With friends at Campaign Kick-Off!
2016 Boston City Council Swearing-In
Team Flaherty Marches On!
Discussing the plight of homicide survivors.


As a city and community, we face some extraordinary opportunities. I am confident that together we can transform Boston and move forward into a new era of accountability, transparency, and inclusion.
With innovation, courage, and a fierce belief in what we can achieve together, we can make Boston an even better place to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to this new chapter in the story of Boston. Please know that if I can be of assistance to you or your family, be it a constituent request or policy issue – I am ready to help. My door is always open.

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The Boston City Council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation has scheduled a hearing to discuss plans for a commercial helipad in Boston. The hearing, sponsored by City Councilor At-Large Michael F. Flaherty, will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:00pm.


Today I introduced an ordinance to help prevent instances of contractor fraud in the city. This matter came about after hearing from several residents who have been swindled into paying for work that is then never completed. Often times deceitful contractors prey on our elderly and most vulnerable populations, whose lives become overwrought both financially and emotionally by these deceptive practices.


On Tuesday, June 21st at 10:00AM, the City Council Committee on Government Operations will hold a hearing to discuss reinstating a program that will allow City of Boston employees to use paid leave time to donate blood. Recent tragedies like the shooting in Orlando have drawn more attention to the need for blood, but I want to reiterate that the need is constant and at times can be the single most important factor in saving a life. 

With this week's passage of the Community Preservation Act, voters in the November Election will ultimately decide whether the City will adopt a new source of funding for historical preservation, parks, and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. As one of the first elected officials to advocate for the CPA in 2001, it is encouraging to have the support of my colleagues and many community members who understand the benefits these funds can bring to our neighborhoods for years to come.

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