Letters in Support of Bob
- Paul Schlichtman – “He understands the heart and soul of our community …”
‘I watched the Select Board Debate on ACMI last night, and it cemented my opinion that Bob Tosi Jr. is my choice in the April 6 Arlington town election.
I have known Bob for 26 years, which means he was in Town Meeting when I moved into town. He has been part of the civic fabric for as long as I have known him. He has served on the Finance Committee, and he has been a 14 year chair, member, and associate member of the Arlington Council on Aging board.
Bob is one of those unheralded volunteers who do the behind-the-scenes volunteer work in town. He doesn’t do it for the credit; he is one of the most altruistic folks I know.
As a school committee member, I know that he has the fiscal background and the determination to work for funding for our schools and the Arlington High School project. He understands the heart and soul of our community is tied to how we come together for our children, and he will be a thoughtful partner when we build town budgets.
Leo Durocher once said, “Nice guys finish last.” I don’t believe it, and we can prove him wrong by electing Bob Tosi on April 6.”
Paul Schlichtman – Town Meeting Member – Precinct 9 – Arlington School Committee
- John Gibbons – “A strong advocate for all special needs and their families”
“I am a former resident of Arlington now living in Melrose but have had the privilege of knowing Bob Tosi for over 20 years in his involvement with our special needs citizens and their families in his advocacy work with ASNAP, Inc. ( Association Special Needs Activities and Programs) that serves Arlington and surrounding communities promoting social/ recreational activities for the developmentally/ intellectually challenged and their families. Having worked for the Minuteman Regional High School for 30 years, I have had the pleasure of providing transportation services for such groups as LABB etc. as well as regular/ special ed students for transportation services as well as for various school activities in addition to regular arrival and departure of students during regular school hours. The bottom line in the support of Bob Tosi for election to Select Board ( former Board of Selectman) is his many years of community work involved in making every citizen’s life more inclusive. Bob Tosi’s election to Select Board above all is to have a strong advocate for all special needs and their families. As a lifelong resident of Arlington, Bob Tosi has a pulse and experience fostering the needs and advocating on the major issues affecting all citizens for many years reflected in his many years of community work on their behalf.”
John F. Gibbons
Current Board Member A.S.N.A.P. Inc. ( Association Special Needs Activities And Programs.
- Carol Ryerson Greeley- “Service – Dedication – Leadership”
Turn on the news and the daily assault on the moral fabric of our society seems never ending. It’s refreshing in this day and age to have a candidate like Bob Tosi who strives, through his involvement in our community, to make Arlington a better place for all of us to live. I’m voting for Bob Tosi for the Arlington Select Board and I hope you will too on April 6th!
Service – Dedication – Leadership. Words I’ve heard repeatedly over the years because of my own family’s ties to the community. When I look at the list of organizations Bob has served on over the years, it is clear to me that Bob Tosi has put service to others as the focal point of his life. I see 31 years as a Town Meeting Member, 12 years on the Finance Committee, 14 years on the Council on Aging, 29 years of involvement in his Church, including as a member of the Knights of Columbus (past Grand Knight and President) and current President of the St Vincent de Paul Society. As an Arlington Senior Citizen Volunteer, volunteer at the Arlington Food Pantry, The Cyrus Dallin Museum, the Housing Corporation of Arlington, a corporator and former mentor for the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, Friend of Robbins Library, member of the Arlington Land Trust, Touchdown Club, – ok, ok, you get it – Bob has positively impacted the lives of every generation in this Town! It’s no wonder in 2014 Bob was names the Community Person of the Year by the Rotary Club of Arlington. I want someone that is concerned for all Arlington’s residents, someone who is approachable, someone with proven experience, who understands the financial implications for today and tomorrow, who will ask the hard questions and most importantly, will give honest answers. I choose a man with that moral compass we’ve all been longing to support, I will be voting on April 6th for Bob Tosi – it’s Time for Tosi!
