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Working Hard for Public Safety

Maura Shows Her Commitment to Public Safety

Working to improve the quality of our street repairs

  • Councilor Hennigan submitted an ordinance to the Boston City Council June 4 that amended the CBC guidelines regarding the repair, restoration and back-filling of sidewalks and streets. The council referred this proposed ordinance to the Committee on Government Operations.

    A public hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 20, 11 a.m., in the Iannella Chambers, fifth floor, City Hall. With the passing of this ordinance, the City of Boston will take steps to follow the path of other cities and municipalities in improving the technologies and methods for repairing their public ways.

    Click here to read the full text of Maura's ordinance regarding potholes.

Helping the Boston Police in many ways

  • She was instrumental in securing the return of Boston Police Department Area E-13 headquarters to Jamaica Plain in 1996. Since that move, crime in Jamaica Plain has declined significantly. Maura also secured funding to ensure that E-13s patrol cars were equipped with modern computers, and has worked to ensure that the police force is reflective of the ethnic makeup of their service areas.
  • Maura has consistently worked to ensure that the police who operate out of West Roxburys E-5 station are equipped with the tools they need to keep West Roxbury residents safe. She is actively working with the police on Operation CarSafe, a program to eliminate car break-ins by encouraging residents to remove valuable personal belongings from the passenger seats of their cars.
Maura informing West Roxbury residents about Operation CarSafe

Taking a stand against domestic violence

  • She was a major sponsor of a petition to provide the Police Commissioner with the right to deny a firearm to any individual convicted of, or who had a restraining order outstanding for, a domestic violence charge.
  • She pushed for (and got) domestic violence officers for her district, and will continue her efforts to push for more of these officers.

Working with neighborhood crime watches

  • Maura has worked at length to help the crime watches in her district reduce crime on a grass-roots level. In Jamaica Plain alone, which has more crime watches than any other community in Boston, she has worked with crime watches set up on Chestnut/Mozart, Haverford, South and Roseway Streets.

Advocating handgun control

  • As part of her tough stance against crime, Maura supports the City of Bostons recently-filed lawsuit against gun manufacturers, who have contributed to the flood of handguns in our country and on our streets.

Addressing the problem of absentee landlords

  • She has also worked on implementation of the Problem Properties Task Force to help push absentee landlords to fix up their properties or shame them into selling their neglected properties.

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