I read the Banner’s article on the disagreement over a recent e-mail sent by former Boston School Committee member Angel Amy Moreno (“Hub Puerto Rican activists livid at racial e-mail gaffe,” Nov. 8, 2007) with great interest, as this controversy is being discussed extensively in Boston’s Puerto Rican community. Not everyone agrees with José Massó or Jaime Rodriguez on this issue. As a matter of fact, one can conclude that the community is divided on this issue.
I want to thank all those who took the time to vote on Nov. 6. Although
this was a quiet election, it was an important one.
The low voter turnout, however, signifies that we need to intensify our outreach efforts to all residents and get them involved in discussions about making Boston a place we are all proud to call home. It’s time we get people excited to be a part of a movement where we stand together and dedicate ourselves to building a better Boston — and a united Boston.
While this election cycle has ended, our campaign to make Boston a better place has only started. In part, that’s because crime and violence will continue to go on. Students will continue to drop out and families will continue to move out. That is, unless we take serious steps to eradicate the violence in our neighborhoods and create better access to stable employment, strong performing schools and affordable housing.