JOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, HARD NOT TO LOVE, WINNER: “There wasn’t a whole lot of pace other than the filly in the one hole (Road Rager), she and the one next to me (Mother Mother) had some speed. I could have been up there as well but she has been running so well just settling off of it. It was nice to see her show her eagerness to be in the race early. It certainly made my job a whole lot easier.“She got into a really good rhythm once we passed over the gap at about the three quarter pole. She kind of put her head down and got into a really nice rhythm. I knew she was gonna run well at that point. I gotta take my hat off to John Shirreffs and everybody, the groom and the gallop girl that gets on her. She is a lot of work and they have done a lot to get her here and it is paying off.“She gets anxious and the fans are starting to know her. They show her a lot of respect and they get quiet for her. She just gets anxiety because she can’t see everything, but she is such a sweetheart. The best part of it all is once we get her in the gate and get her running.“I told John, that I think she wants two turns I hope I’m right. She is doing so well doing what she is doing and you can’t ask her to do anymore but it’s time to probably go around the second turn.”OWNER QUOTES JOHN SHIRREFFS, HARD NOT TO LOVE, WINNER: “She’s getting better and better. She’s getting into those repeat performances. The stewards allowed us to break from the post parade when she came out of the tunnel. Her groom, Martin Lopez, walked her around the (Club House) turn and she stayed calm. She never breaks, but she reacts very quickly. Mike said he was waiting for her to relax and then he put her into the race. I love Mike, we go back a long way and we think a lot alike. He’s such a horseman, for him, it’s all about the horse. That’s above winning or losing, it’s always about the horse. It looked like this was her best race. We’re thinking about going into the Beholder Mile (Grade I, March 14). I think as long as she can (relax), with her style of running, it shouldn’t be a problem.” NOTES: The winning owners are Mercedes Stables LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy & David Ingordo, and Steve F. Mooney.
“We know that investments in youth development fund and investments in violence prevention and invention are very important,” she said. *Advertisement* “City resources arc public funds and limited, and thus require tremendous transparency and accountability practices to ensure the funds are maximally used,” the hearing order request stated. The Boston City Council met May 8, 2019 and discussed setting guidelines for organizations that receive grants and funds for violence prevention and intervention. She is inviting Health and Human Services Division, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Police Department including the grants division, the Boston Center for Youth and Families, grantees to the hearing to be scheduled at a later date. She also said since this is taxpayer money, it is importantto be transparent. However, according to Campbell, it’s difficult to track what exactly these organizations are doing with these funds. There are also no set of standards these organizations need to meet. “We need to make sure these resources are having the intendedimpact,” said Campbell. “Otherwise these incidents of violence will not godown, they may likely increase.” During the regular City Council meeting, Campbell requested the hearing saying the city receives millions of dollars in regards to violence prevention and invention. Campbell wants transparency when it comes to these grants and funds to make sure they are going to the proper establishments and organizations. Campbell believes these funds are essential to communities andpreventing future violence. The council president is hoping to develop a set of standards and metrics for organizations moving forward. She said this will most likely be a series of conversations before the standards are developed. Boston receives grants from the Commonwealth including the Shannon Grant and the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI). The City also established the Youth Development Fund in 2017 for organizations that serve youth, including organizations with different focuses all with the goal of reducing incidents of violence. Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell has called for a hearing to review funds and grants available to violence prevention and invention. It’s our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating a decade of community news at NorthEndWaterfront.com with new rewards for our monthly patrons! Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links. To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we are giving special rewards to our monthly patrons!*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron (New Rewards!)*