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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Accordingly, I am requesting that the BPDA initiate the implementation of a new South Boston Interim Planning Overlay District, to remain in place for no more than one year, in order to subject certain higher unit count proposed projects to increased public review, while your staff assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Article 68 as implemented.


“I’m proud of the work I’ve accomplished ever since coming back to the Boston City Council four years ago. To name a few: I’ve advocated for residents who have lived in our city longer and are more familiar with our communities to have equitable access to our civil service jobs; I’ve called for innovative methods to address school safety concerns; I’ve held recurring discussions with seniors on quality of life issues,” Flaherty stated. “Further, I’ve worked with community groups across the city on various fronts – most recently, the Community Preservation Act, an initiative that is on the next stage of implementation after gaining support from 74% of the voters in Boston last November.”


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It was disgusting to hear about the decision to exclude OUTVETS by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council in this year’s parade. My record is very clear on equal rights particularly as the first citywide elected official in Boston to publicly support marriage equality. I have and will continue to advocate for LGBT issues. Whoever voted for this is a nitwit and I expect that this unjust decision be reversed and the OUTVETS be allowed to march again this year.

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