Friday, September 21, 2018

Supporting Magnolia Pier

Magnolia Pier is an important resource not only for residents in Magnolia and Manchester-by-the-Sea, but also for our entire region. Unfortunately, it has suffered major storm damage over the past few years, and now is in need of reconstruction before it can provide important access to the water for people of all ages.

That's why I offered and secured, after consultation with Ward 5 City Councilor Sean Nolan and other local officials, an amendment for $350,000 in the recently enacted H.4385 "An Act promoting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets and opportunity" to support the reconstruction of the pier. A bond bill authorization does not guarantee funding, but it does put it in play for action by the administration.

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and local officials in Gloucester are mounting a comprehensive effort to restore the pier, led by the recently appointed Magnolia Pier Advisory Committee. You can read about this effort in an article in the Gloucester Daily Times at

Tonight the committee is hosting a fundraiser to generate funds for the pier project. I will be participating in the event to auction several items. Please join us if you can to support this great cause.

Here are the details for what will surely be a great event filled with the strong community sprit of their neighborhood surrounding the pier:

Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Manchester Bath & Tennis Club, 27 Raymond Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea