Letters to the Editor

Dear Mayor Walsh

To the Editor

My name is Rosa Nese, and I wanted to take a moment to write to you to express my sincere gratitude to the police officers at Station A-7 in East Boston. My vehicle was stolen on May 6, with my dog, Chief, inside. This occurred at 8:45 a.m., and I immediately reported it to the police. From that moment on until Chief was found and rescued the next day, I cannot say enough about the quality of treatment and attention that I was given from the officers at Station 7. They immediately reviewed footage from the security camera in the parking where my vehicle was stolen, they put out a citywide alert and filed a report. I truly felt like they went above and beyond in their effort to locate Chief as soon as they possibly could. When the vehicle tried to return to the location of the crime at 11 p.m. the same night, the police were called again and responded immediately, even pulling the footage from the camera once again.

I was even more impressed with the actions of the officers the next day, especially Captain Kelley McCormick, who kept in touch with me every step of the way and even went out looking for Chief personally. Without his effort of communicating with both the Revere police and Everett police (where the car was eventually found) who knows what the end result would have been. Captain McCormick stepped up the search even more that morning and was an angel by my side throughout. When all was said and done, I really walked away from this whole experience with a new found respect for our police officers.

There is so much negative publicity in the news today in regards to police officers across this country that I really felt the need to reach out to you to express my gratitude and to highlight the exceptional work that BPD does for this community on a daily basis. We are so blessed to have Captain McCormick as well. As someone who grew up in the neighborhood as I did, it makes me very comfortable to know that I have someone like him to rely on in moments of extreme stress such as I was going through for those two days. I thank you so very much for allowing him to be our captain and I sincerely hope that he and all of the officers at Station 7 continue their great work in the neighborhood for years to come.

Many thanks,

Rosa Nese


A Positive resource

To the Editor

As someone who remembers when the old Welfare Building was re-opened by John and Melissa Tyler a few years back, its array of small start-up businesses including a small restaurant called Salamander’s brought life back to the corner of Maverick and Bremen streets. Over time, stores came and went. The restaurant had a few transformations. It was Boston Beantown for a while before becoming the Maverick Marketplace Cafe. Finally, when a few stores left the first floor again, the Cafe grew in size.

I was so pleased that members of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted in support of increasing  patron capacity at this establishment which has grown leaps and bounds since first opening. While most of its patronage comes from the Point, folks from Eagle Hill like myself have come to enjoy this gathering place. I have been there so often for dinner, they now call me the “Chilli Guy.”

I believe like the JPNA members who  voted at its May 14 meeting, this cafe has been a positive resource within the community and an involved business neighbor too.

While there is some drama going on down at the old Welfare Building, there is no denying that the Maverick Marketplace Cafe deserves to grow its patron capacity. This cafe isn’t just in the money making business, they have also assisted folks in the community as with a recent fundraising effort for victims of a neighborhood fire.

I enjoy this new tradition down by Maverick Square, it brings humaness to the whole area. It has energy and it brings people together as neighbors sharing the same space, young and old, newbes and old timers and  everybody else.


Sal Giarratani

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