Thursday, July 30, 2009

Menino Clamping Down on the Elderly

It really appears that Menino is pulling out all the stops to make sure we don't have an open, honest discussion of the ideas and that the citizens don't get a chance to hear all points of view. Sam Adams, Paul Revere and John Adams would be so proud of our fearless Mayor.

Back when I was collecting signatures I was in Charlestown and I met a very nice woman, Bev Gibbons, who helps out doing activities for the Golden Age retirement home in Charlestown. We spoke for a awhile and she invited me to come speak to all the seniors at the Golden Age and talk about my ideas for the city. She told about the good time the seniors recently had when Sal Lamattina came and visited and brought some treats.

We followed up with her and set up a time for me to visit. But, in just the last two weeks she got back to us and said that the policy had been changed and now no politicians are allowed to come and meet with the seniors. Bev told us that she has been doing this for 20 to 25 years and has never had a problem. She told us that this decision came from 'high up in City Hall'.

It really is nice to know our Mayor cares so much for an informed electorate.

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