Boston City Council goose poop complaints

Sarah Emerson filed this request with the Boston City Council of Boston, MA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Sarah Emerson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

All planning emails, presentations, and correspondence regarding goose feces (poop, droppings, excrement, and all other nomenclature) in parks and playgrounds during 2016. All letters, emails, and complaints received by residents about regarding goose feces (poop, droppings, excrement, and all other nomenclature) in parks and playgrounds during 2016.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

The documents will be used in the process of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and tech site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request, and I request that this be processed in the "media" fee category. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarah Emerson

From: Christine O'Donnell

To Ms. Emerson:

This email is the initial response to your public records request received
by the City Council on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Pursuant to your
request, you are seeking the following information: "All planning emails,
presentations, and correspondence regarding goose feces (poop, droppings,
excrement, and all other nomenclature) in parks and playgrounds during
2016. All letters, emails, and complaints received by residents about
regarding goose feces (poop, droppings, excrement, and all other
nomenclature) in parks and playgrounds during 2016."

Please be advised that each City Council Office will conduct a review of
its records. Any responsive documents will be forwarded to you within a
reasonable time frame under the state Public Records Law.

Very truly yours,
Christine O'Donnell
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Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

To Ms. Emerson,

Below is a responsive document to your request. I will send you the
responsive documents as I receive them.

Very truly yours,
Christine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:58 PM
Subject: Fwd: Boston's geese problem; Council Meeting TONIGHT
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

Per your request

*Liz Sullivan*

*Chief of Staff Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley Boston City Hall, 5th
Floor Boston, MA 02201 Phone: 617-635-4220 <617-635-4220>/**Fax:
617-635-4203 <617-635-4203>*

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matthew O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Fwd: Boston's geese problem; Council Meeting TONIGHT
To: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lorraine Schettino <lorraine.schettino@boston.gov>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 9:36 AM
Subject: Fwd: Boston's geese problem; Council Meeting TONIGHT
To: Andrea Campbell <andrea.campbell@boston.gov>, Annissa Essaibi-George <
annissa.essaibi-george@boston.gov>, Ayanna Pressley <
ayanna.pressley@boston.gov>, Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>,
Francis Baker <francis.baker@boston.gov>, "josh.zakim@boston.gov" <
josh.zakim@boston.gov>, Mark Ciommo <mark.ciommo@boston.gov>, Matthew
O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>, Michael Flaherty <
Michael.Flaherty@boston.gov>, Michelle Wu <michelle.wu@boston.gov>,
Salvatore LaMattina <salvatore.lamattina@boston.gov>, "
timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov" <timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov>, Tito Jackson <
tito.jackson@boston.gov>

Lorraine Schettino

Boston City Council

Central Staff

617-635-3040

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rick <rjbrowne1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 9:20 AM
Subject: Boston's geese problem; Council Meeting TONIGHT
To: newsmanager@foxnews.com, city.council@boston.gov

This might be of interest to the town parks departments in and around
Boston as well as others. Elkhart's cost was $500 for the spray.

I was just reading about geese control and up popped the news on FOX25, NOW
at 9, about Boston Parks having a geese problem. Interesting about the use
of grapefruit juice to rid parks of the geese. The grapefruit juice spray
that a Boy Scout, working for his Eagle Badge, is working with the parks
department on a solution that leaves a bitter taste in a goose's mouth and
they move on to another area.
See the news article at:
http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/elkhart/solution-to-gee
se-in-elkhart-s-parks-local-boy-scout/article_9d12d39e-c503-
556a-8cc1-2e3be8691d05.html

Contact info:Address: 421 S. Second St.

Elkhart, IN 46516-3238

Newsroom Email: newsroom@elkharttruth.com

Newsroom Phone: 574-294-1661

Newsroom Fax: 574- 294-3895

Twitter: @ElkhartTruth <https://twitter.com/ElkhartTruth>

Facebook: TheElkhartTruth <https://www.facebook.com/TheElkhartTruth/>

Richard Browne, Eagle Scout
rjbrowne1@comcast.net

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Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Attached is a responsive document to your request.

Thank you,
Christine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:58 PM
Subject: Fwd: Canada Geese in city parks
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

Per your request.

*Liz Sullivan*

*Chief of Staff Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley Boston City Hall, 5th
Floor Boston, MA 02201 Phone: 617-635-4220 <617-635-4220>/**Fax:
617-635-4203 <617-635-4203>*

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matthew O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Fwd: Canada Geese in city parks
To: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lorraine Schettino <lorraine.schettino@boston.gov>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 9:43 AM
Subject: Fwd: Canada Geese in city parks
To: Andrea Campbell <andrea.campbell@boston.gov>, Annissa Essaibi-George <
annissa.essaibi-george@boston.gov>, Ayanna Pressley <
ayanna.pressley@boston.gov>, Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>,
Francis Baker <francis.baker@boston.gov>, "josh.zakim@boston.gov" <
josh.zakim@boston.gov>, Mark Ciommo <mark.ciommo@boston.gov>, Matthew
O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>, Michael Flaherty <
Michael.Flaherty@boston.gov>, Michelle Wu <michelle.wu@boston.gov>,
Salvatore LaMattina <salvatore.lamattina@boston.gov>, "
timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov" <timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov>, Tito Jackson <
tito.jackson@boston.gov>

Lorraine Schettino

Boston City Council

Central Staff

617-635-3040

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From: NAUGHTY ROTTY <naughtyrotty42@msn.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 6:52 AM
Subject: Canada Geese in city parks
To: "city.council@boston.gov" <city.council@boston.gov>

I strongly urge the City of Boston to work closely with the Boston MSPCA as
well as the local division of Fish and Game to address the issue of City
Canada geese at parks. I believe Canada geese are under the protection of
Federal government not city government. There are many Humane ways to deal
with the Canada Goose problem.One way is to hire a dog that would chase
them on a regular basis to make the living conditions intolerable for them.
You can erect statues of coyotes and flags. Be careful when hiring a dog to
chase them you must ensure there are no injuries that cannot fly and you
must not do this at the time of the year when they having babies. Thank
you. PS hunting of coyotes needs to be regulated so the balance of predator
and prey level out. Thank you. Denise Muccioli
Sent from my HTC

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Boston City Councilor, District 6

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Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below is a responsive document to your request.

