As we enter the countdown to September 26th, I realize how much I am loving running for office. I treasure every opportunity to meet people and discuss issues, brainstorm ideas for improving the lives of residents and see parts of the city up close I hadn’t considered before.
I have become a regular user of water transportation to get around the district and snapped a few photos on the way home late one night during the campaign. Boston is a beautiful and amazing city, I am happy to also call it home.
Today was an excellent day! In addition to door knocking, events, calling and notes to supporters I was able to visit the Piers Park Sailing Center! This community institution offers summer camp, sailing classes and employment opportunities for East Boston and surrounding communities. It was wonderful speaking with the leadership to learn more about their needs and vision for the future, and talk to the kids about why the programs are great for them. This race has been long and hard, but some days, some experiences, remind you why it is all worth it.
I believe your City Councilor should work to improve your life. Not just in small ways, like potholes and crosswalks. But in big ways that can protect and promote businesses, improve your quality of life by giving you more time with family and ensure you have the city services you need.
Yesterday, I worked on one of those issues with elected officials, state agencies, and community stakeholders. A “Boston Inner Harbor Ferry” that connected all communities on the waterfront would reduce traffic, and provide more, faster options for those traveling to and from Charlestown, East Boston and the North End.
Door knocked in East Boston before the thunderstorm hit, then attended City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George’s campaign kickoff at friend Phil Frattaroli’s new Cunard Tavern.
The thunder and rain hit (did it ever !) but inside was friendship and conversation with many Jeffries Point neighbors as well as our local elected leaders as well as with Annissa.