Andrew Pappastergion was sworn in by Governor Deval Patrick on July 24 for a sixth term on the MWRA Board of Directors. Mr. Pappastergion represents the MWRA Advisory Board.
Department Of Public Works
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Brookline's Selectmen authorize $226,000 in funds for ongoing clean-up operations after Brookline was hit by Tropical Storm Irene in August. Most of the cost may be reimbursed by FEMA.
At last night's Board of Selectmen Meeting, Department of Public Works commissioner Andrew Pappistergion requested a fund transfer to his department for ongoing clean-up work following August's tropical storm. The request was unanimously approved by the Board. “Work has been ongoing. As you may recall, we did a lot of emergency response for quite some time after the storm," DPW Commissioner Andrew Pappistergion explained, "That work continues as I speak today, cleaning up some of the storm damage.” The DPW has a contract with Lewis Tree Service, which has been used up during these clean-up operations. Of the $226,403 request, the bulk of it--about $181,000--goes to address that contract. Pappistergion estimated that $22,000 of damage was …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Department of Public Works open house today, and a handful of authors are talking about their latest works.
At noon today, Department of Public Works (DPW) hosts an Open House. The event features demonstrations and explorations of number of different systems and devices which the DPW use to make the town work. The festivities take place at the DPW building at 870 Hammond Street. Rumors abound that RecycleMan may make an appearance some time during the day. Philadelphia-based photographer Lori Waselchuk comes to Boston University (Photonics Building 206) to talk about her new book, "Grace Before Dying." The book chronicles a prisoner-run hospice in Louisiana in an institution where many of the inmates are serving life sentences. Tickets run $10, and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. If you're interested in trying some Craft Beer, stop by Finale …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Selectman meeting includes budgets and school building updates, and Open Meeting Law update.
The Board of Selectmen's meeting last night included: a number of Warrant Articles for the upcoming Town Meeting to review, as well as budgets, open meeting laws, school building projects, town staffing decisions and a citizen's complaint. The first article for review was about snow and ice removal from sidewalks during the winter. "We have the Police Department, the Fire Department and we have Public Works. These three departments are actually out there saving peoples’ lives. You may say, 'well, how in the world does Public works save people’s lives?'" Resident Seymour Ziskend began, "They're out there in foul weather, they're out there plowing the streets--and it was a difficult year." Ziskend added, "However, they cannot plow sidewalks…