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Walczak would ask Davis to stay on as police commissioner

Mayoral candidate Bill Walczak says we need Ed Davis to stay on - but ask him to develop a real-time alerting system to let residents know about crimes as they are happening in their neighborhoods. In a statement, he says:

Violent crime is a complex issue that requires a comprehensive, coordinated response and a close working relationship between community residents and the police. Throughout his tenure, Commissioner Davis has worked very effectively with community residents, other City agencies and other law enforcement organizations to address violence on several fronts. And his steady hand and reassuring presence in the wake of the Marathon bombing helped Bostonians maintain a strong sense of community during a time of great tragedy. The homicides that took place this past weekend are a reminder that that Boston continues to need a steady, experienced hand

He adds that one of his first orders as mayor would be to have BPD work with "the Urban Mechanics Office to create an e-alert system that uses GPS to notify residents in real time about crimes in their neighborhood."


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Is the assumption that putting out crime announcements as soon as BPD makes an assessment via electronic comms would help apprehend? I just don't see the payoff.

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But if you live in a place that's just had three break-ins in six hours, you might want to know. You might want to start asking police for more help. Or set up a neighborhood watch.

Thanks for reminding me - there were at least three iPhone robberies near Ashmont station last night, now to write that up.

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tweet some of that information?

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They are very good with murders and mass shootings.

But just last night, we had three iPhone robberies near Ashmont (which I just posted about) and a guy getting shot up near Ruggles, none of which they tweeted about.

I don't know if we need a Cambridge-style tweet-almost-everything system, especially since they'd probably have to set up different accounts for each neighborhood, just to handle the volume of all the reports, but if they could make this system a lot less clunky to use, that might go along ways toward meeting Walczak's goal.

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do we have an "Urban Mechanics office"? or is this a new creation he will add? Huzzah more city jobs!

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"Hey there Ed Davis, i really love you and love your recognition please stay. Oh by the way, i love what you do and think it is wonderful, but i already have some ideas that i think will improve things and will thrust upon your department, if i am elected."

There is a quote in The Wire somewhere, when Commissioner Burrell notes that the mayor does not tell the schools how to teach, but the mayor will always step in and tell the police how to police. I don't see this as something the Commissioner would want.

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Boston Election Dept ‏@BostonElections Pending withdrawals or objections - here are your 9/24/13 Primary Candidates http://goo.gl/tiiCN #bosvote #bospoli

UNOFFICIAL list of Candidates that have at least 3,000 signatures verified for certification for MAYOR
NAME ADDRESS Phones Email Address
1) Felix G Arroyo 93 Wachusett Street Jamaica Plain 02130 617-635-4205 campaign at felixarroyo.com
2) John F Barros 48 Virginia Street #1 Dorchester 02125 617-936-7180 johnfbarros at gmail.com
3) Charles L Clemons Jr 60 Rosseter Street Dorchester 02121 617-334-4639 617-686-1377 info at charlesforboston.com
4) Daniel F Conley 265 Corey Street West Roxbury 02132 617-619-4204 danconley2013 at gmail.com
5) John R Connolly 12 Shaw Street #2 West Roxbury 02132 617-323-6672 617-635-3115 john at connollyforboston.com
6) Rob Consalvo 18 A Chittick Road Hyde Park 02136 617-361-5733 617-828-0129 rob at robconsalvo.com
7) Charlotte Golar Richie 29 Percival Street Dorchester 02122 617-288-6585 617-306-0540 cgrichie1 at mac.com
8) Michael P Ross 214 Parker Hill Avenue Mission Hill 02120 617-708-0202 mikerossboston at yahoo.com
9) Martin J Walsh 12 Tuttle Street #1 Dorchester 02125 617-825-4916 617-892-2765 martinjwalsh02125 at gmail.com
10) Bill Walczak 20 Rockmere Street Dorchester 02125 617-282-0609 617-851-9630 info at billforboston.com
11) David James Wyatt 62 Weaver Court Roxbury 02119 617-442-4191 617-492-3076
12) Charles Calvin Yancey 3 Hooper Street Dorchester 02124 617-436-4444 ccyancey at aol.com