Thank you,
Christine O'Donnell
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:59 PM
Subject: Fwd: Geese Issue
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

Per your request.

*Liz Sullivan*

*Chief of Staff Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley Boston City Hall, 5th
Floor Boston, MA 02201 Phone: 617-635-4220 <617-635-4220>/**Fax:
617-635-4203 <617-635-4203>*

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matthew O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Fwd: Geese Issue
To: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lorraine Schettino <lorraine.schettino@boston.gov>
Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 9:42 AM
Subject: Fwd: Geese Issue
To: Andrea Campbell <andrea.campbell@boston.gov>, Annissa Essaibi-George <
annissa.essaibi-george@boston.gov>, Ayanna Pressley <
ayanna.pressley@boston.gov>, Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>,
Francis Baker <francis.baker@boston.gov>, "josh.zakim@boston.gov" <
josh.zakim@boston.gov>, Mark Ciommo <mark.ciommo@boston.gov>, Matthew
O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>, Michael Flaherty <
Michael.Flaherty@boston.gov>, Michelle Wu <michelle.wu@boston.gov>,
Salvatore LaMattina <salvatore.lamattina@boston.gov>, "
timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov" <timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov>, Tito Jackson <
tito.jackson@boston.gov>

Lorraine Schettino

Boston City Council

Central Staff

617-635-3040

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 'Linda Turner' via City.Council <city.council@cityofboston.gov>
Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 5:49 AM
Subject: Geese Issue
To: city.council@boston.gov

If you really want to resolve this issue, call Atlantic Goose Management.
They spray a solution that geese don't like. Not harmful. We use them to
control geese at our development. It works.

http://atlanticgoosemanagement.com/

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Matt O'Malley
Boston City Councilor, District 6

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Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below is a responsive document to your request.

Thank you,
Christine O'Donnell

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:59 PM
Subject: Fwd: Canada geese management - Humane Society
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

Per your request.

*Liz Sullivan*

*Chief of Staff Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley Boston City Hall, 5th
Floor Boston, MA 02201 Phone: 617-635-4220 <617-635-4220>/**Fax:
617-635-4203 <617-635-4203>*

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matthew O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Fwd: Canada geese management - Humane Society
To: Elizabeth Sullivan <elizabeth.sullivan@boston.gov>

pls send to Christine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stephanie Harris <sharris@humanesociety.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 7:42 PM
Subject: Canada geese management - Humane Society
To: Matthew O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>

Hi Matt,

I read today’s Globe piece about Boston’s Canada geese situation and
thought the attached background info and ideas for management might be
helpful.

Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to be helpful on this.

I look forward to seeing you at one of the next plastic bag task force
meetings!

Best,

Steph

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/09/27/city-council-nex
t-target-canada-geese/3VbbBeBvrRwAbkw3YBTM0I/story.html

*City Council’s next target? Canada geese*

Boston Globe SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Astead W. Herndon

September 28, 22016

Canada geese, the omnipresent herbivores that populate many of Boston’s
public spaces, have a new predator in New England: the Boston City Council.

At Wednesday’s meeting, sandwiched between discussions of living wages and
school instruction, the council will also consider another measure: how to
drive out Canada geese from the city’s “parks, playgrounds, ballfields,
golf courses, and waterways,” according to the agenda.

If approved, the council will host a public hearing to seek input from
residents and experts. The central question: What to do with a problem like
the Canada goose — a long-necked, pint-sized nuisance — and more
specifically, what to do with its poop?

“A single goose can consume up to four pounds of grass per day and produce
as much as three pounds of fecal matter every day, causing little league
teams to spend time cleaning fields, dog owners to clean goose feces from
their pets’ paws, and walkers to walk in the street to avoid fouled
sidewalks,” wrote Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in her request for a
hearing.

Essaibi George, an at-large city councilor, filed the request this week for
a hearing on goose mitigation.

“Canada geese are often territorial and aggressive, especially while
protecting goslings,” she wrote. “Adults can violently chase other
wildlife, children, and small adults, hissing and even slapping and biting.”

Elliot Oren, owner of a private pest control company called Geese Police
Boston, said the measure is long overdue. For years, the goose population
has risen throughout Massachusetts, Oren said, stoked by changing migration
patterns and a lack of natural predators. He said the population rise is
also a public health danger: goose droppings can carry dangerous bacteria
and parasites, such as E.coli and Giardia.

A public advisory from the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
called “Living With Geese,” also identified another reason for the recent
population boom: “geese in urban areas tend to live twice as long as those
in rural areas.”

“Prior to the 1930s, it was unusual for geese to nest here, yet today in
Massachusetts you can find Canada geese any time of the year,” read the
public notice. “Some municipal ordinances effectively prohibit hunting,
inadvertently creating “sanctuaries” that allow buildup of flocks.”

So what can, and should, be done?

Essaibi George said all options would be on the table, including relocating
entire gaggles and using chemicals to sterilize goose eggs. However, she
stressed that final decisions would be made after learning from the public
and experts during an issue hearing, which could be scheduled after the
council meeting Wednesday.

“I’m a parent, and we use a park pretty frequently. The waste that geese
produce has affected our ability to really enjoy the park,” Essaibi George
said. “We’ve invested in our park system, and for them to be destroyed by
geese impacts our ability to enjoy [the parks] fully.”

