Thursday, April 26, 2007

Funny happenings in Chinatown

Frank Chin, the power broker in Chinatown who was behind the Mayor's guy Linehan getting into the final of the may 15 special election is back at it.

Reports are that he was recently at the Election Department in City Hall. What was he doing there? Well getting hundreds of absentee ballots of course.

Nice to know old school city politics of voting for what your ward boss tells you about is alive and well.

What does Frank Chin get from the Mayor to elicit such loyalty?

5 comments:

the sak said...

- - - - - From: Ann.Braga@cityofboston.gov - - - - -
Attached please find the
City Council's response to your request for information pursuant to
GL c4 s7 cl.26; GL c66 s10 through 18.
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preidx.htm

In your April 24, 2007 request of the City Clerk and stenographer
Ellen Fritch, you requested the stenographic machine output for the
City Council meeting of either April 11, 2007 or April 4, 2007.

As the department that has the
contract with the stenographer, I am responding to your request.

I have calculated the costs necessary for the copies of the physical
output of the stenographer's machine (paper tape).

To make a photocopy of the machine output takes approximately
one hour of staff time to copy
thirty minutes of Council meeting stenographic output.

The hourly wage of the
lowest paid staff person capable of completing this task is
twenty-five dollars per hour.

Each meeting lasted approximately
three hours, requiring
six hours of the staff person's time to
make copies of the original stenographic output, at a total cost of
$150.00.

Additionally, the copies themselves will cost
$0.20 cents per page at an estimated
600 pages, totaling
$120.00.

The check would need to be
made out to "City of Boston" and sent to me.


Please contact me regarding
whether you will want the copies to be made.
We will begin processing your request upon receipt of the funds.
Sincerely,
Ann Hess Braga, Staff Director
Boston City Council
http://cityofboston.gov/citycouncil
Ann.Braga@cityofboston.gov

the sak said...

_ _ _ _ _ comment by ... _ _ _ _ _
If the City posted the stenographic output of these machines
(and minutes and reports recived, etc.) to the city website, the
public could have ready access without having to file a request, and
they could select the parts in which they were interested.

If a hard copy were desired or needed, it could be downloaded and
printed out by the person wanting the hard copy.


It seems that too many government agencies are still
looking for ways to do business under the cloak of darkness and use
things like cost and inconvenience to discourage people from asking
for information.

If the notion that the best disinfectant for government business is
sunshine, then organizations like the City of Boston should WANT
to make this information available to as many people as possible and
not just to those who can afford $270/meeting.

_ _ _ _ _ comment by ... _ _ _ _
In the alternative, and consistent with both the letter and the spirit
of the law, posting this output to the city's website so that folks
could choose for themselves what they wanted to download and print
would be acceptable.

the sak said...

_ _ _ _ _ From: Election Department Sabino.Piemonte at cityofboston.gov _ _ _ _ _
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES
http://cityofboston.gov/elections
http://cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/districts.asp
PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for COUNCILLOR-at-LARGE
NAME ADDRESS Phones
1. Michael F. Flaherty 1726 Columbia Road South Boston MA 02127 617-269-4673 617-635-4205
http://www.michaelflaherty.com/
info@michaelflaherty.com
info at michaelflaherty.com
http://www.michaelflaherty.com/contact.html
michael.f.flaherty@cityofboston.gov
michael.f.flaherty at cityofboston.gov
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Flaherty
http://cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=10

2. John R. Connolly 12 Shaw Street West Roxbury MA 02132 617-323-6672 617-447-1302
http://www.connollyforcouncil.com/
http://www.connollyforcouncil.com/get_involved/newsletter.php
http://www.connollyforcouncil.com/get_involved/contact_us.php
info@connollyforboston.com
info at connollyforboston.com
http://www.schofieldcampbell.com/contact.html
John@scclawfirm.com
John at scclawfirm.com

3. Sam Yoon 39 Waldeck Street Dorchester MA 02124 617-635-4217
http://www.samyoon.com/
sam@samyoon.com
sam at samyoon.com
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Yoon
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=18
sam.yoon@cityofboston.gov
sam.yoon at cityofboston.gov

4. Felix D. Arroyo 36 South Huntington Ave. Jamaica Plain MA 02130 617-777-9070
http://www.felixarroyo.net/
Felix.Arroyo@cityofboston.gov
Felix.Arroyo at cityofboston.gov
http://www.felixarroyo.net/contact3.html
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Arroyo
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=12
felixd.arroyo@cityofboston.gov
felixd.arroyo at cityofboston.gov

5. Matthew Geary 85 Stoughton Street Dorchester MA 02125 978-994-0988
http://www.google.com/search?q=matthew+geary+boston+%22city+council%22

6. David James Wyatt 62 Weaver Court Roxbury MA 02119 617-442-4191 857-492-3076
http://www.wyatt-davidjames.com/
david@wyatt-davidjames.com
david at wyatt-davidjames.com

7. Stephen J. Murphy 141 Warren Avenue Hyde Park MA 02136 617-361-3339 617-635-4376
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Murphy
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=11
Stephen.Murphy@cityofboston.gov
Stephen.Murphy at cityofboston.gov

8. William P. Estrada 212 Lexington Street East Boston MA 02128 435-650-4933
http://www.google.com/search?q=estrada+boston+%22city+council%22

9. Martin J. Hogan 491 Ashmont Street Dorchester MA 02122 617-297-5771
http://www.votemartyhogan.com
mhog516@comcast.net
mhog516 at comcast.net

