Last Day Till Election Day for State Rep (Lou Scapicchio & Adrian Madaro)


One last day till election day! And have you decided on which candidate you want to see as your next State Representative of East Boston? If not, check out my YouTube videos (with Lou Scapicchio and Adrian Madaro) to help you make your decision.

Also if you live in East Boston, but you have no idea on where you need to go to vote, go to http://www.cityofboston.gov/elections/voter/ and put in your name and address to find out your polling site.

Good luck to both Suffolk Law School alums in their race to be the next state rep.

 

2015 Spring Media Internship In Boston, Ma for College Students


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UR Business Network is looking for energetic and driven students who love social media and want to improve their media marketing and production skills in the future.

This unique opportunity gives you direct ‘hands-on’ experience in the field. You have autonomy, responsibility and accountability from day one.

You will work in a fast-paced, dynamically evolving environment.

You will have training, coaching, and mentoring. This is an opportunity to work directly with senior level executives and experts who will join us on the radio show.

The successful intern will achieve the following:

  1. Develop impressive resume building experience in media marketing and production
  2. Learn practical business development skills – to complement college class work
  3. Gain real world experience and practice in the skills and tasks on the operational side of a studio
  4. Acquire a series of success stories – outcomes and deliverables achieved for your portfolio.
  5. Create meaningful relationships with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and professionals of every field, who are either in Forbes Magazine or in a rising start-up in Boston, Ma.

Ur Business Network 2015 Spring InternshipFor this position, we seek a candidate with a strong interest in a career in media marketing and radio production. The selected intern will be an integral part of the show’s success, and ensure the integration and cross-fertilization between this show and the other shows in the station lineup. Upward Mobility is available to those who are extremely serious on taking media production and marketing to the next level.

Candidates must be available 2-3 days per week. The position is part-time. It is an unpaid internship. Food will be provided and the hours are extremely flexible–we provide carpooling if you are taking the T.

Given the opportunity to be part of the fast growth of our radio shows as well as the entire station programming, this is an attractive opportunity for someone attending school or recently graduated who is looking for relevant current experience before embarking on a full-fledged career search.

Responsibilities:

  • 2015 Spring Internship Ur Business NetworkProduce shows and write finished show descriptions
  • Research prospective guests – for relevance, expertise, professionalism, speaking capacity
  • Leverage leads
  • Provide first level screening for potential unqualified guests
  • Promote guests and the show through traditional and online media
  • Coordinate, schedule and follow-up with guests and guest hosts
  • Provide prospective guests with materials, track return of materials, post and distribute show recordings
  • Track guests in show database
  • Greet and host guests at the studio
  • Coordinate timing/reception quality for call in guests

To apply send your resume to jeff@urbusinessnetwork.com with a short description of why you want a marketing/production internship. Give 1-2 examples of your strengths/experience in marketing and in production. If you don’t have one or the other, just say so!

Our offices are located at 10 Micro Drive, 2nd floor, Woburn, MA

What we are looking for at UR Business Network:

  • Extremely well-organized
  • Highly attentive to detail
  • Excellent verbal communication skills – in person, by phone or email. Be able to work professionally and respectfully with high-power guests coming on the show.
  • Strong desire to learn, grow, succeed
  • Solution-oriented – strong problem-solving abilities
  • Sound understanding of business
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership
  • Entrepreneurial interest
  • Skilled and experienced in teamwork and collaboration
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor
  • Some business development, sales or marketing experience

sheila raye charles Ur Business Network“After interning with UR Business Network for the past 2 years, I have made lasting friends and learned so much about radio production. UR really gives you the freedom to mold the career that you want for yourself” –Prince Sefa-Boakye

 

Meet The Candidates w/ Lou Scapicchio, State Rep Candidate for East Boston


Lou Scapicchio, State Rep Candidate princesdailyjournalLou Scapicchio is an acting defense attorney for the Army Reserves and is a champion of Veteran Affairs. He has served the United States army for 14 years, and has six years of legal experience–not too mention that he is a Suffolk Law School Alum.

Lou is a long-time resident of East Boston but has a long list of hands-on experience in both the Army as Captain and in Law, which he plans to take with him to Beacon Hill. “If you want something done right, hire a veteran,” he says. What better person to represent the people of East Boston than a veteran attorney.

After serving honorably for his country, he then worked for state government in the last year, where he actively participated in the issues of East Boston.

He says filing and drafting legislation, is a just minor role towards becoming the next State Representative of East Boston. The major role is prioritizing the daily agenda of the residents of East Boston inside Beacon Hill–becoming a community leader. A community leader will not have a strong voice on Beacon Hill without the support of his/her community.

“I have no affiliation with any sitting politicians on Beacon Hill and so my only loyalty to anyone is just the people of East Boston–my family, my friends, and my neighbors. All I will care about is what is in the best interest for the people of East Boston ” –Lou Scappichio

His three top priorities for East Boston are: Balanced Real Estate Development; Safety and Security; and Veterans Affairs.