Carol Ryerson Greeley
- Joe Daly – “The gospel song “If I can help somebody “, Bob will
If there ever was a candidate with an impressive track record of service it’s Bob Tosi. I have witnessed Bob in action serving seniors whether at the Arlington senior center or walking and sharing stories with local seniors in the neighborhood. I also admire Bob’s professional work as a Care Manager with Minuteman Senior Services. In Bob’s earlier years he served as a Home Health Aide humbly caring for the personal care needs of his clients.
As a current board member of Arlington Housing Authority, I appreciate Bob’s commitment and work on behalf of affordable housing in Arlington. I have the privilege of knowing his parents Bob and Camille Tosi who have taught Bob well on how to respect his elders and serve others.
The gospel song “If I can help somebody “ as I pass along comes to mind as I think about Bob as he lives each day trying to help others. Please join me in voting for Bob Tosi Jr a selfless individual who we can all be proud to have as our Select Board Member.
Joe Daly, Former State Representative
- Marianne Comeau – “…caring for ALL residents…”
There are a number of reasons that I support Bob Tosi for Select Board Member:
• First, he has an extensive background in finance, both by training, professional experience, and service to the town of Arlington. He has served on the Arlington Finance Committee for 12 years and been a Town Meeting Member for 31 years, beginning as an undergraduate in college. This means he has participated in decisions on budgets and is familiar with the laws and regulations of the town. Currently, he is on the Finance Board for his church and spokesperson for the 2019 Cardinals’ Appeal Campaign.
• He is a strong supporter of seniors and has served on the Council on Aging for 14 years.
• Bob volunteers for the Arlington Food Pantry and has helped with the collection of the food at the Arlington Youth Consultation Center Gala. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, you will see Bob distributing Food Baskets to the needy.
• Through his work, Bob has shown me the importance of giving back to others, whether it’s to young, seniors, or those with physical or other disabilities.
• And finally yet importantly, Bob has been a wonderful mentor to me. Thanks to him, I am very active with youth sports and have had the privilege of coaching many young athletes. I’ve seen them succeed in both elementary and high school; many are currently succeeding in college as athletes.
To me, Bob’s experience and caring for ALL residents, no matter how old or young, makes him the better candidate for Select Board Member.
- Dick and Tricia Cullinane – “Honesty – Integrity – Sincerity – Dedication – Optimism– Realism – Caring – Devotion– Selflessness”
HONESTY – INTEGRITY – SINCERITY – DEDICATION – OPTIMISM– REALISM – CARING – DEVOTION– SELFLESSNESS. Sometimes you can find an individual with a number of these qualities, but it is rare that you can find someone with ALL of these qualities. Bob Tosi is that rare individual. He has all these qualities and more. He has spent decades giving his time and talents to the Arlington Community. Bob will bring a fresh and independent view to the issues and concerns that our town is currently facing.
A lifelong resident of Arlington, Bob’s experience and dedication to the people and organizations of Arlington is amazing. His knowledge and understanding of the town is evident as you look at his history of service over the years. He has been a Town Meeting member for 31 years; he served on the Finance Committee for 12 years; he has been a member of the Historical Society for 27 years; and he has been an Arlington Senior Citizen Volunteer for 29 years.
How many can say they have spent more than half their lives serving the community of Arlington! His experience and commitment extend to all generations and economic circumstances. This is evident from his involvement with the Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, the Council on Aging, the Robbins Library, the Arlington Land Trust, the Food Pantry, the Arlington Food Safety Net Committee, and the Vision 2020 Environment Committee.
Bob understands our history – where we have been as a town and where we want to be in the future. He is young, energetic, enthusiastic, well educated, and open-minded. He is a good listener and will weigh all sides of an issue before making a decision. The citizens of Arlington will be well served to elect Bob Tosi to their Select Board.
We encourage you to join us in voting for Bob to the Select Board of Arlington on Saturday, April 6.
Dick and Tricia Cullinane
- Stephen J. Gilligan – “Balance”
Family, community, service, commitment, dedication, life. — each requires balance.
Arlington needs balance. Arlington’s Select Board needs balance. And the Board needs it so it can serve all residents equitably. Having served Arlington as your three-term Selectman and four-term Treasurer, I support Bob Tosi, and I know he’ll serve you with dedication, honesty, and balance.