In his business, Oren uses border collies to chase geese from a designated
area. He is confident the same method could work in Boston, and it comes
with the added bonus of no physical harm to the goose.

“[Geese] gravitate to well-manicured healthy green grass,” Oren said. “But
there’s plenty of places, even in Boston, where they can go and not be a
nuisance to people.”

Whatever happens, Essaibi George said something needs to be done.
Personally, she is tired of the abandoned family picnics, wasted playdates,
and frightened pedestrians, she said. Once, at a fund-raiser for the Martin
Richard Foundation, held at Joe Moakley Park, Essaibi George said goose
droppings almost ruined the spirit of the event, because the park was
littered with poop.

“This has become a barrier for a lot of people to use our parks,” Essaibi
George said of the droppings.

And that stinks for everyone.

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Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below is a responsive document to your request.

Thank you,
Christine O'Donnell
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James Chan <james.chan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:43 PM
Subject: Fwd: geese on Chandler Pond
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

*James Chan*
*Chief of Staff*

*Office of Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan, District 2 *
*One City Hall Square*
*5th floor *
*Boston, MA. 02201*
*617-635-3203 <617-635-3203>*

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:41 PM
Subject: Fwd: geese on Chandler Pond
To: James Chan <james.chan@boston.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christine Stewart
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:47 AM
Subject: geese on Chandler Pond
To: Bill.Linehan@boston.gov

Dear Vice Chair Linehan,

I have lived on Chandler Pond since 1996 and it is a blissful place to live
EXCEPT for the ever-increasing scourge of Canadian geese that make it
impossible to even walk around the pond without stepping in their poop.
It’s not just disgusting; it’s a health hazard. I and my husband LOVE
animals but the situation at Chandler Pond is truly disgusting. ANYTHING
that the City can do to safe this treasure would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Christine Stewart
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Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below is a responsive document to your request.

Thank you,
Christine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James Chan <james.chan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:43 PM
Subject: Fwd: hearing on geese infestation
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

*James Chan*
*Chief of Staff*

*Office of Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan, District 2 *
*One City Hall Square*
*5th floor *
*Boston, MA. 02201*
*617-635-3203 <617-635-3203>*

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:41 PM
Subject: Fwd: hearing on geese infestation
To: James Chan <james.chan@boston.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rodrigues, Maria
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 9:32 AM
Subject: hearing on geese infestation
To: "Salvatore.LaMattina@cityofboston.gov" <salvatore.lamattina@cityofbos
ton.gov>, bill.linehan@boston.gov

Boston, October 11, 20126

Dear Councillors,

Thank you for holding a hearing on geese infestation in our parks and
common areas. This is a problem that goes well beyond aesthetics and
comfort. *It is simply a matter of public health*. It must be addressed
immediately and the only effective way of doing so is to allocate funds for
the systematic use of border colliers to help displace geese flocks to more
appropriate wild settings.

Though you know well that the geese infestation affects the entire city, I
will refer to the plight of my own neighborhood as an example of the level
of inconvenience and risk that residents have endured for several years
now, with NO ACTION from the competent agencies. I refer to Gallagher
Memorial Park in Brighton, which by Parks’ Commissioner Cook’s own
admission, is the park with the highest density of geese per area in the
entire city!

Over the years, as the population of geese has increased, the park has
ceased to be a place where my children and their friends could go to play
games or experience nature. In years past, Science students from the nearby
Edson K-8 School were often seen in the park, collecting water and plants
sample. That no longer happens. Finally, more often than not, one sees
elderly people and parents with baby strollers walking on the street,
rather than on the sidewalk bordering the park, in an effort to avoid
stepping on geese droppings which permanently litter the park (both lawn
and walkway). Is this what we expect from our parks and green spaces?

To make matters worse, those living by Gallagher Park have, for years,
endured the destruction of their lawns by geese feeding off it, and the
health risks to their children and pets from the unbelievable amount of
geese refuse constantly dropped all over their properties. Now, we pay
property taxes, and they are not low. Don’t we have the right to see the
City address this problem in a timely fashion? And yet, despite YEARS of
efforts such as petitions, meeting with local officials, letters to and
phone conversations with Park’s staff and City officials, NOTHING has been
done so far to rid us from what is veritably a plague.

We urge you to allocate resources to the only proven solution to this
problem: the systematic use of border colliers in City Parks.

Sincerely,

Maria G. Rodrigues
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Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Attached, please find additional responsive documents to your request.
Council offices are in the process of reviewing their records. There will
likely be more documents responsive to your request.

Very truly yours,,
Christine O'Donnell
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Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Attached, please find additional documents responsive to your public
records request.

Very truly yours,
Christine
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Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Attached, please find additional documents responsive to your public
records request.

Very truly yours,
Christine
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Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Attached, please find additional documents responsive to your public
records request.

Very truly yours,
Christine
--

Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Attached, please find additional documents responsive to your public
records request.

Very truly yours,
Christine
--

Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Attached, please find additional documents responsive to your public
records request. The attached documents are from the hearing file.

Very truly yours,
Christine
--

Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below, please find a responsive document to your request.

