May 29, 2017

Victim Blaming Shows Zero Vision

Yesterday Mayor Walsh went on WGBH radio and told pedestrians, cyclists, and all who use our sidewalks and streets, that “You’ve got to understand — cars are going to hit you…People need to be more cognizant of the fact that a car is a car.” Bostonians deserve so much better. The number of injuries on our roadways is rising, but …

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May 23, 2017

Roxbury Declared a Cultural District by the Commonwealth

City Councillor Tito Jackson is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) designated Roxbury as a Massachusetts Cultural District on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in New Bedford, MA. The district which includes Dudley Square and John Eliot Square, highlights the many arts and cultural assets in the neighborhood, as well as Roxbury’s significance as the heart of black …

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May 22, 2017

Massachusetts Teachers Association Awards MTA Friend of Education Award to City Councilor Tito Jackson

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) awarded the MTA Friend of Education Award to Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson this past Friday, May 19, 2017. The award ceremony took place at the MTA’s 172nd Annual Meeting of Delegates in Boston. The MTA represents 110,000 members in more than 400 local associations throughout Massachusetts. Councillor Jackson is the Boston City Council’s Chair of …

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April 6, 2017

Winthrop Square’s Shady Deal

The Boston Common has been the playground for Boston’s children since 1634, the backyard for Boston’s youth, and the front porch for Boston’s seniors. The first public park in America, it is the iconic public space of our city. The Frog Pond’s splash pool and ice skating rink and the baseball field draw crowds from all neighborhoods. It is truly …

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March 27, 2017

City Councillor Tito Jackson To Hold Hearing Into City’s Decision to Shutter Transitional Housing Programs For Men In Recovery

Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson will file a Hearing Order at this Wednesday’s City Council Meeting on the City of Boston’s recent decision to shutter two transitional housing programs for residents, mostly men, in recovery. One is of these programs, Project SOAR, offers 20 beds for residents in recovery, and the second program, Safe Harbor offers beds for 20 residents …

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March 10, 2017

Statement By City Councillor Tito Jackson On His Decision To Not March In The 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Regardless of Whether OutVets Decides To March Or Not

Boston, MA – Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson will not participate in the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade regardless of whatever decision OutVets reaches about their own participation. He released the following statement this afternoon: I am proud to have marched in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade only when our LGBTQ veterans have also been invited to participate. …

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February 22, 2017

An Immigrant Legal Defense Fund For Boston Protects Us All

Upon arrival, unpacking their few possessions, and vast hopes and talents, Boston’s immigrants have offered us not only their cuisine, art, and culture, but also their industry and intellect. Like so many who came before them, many of today’s immigrants are asylum-seekers, fleeing war, famine, domestic violence, trafficking, or torture. They all deserve a better life. I proudly joined thousands …

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February 14, 2017

Congratulations to the People of Boston on GE’s Decision to Decline a Publicly-Funded Helipad

I am thrilled to hear that the voices of the residents and businesses of South Boston and the Fort Point Channel were finally heard by the Walsh and Baker Administration, and the sweetheart deal given to General Electric has become less sweet with the news that they will not pursue a public helipad as part of their relocation incentive package.

I agree with GE. Boston’s talent and resources make it one of the best places for any business to move to. Google and Microsoft greatly expanded their presence in our metro area because they appreciated Logan Airport’s proximity to the center of Boston, as well as the well-trained and hard-working workforce that we have in Boston and beyond. I commend GE for reaching the same conclusion.

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January 25, 2017

Statement from City Councillor Tito Jackson on the on-going Boston Calling investigation

I am extremely troubled to learn this morning Mayor Walsh personally attended two 2014 meetings to discuss Boston Calling, the Boston music festival. Members of his Administration are currently under Federal investigation for alleged extortion surrounding this event. We must have a Mayor who is transparent around the way he and the members of his Administration operate. Because these allegations …

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