Bob Tosi has balance and brings that balance to the care he gives his family and the service he gives to Arlington. Serving the needs of others through his efforts at the food pantry, for senior services, for various charitable organizations, and in delivering health management, Bob brings balanced service.
Bob Tosi will bring balance to decision-making on the Select Board. His commitment and dedication to Arlington will serve all residents with balance. No special interests, no political agenda, just dedicated service to all members of his Arlington family.
Bring balance to Arlington. Please cast your vote for Bob Tosi for Select Board Member on Saturday,
Stephen J. Gilligan, former Town of Arlington Treasurer
- Christopher Loreti – “diversity of thought and opinion”
Arlington’s political establishment is all for diversity—except when it comes to diversity of thought or opinion. That is why it is so important for the town to elect an independent voice to the Select Board. That is why I am asking you to join me in voting for Bob Tosi.
Bob’s service to the community is unmatched. I am particularly impressed by his commitment to groups that are often underserved in town, such as those with special needs, the poor, and the elderly. I believe Bob is the best candidate to represent all of Arlington, and give voice to all of its residents.
As a former member of the Redevelopment Board, I am gratified to see that Bob understands that the plan to rush significant zoning changes through Town Meeting next month without first establishing a coherent vision for the town’s development and without first engaging in genuine public participation is poor public policy.
Bob is also the best candidate to serve as a check on Arlington’s uncontrolled spending. Both the current members of the Select Board and the Finance Committee have shown themselves to be ineffectual in limiting budgets, resulting in continual property tax increases. The last thing the town needs is another member of the current Finance Committee moving to the Select Board.
Arlington needs a Select Board member who is not afraid to question the orthodoxies of the establishment. And it needs one who will represent the underrepresented. Bob Tosi is that person. Please vote for Bob on Saturday, April 6.
- Michael Ruderman – “…a man of leadership. He’s shrewd, analytical, the first one at the table with the grasp of all the facts.”
I want to tell you about a different Bob Tosi, Jr., different from the one that many others have described. You already know him as the guy with the heart as big as the town he has loved and served his entire life. From our youth to our seniors, there isn’t anyone in Arlington whose life hasn’t already been enriched by Bob’s career of service and dedication.
The Bob I know is a man of leadership. He’s shrewd, analytical, the first one at the table with the grasp of all the facts. He’s the one who sees where the evidence is leading and the decision that it dictates. Bob applies these skills to create consensus and achieve goals as smoothly as anyone I know.
These leadership skills don’t detract from his personal and professional service to others. They enrich everything he does. And, his dedication to the well-being of all Arlingtonians is the steady compass that directs Bob’s leadership. Head and heart have never worked better together.
I know Bob as the best choice for the next member of our Select Board. He’s truly a candidate in full, for a host of reasons. Please give him your vote on April 6.
- Nancy A. White – “He has the entire “package deal” of experience, intelligence and common sense”
- On April 6th Arlington will elect a new member to the Select Board. Now, more than ever, we need an individual who will be a representative for our children, for our seniors and for ALL of Arlington. Robert “Bob” Tosi, Jr., is the best choice.Arlington is a wonderfully diverse community. The town is a true potpourri of ages, religious and political beliefs, gender identities and socio-economic levels. What we do have in common is that we all are proud to call Arlington our home. Bob is a lifelong Arlingtonian who attended the public schools and graduated from Arlington High School. His community volunteerism and accomplishments are far too numerous to list. Bob’s history of commitment includes 31 years as a Town Meeting Member and 12 years on the Finance Committee. His caring reaches out to all generations through his involvement with the Council on Aging Board (14 years), the Arlington Boys and Girls Club (14 years) and the Arlington Food Pantry (17 years). His dedicated services to all of the above add up to an astonishing 88 years!Bob is the candidate who will represent all of us well. He has the entire “package deal” of experience, intelligence and common sense. He is a person of good character; he will work for us with honesty, devotion and integrity. He is a true TOSI: Trustworthy Open Sincere Involved.I encourage you to visit www.BobTosi.com to learn more about Robert “Bob” Tosi, Jr., and to address any concerns and questions you may have. Please join me on April 6th in voting for Bob Tosi for the Arlington Select Board.
