Tuesday September 4 is the state primaries when

first_imgTuesday, September 4, is the state primaries when Massachusetts voters will cast their vote for who they want to see on the November ballot for the positions of Massachusetts governor, state legislature and U.S. Congress.Get out and vote! Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. These are the polling locations serving most North End / Waterfront residents:Christopher Columbus Apartments, 145 Commercial Street (Precinct 1)Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennett Street (Precincts 2 & 3)Casa Maria Apartments, 130 Endicott St. (Precinct 4, formerly was 41 N. Margin St. – KoC)Harbor Towers / Rowes Wharf / Downtown (Precinct 6) votes at City HallHere’s a look at who’s on the ballots:*Advertisement* CongressU.S. Senate: Elizabeth Warren (D, incumbent), Geoff Diehl (R), John Kingston (R) and Beth Joyce Lindstrom (R).U.S. House for Eighth Congressional District: This district covers parts of Boston including the North End / Waterfront, and Southeastern Mass. Candidates included Stephen Lynch (D, incumbent), Brianna Wu (D) and Christopher Voehl (D).Statewide OfficesGovernor: Charles Baker (R, incumbent), Scott Lively (R), Jay Gonzalez (D) and Bob Massie (D).Attorney General: Maura Healey (D, incumbent), James McMahon III (R) and Daniel Shores (R).Secretary of State: William Galvin (D, incumbent), Josh Zakim (D) and Anthony Amore (R).Lieutenant Governor: Karyn Polito (R, incumbent), Quentin Palfrey (D) and Jimmy Tingle (D).Auditor: Suzanne Bump (D, incumbent) Helen Brady (R) and Daniel Fishman (L).Treasurer: Deborah Goldberg (D, incumbent) and Keiko Orrall (R).Suffolk County District Attorney: Current DA Conley announced earlier this year he would not be seeking re-election. The candidates vying to take over this role are Evandro Carvalho (D), Linda Champion (D), Gregory Henning (D), Shannon McAuliffe (D) and Rachael Rollins (D).Suffolk County Register of Deeds: Stephen Murphy (D, incumbent) and Katherine Forde (D).M.A. House of Representatives Third Suffolk District: Aaron Michlewitz (D, incumbent) is running unopposed.M.A. State Senate First Suffolk & Middlesex District: Joseph Boncore (D, incumbent) is running unopposed.The Boston Globe has a primary election guide that includes a brief interview with all the candidates running for each position.Want to view your sample ballot or check your polling location? Enter your address here.Learn more about voting in Boston here: boston.gov/departments/election.last_img read more

BCC is thrilled to be able to facilitate such cool

first_imgBCC is thrilled to be able to facilitate such cool opportunities for kids! For more information on BCC after school courses and community events, contact becca0923@yahoo.com. The game was an exciting one as the Knicks barely held on to defeat the Celtics 117-109. Celtics mascot Lucky, along with the flip dunking team, warmed up with a bunch of amazing practice flips and jumps right in front of the kids while they waited below the garden before going on court.*Advertisement* Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) coordinated an amazing on-court opportunity for thirty lucky kids at the November 21st Celtics game against the New York Knicks.The kids participated in the halftime high five tunnel. The tunnel is made up of two lines of kids who the players high five as they run out of the locker room after halftime. Because of a lucky scheduling situation, about half of the kids also got to experience the Anthem Buddies experience before the game. This is when the kids line up in front of the Celtics for the singing of the National Anthem.last_img read more

The Italian News ran the editorial piece below on

first_imgThe Italian News ran the editorial piece below on January 15, 1954. Yes, it was up to the Mayor then, just as Dock Square and the cockamamie Ferris Wheel scheme and other infrastructure-boggling development today are up to the Mayor. As anyone who has looked at the Brink’s Garage roof in the past 64 years will know, it is clear who Mayor Hynes was with – it wasn’t North Enders. He allowed cars to park on the roof. Just as there’s neighborhood opposition today to plans for a glass tower above the Dock Square parking garage, a tower that would shutter views of Custom House Tower, there was neighborhood opposition in 1954 to allowing parking on the roof of the Brink’s Garage, on the corner of Commercial and Prince Streets. There’s nothing new under the sun. And in Boston and the North End, it’s parking.center_img At one neighborhood meeting, the owners generously said they’d give North Enders a big discount, only $5 a week. One gentleman shouted, “Five bucks a week? Hell, we slip Frankie-the-Cop five bucks at Christmas and he let’s us park anywhere.”*Advertisement*last_img read more

