On May 8, more than 150 people joined us at our SM&
Presents Panel examining the issues facing the City of Boston in
the post-Menino era.
With Boston voters preparing to elect only the city's
fourth mayor in 45 years, the event featured a lively discussion of
the key issues Mayor Thomas M. Menino's successor will inherit --
commercial and affordable housing development, a growing gap
between the rich and the poor, urban mass transit headaches,
recruiting a new school superintendent and implementing a new
student assignment plan, what it will take to grow Boston's middle
class, and casino gambling.
Our panelists - NECN Business Editor Peter
Howe, Boston Globe Columnist Joanna
Weiss, Meghna Chakrabarti, co-host of Radio Boston on
WBUR-FM, and Commonwealth Magazine Associate Editor Paul
McMorrow - began and ended the session with a debate about
"leadership style," and whether the next mayor should be a manager,
a mechanic or Machiavelli.
Moderated by SM& SVP Ed
Cafasso, a former Boston City Hall reporter, it was the
19thpanel discussion presented by Solomon McCown in the
past decade. Thank you to our panelists for their participation and
Click here to watch what three words attendees
today have for the future of Boston.
(left to right) Ashley McCown, Solomon McCown; Peter Howe, NECN;
Paul McMorrow, CommonWealth Magaine; Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe;
Meghna Chakrabarti, WBUR; Ed Cafasso, Solomon McCown; and Helene
Solomon, Solomon McCown
More than 150 attendees at the May 8th panel held at Boston
Properties' Atlantic Wharf
Solomon McCown CEO Helene Solomon kicking-off the early morning
(left to right) Ed Cafasso, Vice President at Solomon McCown
& Company moderating the media panel featuring: Meghna
Chakrabarti, WBUR; Peter Howe, NECN; Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe;
and Paul McMorrow, CommonWealth Magazine.