1.4 min readBy Published On: May 19th, 2015Categories: News3 Comments on Ray Flynn Commission Hearing this Week

On Wednesday, May 27th

The Raymond L Flynn Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 27th at 6:00 p.m. on the fifth floor of City Hall.  The hearing will solicit input and ideas from the public about how best to honor and commemorate the legacy of Ray Flynn.

Ray Flynn served as a State Representative, City Councilor, Mayor of Boston, and Ambassador to the Vatican.  He has dedicated his life to helping people in ways large and small.  He has worked on a diverse number of things from involvement with significant world leaders and events to making sure the streets of Boston were plowed in the winter; from assessing American efforts to help Sudanese refugees in the horn of Africa to establishing the first Homeless Commission in Boston; and, from working with Vatican officials to help war torn Bosnia to bringing peace to the streets of our city. 

The hearing will feature a presentation of some of the Commission’s ideas, and then the public will be invited to testify.  The testimony will be an opportunity for members of the public to talk about what Flynn’s contributions have meant to them, to offer input on existing ideas for an appropriate designation and location to acknowledge his lifelong commitment to the people of this city, and to introduce new ideas.  The hearing also affords people an opportunity to learn more about the legacy of Ray Flynn and what his leadership has meant to Boston. 

Commission Co-Chairs Frank Doyle and Rosemarie Sansone will preside over the hearing.  Commission members will then take the input into consideration before submitting recommendations to the City Council.


  1. Anonymous May 19, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    We can start by naming the BCEC after Ray.

  2. Anonymous May 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Rename Convention Center or something along the water!


  3. Anonymous May 21, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Take Menino's name off the Pavillion and rename it the Ray Flynn Pavillion. Mayor Flynn did more for the poor and middle class of this City in one year than Menino did during his whole tenure.The former administration fostered luxury housing at the expense of the middle class and he plastered his name all over the City.

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