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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

倍投方案图片顿市长啓动第38届倍投方案图片顿第一夜

Mayor Menino Kicks off 38th?Annual?First Night Boston

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today held the city’s annual First Night public safety press conference, encouraging people to come to Boston to ring in the New Year during the 38th?Annual First Night celebration. Officials from the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and the MBTA reminded revelers to celebrate the holiday safely and encouraged visitors to take advantage of public transportation when traveling through the city.

"Boston is the best place to ring in the New Year, and this year will be particularly special," Mayor Menino said. "The amazing teamwork that has gone into planning First Night 2014 shows just how great our City is. We have the best business and cultural communities in the country, and they have worked hard with City leaders to make sure this year’s celebration is the biggest and most memorable yet."

Mayor Menino and city officials are working closely with the MBTA to ensure that First Night Boston 2013 is a safe and fun experience for all. The MBTA will be free after 8 p.m., and visitors should expect an increased presence of public safety personnel and services, including police, fire and EMS.

City officials reminded residents and visitors of the following safety precautions:
·?????????Families should create a meeting place and phone number to use in case someone gets lost – A lost child station will be located at the Hynes Convention Center. The Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Common will also have a medical aid station.
·?????????Expect traffic delays in certain parts of the city
·?????????Public drinking will not be permitted
·?????????Do not drink and drive
·?????????Dress warm and in layers with hats and gloves, as temperatures will drop throughout the evening
·?????????Drink plenty of warm, non-alcoholic liquids
·?????????Utilize the MBTA, which will be free after 8 p.m. and will run with additional service until approximately 2 a.m.

All First Night outdoor events are free, with the purchase of a First Night button. Buttons are $10 and children under four are free. The buttons are available at participating Boston-area CVS stores, Bank of America, the City Hall ToGo Truck, BosTixBooths and online at?www.firstnightboston.org.

Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m., where families can visit various sites and museums around the city, such as the Boston Children’s Museum or the Old South Meeting House. The Puppet Showplace Theatre will present an all-day Puppet Festival at the Hynes Convention Center, and performances throughout the day will include Patti Smith and Her Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ana?s Mitchell, Donald Harrison, and many more.

At 5:30 p.m., the Bank of America Grand Procession will begin with marching bands, puppets, inflatables, dancers, duck boats and, for the first time, the Gay Pride Parade.

Families can enjoy more than 15 ice sculptures, centered in Copley Square and located around the city. Fireworks over Boston Common at 7 p.m. will be presented by The Mugar Foundation and produced by Boston 4 Productions. Midnight Harbor Fireworks are being presented by State Street Bank.

The Boston Transportation Department is advising drivers that parking and traffic restrictions will be implemented in Downtown Boston throughout the day on Tuesday, December 31.The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.? Those who must bring cars into the city should plan to park in off-street lots and garages. Additional details regarding parking restrictions can be found at:cityofboston.gov/transportation.

First Night was started in 1976 by a group of local artists who sought an alternative to traditional New Year's Eve celebrations and has grown from a small arts event into an arts organization that showcases work by local, national and international artists.? Originally drawing crowds of about 25,000 people, in recent years First Night has attracted crowds of more than 1 million people, generating nearly $47 million in revenue for businesses in the City of Boston.? The First Night concept now serves as a model for approximately 200 celebrations worldwide.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – FIRST NIGHT BOSTON

On December 31, the City of Boston will welcome the New Year with its annual First Night Celebration.? To accommodate the festivities, street closures and parking bans will be in effect at various locations.? Those coming into the City of Boston to join in the celebration are strongly encouraged to leave their personal cars at home and take the T.? MBTA service information can be found at?www.MBTA.com.

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES:

  • Boylston Street, from Massachusetts Avenue to Tremont Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 8 PM
  • Charles Street, from Park Plaza to Beacon Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 to 8 PM
  • Dartmouth Street, from St. James Avenue to Boylston Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic?from 12 Noon to 2 AM
  • Atlantic Avenue, from Milk Street to Cross Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11:30 PM to 12:30 AM

TEMPORARY PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Friday through Wednesday” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • Boylston Street, Copley Square side, from opposite #585 to opposite #575
  • Blagden Street, Copley Square Library side, at the first two parking meters adjacent to Dartmouth Street.
“Tow Zone No Stopping Tuesday” signs will be posted at the following locations.