Nancy A. White
- Tim Feeney – “years of demonstrable acts of community involvement throughout Arlington”
So why do I support Bob Tosi, and why do I feel the need for him to be part of the Select Board?
I support Bob because of his years of demonstrable acts of community involvement throughout Arlington. I will highlight a few of Bob’s organization and experience.
20+ years working as a volunteer with the Arlington Senior center, Arlington Historical Society, Assoc.- Special Needs Activities & Programs (A-SNAP), along with the Elks and Knights of Columbus
He has been involved with St. Camillus and St. Agnes parishes and is the current president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in these parishes. He has worked with the Arlington Food Pantry, and is a lifetime member of the Friends of Robbins Library. He is the chair for the Arlington Council on Aging.
These are just a few of the organizations that Bob does volunteer work for. I am tired just telling you about them, and if you add up all the years it comes to over 350 years of experience. I have personally worked with Bob on a number of occasions as he helps host a Halloween party here are the Knights for special needs individuals. It is this length and level of commitment that tells me Bob is devoted to the betterment of Arlington.
That is why I support Bob, now as to why I feel he is needed on the select board.
In Arlington over 90% of the tax base comes from residential property taxes, from about 14,600 properties. This means that even small changes in spending can be felt by the residents. With a number of articles up for a vote this year, including 15 related to zoning changes for multiunit and mixed use properties. We need a critical voice on the board who will ask the tough questions on these, and other, issues. These articles have long ranging implications on all the residents of Arlington, and I believe that Bob will be looking at the positive and negative effects for ALL residents. As someone who has attended Arlington schools, I am well aware of the importance of having a great school system and investing in that system. As a homeowner, I know the impact this spending has on my tax bill. It is this reason that we need Bob on the board, someone who will make sure that spending is tightly controlled while still providing for great schools and services to the residents of Arlington.
It is for these reasons that I will be voting for Bob Tosi for the Select Board, and I urge you to as well on April 6th.
- Bill Hayner – “Bob believes in Arlington”
Bob Tosi is the kind of person we need to bring a questioning voice to the Select Board.
He believes in Arlington; this can be seen by all the things he is involved in. He is a doer, not a talker. He talks softly but acts decisively. If something needs doing to help someone, old or young, Bob is there working to make it better. Bob’s life has been dedicated to helping the elderly and the special needs citizens of Arlington.
Bob is not someone who blows his horn. He will ask the tough questions. He will support our schools and the many needs of the town but will demand fiscal responsibility.
For all these and many more I support and urge you to vote for Bob Tosi for Select Board on April 6.
- Nancy Feeney – “I feel confident that Bob will lead Arlington in the best interests of all residents…”
I am pleased to support Bob Tosi for Select Board in Arlington.
I am glad I have gotten to know Bob and have always been impressed with his enthusiasm and commitment to this community. Bob was one of the first people who I became friends within the Town, and we were both catechism teachers at St. Agnes’ Church. He helped me have the courage needed to teach 9th graders and live out my Faith in the community. I have always admired how well Bob interacted with his students.
Bob’s passion for the town’s needy is evident as he encourages students to volunteer for Arlington Housing Corporation’s annual walk and especially for the Postal Service food drive that helps stock Arlington’s Food Pantry.
Bob cares for the youth and encourages their involvement with service, not with words but as a role model. I share in this compassion. I feel confident that Bob will lead Arlington in the best interests of all residents, including our youth.
Bob Tosi has my respect and he has earned my vote! Please join me on April 6th and vote Bob Tosi into office. I thank you.
- Maureen Jackson – “Bob Tosi has spent most of his life working to make Arlington the great town that we love! “
Bob Tosi has spent most of his life working to make Arlington the great town that we love!
Bob has given years of service as a volunteer to Arlington’s youth and senior population through his work in Town Meeting, as a programs volunteer to the special needs communities, helping the Housing Corporation of Arlington, and the Boys and Girls Club. He’s also served on the town’s Finance Committee and its Council on Aging.
