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How will the public safety departments of Boston cope with the month of July 2004?

MacWorld July 12-15
Democratic National Comm. July 26-30
Sail Boston Tall Ships July 9-15

I had heard that the Tall Ships was to coincide with the DNC so the dates may be off.
 

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Wow, Looks like Boston is definitely going to have to step up their public safety. Think they'll plan ahead and take more than usual from civil service? With the budget in the state that it is in...that might be a problem.
 

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I have heard that they will be about 1500 cops short for the DNC. That's for each day. Then you have to figure for EMS. I can't imagine how they will cover everything. The Tall Ships alone is a nightmare. Old timers were dropping like flies last time. And I'm sure the firefighters will get some details that month as well.

July is the start of the fiscal year and you also have to wonder if we'll be out the budget crisis's by then. With all those events and all those people they won't be able to scrape by with minimal staffing. The overtime budget for that year better be BIG.
 
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Working for the main venue for MacWorld and one of the larger venues for the DNC, we have been working on these for a while. From the security/public safety side of the house, our security contractor is already preparing for a huge demand for private security services. In-house security/public safety, we have already been victims of the budget axe and Romney's budget doesn't look to promising....
 

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Boston Herald

Ridge: Hub can bank on security for convention

By: J.M. Lawerence

The federal government will take "extraordinary measures to protect and provide security" at the DNC in Boston this summer, Secretary Tom Ridge said yesterday at Harvard.

Ridge said State and City leaders can bank on the Secret Service's handling of the event.

Ridge who also met privately with Gov. Romney yesterday, said Secret Service Agents will provide key security for the DNC in July.

He said the State's anti-terrorism plans are "focused" and well organized, using a model of "regional mutual aid" :shock:
 
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Did anybody see the write-up in the Sunday Globe(I know, my wife gets it for the coupons) regarding the Black Tea Party Anarchists group? The youth of today, gotta love 'em. How about the pseudonym of the "girl" in the photo? Mothra??? Where were Godzilla and Rodan? Having a strategy/planning session on Monster Island? Give me a break! :wm:
 
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I knew there was a least one other person who used to watch Creature Double Feature on Ch. 56 on rainy Saturdays!

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