UNOFFICIAL list of Candidates that have at least 1,500 signatures verified for certification for
NAME ADDRESS Phones Email Address
1) Frank John Addivinola Jr 1 Longfellow Place #2620 Boston 02114 info at addivinola.com
2) Christopher J Conroy 22 Elmore Street #1 Roxbury 02119 617-835-5891 617-542-1533 x1584 chris at conroyforboston.com
3) Michael F Flaherty 1726 Columbia Road South Boston 02127 617-269-4673 617-482-0600
[color=Limegreen]* 4) Philip Arthur Frattaroli 8 Harris Street #5 North End 02109 617-543-2529 philipfrattaroli at gmail.com[/color]
5) Althea Garrison 98 Howard Avenue #2 Dorchester 02125 617-407-7661 PO Box 191395 Roxbury, MA 02119
6) Annissa Essaibi George 32 Mayhew Street Dorchester 02125 617-474-0797 617-594-1841 annissaeg at hotmail.com
7) Jack F Kelly III 257 Main Street #2 Charlestown 02129 617-669-4657 jack.kelly.iiiboston at gmail.com
8) Keith B Kenyon 426 East Sixth Street #1 South Boston 02127 617-359-3710 kenyonkb at hotmail.com
9) Martin J Keogh 18 Howitt Road West Roxbury 02132 617-469-6468 info at keogh2013.com
10) Stephen J Murphy 141 Warren Avenue Hyde Park 02136 617-361-3339 617-635-4376
11) Catherine M O’Neill 170 Savin Hill Avenue Boston 02125 617-436-1166 617-943-6173 catherine at catherineoneill.com
12) Ayanna S Pressley 1910 Dorchester Avenue #516, Dorchester 02124 617-635-4217 Ayanna.Pressley at cityofboston.gov or info at ayannapressley.com
13) Jeffrey Michael Ross 554 B Massachusetts Avenue Boston 02118 617-504-0732 info at jeffrossboston.com
14) Gareth R Saunders 45 Nightingale Street #C Dorchester 02124 857-272-2615 gareths8 at yahoo.com
15) Ramon Soto 16 Parker Hill Avenue #2 Boston 02120 Ramon4Boston at gmail.com
16) Seamus M Whelan 25 De Soto Road West Roxbury 02132 617-469-8734 swhelan4581 at massnurses.org
17) Francisco L White 90 Lexington Street #3 East Boston 02128 617-970-3785 electfranciscolwhite at gmail.com
18) Douglas D Wohn 240 Heath Street # PH16 Jamaica Plain 02130 617-921-6798 ddwohn at comcast.net
19) Michelle Wu 160A West Brookline Street Boston 02118 617-599-0449 michelleforboston at gmail.com PO Box 180231 Boston, MA 02118

UNOFFICIAL list of Candidates that have the minimum signatures verified for certification for
NAME ADDRESS Phones Email Address
DISTRICT ONE (200 Signatures)
20) Brian J Gannon 198 Everett Street East Boston 02128 617-981-4338 briangannon at briangannonboston.com
21) Salvatore LaMattina 76 Montmorenci Avenue East Boston 02128 617-567-0071 617-635-3200 sallamattina at gmail.com
22) John Ribeiro Jr 370 Meridian Street #3 East Boston 02128 857-246-3179 jpribeirojr. at gmail.com

DISTRICT TWO (200 Signatures)
23) Suzanne Lee 1 Nassau Street #1706 Boston 02111 617-556-9992 617-935-1211 lee.suzanne28 at gmail.com
24) Bill Linehan 128 G Street South Boston 02127 617-224-6911 617-635-3203 bline77 at aol.com

DISTRICT THREE (200 Signatures)
25) Frank Baker 43 Grampian Way Dorchester 02125 617-288-9061 617-947-9515 fkbaker2 at yahoo.com

DISTRICT FOUR (189 Signatures)
[color=Limegreen]*26) Steven Godfrey 39 Manning Street Roslindale 02131 617-469-5153 617-828-4784 stevengodfrey4 at gmail.com[/color]
27) Divo Rodrigues Monteiro 62 Capen Street Dorchester 02124 617-319-5570 dvmonteiro at aol.com
28) Terrance J Williams 82 Rosseter Street #2 Dorchester 02121 617-594-7457 mrwilliamsmission at yahoo.com
29) Charles Calvin Yancey 3 Hooper Street Dorchester 02124 617-436-4444 ccyancey at aol.com

