Three Latino City Employees Honored At Mayor Menino’s Three Kings Day Celebration

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, represented by Daphne Griffin, Chief of Human Resources and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth and Families, hosted the 11th Annual Three Kings Day Luncheon Celebration today at Boston City Hall. The Three Kings Day Celebration is a wonderful holiday tradition providing Latinos who work in various departments around the City the opportunity to celebrate their cultural heritage with each other and the Mayor. Continue reading

Boston Mayor: Time for action on common sense gun reform

As a parent and grandparent, I remain overcome with sadness, grief and outrage by the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. This unspeakable act of violence will forever imprint December 14, 2012 in our hearts and minds, and my heart goes out to the families impacted by this senseless tragedy and the many others we have recently witnessed across the United States. Continue reading

Mayor Menino and Superintendent Johnson announce expansion of Kindergarten programs for city children

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Carol R. Johnson today announced a major step forward in the effort to vastly expand early education opportunities for the city’s youngest students. Working in close collaboration with local partners, the City of Boston and BPS granted funds to seven community based organizations to create 10 new K1 classrooms. Later this month, Thrive in 5, a partnership between the City of Boston and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Merrimack Valley, will announce four additional K1 classrooms to be created under the program’s direction. Continue reading

Mayor Menino Issues No Heat Advisory

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Inspectional Services Department today issued a reminder to Boston residents to prepare for frigid temperatures by making homes weather tight, and ensuring heating systems are running properly and adequately fueled. In the month of December, Inspectional Services received 129 “no heat” calls. Continue reading