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My name is Gregg Moree and I have lived my whole life in Cambridge. My family has always been a part of this city. My grandfather helped found the orthodox church in central square. My uncle Joe Sakey was director of the Cambridge Public library.. I worked for 25 years as a carpenter and I can point out all the buildings in Cambridge I helped to build. It makes me proud having a so many connections to my community. I want everyone who lives in Cambridge to be proud of that fact, but we need to give them the reasons back why they should be. Let Cambridge people continue our tradition in building this great city. Give a parent the chance to walk their child to a school they helped to build, let our citizens contribute. A chance to feel a sense of ownership and pride in our community. A chance to pass on a tradition.
Youth apprenticeship programs. There is a lack of options open to our young people as they begin new lives as independent adults. I am convinced many of our troubles stem from individuals unable to handle this critical transition. Apprenticeship programs gives young adults who cannot afford or do not want to go to college a chance at having a career. It also instills a greater connection to the community and sense of accomplishment.
Residency Requirements on construction and city jobs. 15 percent of the population of Cambridge is now living below poverty level. In contrast only 1.1 percent of people who work full time are living below poverty level. Itís simple. We need more jobs! Hundreds of millions of dollars is being spent on new construction in Cambridge, yet workers in Cambridge are unemployed. The work is there the City council needs to fight for the rights of working families in Cambridge. I will be that voice on the council.
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