I am confident that Bob will do a great job as an Arlington Select Board member and will do his best to keep Arlington a town we can all be proud of! He will be someone you can talk to and go to with your concerns. Bob is definitely the best choice for the Select Board with his knowledge of Arlington. That is why I am asking you to vote for Bob Tosi for the Select Board on April 6.
- Joanne Morel – “Bob is one in a million.”
Bob is one in a million. He is not your typical politician. He cares about the schools, the elderly, and, most importantly, the people. He wants to be our voice. He has given so much of his time to so many organizations. It is now Time for Tosi.
I have known Bob for about 40 years, since he went to Arlington High School with my daughter Lori. I know Bob through St. James Church and working at the Symmes Hospital Meals On Wheels program. As a fellow Town Meeting Member 31 years, a member of the Council on Aging Board 14 years (who saw his positive influence and impact on the future), and seeing his presence in many other organizations, I know he will represent all of us. Bob is the epitome of a real public servant for Arlington.
As a former Park Commissioner for 16 years, I know Bob cares greatly about preserving the environment and making Arlington a naturally beautiful and healthy place. Through his work with the Arlington Land Trust and the Vision 2020 Environment Committee (which he helped found), he has shown his strong support for the natural world.
As the former Vice President of the Pierce schools, I recognize his passion for education and our school system. In aiming to improve this town for all, Bob is starting with the schools because for him the kids represent Arlington’s future.
He has done a great deal to enhance Arlington’s diversity. Now, with his love for Arlington and its residents, and with our support, he will lead us to make our Arlington a town worthy of even greater respect. Join me in voting for Bob Tosi on April 6th for a seat on the Arlington Select Board.
- Frances Florencourt – “Whatever issue concerns you, Bob will work for you because he cares.”
One of my first grade students at the Locke was Bob Tosi. The joy of the teachers, parents and students and love of learning lifted the Lockites to a level of accomplishment and cooperation difficult to match. I remember that, even then, Bob was responsible, caring, honest, inquisitive, wanting to know and figure out, committed.
Bob continued on through the Arlington Schools and developed outstanding qualities for leadership. Look at his record of service to the Arlington community over the past 31 years: Arlington Finance Committee, Historical Society, Board of Council on Aging, Touch Down Club, Mentor for Boys and Girls Club, Cyrus Dallin Museum member, Friends of Robbins Library, town meeting member, and so many many more. Bob’s depth and breadth of service to Arlington is unmatched.
Whatever issue concerns you, Bob will work for you because he cares. That is who Bob is. A vote for Bob Tosi for Select Board on April 6th will be a vote for a great future for Arlington and for YOU.
- Carl Wagner – “Tosi will protect our town”
On Saturday, April 6, there is an important election, including for Town Meeting Members and for Select Board. Please vote!
I’m giving my vote for Select Board to Bob Tosi Jr. because he has a long track record of working in meaningful, helpful projects and organizations all around Arlington. He knows what works well in town and respects our history as well as those of us who live here and pay taxes now. He’ll also defend and promote our future. He’s pledged to be an independent voice for us — the renters, homeowners and businesses. He doesn’t have ties to developers that would stand to benefit if Arlington is turned into a place like the cities to the east of us.
Bob Tosi is the underdog in this election. Your vote for Bob on April 6 would bring help control the impact on us of enormous expenses and drastic urbanization changes that the town’s officials have proposed. Bob will find ways to save as much of Arlington as he can and keep down the burden of projects like the high school rebuild and the upcoming Prop 2 1/2 override.
Unlike Steve DeCourcey, an attorney who I believe has considerable past work connected to developers in surrounding communities, Bob Tosi has said publicly he will not accept decisions made from above that change our town negatively. Un-elected town officials have proposed articles that would allow for large, expensive new “luxury condos” and tear-down houses that dwarf neighbors. Sadly, the current members of the Select Board have taken no stand against this.
Decisions that could turn us into another Cambridge, Somerville or Everett should be made more carefully, with much more input from us, the people who actually live here and pay the taxes that keep Town Hall running — and Bob has pledged that these questions should involve us and be properly discussed in town before we’re forced to change ourselves. As for these articles that push density on us — we in Town Meeting have to vote on those, starting April 22. You can learn more at the website tm.arfrr.org.