Lou Scapicchio is currently a Judge Advocate in the Army Reserves at the rank of Captain and is the legal counsel for the Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home (a homeless shelter) in Chelsea, Ma.

Election Day is on March 3, 2015

To follow Lou and his campaign go to: www.louforstaterep.com

Here are Lou’s responses from the same twitter questions asked before in my last interview:

LS: That goes back to that overarching question of how to keep East Boston affordable; we do not want to price out people who are already live here through development. East Boston is a gem on the Boston Harbor and everyone will know that there will be some high end development which will increase the housing rates in those surrounding areas. So to take care of this we (1) make them have the mixed housing and follow the rules that are already in place in East Boston. (2) Keep the property taxes at a rate which people who live in the surrounding areas can afford; not let it jump too high or too fast on them. (3) Have tax incentives for the workers to build more affordable housing. Keeping property taxes down is a priority for him.

LS: Whoever is State Rep of East Boston must have a plan first of what they want East Boston to be. I want East Boston to be a very enticing place for Middle Class families to raise their families in. And to achieve this we must have: schools, street safety, and lower property taxes. Incentivizing the right types of investments in East Boston and lowering property taxes will help pass savings onto the next generation of East Boston residents.

Interview Update w/ Lou Scapicchio, State Rep Candidate for East Boston


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Just finished my interview with Lou Scapicchio, State Representative Candidate for East Boston–Thank you Lou! And thank you for your service!

This YouTube interview will be made available soon. If you wish to follow Lou, go to www.louforstaterep.com

Lou has made a special announcement that today at 5:30 pm, East Boston will be hosting a town hall forum at East Boston High School, which all State Rep candidates will be debating live on East Boston issues.

Also, the Boston Globe newspaper today was kind enough to feature my website in their obituary of Mark Fischer–Thank you Boston Globe!

Mark Fischer (princesdailyjournal)

To read this story click on the link: Mark Fischer Helped Define Copyright Internet Age

RIP Mark Fischer

In Loving Memory of Mark Alan Fischer (1950-2015)


Mark Fisher, Copyright Litigator and Entertainment Lawyer

It is with a heavy heart that I say my mentor, Mark Fisher, has passed away.

Yesterday I had the privilege and honor to attend Mark’s Memorial Service, where I listened to friends and family share a testament to Mark’s amazing life. A life that many people including lawyers wish to have in a lifetime. I heard stories from Mark’s revolutionary accomplishments in the world of Copyright and Entertainment law to his love for music (opera), creativity, clothing, the Red Soxx, his friends and his loving wife Marnie. One thing that is true about Mark, which we all shared in our eulogies, was that he had an extraordinary gift of drawing people to him.

The first time that I met Mark was at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), on the seaport of Boston, where I was working as a caterer for ICA’s social media event two years ago. My job that day was to greet guests, standing up-straight with a tray of white wine in one hand and a smile on my face, as they would walk-in–and that’s when I saw HIM (no pun intended). Walking through the doors was a man who had the finest light blue (bespoke) suit in the room–topped off with the coolest white brim feather hat you have ever seen. When I saw him, my eyes lit up–I told myself that I had to get the number to his tailor. Anyways, when I approached him and asked “what do you do for a living?” he said, “I’m a lawyer.” I stared at him with a confused face and quietly said “lawyers dress like that?!” During our conversation I told him about my blog and my aspirations for going to law school and that I would love to get together with him to learn about him and the law. He kindly smiled and gave me his card, and the rest as you would say was history.

Mark Fisher Copyright Litigator and Entertainment Lawyer

The one thing that I won’t forget about Mark was his sincere gift of inspiring people to do great things. When I asked him if I could interview him for my blog (my pride and joy), he candidly said, “yes”–which most lawyers today would not always do. But somehow he saw something special in me and agreed to do it–with no questions asked.

For those of you who may not know this, Mark was one of my inspirations (as well as my recommenders) for applying to law school–I can’t stress enough how important mentors are. Without his letter of recommendation, I probably would not have been accepted to Suffolk University Law School. He showed me that you can live life to the fullest and still be a good lawyer–and make a fashion statement. He really sparked my interest to explore entertainment and copyright law.

One of Mark’s clients and colleagues, who read my blog, reached out to me: to not only express the tragic news but to commend me on a well-written interview story about him. He said that I really captured his personality. After our conversation, I am reminded yet again of why I have this “silly” website that you all come to know as princesdailyjournal.com.

So today Mark I wish to pay tribute to you for entering into my life as you always did with so many of us: with class and style. I’m sorry we couldn’t get together sooner (due to school and all) but thanks for showing me the “cool” side of law. May you Rest in Peace with the Stars! Your story and your legacy will always live-on, here at princesdailyjournal.com

To check out my photos from the service, click on the link below.