FFWPU Romania Bucharest January 17 2015 This we

first_imgFFWPU Romania, Bucharest, January 17 2015: This week was first week of 1st 40days JeongSung Condition period for JeonDo. We started with clear mind and strong determination to bring victory in this year for Heavenly Parent and True Parents.We concluded this week with 1 Day Divine Principle Workshop with joyful spirit with STF brothers and sisters. We were so happy to receive new people who has desire to know more about Divine Principle.We organized lectures with ‘Principle of Creation’,‘Human Fall’ and ‘Principle of Restoration’. Each lecturers gave clear message with passion so all the participants was much focused in order to understand better the content. Especially after Human Fall lecture, many of them put questions and they could find clear answers. So they showed us their desire to study more deeply.After lectures we had one project with the name ‘True Love is Action’ organized by Active CARP members. The purpose of this project was put in practice what we had learned from Divine Principle lectures, especially practice of True Love. The program was team competition with missions. Every team needed to fulfill 4 missions. ‘1st Meet cute grandmother and grandfather and ask life advice.2nd Each team members must hug somebody and make picture. 3rd Meet mature couple and ask what is the secret of happy marriage. 4th Sing a song in the passage to give joy for the people.’ Each team put a lot of effort in order to fulfill this missions and they had beautiful experience with people. After the project they share their experiences and most of them could learn how important to not give up until the end. Because some people reject them but they encourage each other in team and they could meet more beautiful people.The workshop was new life experience for all the participants with new vision and hope. We will continue to support our new brothers and sisters to discover Heavenly Parents` heart through Divine Principle study and activities.last_img

By FFWPU Czech Republic On Sunday afternoon Nove

first_imgBy FFWPU Czech Republic: On Sunday afternoon, November 15th 2015, Moon Yeon Ah Nim came to the Prague HQ building of the Czech FFWPU, to speak to our members.First Shin Yuh Moon, the third child of Hyo Jin Nim and Yeon Ah Nim, sang Country Roads for the audience, which sang along.Yeon Ah Nim brought the love of True Parents to the members of the Czech Republic. She emphasized, how True Mother is thinking about our blessed families in Europe. “True Mother worries about the blessed families and the future. That’s why she cannot sleep.” “She cares about each member. She remembers the names of people, even thought she met them just once.Yeon Ah Nim spoke about how she determines to build on her husband’s work. “I am looking for people, who can continue his work! Hyo Jin Nim had so much passion for God and True Parents. He wanted to inspire young people through his music and multi-media projects. He worked for 10 years so hard in the studios of Belvedere.”Yeon Ah Nim emphasized that True Mother is concerned about the nation. Satan killed all Abel-figures before they could complete their mission. Until God finds a nation, Satan will kill the Abel-group people. This nation is for us! And it is time now for us as the children, to fulfill our 5 % of responsibility.Yeon Ah Nim spoke for 2 hours. The Czech Brothers and Sisters listened attentively.She heartistically related with our Brothers and Sisters, and made photos with 2ndGen and with each family.last_img read more

