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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell dons his snappiest bomber jacket and goggles, refuels the old Cessna and takes to the skies to twirl out a city memo in puffy skywriting. We were perched comfortably on terra firma, taking down the entire smoky thing. Rock the votePolls open Nov. 8 0

October 4, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell rummages through his closet, throwing old boots, clothes and hangers over his shoulder until he finds his old tap shoes. Then he hits the stage and taps out a city memo in Morse code. We were there, listening and transcribing his every word. space for wasteat Everett ArenaHousehold Hazardous Waste Day will be Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at… 0

September 27, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell stumbles to his fridge, pulls out a can of Cheez-Whiz and writes out a delicious orange-yellow city memo with the cheesy goo. This week was no exception. Firemen honor 9/11we will never forgetSeveral off-duty members of the fire department participated in commemorations of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Aspell writes. Members… 0

September 20, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell rakes the leaves speckled throughout his yard into a huge pile, climbs to the top of a stately maple, and swan-dives down into the leaves below. After lying on his back and making leaf angels for a while, he gets up, brushes off and writes us up a city memo. This week was no exception. Thinking CapsPlan Market DaysMain Street Concord Inc.… 0

September 13, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell slips into his finest Armani suit, hops into a limousine, and cruises down to the closest red carpet awards show gala. He then rushes the stage, interrupts whoever is accepting an award, and proceeds to ramble off a city memo into the mic before getting dragged off by security. This week was no different. I'm gonna let you finish, Tom, but… 0

September 6, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell goes to the grocery store, stocks up on 18 gallons of water, flashlights, Ramen noodles and "US Weekly" magazines and prepares for doomsday, or whatever deadly meteorological event the experts are predicting that week.Take cover! The city memo is heading straight for you! Tannery gets new life 0

August 30, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts on his chef's hat, mixes a bowl of melted butter and eggs with a dash of flour and sugar and whips up a delicous concoction known as the city memo. Have a taste! Potty in the USAStaff of the General Services Department's public properties division has been working diligently over the past several weeks to refurbish the restroom… 0

August 23, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell zips up his chicken suit, scratches around the yard for worms, gives a couple of warning ba-gocks and pops out a farm-fresh, free-range city memo. Here's what he cooked up for us this week:dollar billz, y'allTom's all about the Benjamins, babyLet's give a round of applause for the folks who hold the purse strings to our fair city,… 0

August 16, 2011

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell climbs to the roof of City Hall, puts on a harness, and escapes down his executive zipline to Friendly's. Good idea Tom! After a belly-busting hot fudge sundae, even a sewage overflow report would be palatable! We found this city memo spelled out in chocolate syrup on the sidewalk in front of City Hall. everybody out of the poolWe mean… 0

August 9, 2011

City Briefly

Every week, City Manager Tom Aspell gets out his economy-sized tub of SPF 45, lays out in the sun and has a cabana boy spell out a city memo on his back in suntan lotion. Then he parades around to a sassy Carribean beat for our amusement. Fortunately, we were able to get him to stop dancing to Gloria Estefan for long enough that we could transcribe the memo, and here it is.breakdance-fightingEddy… 0

August 2, 2011