Very truly yours,
Christine

Very truly yours,
Christine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tito Jackson <tito.jackson@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Fwd: Canada Geese Problem
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

Canadian Geese Email 2

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lorraine Schettino <lorraine.schettino@boston.gov>
Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Fwd: Canada Geese Problem
To: Andrea Campbell <andrea.campbell@boston.gov>, Annissa Essaibi-George <
annissa.essaibi-george@boston.gov>, Ayanna Pressley <
ayanna.pressley@boston.gov>, Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>,
Francis Baker <francis.baker@boston.gov>, "josh.zakim@boston.gov" <
josh.zakim@boston.gov>, Mark Ciommo <mark.ciommo@boston.gov>, Matthew
O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>, Michael Flaherty <
Michael.Flaherty@boston.gov>, Michelle Wu <michelle.wu@boston.gov>,
Salvatore LaMattina <salvatore.lamattina@boston.gov>, "
timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov" <timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov>, Tito Jackson <
tito.jackson@boston.gov>

Lorraine Schettino

Boston City Council

Central Staff

617-635-3040

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Norman Dickinson <mbdickinson@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 5:42 PM
Subject: Canada Geese Problem
To: city.council@boston.gov

Hello
Just my opinion in your case but locally we are forbidden to feed these
birds and other animals. Various reasons most of which are obvious but one
is if these birds get all the food they heed from humans they won't fly
south for the winter and then back north again. Why? The prime reason most
birds migrate is for food and there is not enough to support them in the
winter so they go away. My suggestion amongst the several that you may
choose to implement is to fine those persons who feed them a lot. Here
feeding by an individual starts at two hundred and raised fast for
subsequent violations. For business that leave their garbage uncovered the
fines are about ten times higher starting at $2000. although this was
initially aimed at those feeding seagulls and squirrels. It worked here.

Good luck
Norman
--

Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below, please find a responsive document to your request.

Very truly yours,
Christine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tito Jackson <tito.jackson@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Fwd: Canadian Geese
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

Canadian Geese Email 3

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lorraine Schettino <lorraine.schettino@boston.gov>
Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Fwd: Canadian Geese
To: Andrea Campbell <andrea.campbell@boston.gov>, Annissa Essaibi-George <
annissa.essaibi-george@boston.gov>, Ayanna Pressley <
ayanna.pressley@boston.gov>, Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>,
Francis Baker <francis.baker@boston.gov>, "josh.zakim@boston.gov" <
josh.zakim@boston.gov>, Mark Ciommo <mark.ciommo@boston.gov>, Matthew
O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>, Michael Flaherty <
Michael.Flaherty@boston.gov>, Michelle Wu <michelle.wu@boston.gov>,
Salvatore LaMattina <salvatore.lamattina@boston.gov>, "
timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov" <timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov>, Tito Jackson <
tito.jackson@boston.gov>

Lorraine Schettino

Boston City Council

Central Staff

617-635-3040

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: shana smith <deerfieldsmiths@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 6:04 PM
Subject: Canadian Geese
To: city.council@boston.gov

I am writing the council this e mail as a concerned citizen. I recently
read an article and saw a news video clip on the councils issue with the
Canadian Geese in our public parks. The information being released to the
public is incorrect and dangerous, often leading to “ round ups.”
Unfortunately, the myth being perpetuated stating geese and their droppings
are unhealthy for humans and our waterways can be alarming to the public.
This can lead to the public supporting “round ups” based on myths. There is
zero evidence of geese being a threat to the health of humans and zero
research to back these claims. In order for the public and the council to
make well informed decisions we need correct information to base it
on. “Round ups” have been done across the country and they have been proven
not to work. They also damage the relationship between the citizens and
public officials.
Our parks and our “ investments” provide geese with everything they need
to survive and thrive. This may not have been our intentions but I believe
the only ethical thing to do here is live with the consequences of our
decisions and the goose droppings. I believe this to be a non issue and
part of regular maintenance and cleaning, just as our street sweepers clean
up after citizens that litter. Geese are magnificent birds that humans
have already almost forced into extinction once in history. These birds are
also protected, I believe we need to do just that: protect them.
Thank you for your time and I hope you consider my thoughts.
Sincerely,
Shana Smith
--

Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below, please find a responsive document to your request.

Very truly yours,
Christine

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tito Jackson <tito.jackson@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:37 PM
Subject: Fwd: Canada Geese in city parks
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lorraine Schettino <lorraine.schettino@boston.gov>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 9:43 AM
Subject: Fwd: Canada Geese in city parks
To: Andrea Campbell <andrea.campbell@boston.gov>, Annissa Essaibi-George <
annissa.essaibi-george@boston.gov>, Ayanna Pressley <
ayanna.pressley@boston.gov>, Bill Linehan <bill.linehan@boston.gov>,
Francis Baker <francis.baker@boston.gov>, "josh.zakim@boston.gov" <
josh.zakim@boston.gov>, Mark Ciommo <mark.ciommo@boston.gov>, Matthew
O'Malley <matthew.omalley@boston.gov>, Michael Flaherty <
Michael.Flaherty@boston.gov>, Michelle Wu <michelle.wu@boston.gov>,
Salvatore LaMattina <salvatore.lamattina@boston.gov>, "
timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov" <timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov>, Tito Jackson <
tito.jackson@boston.gov>

Lorraine Schettino

Boston City Council

Central Staff

617-635-3040

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: NAUGHTY ROTTY <naughtyrotty42@msn.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 6:52 AM
Subject: Canada Geese in city parks
To: "city.council@boston.gov" <city.council@boston.gov>

I strongly urge the City of Boston to work closely with the Boston MSPCA as
well as the local division of Fish and Game to address the issue of City
Canada geese at parks. I believe Canada geese are under the protection of
Federal government not city government. There are many Humane ways to deal
with the Canada Goose problem.One way is to hire a dog that would chase
them on a regular basis to make the living conditions intolerable for them.
You can erect statues of coyotes and flags. Be careful when hiring a dog to
chase them you must ensure there are no injuries that cannot fly and you
must not do this at the time of the year when they having babies. Thank
you. PS hunting of coyotes needs to be regulated so the balance of predator
and prey level out. Thank you. Denise Muccioli
Sent from my HTC

--

Christine O’Donnell, Esq.

Compliance Director & Staff Counsel

Boston City Council

Boston City Hall

Boston City Council, 5th Floor

Tel: 617-635-1185

Fax: 617-635-4203

christine.odonnell@boston.gov

From: Christine O'Donnell

Ms. Emerson,

Below, please find a responsive document to your request.