  • Arlington Street, both sides, from Beacon Street to Boylston Street
  • Atlantic Avenue, east side, from East India Row to Commercial Street, and west side, from Commercial Wharf to Cross Street
  • Beacon Street, Public Garden side, from Charles Street to Arlington Street, and, both sides, from Charles Street to Walnut Street
  • Berkeley Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Boylston Street, both sides, from Dalton Street to Arlington Street, north side, Public Garden side, from Arlington Street to Charles Street, and, both sides, from Charles Street to Tremont Street. (*Note the Friday through Wednesday restriction for a portion of Boylston Street as well.)
  • Cambridge Street, both sides, from Court Street to Sudbury Street
  • Central Street, both sides, from Old Atlantic Avenue to the Dead End
  • Charles Street, Public Garden side, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Clarendon Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Court Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Cambridge Street
  • Cross Street, both sides, from Atlantic Avenue to Hanover Street
  • Dartmouth Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Exeter Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Fairfield Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Gloucester Street, both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street
  • Hereford Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Milk Street, both sides, from J.F.K. Surface Road to Old Atlantic Avenue
  • Old Atlantic Avenue, both sides, from Milk Street to State Street
  • Surface Road, both sides, from Sudbury Street to State Street

四校友会订1/20 合办 松柏梅竹滑雪会

北京大学新英格兰校友会(松),倍投方案图片顿南开校友会(柏),倍投方案图片顿清华校友会(梅),交通大学新英格兰校友会(竹)将於一月廿日(周一)携手,举办第二届“松柏梅竹”滑雪会,藉以加强友情,促进联谊。
活动筹办者表示,该活动欢迎其他院校校友及朋友参加,预定在一月廿日,马丁路德日假期的下午一点至九点举行,旨在同乐。活动选在距离倍投方案图片顿约九十分钟远的Pats Peak滑雪场(686 Flanders Road , Henniker , NH 03242),相信初学者及滑雪老手都会满意。
活动筹办者还为校友们注解了一下,“松柏梅竹”的由来。台湾清华,交大素有“梅竹赛”传统。“梅”取自清华校长梅贻琦,“竹”源於交大校长凌竹铭。北大校长蔡元培以“松”骨气概着称,“柏”则是指南开校长张伯苓。
活动费用团体价每人四十二元,包括租雪具费用。如果少於十五人,费用为四十八元。查询或报名,可洽各校友会。?北京大学新英格兰校友会(松)http://pkuaa-ne.org/,倍投方案图片顿南开校友会(柏)https://sites.google.com/site/nankaialumniboston/,倍投方案图片顿清华校友会(梅)http://www.tsinghua-boston.org/,交通大学新英格兰校友会(竹)groups.google.com/JTUAlumniNE

主要联系人为清华ZHANG, JieXi,电邮为thaa_ski@tsinghua-boston.org

倍投方案图片顿今冬兴溜冰

倍投方案图片顿今冬兴溜冰。波市顿广场的蛙塘(Frog Pond)之外,喜欢溜冰的人,有许多去处。? SAV
许多零售商场都建了个溜冰场来促销商品。
?在倍投方案图片顿海港酒店(Boston Harbor Hotel)的3000平方尺溜冰场以外,今年有许多其他地方,都弄出个溜冰场,来促销商品。Lynnfield市场街(MarketStreet)的外商场,Avon的约丹(Jordans)家俱店等,都做了个溜冰场出来。
?市场接的那个有五千平方尺大,十二岁以下小孩六元,大人八元。
J.P. Licks 店总经理表示,在附近开了个溜冰场後,二天之内,该店就卖出了廿磅的热巧克力。後来他把存货增加到三十到六十磅,都还常常卖光 摄)??????????????????????????????“梅”取字????????????
溜冰场活动公司(Ice Rink Events收费七万到十万元来建造,并维护溜冰场一整个冬季。

图片说明:小孩子和大人在波市顿广场的蛙塘溜冰场上享受溜冰乐趣。(菊子摄)

