Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The 2013-14 proposals include a bill establishing a gun offender registry and one providing further support for charter schools.
Mayor Thomas Menino is supporting a renewed focus on education and public safety for the 2013-14 legislative session, he announced Tuesday. During a short press conference attended by state legislators, their aides and others, Menino presented the city’s 2013-14 legislative initiative package, which features 49 bills including 24 new initiatives. “The concentration of those new bills is on the public schools and education and also on public safety,” Menino said. “We were fortunate enough a couple of years ago to get the educational reform bill through, and that gave us some tools to really move some of our schools forward, and we’re going to file another bill on educational reform with Representative [Martha] Walz.” Among the new education…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was in the hospital and now is staying at the Spaulding Rehab Center.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says he is still able to do the job he was elected to do, and he hasn't ruled out seeking reelection in 2013. In an interview with the New York Times, Menino spoke while working out at the Spaulding Rehab Center, “My attitude is this. I’ve run for mayor five times now and I’ve won all five times.” “How I explain this is, people have to have faith in you. That’s the key to this whole thing. That was Mitt Romney’s problem — people didn’t believe in him.” When asked whether he thought if he could make people believe in him, and support him after a long hospitalization. “Watch me!” said Menino. Menino has been hospitalized since October 26 after returning early from an anniversary trip with his wife in Italy. He …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino writes about bicycling safety in the city after yet another cycling accident took the life of a BU student last week.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The following letter was submitted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Office: Last week our cycling community, and City, was rocked by the tragic death of Boston University student Christopher Weigl. By coincidence, a hearing on bicycle safety brought the community together at City Hall later that day. Both events have many left asking what’s being done to make our city safe for cyclists, and rightfully so. Personally, I have been inspired by the outpouring of concern, support, validation, and sense of togetherness in our efforts to make Boston a world-class caliber city for bicycling. Over the past five years, our Boston Bikes program has grown tremendously. Bicycle infrastructure is popping up in every neighborhood. A few years ago, when I …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
"Show us opportunity. Sell us on progress. Tell us the truth, especially on taxes."
The following is a letter written by Mayor Thomas Menino to President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner, taken from the City of Boston's website. December 1, 2012 President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Speaker John Boehner House of Representatives 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 Dear President Obama and Speaker Boehner, I know a little bit about the importance of funding for health research, training, and care. Boston is home to the #1 medical school in the country and the #1 hospital in the country. Researchers in Boston earn more NIH support than in any other city. Health care companies and institutions employ more people than any other sector. Oh, and there’s this: I just …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has been in the Brigham & Women's Hospital since October 26 with different ailments.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will remain in the hospital for Thanksgiving, with no set date in sight for when the 69-year-old mayor will leave. Dot Joyce, the City's Media Communications Director, told the Boston Herald there is "no word" on when Menino will be discharged from Brigham and Women's Hospital. Menino was first admitted to the hospital on Oct. 26 due to a viral infection, which he fought off, but a blood clot was found in his leg while staying at the hospital. Doctors are now keeping Menino in the hospital due to a back fracture that was discovered while he was in the hospital. Doctors were unsure whether Menino suffered the break while in the hospital, or if his stay aggravated the fracture.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Boston City Council submitted three redistricting maps to Mayor Menino, with the first two being vetoed.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino approved the redistricting map submitted by the City Council, and the new districts will go into effect on January 1, 2014. The new Boston City Council district map is attached to this article with blue lines denoting the new districts. The council supported the new map, 11-2. The first two maps approved by the Boston City Council barely passed the council, 7-6, on both maps. Menino vetoed those maps, and on both occasions citing, "over-concentration of protected groups" in districts. Legally speaking, the Boston City Council district map does not need to be approved by the state Legislature or governor to become law. Once the map is approved by the council and mayor it becomes effective, according to Boston's …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Menino has been in the hospital for nearly two weeks with an upper respiratory infection, a blood clot and a fracture in his back.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino remains in Brigham & Women's Hospital, and he is expected to remain there at least through the weekend. "The mayor is doing well; getting better every day. I do not know when he might be out," said John Guilfoil, spokesperson for the mayor's office. Menino checked into the hospital after returning from an anniversary trip from Italy with his wife, Angela, in October. He was originally hospitalized for an upper respiratory infection. While in the hospital he also been getting treatment for a small blood clot in one of his legs. And most recently he suffered an injury to his back. "He did sustain a compression fracture in his back, which doctors think may have been from the way he was positioned in bed," said …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Boston City Council approved a third redistricting map on Wednesday, and now it awaits Menino's approval.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is expected to approve the redistricting map approved by the City Council on Wednesday. A city spokesperson confirmed media reports that Menino would approve the redistricting map. Menino is currently staying at Brigham & Women's Hospital under treatment for a virus and a blood clot in his leg. This was the third redistricting map approved by Boston City Council, and Menino vetoed the first two citing "over-concentration of protected groups" in districts. On Wednesday, the Council approved the new redistricting map, 11-2, with only District Councilors Charles Yancey and Bill Linehan voting against the map. Read more about the redistricting map here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Offers Tips on Consumer Protection & Home Repairs.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The following is a press release from Mayor Menino's office: Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced City officials will work closely with home and business owners affected by Hurricane Sandy in an effort to reopen local businesses and get people back to work. In addition to providing resources to affected businesses, Boston Home Center staff will be working with homeowners and senior homeowners to help facilitate any necessary renovations due to the storm. “The Department of Neighborhood Development’s Boston Home Center and Office of Business Development are your go-to resources for repairing any damages to your home or business," Mayor Menino said. “It’s so important that residents and business owners take care of water or wind damage …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
"BPS has just offered its best thinking on how a new system might look in the future and is asking for your feedback." - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Editor's note: The following column was submitted by the City of Boston by Mayor Thomas Menino. Read about the five plans proposed by the Boston School Department here. In January I made a promise to our city’s parents and children. Our families would like a school choice system that passes the common-sense test. Today’s system does not. In the Bowdoin/Geneva area of Dorchester, where families speak 15 different languages and one in four falls below the poverty line, 2,000 students attend 100 different schools. Something similar could be said in East Boston, in Jamaica Plain, in Allston and in Dorchester. We cannot build a stronger community when we split ourselves apart every morning. This spring we asked you to tell us how we can …