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2004 was a great year for Boston! The Patriots won the Super Bowl! Boston hosted its first national political convention! And - the Red Sox won the World Series!
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And for the city's birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic - the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most.
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And it was from Boston that one in every six American families began their journey into the land of the free.
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Boston is known for its innovation.
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Boston is safe. And we're going to keep it safe.
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Boston is the engine of the state's economy.
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But today, we celebrate our differences. We understand that they fall within the framework of our shared aspirations.
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Children need continuity as they grow and learn.
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Community policing worked because neighbors took responsibility and worked with law enforcement to build solutions.
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Currently, Boston has only nine percent of the state's population - but we provide more than 16 percent of the jobs and 19 percent of the state's revenues.
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Diversity gives our city a competitive edge.
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For every $5 that Boston's economy sends up to Beacon Hill, the state gives only $1 back to us.
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Here's what I see all across this great city - people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.
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I am also committed to providing city employees with housing assistance.
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I am committed to making our city work for all Bostonians. I know this city. I love this city. And I am prepared to move our city forward.
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I am proud to say that today Boston is one of the safest cities in America. That's because we've taken crime very seriously from the very beginning.
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I am working hard to ensure that working families can continue to afford to live in our city.
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I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston.
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I have learned so much from people in every neighborhood of Boston, and I am ready to lead Boston into its magnificent future.
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I look forward to visiting all of the schools in our system this year and wish all of our students an enriching academic experience.
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I'm proud to report that in 2004 alone, we approved 3,600 new units of housing - our best year ever!
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In the 1990s, we introduced Boston's community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime.
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Let's use the energy of this historic year to propel us toward our shared vision of a greater Boston.
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My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong.
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One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options.
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People of color fare worse than their counterparts on a number of health issues - such as infant mortality, asthma, and diabetes.
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Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.
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Recreation programs strengthen the fabric of our neighborhoods. They contribute to healthier, safer communities.
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Since Hurricane Katrina devastated several states, I have joined with fellow Bostonians in searching for ways that we can help.
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The state needs to reform how it allocates tax revenues. The people of Boston deserve their fair share of what we produce.
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The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone's neighbor.
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The true value of sport is more than the skills that young people learn.
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These are national problems that require national solutions.
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This past year, Forbes Magazine reported that Boston offers the best public education of any big city in America.
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Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured $1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund the beautification of Boston's neighborhoods.
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We cherish our young people, and we know that sports provide opportunities for boys and girls to learn and grow.
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We must be vigilant in our actions towards criminals, and innovative in our approach towards solving crime.
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We were among the first school districts in the country to provide every child with access to full-day kindergarten.
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We were the first urban school system in the country to wire all of our schools for the Internet.
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When I first became Mayor, I saw a school system that failed to educate our students.
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Whether you live in Roxbury or Roslindale, your families will have access to an excellent education and good health care.
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