|Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
For Immediate Release
|October 22, 2007|
|CONTACT:||Ria Convery, Communications Director
(617) 788-1105, <email@example.com>
JUDGE A. DAVID MAZZONE HONORED AT DEER ISLAND
On Friday, October 19, 2007, over 250 family members and friends of the late Judge A. David Mazzone gathered on Deer Island in Winthrop to dedicate a memorial erected in his honor.
For 19 years, Judge Mazzone presided over the federal lawsuit brought by conservationists and others condemning the state of Boston Harbor. His landmark rulings led to a massive public works project to restore the Harbor as a spectacular natural resource. The Boston Harbor clean-up is recognized as one of the nation's greatest environmental success stories - a far cry from the Harbor's notoriety in the 1980s as "the filthiest harbor in America."
After his passing, the MWRA Board of Directors voted to name the park
land surrounding the new treatment plant after Judge Mazzone. A group
of his friends and family then joined together to design a suitable monument
to honor the Judge's legacy and raise the necessary funding to construct
At the beginning of the project, Judge Mazzone ruled that "the law
secures to the people the right to a clean harbor." These words are
now inscribed in granite and will remind those who walk, jog, bike, fish,
or just enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and the sea at Deer Island
- or anywhere around the harbor - of Judge Mazzone's role in the cleanup
for generations to come
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