Carl Wagner, Precinct 11 Town Meeting member
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 14, 2019
- Maureen Crewe – “He will represent you well in making the decisions which enable Arlington to be the best …”
I met Bob many years ago while teaching catechism at the St. Agnes Confirmation Program in Arlington. Bob’s compassionate personality came through very quickly. He cares about the teens of Arlington and works very hard on his own time to educate and lead by example on how to give back to the community. Together Bob and I organized a night out for the teachers to unify the program and share experiences.
I left the program when my youngest son Brendan graduated from high school. I found out that Bob continued to work in the program for 5 years. Teaching catechism was in addition to Bob’s participation in many other town charities including the Food Pantry, Arlington Historical Society, Friends of Robbins Library, and the Arlington Council on Aging. In fact, Bob has given his time and energy to so many charities in Arlington it is hard to imagine anyone else that has given more. Moreover, the dedication to Arlington’s well being goes deeper when you think of the time given as Town Meeting Member (31 years), Arlington Finance Committee (12 years), and volunteer for Arlington Seniors (29 years).
The issues and problems of Arlington are many and have been discussed and debated for years at Town Meeting, and even daily at the Senior Center. Knowing we have someone that really understands these issues and cares about the impact choices made by the Select Board have on the people is important. That is why I hope you join me on April 6, 2019 in voting for Bob Tosi, Jr. for Select Board. He will represent you well in making the decisions which enable Arlington to be the best it can be into the 21st century.
- Bob Powers – “I know Bob will be an independent voice on the Select Board…”
I’m a father, a homeowner and concerned citizen of Arlington since moving here in the 70s. I believe that Arlington will be facing unique challenges as we move forward with the building of a new high school and license new businesses. How we address these issues will determine what type of town we may be. How do we keep Arlington and inclusive community where there is affordable housing for working families? How do we keep Arlington a destination for young professionals to establish their roots, while assisting the elderly who struggle to stay in their homes where they raised families?
I’ve known Bob Tosi and his family for decades. I’ve witnessed Bob’s commitment to public service in both the town and church. I know Bob will be an independent voice on the Select Board who will listen to the concerns of all the citizens, and address the tough questions and issues with thoughtfulness and fairness. Bob’s professional experience of balancing budgets and working with people make him uniquely qualified. His work on the Finance Committee and numerous town boards has been invaluable
I know Bob as a man of integrity and fairness who will do the hard work necessary to keep Arlington on the right track. I hope you will join me and my family and supporting and electing Bob Tosi Jr. on April 6th He will get the job done. Thank you.
- Dick Constantin – “Another Arlington Senior Voting Bob Tosi for Select Board“
“With over 50+ years as a resident, I have seen tremendous growth but at the same time as we go forward we need someone to exercise financial control.
Having known the Tosi family for a number of years, I can honestly say Bob will give an honest and trustworthy effort in protecting the wellness of every citizen with Arlington’s future.
We need someone who will be a gatekeeper for the control of the expenditures of our town.
That’s where we need someone with Bob’s experience with civic and philanthropic activities and as a lifelong resident to keep our town financially strong.’
- Larry and Susan Greco – “It is with great confidence that we endorse Bob Tosi…”
‘It is with great confidence that we endorse Bob Tosi in his campaign for election to the Arlington Select Board. Bob’s experience is extensive and encompasses diverse town groups. His most known endeavors include being a Town Meeting Member for 31 years, a member of the Arlington Finance Committee for 12 years and a member of the Arlington Council on Aging for 14 years, three years of which he served as chairman. What might not be as well known is Bob’s commitment to the people of Arlington through his volunteer efforts associated with the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, the Arlington Food Pantry, the Housing Corporation of Arlington, the Arlington Senior Center, St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Arlington Historical Society, the Friends of Robbins Library, the Knights of Columbus, and the churches of St. James, St. Camillus, and St. Agnes. All of these experiences uniquely allow Bob to reach across generations and perspectives to view concerns from multiple vantage points and to find solutions that respect all of Arlington’s citizens. Bob is a man of impeccable integrity, steadfast dedication, caring compassion, and tireless energy. The only special interest group that Bob represents is the town of Arlington and ALL of its members..