Very truly yours,
Christine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tito Jackson <tito.jackson@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:40 PM
Subject: Fwd: News from Greater New England MSDC
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr. Fred McKinney <fmckinney@gnemsdc.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Subject: News from Greater New England MSDC
To: "Jackson, Tito" <Tito.Jackson@cityofboston.gov>

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*Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council*
*e-Newsletter *

*February 11, **2012*
*Dear Tito,*
The mission of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development
Council is to significantly increase business relationships between our
corporate members and our certified MBEs. We believe that minority
business development is a key component of reducing poverty, unemployment,
increasing wealth, and integrating American society. You are receiving
this email in order to keep you abreast of developments with the Greater
New England Minority Supplier Development Council, Supplier Diversity
Issues and Minority Business Development. If you like what you read please
share internally and externally.

* MBE Capital Summit : DATE CHANGE*
*[image: Eastern Bk]NEW DATE: March 15th, 2013 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm*

* Location: Eastern Bank 195 Market St Lynn, MA *

The GNEMSDC 3rd Annual MBE Capital Summit is hosted by Eastern Bank on
March 15th starting at 1pm. This year our Keynote speaker will be John W.
Rogers, Jr. Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at Ariel Investments,
Chicago IL.

John W. Rogers, Jr. started Ariel in 1983 at age 24. His original business
plan was elegantly simple - buy undervalued small and medium-sized stocks
with a proven ability to grow over the long-term, and hold them until they
reach full value. The seeds of this philosophy were planted at age 12 when
John started to receive gifts of stock from his father on Christmas.
Initially unimpressed by the envelopes under the tree - until the dividend
checks started coming in - John's fascination with stocks and investing was
born. When he launched Ariel, he started a newsletter as a way to advertise
his young firm. It was called The Patient Investor, and its masthead
featured a turtle.

Much has changed since those early days, yet much has stayed the same. More
than 29 years later, we still spend every day searching for undervalued
stocks that have demonstrated an ability to grow. Our quarterly report to
our shareholders is called The Patient Investor, the masthead turtle is now
the firm logo and "slow and steady wins the race, the timeless lesson from
Aesop's fable, is our motto.

Website: www.arielinvestments.com

From our host organization, opening remarks will be made by Bob Rivers,
President & Chief Operating Officer at Eastern Bank and a presentation by
Charles M. Smith, Vice President, SBA Specialist Business Banking at
Eastern Bank.

Eastern Bank understands how vital small businesses are to helping our
local economy grow and flourish. We also know that securing capital is one
of the biggest challenges for early stage businesses. Our commitment to SBA
lending has helped us earn the distinction as the #1 SBA lender in
Massachusetts for four consecutive years. In addition, Eastern Bank was
also named the #1 SBA lender in New England for 2010, 2011 and 2012.

"Eastern Bank is focused on helping businesses and consumers succeed -
that's our role in the market and it should be the role of every bank" said
Richard Holbrook, Chariman and CEO of Eastern Bank.

Please rsvp to Sarah James at sjames@gnemsdc.org or call 617-578-8900
*Attend a *

* US Small Business Administration & Boston MBDA Business Center Training
Session *

* Date: February 14, Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am Place: SBA, 10 Causeway
Street, Room 265, Boston, MA 02222 *
*Federal Contract Certifications:*

Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they
document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the
marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain
certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of
business opportunities, such as government contracts, you may need to
obtain some certifications. Learn about these certifications: Small
Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women Owned Small Business, Veteran
and Service Disabled, 8(a) Business Development Program, and HUBZone
Program.

For reservations, contact Sarah James at 617-578-8900 or sjames@gnemsdc.org
by February 8th.
*2013 GNEMSDC 1st Quarterly Meeting*

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*The first Quarterly Meeting of the year is on Tuesday, February 19, 1:00
pm - 4:00 pm at City Hall Annex, 999 State Street, Bridgeport, CT*

We are inviting buyers and leaders from some of Fairfield County's largest
public and private sector buying organizations. We will also conduct a
tour of our brand new offices at 333 State Street, right across the street
from City Hall.

*Please note:* There is a public parking garage directly across the street
from our office here at 333 State Street. *This garage does not take credit
cards, it is cash only. *Street parking is also available.

Please *do not park* in Housatonic's parking garage because they are very
strict and they tow unmarked cars.

To RSVP contact Jerilynn Clarke at 203-288-9744 or jclarke@gnemsdc.org
*The **University of Hartford Entrepreneurial **Center is hosting a free
series: *

* Learn to Promote Your Business through Social Media *
* [image: UH] * *Getting Started with Constant Contact*
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (Storm date: 3/5/13) 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Butterworth
Hall 1265 Asylum Avenue Hartford, CT.

Constant Contact's Email Marketing tool makes it easy for you to stay in
touch with the people who matter to your business and stay top-of-mind by
providing meaningful content. In this demo you will learn how to easily
build an email marketing campaign, branding it to your business, and
publishing it your social networks. Register here.
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*Attend a US Small Business Administration & Boston MBDA Business Center
Training Session *

*Date: February 28, Time: 10:00am - 11:15am*

*Place: SBA, 10 Causeway Street, Room 265, Boston, MA 02222*

*8(a) Workshop *

The 8(a) Program is intended for business development purposes to help
socially and economically disadvantaged business owners grow their
businesses, gain a preference for federal contracts, and access sole source
contracts

*Join us and learn: *

** Certification requirements * Program benefits * Application procedures*

For reservations, contact Sarah James at 617-578-8900 or sjames@gnemsdc.org by
February 22nd.
*It's Time to Make Your Corporate Awards Nominations! *

[image: GNEMSDC] If you are a GNEMSDC-certified MBE and you want to
acknowledge the outstanding efforts a Corporate member (and their staff)
who have exhibited outstanding efforts in developing business opportunities
within their companies for council-certified MBEs, now is the time. The
winners of these prestigious awards will be announced at our Annual Awards
Banquet on Thursday April 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Framingham, Framingham,
Massachusetts.

