March Madness

March 16,2009
Talia's Blog
Talia Rivera( )

Talia Rivera is a 33-year-old mother of two. As Executive Director of Villages without Walls, she works with high-risk gang members in Boston. [Read more]

The holiday season is three months passed. Nevertheless, the cars in Boston are decorated with bright orange florescent parking tickets. “Ho, ho, ho!” The city of Boston is generating revenue and using my Impala as their reindeer. The city of Boston has hit me hard with fees and fines; in three days, three tickets. The city of Boston collected $340 from us. A secret Santa? I was told the city of Boston offered 40 police cadets jobs as meter maids; instead of, because of budget cuts, the jobs of protection, safety, and enforcement for which they were trained.