Preparation for Hurricane Sandy and the Megastorm with it

Oct 28, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Keep these key steps in mind when creating your plan: Identify an out-of-town contact Important phone number for each family member Designate two meeting places: near home and outside your neighborhood Map evacuation routes Locate Neighborhood Emergency Centers Incorporates your family's unique needs into the emergency plan Learn emergency plans for places your family frequents   Household Emergency Kit A Emergency Kit (Kit en Espanol) is used to shelter-in-place. Keep ...

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Hundreds of thousands remain without power; state offices reopen

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  About 288,000 customers in Massachusetts are without power this morning, the most significant damage known to be caused in Massachusetts by Hurricane Sandy, the massive storm that rampaged across the East Coast on Monday.   Bill Simpson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, said this morning that bands of showers are expected throughout today, ...

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MBTA service expected to be back on track on Tuesday after storm shutdown

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

MBTA service was expected to largely resume Tuesday morning, after being shut down for part of Monday due to the fierce storm hitting Massachusetts, a T spokesman said. Subways will resume regularly scheduled service, except that shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains on the D branch between Riverside and Reservoir stations, said Joe Pesaturo, MBTA ...

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Updated Weather Advisory 8:30 PM

Oct 28, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

We have a true storm on our hands that, for once, may live up to the hype. Councilor Yancey advises you and your family to take the proper precautions to stay safe and make it through the days ahead. In response to Hurricane Sandy: Boston Public Schools will be closed on Monday 10/29. Trash and recycling for ...

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As deadline looms, the state of play in redistricting

Oct 26, 2012 1 Comment ›› The Commisioner

The redistricting clock is ticking for city councillors, who must pass a map reordering Boston’s political boundaries next week. Here’s the state of play heading into the weekend, as Hurricane Sandy is eyeing New England and the City Council prepares for a potential Halloween vote on Wednesday, according to City Hall insiders: One of the precincts in ...

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Redistricting plan passes City Council in third proposal

Oct 18, 2012 1 Comment ›› The Commisioner

After previous struggle to come to a conclusion on a new redistricting plan, Boston City Council members passed an amendment to a highly disputed map of electoral districts in their weekly meeting on Wednesday. A redistricted map approved by a majority of City Council members has already been sent back from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who ...

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New Jersey’s Whitman touts Brown in Dorchester

Oct 12, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

US Sen. Scott Brown picked up the endorsement of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman on Tuesday at the Phillips Old Colony House on Morrissey Boulevard. Looking for a full six-year term, Brown, a Wrentham Republican, is in a close battle with Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, who visited a construction site at South Boston’s ...

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September Newsletter: Health for Our Communities and Districts

Sep 29, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Looking back at September, we relish in the outstanding work that enabled us to have our new Mattapan Health Center open its doors. It was an amazing event that we had the opportunity to share with Dr. Azzie Young,  State Senator Jack Hart, State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, Governor Deval Patrick, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, along ...

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Second Redistricting Map Passes City Council 7-6, Submitted to Mayor

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

The Boston City Council passed a second redistricting map Wednesday in a 7-6 vote, which now needs to be passed or vetoed by Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino rejected the previous redistricting mappassed by the Council in a 7-6 vote on Aug. 23. He said the proposed map "concentrates our many citizens of color into too few districts, and ...

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News: Menino Says Minorities are Disserved & Vetos Redistricting Plan

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Thursday vetoed the City Council’s controversial plan for redrawing the nine council districts, arguing that the map diluted the influence of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian voters. In a letter to the council, which approved a redistricting plan on a 7-6 vote after months of wrangling, Menino singled out District 4 as ...

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