We want to make sure the entire network of certified MBEs and Corporate
members participate in this important process. The Council staff does not
select the nominees or the winners. Please participate. Self nominations
are also accepted. We only ask that if you self nominate, please have a
nominator ready to support your nomination. Self nomination is appropriate
for both MBE and corporate members. Here's everything you need to know to
make your nominations:

*The awards open for MBE nominations are:*

- Corporation of the Year (NMSDC National Member)
- Corporation of the Year (GNEMSDC Regional/Local Member)
- (Corporate) Buyer of the Year
- (Corporate) Advocate of the Year
- MBE Empowerment Award

*Who is eligible for a nomination? *

Only active GNEMSDC Corporate Members (and their staff) are eligible for
nomination.

*What MBEs must do to submit a nomination:*

- Complete one Award Nomination form
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for each nomination
- Write a Letter of Recommendation on your company's letterhead for each
nomination
- Submit both your Award Nomination form and Letter of Recommendation
for each nominee by email to Gary Stiffler, MBE Input Committee Chair (
gstiffler@thematletgroup.com) *no later than 5 pm EST, Thursday, Feb
15.* Late submissions will not be included in the selection process.

The selection of a winner in each category will be made by the GNEMSDC MBE
Input Committee (MBEIC)
*Requesting Supplier of the Year Nominations! *

[image: GNEMSDC] It is time for corporate members to nominate outstanding
MBEs for award recognition that will be presented at the 2013 GNEMSDC
Awards Gala on April 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and
Conference Center, Framingham MA.

Each year, at our Annual Awards Gala, the Greater New England Minority
Supplier Development Council, Inc. (GNEMSDC) recognizes those certified
minority suppliers (MBEs) who have distinguished themselves and their
businesses by:

* Successfully demonstrating growth in sales and employment while
overcoming significant obstacles;

* Consistently providing high quality products and services at competitive
prices and offering innovative approaches and cost saving ideas:

* Continuously growing MBE to MBE purchases; and

* Significantly contributing to the growth and development of society and
their community.

*Greater New England MSDC is invited to nominate MBEs in each of the
following categories:*

* Class 1 MBEs - Annual Sales Less Than $1 million

* Class 2 MBEs - Annual Sales between $1 million and less than $10 million

* Class 3 MBEs - Annual Sales between $10 million and less than $50 million

* Class 4 MBEs - Annual Sales greater than $50 million

* Reciprocal MBE - MBEs with head quarters outside CT, MA, RI, NH, ME or VT
and must be reciprocally certified with GNEMSDC

Just fill the Nomination Form
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reference the list of our MBEs by category
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Submit completed nomination workbooks by creating an e-mail message
addressed to: gnemsdc@gnemsdc.org. Attach each completed nomination
workbook along with any other desired attachments.

Nominations received after Friday, February 15, 2013 will not be accepted
and will be returned to the sender unopened, there will be no exceptions.
*GNEMSDC Partners with Integrated Wellness Group to offer Relationship
Management Seminar Series for MBEs*
[image: iw] In our on-going effort to improve relationships between MBEs
and corporate members we are offering a free three session series by Dr.
Maysa Akbar of the Integrated Wellness Group
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Dr. Akbar is a certified MBE with the GNEMSDC and a licensed psychologist.
Everyone who has been to my CT office knows that I have a couch there where
I conduct one-on-one sessions for both MBEs and corporate members. I have
been practicing without a license for 12 years (although with great
effectiveness - I have never lost a patient). Now we can offer real
professional help. Dr. Akbar's observation of MBE and corporate
interaction at our trade expo led to some interesting hypotheses. One of
those is that MBEs and corporate members can be more successful with each
other if we can improve some basic communication skills. Participants in
this first set of sessions in Bridgeport and then Boston will target our
MBEs. After these sessions we will have some sessions for corporate
members. This is going to be fun, interactive, productive and possibly
life changing. Sign up for the sessions early. Space is limited. Please
e-mail Sarah James if interested in attending, sjames@gnemsdc.org.

Dr. Maysa Akbar is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrated
Wellness Group, an MBE practice located in the heart of New Haven, CT. In
addition to her work as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Akbar
provides motivational coaching, leadership development, and trainings on
organizational growth and strategy to both small and large businesses
around the nation.

Seminar Schedule - All Sessions are from 12 Noon to 3 PM -Lunch is Included

*This series is FREE to all certified GNEMSDC MBEs. For more information,
take a look at this flyer
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*

*Bridgeport: March 1st, March 8th, and March 15*

*Boston: March 21th, March 28th, and April 4th. *
*Upcoming Events*

There are several events coming up on our calendar that are designed
specifically for MBEs to learn about corporate opportunities. We know
how busy everyone's schedule is, but these are events often hosted by our
corporate members with the expressed purpose of finding out more about you
and your business with the ultimate aim, to make you a valuable supplier to
their companies. Here are some events you should consider:

- *February 14 - *SBA & Boston MBDA Business Center Federal Contract
Certifications Workshop
- *February 19 * - 1st GNEMSDC Quarterly Meeting - City Hall Annex
999 State Street, Bridgeport, CT 1:00 - 4:00 PM
- *February 28 - *SBA & Boston MBDA Business Center 8(a) Workshop
- *February 28* - Bridgeport Office Open House - Open House all day,
Reception from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- *March 1 - *Integrated Wellness Relationship Management Series
Begins in Bridgeport at GNEMSDC Offices - 333 State Street
- *March 11-14 *- National RES Expo (Las Vegas)
- *March 15th *-MBE Capital Summit, Eastern Bank 195 Market Street Lynn,
MA 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- *March 19* - Business Finance and Accounting Basics- 3/19 at the
Central Library in Copley Square, 6-8pm, co-sponsored by the Kirstein
Business Library
- *March 21*- Integrated Wellness Relationship Management Series
Begins in Boston at GNEMSDC office at Copley
- *March 21* - Getting Started in Business- 3/21 in Quincy (location
is to be determined) 6-8 pm, co-sponsored by the Quincy Chamber
of Commerce

