Farmers Market/Party Politics/CAAS – June, 2010

Longer days, warmer weather, the end of the school year – many good things happen in June, including the Union Square Farmers Market. Opening day is Saturday, June 5th, (from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm) and this year the Market will accept cash, EBT/SNAP, credit card and Farmers Market WIC coupons. The Farmers Market is the signature event of Union Square Main Streets, a public-private partnership committed to enhancing the the Union Square business district and surrounding neighborhoods.

On June 4th and 5th, I’ll be attending the Massachusetts Democratic Party State Convention in Worchester. I’m proud to be representing Ward 3, and pleased to be supporting
Suzanne Bump for Auditor – This a important position has the power to audit any state agency. The misapplication of this watchdog function could seriously impede the ability of state agencies to do their jobs. With her integrity, commitment to public service and extensive experience in business and government, Bump will keep her promise to count dollars and make change as State Auditor; and
Steve Grossman for Treasurer – A Somerville business owner, Grossman has been a leader in creating a progressive workplace, and at the forefront of sustainable business practices. His comprehensive three part plan to address the Commonwealth’s $22 billion pension liability, support of the rights of corporate shareholders to have a say on executive pay, and commitment to financial education will put Massachusetts on the road to financial stability.

Also, on Saturday, June 26th from noon until 4:00 pm, my good friend and neighbor Brandy Brooks and I will be hosting a block party here on Columbus Avenue in support of the Community Action Agency of Somerville. The mission of this fine organization is to end poverty where we live. Please come, bring a covered dish, and find out more about their important work. (Rain date: Sunday, June 27th).

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