Marty Walsh 就职前将率千名义工进社区服务

倍投方案图片顿候任市长马丁华殊(Marty Walsh)昨(三十)日与两名非牟利机构领导联合会见记者,强调一连四天的就职庆祝,将以关怀贫困人民,服务社区揭开序幕,预计有一千名义工前往不下25 地点。
??????????? 马丁华殊表示,他们要强调的是公民参与,以及回馈社区,在寒冬将至之际,尽量让市内有需要的人都吃得饱,穿得暖。他也说,大家在谈到教育,工作及住宅时,总会触及贫穷这问题。这是他们在因应波市所面对难题之一上,做出一点事的机会,
??????????? 马丁华殊重申他不介意倍投方案图片顿市现任市长万宁路将不会参加他的就职典礼,指出从选举日以来,他经常和万宁路见面,早已知道万宁路有远行旅游的计划。今(三十一)日的倍投方案图片顿第一夜,他会低调参加,在万宁路回家休息後,再和波市民众一起倒数,迎接新年来临。
??????????? 由於天气预报,倍投方案图片顿市周四将有六寸大雪,马丁华殊表示,他势必和万宁路联系,了解因应风雪的相关事宜。
??????????? 在回答人事聘任问题时,马丁华殊昨日仍然不松口,不肯透露谁将是幕僚长,或其他的市府首长。
??????? 谈及一系列的庆祝活动时,他透露将到倍投方案图片顿儿童医院为小朋友读故事书。由於小时候他在那医院待过一段很长时间,这对他个人来说,格外有意义。他的团队也将持续为儿童医院募集书籍。
??????????? 倍投方案图片顿社区发展行动(ABCD)董事长John Drew,大倍投方案图片顿食物银行(Food Bank)外部事务副总裁Susan Battit昨日分别表示,两机构每年为不下九万人提供服务。寒冬渐近,许多人的确更需要社区大众的关心,帮助。倍投方案图片顿候任市长想得很周到。
马丁华殊阵营表示,在周五,一月三日,以及周六,一月四日这两天,马丁华殊的交接委员会,助选团队,就职委员会,以及有意愿的波市居民,将一起走上街头,深入倍投方案图片顿各个社区,提供服务。
义工们将进行的服务包括油漆,清扫南倍投方案图片顿,海德公园,洛士百利,麦特潘,牙买加平原,多彻斯特等多个社区的耆英中心,童子军俱乐部,河畔剧场,社区中心等。
到南端的松街客栈,洛士百利的萝丝的地方,多彻斯特的Kit Clark耆英中心等地,做午饭,送餐。
到罗森岱尔和“仁人家园(Habitat for Humanity)”一起盖房子。
为牙买加平原的公民世代(Generation Citizen)准备办公空间,以及文件。
到後湾区的倍投方案图片顿艺术中心协助艺术家。
协助南端的维多利亚村举办“三王日”活动。
到东倍投方案图片顿的Salesian男女童俱乐部,举办一场家庭趣日活动等等。
在华埠,北端,查理士城等地将举办些什麽样的社区服务活动,还在研究中。
一月六日,马丁华殊将於早上在倍投方案图片顿学院举行就职典礼,晚上在海恩斯会议展览中心举行庆祝会。团队吁请民众捐赠书籍,罐头食物。
查询详情,购买就职庆典门票,可上网www.bostoninaugural2014.org.

图片说明:

??????????? 马丁华殊(中)昨(三十)日到就职庆典筹办办公室,感谢义工们,强调以服务社区街开就职庆祝。


? ? ? ? ? ??昨日有三,四十名记者出席就职典礼预备会。(菊子摄)

AG COAKLEY ANNOUNCES $11 MILLION PAYMENT TO STATE PENSION FUND FROM SETTLEMENT WITH COUNTRYWIDE SECURITIES CORPORATION

AG COAKLEY ANNOUNCES $11 MILLION PAYMENT TO STATE PENSION FUND FROM SETTLEMENT WITH COUNTRYWIDE SECURITIES CORPORATION

??????????? BOSTON?– As a result of an investigation by Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office, the state pension fund will receive $11.3 million this week as part of a settlement with Countrywide Securities Corporation (CSC). This case is part of the AG’s industry-wide review of residential mortgage securitization practices in Massachusetts.

??????????? AG Coakley’s settlement with CSC includes a total payment of $17.3 million, including the $11.3 million to compensate government investors with the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM), as well an additional $6 million paid to the Commonwealth.?

??????????? “We are pleased to return these critical public funds to the state pension system,” AG Coakley said. “It is important to hold Wall Street accountable for its role in the subprime lending crisis. Our office will continue its leading role in this area as we work to help homeowners and others harmed by investment banks.”

??????????? In addition to the payment provided to PRIM, the state pension fund can expect to receive another $7 million by early 2014 as a result of the?AG’s recent settlement with JPMorgan?announced last month.
??????????? AG Coakley’s office was the first in the nation to investigate and hold Wall Street securitization firms accountable for their role in the subprime mortgage crisis. These investigations have resulted in six settlements to date with total payments of more than $300 million. The initiative began with a $60 million recovery against Goldman Sachs relating to its securitization of “doomed to fail” Massachusetts subprime loans.
??????????? Today’s announcement is the most recent development in this on-going investigation into the role of Wall Street investment banks in funding, purchasing and securitizing unfair residential mortgage loans. It follows the resolution of similar matters that include consumer relief directed to homeowners, money used to compensate investors, and payments to the Commonwealth:
??????????? AG Coakley’s office has been a national leader in pursuing banks and investment giants for their role in the economic crisis. In addition to recoveries involving the securitization of loans, AG Coakley has also obtained settlements with?Countrywide,?Fremont Investment and Loan,?Option One?and others on behalf of Massachusetts homeowners. In 2012, AG Coakley’s office joined a?$25 billion nationwide settlement?with the five major lenders over unlawful foreclosure practices.
??????????? AG Coakley’s?first-in-the-nation HomeCorps program, established with funds from the national mortgage settlement, continues to provide assistance to borrowers across the state with dedicated loan modification specialists and through a series of grants.
??????????? More information about AG Coakley’s work during the lending crisis?can be found here.
??????????? The investigation of CSC’s securitization practices was handled by Assistant Attorneys General Aaron Lamb, Peter Leight, and Glenn Kaplan of Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Insurance and Financial Services Division.?