- *April 11, 2013*- MBDA Business Center Boston- CEO Round-table
- *April 25, 2013* - Annual Awards Gala - Sheraton Framingham Hotel
and Conference Center, MA
- *June 10, 2013*- MA Golf Outing- Ferncroft Golf Club, Middleton MA
- *June 27, 2013*- Virtual MED Day
- J*uly** 12, 2013*- CT Golf Outing- Lyman Orchards Golf Club,
Middlefield CT

*Welcome to Our New MBEs *

*On behalf of the board and the entire GNEMSDC family, we are pleased
to welcome four new MBEs. **We encourage our MBEs and corporate members to
visit their websites to learn more about our new members. *

* [image: Liberty power] *
*Liberty Power Corp
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Over the last decade, Liberty Power has grown from a small start-up to the
largest independent retail electricity provider in the United
States. Founded in 2001 by David Hernandez, CEO and Alberto Daire,
President, the company has grown organically one customer at a time by
acting with integrity, building trust, and creating value for the customer.
Learn more...
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* SouthCoast Paper LLC
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Headquartered in Columbia, SC, South Coast Paper is
an independently-owned paper converting and sales and marketing company
offering a diverse line of high quality paper products. South Coast
Paper's subsidiary, SouthCoast Solutions, provides paper and packaging
solutions nationwide for corporations and commercial printing companies.
Learn more...
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[image: NG] *No Geese Today
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*

Working dogs need to work. My dogs work in the field and at Bridgeport
Hospital where they are Certified Therapy dogs. I train my dogs and I train
Canada Geese. Like Pavlov and his dogs, I use classic conditioning training
procedures with geese to teach them to leave whenever we show up. We have
not hurt a single bird nor have we had any negative customer
experiences. Learn
more...
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[image: quantronix] *Quantronix Inc
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*

Our business consulting services are led by significant domain depth built
on a robust technology-driven services platform. We offer Business and
Technology Consulting, Application and Product Development, Support, Quality
Assurance, Migration and Re-engineering, Business Process Outsourcing and Staff
Augmentation & Recruiting Services. Learn more...
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[image: jorgensen] *The Jorgensen Law Firm, LLC
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*

The Jorgensen Law Firm, LLC provides sophisticated and high-quality legal
representation to a diverse group of organizational, individual and
government-sector clients throughout the state of Connecticut. Our
attorneys and staff are entirely committed to providing accessible and
responsive legal representation that is uniquely tailored to meet the
ever-changing needs of our clients. Learn more...
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[image: VM] *VMW Public Relations, LLC
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.*

VMW Public Relations, LLC is an award-winning public relations agency that
enables enterprises to exceed their media outreach objectives. We have the
expertise and the resources to devote to your overall communications goals
and make your company stand out in the press. We understand the news cycles
of the mainstream, industry and local media and we incorporate many proven
tactics in our approach to effectively tap target audiences. Learn more...
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*FYI*

- The dark history behind the Second Amendment by Dr Fred.
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Post, Published on 2/08/2013
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- Diversity Plus Magazine article - The Misuse of Small Business
Interests
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- America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -
2013
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- America's Top Government Agencies for Multicultural Business
Opportunities-2013
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- DiversityPlus Magazine has issued a special collector's item of the
2012 Top 30 Champions of Diversity
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- Enjoy these photos from the Best Practices Forum that took place
November 15 at Fenway Park in Boston. Boston MBDA Business Center
facebook page
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- The short article can address how the Council has assisted the
development of your company or how your company has contributed to
increasing employment in the area.
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- Diversity Plus Article - The Economic History of Income Inequality
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- There is an opportunity for speakers at the 2013 NMSDC Conference in
San Antonio. If you are interested please email Dr Fred:
fmckinney@gnemsdc.org.

*Opportunities*

- The FEMA Industry Liaison Program
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has created a process to ensure that information about your company's
products or services is routed to the appropriate FEMA contracting and
acquisition professionals as supplemental market research.
- CVS Caremark Construction Business Building Event
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: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM)Crowne Plaza
Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Next Street Talent Team is Expanding. They are hiring a Capacity
Building Program Manager
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and a Managing Associate
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- The Connecticut Lottery is accepting Proposals from qualified
advertising and marketing services providers. To download a full copy
of the RFP please visit their website
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.
- Providence and Worcester Railroad Company has a job opportunity
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for
a Railroad Crossing Signal Maintainer and Railroad Track Laborers
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.
- The Massachusetts Treasury has multiple job opportunities
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available.

*USPS named Top Government Agency for Multicultural Business Opportunities*

[image: USPS] Congratulations to our Corporate Member United States Postal
Service for being named number one government agency in America for
providing multicultural business opportunities by DiversityBusiness.com.

Top 25 government agencies
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To read more about this and to see the other top government agencies, see
DiversityBusiness.com
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*Opportunities at MTA North*

[image: mta]In preparation for upcoming repairs on MTA's New Haven lines
train tracks, MTA is seeking minority businesses that can perform the
following;

** Train Track maintenance * **Supply Train Tracks and more...*

The work is to commence on or about April 2013 and the repairs are based on
the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy.

DBE certification (Federal) and Empire State Development Corp (ESD NY
State) certification is necessary.

Non-certified to me and I will receive assistance through the process,
including potentially expedited applications if qualified. If interested,
contact: Lora Trimingham <ltrimingham@esd.ny.gov>.

* Special hotel rate available now for 2013 Awards Gala *

[image: Sheraton] Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, in Framingham is
offering a special rate for those who wish to stay overnight for the Awards
Gala.

