, City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo and District City Councilor Michael Ross introduced a home rule petition to give the City of Boston authority to regulate commercial trash collection timing.

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Felix Arroyo, City Councilor At-Large, Addresses NEWRA Audience

Councilor Felix Arroyo at NEWRA’s February 10, 2011 meeting. Standing in back is Stuart Rosenberg, Arroyo’s Chief of Staff.City Councilor At-Large, Felix Arroyo, spoke to residents at this week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) regarding his work and priorities during his first term in office. The Councilor addressed the issues Read More…

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NEWRA Meeting Summary – February 10, 2011

Summary of last night’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA): City Councilor At-Large, Felix Arroyo, spoke for about a half hour regarding his work and priorities during his first term in office. Notable topics included youth issues (summer jobs), keeping library branches open, negotiating the firefighters contract and healthy living initiatives, Read More…

Government

Councilor Arroyo Seeks Neighborhood Advocate for Licensing Board Vacancy

Boston City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo sent a letter to Governor Deval Patrick emphasizing the importance of filling the vacancy on the Boston Licensing Board with an individual that values and recognizes the uniqueness of each of our neighborhoods in the city.  The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of Daniel Pokaski as Chairman of the Licensing Board.  All Boston Licensing Board Commissioners are appointed by the Governor.

As Councilor Arroyo explains, “Boston is a city of neighborhoods and we need whomever is appointed to the Licensing Board to be a person who knows Boston’s neighborhoods and puts them first.”