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Southie Shout-Out!

Commissioner Bill Evans

Let’s hear it for for lifelong Southie guy and now newly appointed commissioner of the Boston Police Department, Billy Evans!  On Thursday, January 9th, Mayor Marty Walsh will officially appoint Interim Police Commissioner William B. Evans as the permanent post.

Commissioner Evans is a 31-year veteran of the Boston police department and has held leadership roles within the department for several years. Evans has had notable roles in the successful, peaceful handling of the 70-day occupation of Dewey Square by Occupy Boston, the City’s response in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, and the capture of alleged terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

William Evans joined the ranks of the Boston police department as a patrol officer in 1982 and rose through the ranks becoming captain of area D-4 in 2006, a post that brought him in close contact with religious leaders, community groups, and business owners and most recently to the management team as superintendent of the bureau of field services. Commissioner Evans is a 2008 graduate of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and recently completed a certificate program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government and participated in the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, John F. Kennedy School of Government/Harvard School of Public Health as well as National Post-Graduate School & U.S.  Department of Homeland Security, Executive Leaders’ Program.

Not only that but he’s an all around great guy!

“Commissioner Evans has been an exceptional leader to the Boston Police Department, and public safety is one of my biggest priorities. Commissioner Evans has been an invaluable resource to me during this transition period, and I know that his expertise and governance of the Police Department will be a key component to my Administration,” said Walsh.

Way to go!

 

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Let’s hear it for the boy!

Liam Coughlin, a Catholic Memorial senior and Southie boy, is having an amazing hockey season so far.   The 6’3 center and team captain has scored an amazing 17 goals and nine assists for a total of 26 points.  Seems as though Liam has a bright future on the ice.  When asked what his plans are after high school, Liam says, “Right now I’d say the three schools that I would love to attend most would be Northeastern, Boston University or Merrimack. As I’m searching for schools, of course hockey is playing an important role, but more importantly I am looking for a place that could give me a great education first.”  Athletic talent and a good head on his shoulders – we like it!    

Although the NHL lockout is still a grim reality, we asked Liam who his favorite player is.  “Pavel Datsyk of the Detroit Redwings. I love how he’s able to use his skill and speed to take control of each game that he play.  That’s something to strive towards.”

When Liam is not in class or on the ice, you can find him at Motivated Fitness staying in shape and getting stronger with his personal trainer, Thomas Regan.  “Liam is one of the hardest working kids to come through Ripped by Regan. His desire to be successful has him always begging for extra workouts, extra reps, extra time; that’s a quality that you rarely find in a high school athlete and it’s a quality that will take him far, not just in sports, but in life,” says Thomas. 
 

In the genes:
If the name Coughlin sounds familiar when it comes to hockey, both Liam’s father and brother were legendary South Boston players – his father Kevin played for South Boston High and Michigan State and his brother Kevin played for the National Development Program and in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.   Must be in the genes!
 

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.