You can call for reservations at 1-800-325-3535 Reference Greater New
England Minority Supplier Development Council. Or visit:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/GNEMSDC

Registration and invitation to follow.
* 2013 **MBE and Corporate Member Sponsorship Packages*

[image: sponsor] On behalf of the GNEMSDC Board of Directors we are
appealing to GNEMSDC corporate members and MBEs to consider becoming 2013
Annual Sponsors. Annual sponsorship provides companies with a cost
effective way to participate in the major events of 2013. Annual
sponsorships also are the most important source of financial support for
the GNEMSDC and allows us to better plan all of our events. Please take
the time to review the packages below. You can charge your sponsorship to
all major credit cards. Also we have a package for MBEs that will allow you
to pay semi-annually or quarterly. Thank you for your consideration and
support. Call 202-288-9744 for more information or to make your pledge.

*We Need Your Support. We Value Your Support.*

2013 MBE Annual Sponsorship Packages
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& 2013 Corporate Sponsorship Packages
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* Video Messages From Dr. Fred and CHA*

Please enjoy this video message
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from Dr. Fred on Supplier Diversity.

Video from CHA Diversity Anniversary Symposium
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*And Finally...*

[image: Fred in ohio] I recently have been engaged in a review of early
American history. I have always enjoyed historical biographies,
particularly of major American political and business leaders. After
recently finishing John Meacham's Book on Jefferson, I am nearly through
with the 1,500 page Ron Chernow biography of Alexander Hamilton. (Being
snowbound presents a perfect opportunity for this type of academic
indulgence.) These books are timely given the current discussion on the
Second Amendment as well as the restructuring taking place within the NMSDC
network. The subject of these two contemporaries is a fascinating contrast
of the two leading political philosophers/practitioners of their era. Not
only were they both members of the Washington cabinet; Jefferson -
Secretary of State and Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury; they were
also rival leaders of the two political factions, the proto-political
parties of their day. Jefferson was decidedly pro-France; Hamilton
pro-British. Jefferson supported slavery; Hamilton wanted it abolished.
Jefferson wanted strong state governments and a weak national government;
Hamilton wanted weak state governments and a strong national government.
Jefferson was a proponent of the Bill of Rights; Hamilton was ambivalent at
best about the Bill of Rights. So you might ask what is the connection
between this turbulent time in our nation's history and minority business
development today? It is not as much of a stretch as you might think.
First and foremost, in these formative years of the United States words,
argument and debate mattered. This is not to discount the impact of
personal and regional interests, but at least there was a sincere attempt
by these leaders and others to build cases for policies based on theory and
worldly experience. As a business leader of your enterprise, it is up to
you to build the case of why customers should value your products and
services above those provided by competitors. Being a business leader of
your organization, it is up to you to inspire the affections and dedication
of those on your team to accomplish a clearly identified goal. As a
business leader of your organization, it is up to you to envision the
future. Yes business leaders today can learn much about leadership and
the power of thought from those not so ancient leaders of the past.

In your service,

Dr. Fred

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From: Tito Jackson <tito.jackson@boston.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: FW: Digest for
highland-park-neighborhood-watch@googlegroups.com - 25 updates in 4 topics
To: Christine O'Donnell <christine.odonnell@boston.gov>

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From: Victoria Nadel <victoriasmessages@live.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM
Subject: FW: Digest for highland-park-neighborhood-watch@googlegroups.com -
25 updates in 4 topics
To: "highland-park-neighborhood-watch@googlegroups.com" <
highland-park-neighborhood-watch@googlegroups.com>

Folks need to know what goes on in their parks when they are not there.

Those sandboxes your kids play in are cat boxes for the ferals; many, many
animals from rats to mice to possums to raccoons to skunks to birds of all
kinds pee and poo everywhere you go. Don't get me started on the Canada
geese. Dogs are the least of the problem. At least they go out with their
humans. The humans have to pick up but the dogs should be able to
eliminate.

Let me make this as clear as I can - the following public spaces ALL
welcome dogs and ALL have a lot of humans enjoying plenty of activities:

Boston Common
Public Garden
Esplanade
Hatch Shell
Columbus Park
Arnold Arboretum
Franklin Park
Jamaica Pond
The entire park system of the Emerald Necklace
Pope John Paul Park
Puddingstone (Kevin Fitzgerald) Park
Every single Green Dog park in Brookline (including Emerson Gardens where
they have concerts every Wednesday in the summer - in the morning dogs are
playing there)

The list goes on and on - this is off the top of my head. It is bizarre to
think that humans and dogs cannot coexist in the same parks!

I get it - people do not want to step in poo. I do not want to step in
poo. Picking up after dogs is part of dog parenting. Dog urine smell does
not last and it does not smell as badly as HUMAN urine which is probably
what people were smelling in the park (though I agree that dogs should be
taught not to pee on plantings - this is something they must learn...my
dog, for example thought the flower was called "pee on me" and not "peony"
- I had to teach him that it was not an appropriate place to go). Anyone
who needs help training their pups can contact me offlist.

Best,

Victoria

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:30:22 -0700
From: highland-park-neighborhood-watch@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Digest for highland-park-neighborhood-watch@googlegroups.com -
25 updates in 4 topics
To: highland-park-neighborhood-watch@googlegroups.com

A dog park sounds like a good idea. I am not in support of any park where
children play and dogs are allowed to poop (together or separately).

Once a park is used as a place for dogs to poop, we can no longer sit/lie
on the grass there, use it for picnics, allow, especially small children to
play there, or do anything that may put us in contact with feces.

Celia

“Live a good life. In the end it is not the years in a life, but the life
in the years.”
Abraham Lincoln

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<http://groups.google.com/group/highland-park-neighborhood-watch/t/4808c076fb9e0b18>
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