Congratulations to my friend Beau on his announcement that he is retiring from the Lowell DPW. I always heard about Beau and his boxing career and saw him running all over Lowell almost everyday on my way to work and met him at occasions and political events. Then back in 2009 when I decided to run for City Council Beau asked me if he could help, and at the time I had a fundraiser coming up in a couple of weeks at the East End Club, I gave him 20 tickets and 2days later he had them sold.
That's the kind of man Beau is, his co-workers love him and respect him and he served the city of Lowell well...accept when he took a ride to Rockingham to place a bet on a horse,but he wasn't driving the city truck.
I also want to thank Beau on behalf of all my neighbors down here in Rosemont Terr. for all his help and long hours even after he was off the city clock during the floods in 2006 and 2007.
I would like to relate a story I heard about Beau many years ago and those that know and love him will relate and I tell it with the most respect....but it's funny.
Beau's sparring partner was waiting at the gym for Beau to show up to go a few rounds and Beau showed up late. His sparring partner asked him why he was late and Beau told him he had to buy a new suit because his friend died and he was asked to be a ballbearing.....Love you Beau and thank you for your friendship and service to the city of Lowell.