Mothers Out Front Panel
A friend of mine from East Boston Gail Miller invited me to that Mothers Out Front panel held at the WCAT studies back in March and I found the panel discussion quite informative. I am always open to new information Much of the evening was spent talking about a pipeline running up the North East Coast carrying fuel that will most likely end up overseas. I found these ladies giving out information about corporate pollution that carries unknown dangerous to us and our environment. Other speakers from over in North Weymouth by the Fore River Bridge came to talk about their issues against a compressor station that also means more environmental dangers in the already over polluted North Weymouth Fore River Basin. Kudos to North Weymouth’s political leaders for opposing the compressor station. The air we all breath is important to everyone across the political spectrum and party designation
As a right of center political activists, I support clean, air, clean water and a clean environment for us today and those that follow us down the road. Actions speak louder than words. We can be silent and powerless or we can use our voices and speak up for ourselves.
While I didn›t agree with everything I heard at the forum, I know the battle being waged isn›t just about Winthrop or North Weymouth or even West Roxbury who had a panelist at the televised forum. There is far more that binds us together than divi9des us. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to work together on important environmental issues that face us today.
Great Neighbors, Great Neighborhood
Winthrop is a great place to live. For thirty years I have been running on the streets and sidewalks of our cozy town without incident. Motorists are usually polite and cautious around me, letting me use the streets if the sidewalks are narrow or blocked, permitting me to cross intersections without losing stride and showing respect for someone chasing a long mile or two in the morning or evening.
Last Saturday a short stretch of uneven sidewalk tripped me up as I was just finishing a wonderful spring run. I was just around the corner from home but took a serious fall onto unyielding concrete. Embarrassed for my clumsiness I endeavored to get up but neighbors who witnessed the event knew better. They provided immediate comfort, collecting my phone and headset, and called both my wife and an ambulance because they could see that I was injured and needed attention. Their concern and thoughtfulness is most appreciated and I would like to thank them publicly for their efforts. Their names were not recorded in my scrambled brain but they know who they are. I was able to get much needed treatment quickly and while my injuries are painful they are not severe and will heal. I will be back on the road soon.
Watch for me and all the other runners and maybe someday we get can get the sidewalks leveled too.