OCTOBER 18, 2005


Convened: 6:30 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:55 p.m.


Present were:      Chairperson Councilor Juan A. Gomez

                             Councilor Dennis L. Irish

                             Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes


Also:                    Karen Greenwood, Veterans’ Agent

                             City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk


1.       Petition of Albert J. Belmonte request that the City of Worcester recognize that Colonel Alexander J. Belmonte (Ret.) formerly of 264 Shrewsbury Street became the first Italian American from Worcester and possibly the State of Massachusetts to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in June of 1942, at a time when Italy, along with Germany and Japan were at war with the U.S.  He was honored by Governor Paul Cellucci in October 1999.

          #5 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend File


2.       Petition of Albert J. Belmonte request Pavilion at East Park be named after Colonel Alexander J. Belmonte Ret. who was a former Shrewsbury St. resident and the first Italian American from Massachusetts to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1945.

          #7 CC July 19, 2005

Recommend Refer to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Hold in Committee pending a recommendation from the Worcester Veterans’ Council


3.       Petition of Michael Keating request a revised plaque be placed on the Thomas F. Keating Memorial stating injured in action, not missing.

          #8 CC July 19, 2005

Recommend Approval of the installation of an additional plaque; the costs to be assumed by the petitioner


4.       Communication of the City Manager relative to implications to the annual budget of the Veterans’ Services Department.

#27A CM October 12, 2004

Recommend File


5.       Communication of the City Manager relative to information on the WWI Plaque located at the Canterbury St. School.

          #22A CM November 9, 2004

Recommend File


6.       Communication of the City Manager regarding a responsive interagency collaborative and action plan to reduce the incidence of panhandling and related concerns in the City of Worcester.

          #54CC April 12, 2005 – Referred to Health Committee

          (Also referred to Military Affairs Committee for informational purposes only)

Recommend File


Chairman’s Order request the City Solicitor to provide the City Council with a report identifying any existing statutory penalties against any individual found to be impersonating a veteran


7.       Petition of Mayor Timothy Murray on behalf of Raymond and Helen Cavanaugh request relocation of the memorial plaque of Colonel Edward J. Cavanaugh at Cavanaugh Sq. from the north corner of Foster St. and Worcester Center Blvd. to the front entrance of St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, directly behind the five granite barriers.

          #10 CC August 16, 2005

Councilor Irish was recused from participating on this item on a roll call of 2-0.

Recommend Hold