State representative Adrian Madaro writes of his first
100 days in office
Yesterday marked my 100th day in office as State
Representative of the 1st Suffolk District. This has been a whirlwind experience
filled with excitement and challenges. Every day I am faced with issues and
decisions that directly impact the future of our community, and each day I am
humbled by the support and gratitude expressed to me by my constituents.
Over the past 100 days I’ve put all my effort into refining the goals and vision
for East Boston that I shared with you throughout my campaign. I secured funding
for East Boston interests in next year’s state budget, helped to start a
community driven process to create a local senior center, assisted in bringing a
new affordable, high speed internet service to our neighborhood, advocated for
the completion of our Greenway, continued building relationships with our
immigrant community to emphasize inclusivity within our neighborhood, called on
the Federal Aviation Administration to increase monies for airport noise
mitigation, and attended meetings, gatherings, and events of all types
throughout Eastie to stay abreast of what’s happening within our community.
While I am thrilled with what we have accomplished in 100 days, I know there is
more to be done. Creating more open green space, giving opportunities to those
in need including young mothers, retirees, and those entering the workforce, and
making sure that our burgeoning waterfront developments help our community as a
whole, are some of the issues that I plan to tackle in the coming months.
Moving forward, I will continue to keep an open ear and an open mind to all
members of the community because I believe that listening to and engaging with
constituents are critical to effective leadership. I will continue to advocate
for the people of East Boston, ensuring that quality of life and the
preservation of community values are always my top priorities, and will continue
to rely on the community for new ideas and confidence that our best days are
ahead of us.
My vision for the future of East Boston is continuously evolving, changing with
each new experience and each interaction with members of our beloved community.
I aspire to make the people of East Boston proud, always basing my decisions on
their best interests.
I am thankful to the people of East Boston for giving me this opportunity – this
privilege – to represent them on Beacon Hill. I am grateful and humbled.