Mark Fischer’s Memorial Service

If you haven’t read Mark’s story, you can check it out under 50 Shades of Law: Mark Fischer.

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Upcoming Interview with Lou Scapiccho, State Rep Candidate For East Boston


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Tuesday I will be interviewing Lou Scapicchio on his candidacy for State Representative of the 1st district of Suffolk. During my interview, I will be taking questions from the Twitterverse. So if you have any questions tweet them to me at @princedjc & hashtag them as #princeinthecity 2 have’em read!

To learn more about Lou go to www.louforstaterep.com

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Strength and Courage (The Story of David and Goliath)


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Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled. David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17‬:‭41-45, 48-50‬ NLT)

Do not forget the story of David and Goliath! Do not forget the story of triumph over tribulation! While the world today teaches us fear and cowardice, the Bible (God) teaches us strength and courage. David was only a mere boy compared to Goliath. But yet he had the strength and courage of 10,000 men (and one army of angels) to take down a giant–and went on to become King, passing down his bloodline to Jesus Christ.

So this week, remember your history, honor your roots, and have strength and courage.

But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.” (‭Revelation‬ ‭5‬:‭5‬ NLT)

In the mighty words of Bob Marley: “I’m gonna be Iron, Like a Lion, in Zion”

Meet The Candidates: Adrian Madaro, State Rep Candidate for East Boston


Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Adrian MadaroAdrian Madaro, who is 26 years old, is a lifelong resident of East Boston and a first generation American citizen. Adrian has devoted his whole life to community service and is ready to take his service to the next level as the next State Representative of East Boston.

Adrian is running for state representative because he wants to work on policies and legislation that will really benefit East Boston–and he says that the best is yet to come for East Boston. Before he ran, he was the chief of staff (for four years) for the former State Rep Carlo Basile–who is now the chief secretary for the current governor of Massachusetts: Charlie Baker.

As chief of staff, he was in charge of addressing and solving everyday issues for fellow residents of East Boston. He knows the budget process, knows how to file and draft legislation (and push it through city hall), and has good relationships, with the representatives, on Beacon Hill (including House Speaker Robert Deleo) which he will utilize to get things done in East Boston.

East Boston deserves a state representative who can be effective and hit the ground running. He says, “there is no learning curve for me.”

His three top priorities for East Boston are Economic Opportunities (i.e. waterfront development & public transportation), Vocational Programs in Public Schools, and Public Safety.

Adrian Madaro holds a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Tufts University, and serves on several boards including President of the Harborside Community.

Election day is on March 3rd, and you can follow him and his campaign at www.adrianmadaro.com

For those who tweeted me their questions, here are Adrian’s responses:

Adrian: Waterfront development will create jobs so we have to make sure that we (1) prioritize construction jobs for East Boston Residents and (2) make sure that permanent service jobs (hotels, restaurants, bar etc.) are for East Boston residents. We have the best waterfront in Boston, and by having development on the waterfront we will create an engine for our local economy.

Adrian: Today East Boston is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. And because of that people are moving here not just to raise families but to develop here. Even though that investment is good for the community, it has to be balanced: responsible smart growth. That means we have to balance luxury apartments on the waterfront with affordable housing, work force housing, and family housing, so that all walks of life (senior citizen, immigrant, etc.) can thrive and raise a family here in East Boston.

Daily Newsfeed


The Raiders and Chargers have proposed a shared NFL stadium in Los Angeles >=( ; President Obama to host Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit next month; Healthcare.gov is extending time for people to sign up for Obamacare to avoid new federal tax penalty; House Democrat demands details on secretive for-profit student debt forgiveness scheme; Eurozone ministers hold emergency talks on Greece; and Here is what Boston hates more than the Yankees. All of this and more, please follow the links below.

The Raiders and Chargers have proposed plan to share a stadium together in LA?! >=[

President Obama to host Prince Charles and Duchess visit next month

Millions more will have time to sign up for ObamaCare to avoid new tax penalty

House Democrats ask for details on student debt forgiveness scheme

Eurozone minister talks about Greece’s future today

What does Boston hate more than the Yankess: endless snow

Interview with Adrian Madaro, State Rep Candidate for East Boston


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Just finished my interview w/ Adrian Madaro, State Rep Candidate of East Boston #1stSuffolk.

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www.adrianmadaro.com

Upcoming Interview w/ Adrian Madaro, State Rep Candidate for East Boston


IMG_9672.JPGTomorrow I will be interviewing Adrian Madaro, about his candidacy, as the next State Representive of East Boston’s 1st Suffolk District. During my interview I will be taking questions from the Twitterverse. So if you have any pressing questions that you would like for me to ask him, follow me on Twitter @princedjc and tweet your questions to me and hashtag them as #princeinthecity.

www.adrianmadaro.com