Letters to the Editor

I Will Bring Boston With Me

To the People of Boston,

Today, the United States Senate voted to confirm me as the next Secretary of Labor. I am deeply honored to serve my country in this way at such a critical moment in our history.

Before I depart, I want to say thank you to the City and the people who helped make me the person I am today. I have spent my entire life in Boston. It’s the City that welcomed my immigrant parents, and it’s the City that gave me a chance to follow my dreams.

When I became Mayor in 2014, I said I would listen, I would learn, and I would lead together with you. That is what we did, every moment of my time in this office. Our City’s success is due to all of you who advocated for a better, more inclusive future for the city we all love. This spirit of collaboration, compassion, and community has been especially clear during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our City has come together in extraordinary ways to look out for one another. My heart is filled with pride.

I want you to know: Wherever I go, I will bring Boston with me. I will work to make the new administration in Washington, D.C., the best federal partner Boston and America’s cities have ever had, and I will never stop fighting for the values we believe in.

I hope you and your families are staying safe and well during this uncertain time. There are better days ahead, and I have no doubt you will continue to show the world what it means to be Boston Strong.


Marty Walsh

I am Grateful

Dear Neighbors,

I want to thank you for electing me to the Ward 2 Democratic Committee for the past 17 years and it is with regret that I write to you regarding my resignation from the Committee in order to serve as a member of the Boston Election Commission.  Whether your support was in the form of your vote, attending a caucus or convention or participating in candidates’ nights and voter registration drives, I am grateful.   Our ward committee has created friendships, fostered dialogue and is a group committed to advancing Democratic and community principles in an earnest and thoughtful manner.  Though my new role will not allow for me to serve in this elected position, I remain committed to these principles and our community and look forward to staying involved in the town I am raising my family in to continue our shared endeavors. 

With appreciation,

Alexis Finneran-Tkachuk

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