SHAKE OFF THOSE POST-ELECTION BLUES!

by Brian Flagg, Msgr. Tom Cahalane, pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows parish is coming to Casa Maria to lead a discussion on The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis! Thursday Nov. 6th from 12:00noon to 1:00pm. All are invited – Chimichangas will be served. We don’t know anyone as fired up as TomContinue reading “SHAKE OFF THOSE POST-ELECTION BLUES!”

NOV. 3, 2014 …A NEW DAY AT THE TRANSIT TASK FORCE

by Jimmy Ojeda, I have been attending the Transit Task Force (TTF) meetings for over two years now. This task force is formed by representatives of all the City Council Offices and Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). City staff is also present, including Sun-Tran Administration. Yesterday, for the first time, I thought this group ofContinue reading “NOV. 3, 2014 …A NEW DAY AT THE TRANSIT TASK FORCE”

PUT THE “PUBLIC” BACK IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

by Cesar Aguirre As the end of the school year winded down and summer break couldn’t come soon enough I received a call from my daughters’ grandmother, their mom’s mom, to give me the news that my step-son Boogie would be going back to live with them. Knowing that I am very involved with publicContinue reading “PUT THE “PUBLIC” BACK IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS”

Kasandra Manriquez and the Tucson Bus Riders Union

by Cesar Aguirre Kasandra is a 19 year old student at the UofA with a double major in Gender and Women’s Studies and Journalism. She has worked with Casa Maria and the Bus Riders Union over the last few months and helped out with the membership campaign that TBRU started back in January to signContinue reading “Kasandra Manriquez and the Tucson Bus Riders Union”

My experience as a College Tennis Player

Laura Alameda has lived and worked here with her extended family for the last 8 years. She is the heart and soul of Casa Maria. No one works harder than she does. Laura made it through 6th grade in Nogales Sonora. It has been a privilage to see both her beautiful daughters, Carmen and Yanseli,Continue reading “My experience as a College Tennis Player”

“City Council Scraps Bus Changes in BUDGET PLAN” reads the headline on p.2 of today’s Daily Star!

by Brian Flagg (go to: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/city-council-scraps-bus-changes-in-budget-plan/article_22a41a05-d573-5e52-a631-05d885f3d078.html) GRACIAS to the 5 votes, (Karin Uhlich, Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham, Richard Fimbres and Shirley Scott) for standing up for transit justice in the face of lying city bureaucrats. The article stated that Assistant City Manager Albert Elias “stressed that bus service wasn’t being cut. Instead routes were beingContinue reading ““City Council Scraps Bus Changes in BUDGET PLAN” reads the headline on p.2 of today’s Daily Star!”

LIST OF ALLIES THAT WILL BE PRESENT AT THE BUS RIDERS UNION APPRECIATION PARTY

  List of Allies that will be present at the Bus Riders Union Appreciation Party May 20th, at 5:00 p.m. City Hall Confirmed Service Employees International Union (SEIU)                             Maya Castillo Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC)                       Rev. Tom Tureman, Most Holy Trinity El Rio Health Center Board                                                    Pete Reisinger, BS, MBA. President ACCESS Tucson                                                                                    LisaContinue reading “LIST OF ALLIES THAT WILL BE PRESENT AT THE BUS RIDERS UNION APPRECIATION PARTY”