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Comment on: For longtime chaplain, a duty that never gets easier - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/29/2014 08:36:44 EDT
Father Mahoney is a one of a kind human being, and Charlestown is blessed to have him.
Comment on: Gay rights advocates criticize parade organizers for restricted invitation, while some laud the move - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/02/2014 04:19:12 EST
No one said anything about exclusion,I am iust talking about how it is not a sin to be of Irish Heritage and to work for the city. As for African Americans being in positions of leadership in the Fire more »
Posted 03/02/2014 10:53:02 EST
Didn't this all go back to ACT- UP a very politically aggressive group who had members in the GLIB group of the 90's? There was a tremendous amount of stories circulating back then concerning the grou more »
Posted 03/02/2014 10:30:21 EST
MN, I have read several of your posts over the months and you seem to be really hung up on the Boston Irish / Government employment tradition. Shame on me for letting it get to me, but what is really more »
Comment on: Will Walsh reform the Fire Dept.? - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/05/2014 08:27:56 EST
Firefighters can retire at 55.The rest of public employees at 65,but so can Social Security recipients. Where do you get your numbers? If you are making a point please use the same units of measure. " more »
Posted 02/05/2014 08:15:02 EST
Hello 47, I was limiting myself in regards to the Boston Fire Department. As for the election, I agree. During the election I was amazed to hear how people were upset because they had to choose betwee more »
Posted 02/05/2014 11:06:03 EST
Scott it is a great article. Great discussion also.
Posted 02/05/2014 11:03:52 EST
Ya a good gig until you are buried alive some cold night, or if you live, a good gig until you are about 60 years old and you are diagnosed with lung cancer.
Posted 02/05/2014 10:57:05 EST
State law dictates appointment to the fire department. It is absolute preference. As long as the candidate gets a passing mark he or she goes to the top of the list. So a veteran with a 70 will be hir more »
Posted 02/05/2014 10:46:34 EST
Scott,their pay should not be an issue. What should we pay a firefighter? How about a nurse? A doctor? I do agree with your comment. If you remove the salaries of the the brass, and the overtime, does more »
Posted 02/05/2014 10:31:22 EST
Scot, as long as our services are not impaired what do I care if a firefighter makes more money?
Posted 02/05/2014 10:29:04 EST
What is the racism?
Posted 02/05/2014 10:27:48 EST
I think I recall that article. Was the final outcome the fact that fire stations were selected by firefighters based on seniority? I may be wrong but I think that many of the firefighters were happy w more »
Posted 02/05/2014 10:11:59 EST
MN, what is wrong with a firefighter having a pension worth over a million dollars? (If a million dollars is accurate). What is your social security pension worth? Having read your prior posts I assu more »
Comment on: Four years after the earth shook in Haiti, a survivor remains in a Cambridge hospital â and in limbo - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/05/2014 09:42:05 EST
In an era of so many assistance programs, it is easy to understand why family members are not stepping up to help Zilania. They (the family members) are waiting on the chance that some social program more »
Comment on: A day in the life of Bostonâs new boss, Mayor Martin J. Walsh - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/02/2014 09:24:26 EST
Posted 02/02/2014 10:33:53 EST
He did not appoint her,she was already on the department and a sergeant at that. I think it was a great decision. I have a feeling that no matter where the sergeant is assigned during the next four y more »
Posted 02/02/2014 10:16:57 EST
Maybe his cousin was sick,or God forbid on vacation.
Posted 02/02/2014 10:13:57 EST
Diggy, why can't stories be puff pieces? I am sure there will be plenty of opportunity for negative columns in the next four years. However, in the mean time Mr. Ryan painted a picture of just how bus more »
Comment on: Storm lands glancing blow in Boston, but schools closed just the same - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/23/2014 06:14:57 EST
One horrific accident and you would be calling for his prosecution. Better safe than sorry.
Comment on: The Battle for Southie, and the Southie Seat - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/19/2014 04:13:26 EST
William, It wasn't a famine, it was a genocide.Anyways I was trying to communicate the evolution of a segment of American culture that you referred to as bigoted.
Posted 01/19/2014 02:01:49 EST
Ignaz59, I agree. I make my point that this condition exists at all levels of society, however it is so easy to point out the offenders that are part of the lower to middle class. I also think that th more »
Posted 01/19/2014 01:49:32 EST
@ WilliamSlim, the South Boston community was created not by design but by necessity. It was simply one of the few places that newly arrived immigrants could exist. Within the boundaries of this distr more »
Posted 01/19/2014 12:12:33 EST
I believe that after 40 years of service a public employee deserves a retirement too. MNMoore,I am assuming by your posts that you are not a public employee. Assuming that you are a contributor to the more »
Posted 01/19/2014 08:55:25 EST
MNMoore, you make patronage sound like a four letter word. At all levels of society familiarity plays a key role in obtaining a desired position. When the practice applies to South Boston it is referr more »