Boston Marathon 2015!


 

Boston Marathon 2015 (princesdailyjournal)

Today I was blessed to visit the Boston Marathon Finish Line with good company. During my visit I ran into the Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh. In lieu of the Boston Marathon, and Patriots Day weekend, I will not be posting any Newsfeeds or blogs tomorrow.

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In the meantime you can checkout my blogs that I’ve posted last year on the Boston Marathon.

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Weekly Political Report: What It Takes to Be an American

Have a great rest of the weekend

-Prince

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Daily Newsfeed


Today marks the 2 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, church bells will ring at 2:49pm for a moment of silence; Aaron Hernandez is found guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd in June 2013; Al Qaeda is beating ISIS; Here is the worst question you could ask a women in a job interview; and Today is Jackie Robinson Day. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Two year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Aaron Hernandez is found guilty of murder

Al Qaeda is beating ISIS

The worst question to ask a women in a job interview

Jackie Robinson day: Celebrating Jackie Robinson’s MLB’s debut in 1947

JPLovesit’s New YouTube Show, “JPLovesit’s Hangouts”


JP has created a new Youtube web series called “JPLovesit’s Hangout” made especially for her friends and fans alike- “It’s where music meets reality,” JP says. The idea behind the web series is to get rid of the middle man and allow artists to interview each other, themselves, and other fun stuff!

“I think this is an excellent idea because it will present an opportunity for my fans to get to know their artists even better, and see that there is a side to of all of us, besides the professional one. To summarize, this pretty much means an underground artist will have a chance to be in the spotlight and a chance for her audience to get to know her better!

As many of you already know, I’m quite down to earth. I love writing and talking about everything that goes along with passion, our feelings, love, and even subjects such as woman rights and empowerment. Besides that, expect a lot of fun, engaging, and interesting content, with special inspirational quotes, facts, images, gags and all that fun stuff in general!” –JPLovesit

To follow JP and her music go to www.jplovesit.com

The David Josef Interview (Sneak Preview)


Here is a movie trailer of my upcoming interview with David Josef, Well-Renowned Fashion Designer for Women’s Clothing. The whole interview will made available soon.

To learn more about David and his designs go to his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/davidjoseffashions

Also take time to read his article on his last Charity Fashion Show “Aimee Tahaka Farm Animal Sanctuary” from the Boston Globe.

Social Studies: Fashion Walk on the Wild Side

To see more fashion interviews go to #Fashion Embassy

Last Day till Eastie’s State Rep Elections, Who Will You Vote For?


Have you decided on who should be the next State Representative for East Boston?! If not, check out my interviews with Joanne Pomodoro (Indep) and Adrian Madaro (Dem), before you make your decision on Tuesday!

If you are unsure on where to vote in East Boston, go to www.wheredoivotema.com. Type in your name and address to find your polling site.

Daily Newsfeed


President Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and John McCain will all be in Boston this morning for the unveiling of the Kennedy Institute; White kids are winning San Francisco’s school lottery, and the data to prove it; Justice Department defends Hilary Clinton from email subpoena; Germanwings co-pilot had previously received therapy for suicidal tendencies, prosecutor says; ;and Trever Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of the Daily Show. All this and more, please follow the links below.

The White House and John McCain to attend the unveiling of the Kennedy Institute

White kids winning San Fran’s school lottery

Justice Department defends Clinton from email discovery

Germanwings co-pilot was treated for therapy suicidal tendencies

Trevor Noah to replace John Stewart as host of the Daily Show

Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Joanne Pomodoro, East Boston State Rep Candidate


Joanne T. Pomodoro is a life-long resident of East Boston and an independent candidate running to be the next the State Representative of East Boston. Joanne is running because she is tired of going to community meetings and not having her concerns be heard–one of them being selling East Boston to developers for profit. She wants people who haven’t been heard to be heard and will represent the underserved through representation. What makes her qualified is her work experience as a social worker or better known as a “change agent.”

As a social worker she has helped countless people with their problems; found solutions; healed people from trauma (especially from the Boston Marathon Bombing); and empowered people by becoming pro-active–versus reactive–and taking charge of their life. And what she really wants to do as the next State Rep is re-invest East Boston through stake ownership.

“If you invest in something you have ownership in it,” she says. For those who lives here and wants to stay here they should have a discount–and not be pushed out of their homes because of luxury housing. And so she is advocating a voucher program so that middle class families can stay and prosper here in East Boston.

“I don’t make a blanket speech; I speak from my heart. I am not a professional politician but I am a professional social worker which specializes in helping people.”

Her three biggest priorities that she is advocating for as state rep are: Health and Wellness; Gentrification; and Community Unification.

To follow Joanne and her campaign go to www.joannepomodoro4staterep.org. You can also follow her on her Facebook Fanpage at www.facebook.com/jtpomodoro.

Here are responses of questions from the Twitterverse that Joanne answered

https://twitter.com/princedjc/status/578999730593755136

JP: We don’t get to choose how we run. When I was 18 years old, I registered as an Independent. The reason I did that because I wanted to choose the issues, not the politician nor the party. If someone had an issue that I was concerned about, I aligned myself with him. That’s the way I voted. So I’ve been an Independent all my life and that’s the way I’ll stay.

https://twitter.com/princedjc/status/578999736381894656

JP: I bring personal connection. I don’t make a blanket speech. I speak from my heart; I am not a professional politician. But I am a professional social worker which I am an expert in helping people. And that’s what I bring to this job and to the community. I care for people no matter their economic status, race, religion, or gender. That’s what I do. And that’s what I will continue to do.

Upcoming Interview w/ Joanne T. Pomodoro, State Rep Candidate for East Boston


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Saturday March 21st, I’ll be interviewing Independent candidate Joanne T. Pomodoro to learn more about her candidacy and why she should be the next State Rep for East Boston.

During my interview, I will be taking questions from the Twitterverse. If you have any questions that you want me to ask her, tweet them to me (before Saturday) @princedjc and/or hashtag #princeinthecity.

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:

https://twitter.com/KevinFranck/status/568201699015438336

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