DISTRICT FIVE (200 Signatures)
30) Wayne Edelen Beitler 55 Fairview Street Roslindale 02131 617-469-4507
31) Ava D Callender 85 Deering Road #2 Mattapan 02126 617-298-6711 electavadcallender at gmail.com
32) Margherita Ciampa-Coyne 20 Emmett Street Hyde Park 02136 617-333-0270 617-413-9300 mciampacoyne at gmail.com
33) Andrew Norman Cousino 138 Poplar Street #2 Roslindale 02131 617-469-4613 617-529-9225 a.cousino.umb at gmail.com
34) Patrice Gattozzi 23 Mount Pleasant Street Hyde Park 02136 617-364-0189 pgattozzi at gmail.com
35) Timothy P McCarthy 51 Chesterfield Street Hyde Park 02136 617-364-9971 617-548-5505
36) Jean-Claude Sanon 11 Rexford Street Mattapan 02126 617-322-1275 617-839-7191 jeanclaude_sanon at yahoo.com PO Box 26042 Mattapan 02126
37) Mimi E Turchinetz 32 Dell Avenue #2 Hyde Park 02136 617-733-8430 eveturchinetz at gmail.com
38) Michael E Wells III 41 Cedrus Avenue Roslindale 02131 617-542-9418

DISTRICT SIX (200 Signatures)
39) Matt O’Malley 226 Jamaicaway #8 Jamaica Plain 02130 617-935-9752 heymattomalley at aol.com
40) Luis F Valerio 7 Swan Street West Roxbury 02132 617-606-5620 617-818-2342 luisvalerioforboston at gmail.com

DISTRICT SEVEN (200 Signatures)
41) Tito Jackson 37 Schuyler Street Dorchester 02121 781-507-3987 tito4boston at gmail.com
42) Roy Owens 6 Woodville Street Roxbury 02119 857-492-2537

DISTRICT EIGHT (150 Signatures)
43) Angelica Elle Addivinola 1 Longfellow Place #2620 Boston 02114 angelica at addivinola.com
44) Thomas Joseph Dooley III 112 Pinckney Street #53 Boston 02114 617-529-8860 tom at electtomdooley.com
45) Richard J Giordano 129 Fisher Avenue Roxbury 02120 617-739-9751 richardgiordano at verizon.net
46) Gloria Murray 31 Smith Street #B Roxbury 02120 gloriamurray02120 at gmail.com
47) Michael Joseph Nichols 120 Mountfort Street #101 Boston 02215 857-350-4200 michael.nichols at gmail.com
48) Josh Zakim 177 Commonwealth Avenue #2 Boston 02116 617-209-9316 josh at joshzakim.com

DISTRICT NINE (166 Signatures)
49) Michael C Bronner 26 Beechcroft Street #1 Brighton 02135 857-753-9030 mikebronner at yahoo.com
50) Mark S Ciommo 10 Oliva Road Brighton 02135 617-789-4693 617-635-3113 mark at markciommo.com

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Stop the spam. You post this at everything election related. It has no purpose.

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A number of candidates have commented that they would keep Police Commissioner Davis on if they were elected Mayor....what about the Fire Commissioner? His service has been just as valuable... And what about new initiatives to get at the root problem of the increase in crime, fire etc.. eroding diversity in those departments, loss of police/fire jobs for Boston residents to out of state individuals... 30% of candidates in the last fire class were not from Boston....

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It is a civil service job, so the only way out of town canditates would be hired would be if they were disabled vets, minorities, or language speakers (if the fire dept. has that as a seperate list).

I was always under the impression that the BFD has plenty of in city canditates (including vets) to fill the ranks.

I also believe the minority quota was filled a while ago and a court ruling affirmed that?

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It is time for Commissioner Davis to leave. I am white and I would like to see a black Boston Police Commissioner. This city needs James Claiborne or William Gross. There is far too but that still needs to be done.

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