Prepared by FFWPU Cambodia Series of Directors C

first_imgPrepared by FFWPU CambodiaSeries of “Director’s Conference” is the strategy for Heavenly Tribal Messiah & Pure Love Cambodia as beginning step. “Director’s Conference” is the conference to educate the leader for those community. Directors for each department in the provincial hall, district leaders and NGO directors for those NGO works in that area as their mission field. Based on “Director’s Conference”, we will let them to go down to their area for educating their people for “Interfaith Peace Blessing Ceremony”. Cambodian administration system is Province- District- Commune- Village. “Director’s Conference” is the conference for Heavenly Tribal Messiah for Provincial and District level. So far, out of 25 provinces, we have done 5 provinces (Battambang, Bantey Meanchay, Kampot, Kep and Kompong Speu), then this is the 6th provinces.Pursat Province is located in the western part of country and borders clockwise from the north with Battambang Province, the Tonle Sap, Kampong Chhnang Province, Kampong Speu Province, Koh Kong Province and Thailand. The Pursat River bisects the province, running from the Cardamoms in the west to the Tonle Sap in the east. The fourth largest province of Cambodia in area, but Pursat ranks only 14th in population. Pursat is home of Wat Bakan, considered to be among the oldest active pagodas in Cambodia and revered as one of the most holy sites of Cambodian Buddhism. Bakan district is one of our most active HTM area. As long as Battambang is one of our strong foundation, as neighbor province, we have several members in Pursat. We could do this directors’ conference with this foundation.This is the first “Director’s Conference” in Pursat Province was held in Pursat Provincial Hall on July 17, 2017, with 185 people with each Department Directors from Provincial Hall, District Leaders (Pursat has 6 districts, and all district leaders has already got 3 days Divine Principle Education), NGO Directors, Commune Leaders from neighbor commune and universities’ students. (We announce to the provincial hall that we will have the “Pure Love Education”, that’s why Education Department mobilized students from university/ Education Department Director is our Association Member) Chair Person from Provincial Hall was H.E. Cheng Lay, Deputy Governor of Pursat Provincial Hall. From Ambassadors for Peace representative from Phnom Penh, H.E. Ouk Damry, Senior Adviser of National Assembly Cambodia and H.E. Chong Phet, Under Secretary of Ministry of Rural Development attended together with Mr. Chamroeun Sophal, National Director of FFWPU-Cambodia.H.E. Ouk Damry told in his speech, that importance to work with FFWPU to strengthen for Family Value and Youth Education. Especially he mentions about the Cambodian youth situation right now, and encourage for Pursat provincial hall to work together with UPF/ FFWPU for protection for young people. H.E. Ouk Damry was not only as Member of Parliament but also he used to work as vice president of Cambodia Red Cross. His Red Cross works remain his name famous and respected by the people especially from the provinces. He took the good role as John the Baptist. H.E. Chong Phet mentions that the vision of UPF/FFWPU is the Three Great Blessing. In order to fulfill three great blessing, UPF/FFWPU has the project for Youth Education (for fulfilling individual perfection), Family Education (for fulfilling family perfection) and Good Governance Education (for fulfilling perfection of dominion). Additionally he mentioned that only to follow for Father and Mother Moon teaching is to save the nation of Cambodia. He used to work as Deputy Governor of Bantey Meanchay Province, which located a same North West Cambodia region as Pursat Province. Last year, he promoted his position as under secretary of Rural Development. According to the Cambodia protocol, when he goes to the province, his position become same position as Provincial Governor. He considered this position was given by True Parents in order to encourage Cambodian people to work for Heavenly Tribal Messiah. Mr. Hajime Saito, Director of Indochina Sub-Region, gives the lecture of “Pure Love Cambodia”. He encourage the people in Pursat province, to use the quote from True Parents Speech, “The day Pursat becomes the holy city of pure and true love will be the day when the entire world will respect and love the Kingdom of Cambodia. (Nov. 30, 1997, Washington DC, United States)”H.E. Cheng Lay, Deputy Governor of Pursat Province, concluded this “Director’s Conference” as the chair person this day. He used to attend our 3 days Divine Principle Conference, Asian Leadership Conference (ALC) in Bangkok. So in his mind, he is already the member of FFWPU and he wants to become the chair person for UPF- Pursat that he wants to take responsible for Interfaith Peace Blessing Ceremony and Home Group. (Even he doesn’t know clear what is Home Group but H.E. Chong Phet told him, that there is no Home Group, there is no meaning of Blessing.) He gave the very long speech because he explained all his inspiration from the Divine Principle lecture. (Starting from Dual Purpose Principle as Absolute Sex till who is the True Parents for all humankind) He wants to show to the all the leaders in Pursat provincial hall to say that he will absolutely support True Parents.This series of “Directors’ Conference” especially in this period, is the one of the including project for Peace Road Cambodia 2017.  Peace Roaders (most of them are the CARP Center Leaders and Sub-Leaders including Indochina Leaders) came from Phnom Penh to Pursat Province to ride the bicycle for 219.5km. We pray at the holy ground in Pursat Province and we have held “Directors Conference” in Pursat Province. Peace Roaders continued to ride the bicycle till Battambang Province for 116.5 km. We stop at Battambang Province to do the Youth Seminars. (FFWPU-Battambang has the firm foundation as our membership) This can be possible because Dr. Chung Sik Yong, Regional Group Chairman of Asian Pacific, have done 25 provinces tour for national restoration of Cambodia. Dr. Yong’s national tour was the formation stage for fulfilling the Vision 2020. Peace Road 2017 is the growth stage for fulfilling the Vision 2020. Peace Road 2017, we will ride the bicycle one round of Kingdom of Cambodia. This is our Jericho strategy.last_img read more

Prepared by FFWPU UK On Tuesday April 30th around

first_imgPrepared by FFWPU UKOn Tuesday April 30th, around 50 people gathered together at 123 Bournbrook Road in Birmingham, representing 18 different nationalities, inviting God’s blessing into our midst and recognizing the central importance of ‘family’, in our lives and in society.Many were new friends of ours, while others were friends of more than 20 years standing! Two ladies were delighted to meet each other again, after many years, having studied in college together. Another elderly Muslim lady was surprised to see her sister there, her sister having been invited by someone else!We were honoured to have the Indian Consul General and his wife with us, and another lady who has a number of connections into the UK Central Government. About 10 of our friends, who had previously attended the Blessing, kindly came to support the evening.We explained about the scope of our Peace Federation’s activities, locally, nationally and internationally, which helps create a sense of solidarity and connectedness to other parts of the world, many of which were represented in the room, and including pictures of the Blessing taking place in other nations. Then David gave a talk about the purpose and value of the Blessing, which lead into us sharing the Holy Nectar together, followed by our promise to uphold the values of our respective faith traditions, the sanctity of marriage, to try and raise our children in purity, and finally to be a blessing to others and the wider society.Interfaith prayers were then said from the Sikh, Jewish, Hindu, Christian and Muslim traditions, and we concluded with six Ambassador for Peace awards to some very worthy recipients, who are doing so much good work in service to others. All in all, a wonderful, experience, carried out in a high spiritual atmosphere because of the collective goodness which all our dear friends brought with them to enhance the evening together.last_img read more

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