Monday, October 29, 2012
Mary-Kate Mahoney spoke about volunteerism before the Massachusetts Chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Club on Saturday.
Mary-Kate Mahoney, a 10-year-old Melrose resident, spoke before the Massachusetts Chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Club on Saturday and spoke about the importance of volunteers, while also giving presidential candidate Mitt Romney some good-natured ribbing for his “binders of women” comment. Mahoney spoke before the state-wide organization during the group’s fall meeting in Braintree after organization officials read press reports of Mahoney’s work in Melrose. Though she spent most of her speech talking about her efforts and the importance of volunteering, Mahoney received her biggest applause when she quipped about Romney’s “binders of women” comment during the second presidential debate. “I found it interesting that Governor …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Fourth grader Mary-Kate Mahoney's idea to honor the city's volunteers came to fruition last Thursday, when Warren Street Park was officially renamed Volunteer Park.
Volunteers are the faceless people of history, said Horace Mann School fourth grader Mary-Kate Mahoney, who never give in and never give up. "The people who are the soul of cities and the heart of humanity," Mahoney said to the people assembled last Thursday at the park on the corner of Warren and Melrose Streets. "The people who will never have their names in history books, but will remain in our hearts forever." With those words, Mahoney bestowed Warren Street Park with its new name: "Volunteer Park," an idea Mahoney came up last summer with while on vacation in Washington D.C. At the rededication ceremony on June 21, Mahoney told the crowd—after first eschewing the use of a megaphone held by Mayor Rob Dolan—that as she looked at the …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
On June 21 at 6:30 p.m., Melrose will rededicate the Warren Street Park as Volunteer Park, Mayor Rob Dolan writes.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Editor's note: The headline of this article was changed on Thursday, June 1. This guest column was submitted and written by Mayor Rob Dolan. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our city. Over the years they have lent millions of dollars worth of time, expertise, and hard work to make our city a better place. Whether they are serving on a board or commission, rounding up spin bikes for Healthy Melrose, or tutoring students in our schools, volunteers provide a host of services and expertise, and we are a richer community, in every sense of the word, because of them. On June 21, we will honor all our city's volunteers in a special way, by rededicating the Warren Street Park as Volunteer Park. We will have a special celebration at the park, with …