Government

State House Rundown on Last Minute Legislation & Local Initiatives

These last few days of the State’s legislative session saw a flurry of activity, with several legislative items having local impact. We¬†caught up with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz for a rundown on issues that could impact the neighborhood. Michlewitz represents the Third Suffolk District including the North End / Waterfront, South End and parts of Read More…

Community Government

Greenway Conservancy Tells Neighborhoods “Pay to Play” – $5,000 Yearly Minimum For New Reps

At this week’s North End / Waterfront neighborhood meetings, community leaders were shocked to have recently received a $5,000 shakedown letter from the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy regarding the personal contribution and fundraising “expectations” of representatives. Six neighborhood groups will be nominating voting members to the Conservancy’s Board of Directors under new legislation, effective Read More…

Community Government

Greenway Conservancy Reform Amendment Passes in State Legislature

The State House of Representatives and Senate resolved differences this week to pass reform legislation that would increase the transparency and accountability of the Rose F. Greenway Conservancy. The Greenway Amendment was sponsored by State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz in the House and supported by State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli in the Senate. Both legislators represent neighborhoods Read More…