Speaking in Waitangi on Sunday, the Wales star’s thoughts were with the six people killed and at least 48 others injured in the incident at London Bridge and the Borough Market.Warburton, whose team opened their tour with a 13-7 win over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday, said the Lions wanted to bring some joy to those affected.”In future performances and wins, we’ll dedicate to those who have been involved and I guess we can play a small part in trying to cheer a majority of the nation up by trying to be successful over here,” he said.”We’ll commit our performances and all our efforts to those involved recently in London.”He added: “I just wanted to wish those involved all the best wishes from the Lions players and management.”Our thoughts are always with the people back home in Britain and Ireland so thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the families and people involved in that incident.”Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to those affected back home by the tragic events in London. pic.twitter.com/jNjpQ7vJYy— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 4, 2017The Lions have nine matches left on their tour, including a three-Test series against the All Blacks.Tour manager John Spencer also sent his regards, saying: “We’re four nations, but we’re one jersey, one team.”We’ll all stand united here about the sentiments in London.”The Lions are next in action against Super Rugby outfit Blues at Eden Park on Wednesday.
North End KoC members were on hand from the Ausonia Council #1513 for the celebration, along with their non-profit partner, the East Boston Community Development Corp. that will have a 99-year lease to develop and manage the property. It was a good day for affordable housing efforts in the City of Boston as hundreds of new units were funded throughout the city at a celebratory event held in the North End. Mayor Walsh and local officials gathered at the Knights of Columbus building at 41 N. Margin Street, the future site of 23 new senior affordable housing units. In addition to Mayor Walsh, speaking at the event were Al Caldarelli of the East Boston Community Development Corp., Victor Brogna from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and Sheila Dillon, Boston’s Chief of Housing and Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development. Also attending were local officials, including City Councilor Lydia Edwards and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz. *Advertisement* The Knights will also have just over 1,500 square feet of ground floor space to house a new council headquarters. Plans also call for a community room and 15 parking spaces. 1 of 5 Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks at the affordable housing community preservation awards event Future site of 23 affordable housing units with Knight of Columbus hall on ground floor in Boston’s North End Celebrating the KoC affordable housing project in the North End (L-R) John Pagliuca, John Romano, Steve Scappichio, Mayor Marty Walsh, Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, John Fiumara, Councilor Lydia Edwards and Victor Brogna Future site of 23 affordable housing units with Knight of Columbus hall on ground floor in Boston’s North End At the N. Margin St. location, there will be 23 units in total as part of the 5-story building. General affordability requirements would be for those with incomes up to $65,000 while the “senior” notation means those at least 62 years old. Public financing dictates that tenants will be selected via lottery. Recipients of the affordable housing awards from the Community Preservation Committee The City announced $26 million in funding across 10 projects for 515 affordable housing units and deed-restricted homes in Brighton, East Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End and Roxbury. The North End project is receiving of $1.96 million from Community Preservation Act funding. Al Caldarelli of the East Boston CDC speaks at the Affordable Housing community awards event Citywide developments are targeted at 16,000 new affordable housing units by 2030 with 5,500 affordable housing units permitted to date. All the new developments and more information on the city’s plans can be found here.