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Press Release: Yancey welcomes NASA Astronauts to the City of Boston

Aug 15, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Hall (August 15, 2012) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey yesterday welcomed representatives of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to the City of Boston, where NASA is hosting a week-long national awareness campaign called Destination Station Boston. Councillor Yancey praised NASA Astronauts, Daniel C. Burbank and Scott D. Tingle, for their contributions ...

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Press Release: Boston’s Redistricting Process Should Reunify Mattapan

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Yancey wants Boston’s redistricting process to include reunification of Mattapan Boston City Hall (July 19, 2012) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey advocated for the reunification of Mattapan and the creation of five districts of color, during a Boston City Council hearing this week at city hall to discuss newly drawn maps for the city’s ...

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Charles Yancey At the 26th Annual Book Fair

The 26th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair: A Success Yet Again

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  Boston City Hall (July 10, 2012) – The 26th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair occurred like clockwork last Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, attracting over 1,500 attendees and distributing over 25,000 brand-new-books. Councillor Charles C. Yancey and his wife, Marzetta, founded and launched the Yancey Book Fair in 1987 ...

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City of Boston Welcomes the 26th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair

Jun 26, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Hall (June 26, 2012) –   The 26th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair takes place on July 7, 2012, 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. This year’s theme, “It Takes a Team to Educate a Child,” represents the belief that every child ...

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Mayor Menino Okay After Falling At Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jun 17, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

    BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Tom Menino laughed off a tumble he took at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. The ceremony was for the official opening of Hearth at Olmstead Green, which will provide 59 units of affordable housing for homeless elders. Hearth, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness among ...

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Yancey Calls for Mandated Use of Defibrillators on Police Cruisers

Jun 10, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey, on February 4, 2009, introduced an ordinance that would require the Boston Police Department to utilize automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on police vehicles responding to 911 calls in the City of Boston. The Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 21, 2012, ...

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Councillor Charles Yancey Remembers Donna Summer

May 17, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Hall (May 17, 2012) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey today reminisced growing up with singer, actress, and five-time Grammy Award winner, Donna Summer, who succumbed to cancer today in Florida at the age of 63. Summer, whose older sister married one of Councillor Yancey’s brothers in the 1960s, was a close friend ...

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Yancey Welcomes Tony Award-Winning FELA! to the City of Boston

May 5, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  Boston City Hall (May 1, 2012) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey welcomed the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical FELA! to the City of Boston last Sunday. Councillor Yancey called the musical, which tells the important story of legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, an incredible demonstration of one man’s sacrifice to improve the political ...

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Yancey Submits $105 Million Loan-Order to Build New High School

Mar 11, 2009 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Hall (March 11, 2009) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey, arguing the economic advantages of investing in a new high school, today submitted a $105 million loan-order to build a state-of-the-art High School in Mattapan. “Let’s put Bostonians back to work,” he said, during a City Council meeting, in which he emphasized need ...

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