Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Secondary Email Address

Jonathan Cohn filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Boston, MA.
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From: Jonathan Cohn

To Whom It May Concern:

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

This request should be construed to exclude all emails sent by the email address googlealerts-noreply@google.com and all State House News Service alerts. It should also exclude any “media clippings”/ “press clippings” emails distributed to the full staff of the Mayor’s Office.

The documents requested are as follows:

(i) Documents sufficient to show the number of email messages sent and received by the email account martyw@boston.gov during each of the time periods listed under Column A below

(ii) All email messages sent or received by the email account martyw@boston.gov during any of the time periods listed under Column A below and containing any of the key words listed in Column B (regardless of capitalization).

Column A
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016

Column B
“top chef”
“boston calling”
“local 11”
“stage employees”
iatse
teamsters
olympics
“boston 2024”
ortiz
indicted
indictment
subpoena
charged
“brian kelly”
nixon
investigation
plea
ausa
“us attorney”
prosecutors
"omni"
"menton"
"emerson"

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.

In the event that you intend to assess a fee, please provide the number of responsive documents for each time period listed in Column A and an estimate of the costs for producing responsive documents for each such time period.

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. 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,

Jonathan Cohn

From: Press Office

Good afternoon,

Please consider this email confirmation of receipt. The law department will
look into your request.

Thank you,
Press Office

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Press Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461

www.cityofboston.gov/news

*​**Notice*:

This email is subject to MGL: Chpt.66, Sec.10 Public Records Law.
<http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleX/Chapter66/Section10>

From: George Bahnan

I believe this request has been responded to by the Press Office. If not,
please let me know. Thank you.
--
George T. Bahnan
Paralegal
Law Department
City Hall, Room 615
Pho: (617) 635-2902
Fax: (617) 635-2012
George.Bahnan@boston.gov

From: Jonathan Cohn

Dear George,

Thanks for getting back to me. I got a confirmation of receipt from the Press Office on 5/31, but have not heard back since.

Thanks,
Jonathan

From: George Bahnan

Hi Jonathan,

I'll look into this. Thanks.
--
George T. Bahnan
Paralegal
Law Department
City Hall, Room 615
Pho: (617) 635-2902
Fax: (617) 635-2012
George.Bahnan@boston.gov

From: Jonathan Cohn

Thanks! Keep me posted.

Best,
Jonathan

From: George Bahnan

I will be out of the office until Monday, August 1, 2016.

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For all Public Records Requests, please contact Leila Fajardo-Giles ( leila.fajardo-giles@boston.gov) and John Fahey ( (mailto:leila.fajardo-giles@boston.gov) john.fahey@boston.gov) in the City of Boston - Law Department. (mailto:john.fahey@boston.gov)
Thank you.
--

George T. Bahnan
Paralegal
Law Department
City Hall, Room 615
Pho: (617) 635-2902
Fax: (617) 635-2012 George.Bahnan@boston.gov (mailto:George.Bahnan@boston.gov)

From: George Bahnan

To the best of my knowledge, this request has been completed.
--
George T. Bahnan
Paralegal
Law Department
City Hall, Room 615
Pho: (617) 635-2902
Fax: (617) 635-2012
George.Bahnan@boston.gov

From: MuckRock

It seems as though the Press Office provided acknowledgement in May but that nothing has been received from that office since then. Could you please clarify?

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Jonathan Cohn

I have not received anything other than a confirmation of receipt from the Press Office.

Should I follow up with Leila Fajardo-Giles or John Fahey directly?

Thanks,
Jonathan

From: David Zuares

Mr. Cohn,

Attached please find documents responsive to your public records request
for documents sent or received by the email account martyw@boston.gov from
January 2014 through May 2016 containing specific terms that you provided.

The City's search found 221 documents responsive to your request.

One document was withheld in its entirety pursuant to Exemption (c) of the
Public Records Law as containing materials constituting an unwarranted
invasion of privacy of a specifically named individual. This document
related to the medical treatment of that individual.

In addition, three documents were produced but contain redactions that were
made pursuant to the same exemption, Exemption (c). One document was
redacted because it contained medical information related to specifically
named individuals. This was document number 0001. Two documents were
redacted for contact information for the families of victims of the Boston
Marathon bombing. These were document numbers 106 and 127.

Two additional documents were redacted pursuant to both Exemption (c) and
also Exemption (f) of the Public Records Law. Exemption (f) concerns
investigatory materials. One document was redacted because it identified
and contained specific information concerning an alleged perpetrator of a
crime and the cell phone number of a police officer. This was document
number 0180. The second document was redacted because it identified the
victim of an alleged crime and contained information regarding a suspect
and witness, including medical information. This was document number 0202.

Finally, one document was redacted in part pursuant to Exemption (d) of the
Public Records Law, the deliberative process exemption. This document
contained details regarding policy initiatives of the Mayor's Office of
Economic Development, some of which were determined to constitute ongoing
policy deliberations the premature release of which could taint the ongoing
deliberative process related to those initiatives. This was document
number 0003.

Best,

David J. Zuares, Esq.
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Boston Law Department
City Hall, Room 615
Boston, Ma 02201
Phone: 617-635-4048
Fax: 617-635-3199

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