CITY of BOSTON
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES for DISTRICT CITY COUNCILLOR
http://cityofboston.gov/elections
http://cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/districts.asp
NAME ADDRESS Phones
DISTRICT ONE
10. Salvatore LaMattina 76 Montmorenci Avenue East Boston MA 02128 617-635-3200
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=LaMattina
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=13
Salvatore.LaMattina@cityofboston.gov
Salvatore.LaMattina at cityofboston.gov
http://voteforsal.com/
christopher.coletta@gmail.com

DISTRICT TWO
11. Bill Linehan 128 G Street South Boston MA 02127 617-268-5387
http://www.billlinehanforcitycouncil.com/
BillLinehan@LinehanforCityCouncil.com
BillLinehan at LinehanforCityCouncil.com
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Linehan
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=14
bill.linehan@cityofboston.gov
william.linehan@cityofboston.gov
bill.linehan at cityofboston.gov
william.linehan at cityofboston.gov

12. Edward M. Flynn 254 Gold Street South Boston MA 02127 617-269-0776
http://www.flynnforcouncil.com/
flynnforcouncil@comcast.net
flynnforcouncil at comcast.net

DISTRICT THREE
13. Maureen E. Feeney 160 Milton Street Dorchester MA 02124 617-635-3455 617-825-3037
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Feeney
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=15
Maureen.Feeney@cityofboston.gov
Maureen.Feeney at cityofboston.gov

14. Michael J. Cote 336 Adams Street Dorchester MA 02122 617-612-2012
http://www.votecote.org/cfd2005/WhyRunning.htm
mike_j_cote@yahoo.com
mike_j_cote at yahoo.com
mcote@votecote.org
mcote votecote.org
http://www.votecote.org/cfd2005/links.htm

DISTRICT FOUR
15. Charles Calvin Yancey 3 Hooper Street Dorchester MA 02124 617-436-4444 617-635-3131
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Yancey
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=16
Charles.Yancey@cityofboston.gov
Charles.Yancey at cityofboston.gov

16. J. R. Rucker 103 Tonawanda Street Dorchester MA 02124 617-436-0815
http://www.google.com/search?q=rucker+boston+%22city+council%22

DISTRICT FIVE
17. Rob Consalvo 18A Chittick Road Hyde Park MA 02136 617-361-5733 617-828-0129
http://www.robconsalvo.com/
rob.consalvo@ci.boston.ma.us
rob.consalvo at ci.boston.ma.us
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Consalvo
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=17

DISTRICT SIX
18. John M. Tobin Jr. 51 Joyce Kilmer Road West Roxbury MA 02132 617-438-1068 617-327-3634
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Tobin
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=9
john.tobin@cityofboston.gov
http://www.votejohntobin.com/
John@votejohntobin.com
John at votejohntobin.com

DISTRICT SEVEN
19. Althea Garrison 98 Howard Avenue Dorchester MA 02125 617-407-7661 617-973-2402
http://www.geocities.com/votealthea/
http://votealthea.tripod.com/id2.html
wilshak14@comcast.net
wilshak14 at comcast.net

20. Chuck Turner 63 Beech Glen Street Roxbury MA 02119 617-635-3510
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Turner
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=19
Chuck.Turner@cityofboston.gov
Chuck.Turner at cityofboston.gov

21. Carlos A. Henriquez 20 Judson Street Dorchester MA 02125 617-279-9363
http://www.voteforcarlos.com/
http://www.myspace.com/voteforcarlos
info@voteforcarlos.com
info at voteforcarlos.com

DISTRICT EIGHT
22. Michael P. Ross 214 Parker Hill Avenue Roxbury MA 02120 617-708-0202
http://www.mike-ross.com
http://www.mike-ross.com/06-04/index.html
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc.asp?id_name=Ross
http://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/default.asp?id=20
michael.ross@cityofboston.gov
michael.ross at cityofboston.gov
mikeross@mike-ross.com
mikeross at mike-ross.com

DISTRICT NINE
23. Timothy N. Schofield 120 A Sutherland Road Brighton MA 02135 617-732-0099 617-233-4983
http://schofieldforcitycouncil.com/
Tim@schofieldcampbell.com
Bob@timschofield.org
Bob at timschofield.org

24. Gregory J. Glennon 32 Easton Street Allston MA 02134 617-686-7399
http://www.google.com/search?q=glennon+boston+%22city+council%22

25. James Joseph Jenner 187 Kenrick Street Brighton MA 02135 617-254-7734 617-285-4229
http://www.google.com/search?q=james+jenner+boston+%22city+council%22

26. Alessandro Alex Selvig 20 Lake Street Brighton MA 02135 617-783-8442 857-204-5964
http://www.alexselvig.com/
http://www.google.com/search?q=selvig+boston+%22city+council%22
Alex@Alexselvig.com
Alex at Alexselvig.com

27. Rosie Hanlon 172 Chiswick Road Allston MA 02134 617-254-4770 617-818-7142
http://www.google.com/search?q=hanlon+boston+%22city+council%22

28. Mark W. Alford 40 Lake Street Brighton MA 02135
http://www.google.com/search?q=alford+boston+%22city+council%22

29. Mark S. Ciommo 10 Olivia Road Brighton MA 02135 617-789-4693 617-635-6120
http://www.google.com/search?q=ciommo+boston+%22city+council%22

http://cityofboston.gov/elections
http://cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/districts.asp

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Happy said...

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