Thus we respectfully ask for your vote for Bob Tosi for Select Board on April 6th .”
Larry and Susan Greco
- Donna Janis – “Bob is nobody’s rubber stamp…”
I support Bob Tosi for election to Arlington’s Select Board. Bob has built an amazing record of service to our town for over 31 years. He has the expertise to provide much needed scrutiny and discipline to fiscal issues coming before the Board.
Bob is nobody’s rubber stamp. He’ll ask the hard questions and will ensure the Board is provided with full facts and cost/benefit analyses where needed to make properly informed decisions.
Bob will fight for the taxpayers, and under his stewardship the needs of residents and business owners will receive both attention and respect.
Bob will serve with his trademark integrity, compassion and dedication. I hope you’ll join me in voting for Bob Tosi.
- Ethel and Chris Doyle Letter – “Bob will be a true representative for all of Arlington”
“Please join us in electing Bob Tosi to the Arlington Select Board on April 6, 2019.
We believe that Bob will be a true representative for all of Arlington. His credentials as a dedicated public servant are well documented. Bob has participated in our local government as a Town meeting member for 31 years, as well as a member of the Finance Committee and the Arlington Land Trust. His commitment to our youth is evident from his roles at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club and the Touch Down Club and as a catechist at St. Agnes and St. Camillus parishes. Bob has always been a dedicated advocate for our seniors through his efforts on the Council on Aging and his own career as a Care Manager for Minuteman Senior Services. He is a caring supporter of those who face life challenges, proven by his work at the Arlington Food Pantry, the Housing Corporation, the Food Safety Net Committee and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Bob is proud of the local character and heritage of our community shown by his support of the Cyrus Dallin Museum, the Robbins Library and the Arlington Historical Society.
Bob Tosi is a caring, compassionate and intelligent man, willing to listen to all sides of an issue. He is a person of integrity, an independent voice, who is not afraid to ask the difficult questions and seek answers to them. We are proud to call Bob Tosi our friend.
The town of Arlington faces many challenging issues in the years to come. Bob Tosi will serve the Select Board with the same passion he exhibits in all of his endeavors.”
Ethel & Chris Doyle
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 27, 2014
Logan Letter – “In Support of Bob Tosi for Selectman”
My name is William J. Logan and I am writing in support of Bob Tosi for Selectman. I first met Bob twenty years ago when I became involved in town politics as a Town Meeting Member. I have observed Bob in Town Meeting and seen how concerned he is with the issues and often speaks passionately during the meetings. Whenever I want to discuss a Town issue with Bob, he is all ears and always offers sound advice during our conversations. What I really like about Bob is that he often solicits others for their opinion and wants to hear everyone’s ideas.
Bob is very involved in the community as evidenced by his participation in over 15 different public and private organizations in Arlington including: Boys and Girls Club, Council on Aging Board, Finance committee, Food Pantry, Historical Society, Housing Corporation, Land Trust, and Vision 2020. I believe, with all the years that Bob has spent in organizational leadership roles, his experience makes him a fine candidate for the office of Selectman. Further Bob has practical understanding of working with the elderly due to his employment with Minuteman Senior Services as a Care Manager. Bob will work hard for more services for the elderly and the community in general. Bob also supports the need for the town to address the status of Arlington High School which is in disrepair.
Please join me in voting for Bob Tosi for Selectman on April 5th, 2014.
William J. Logan, Esq. –
Town Meeting Member Precinct 2
- Greco Letter – “Great Confidence that We Endorse Bob Tosi”
It is with great confidence that we endorse Bob Tosi in his campaign for election to the Arlington Board of Selectman. Bob’s experience is extensive and encompasses diverse town groups. His most known endeavors include being a Town Meeting Member for 27 years, a member of the Arlington Finance Committee for 12 years and a member of the Arlington Council on Aging for 9 years, three years of which he served as chairman.
What might not be as well known is Bob’s commitment to the people of Arlington through his volunteer efforts associated with the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, the Arlington Food Pantry, the Housing Corporation of Arlington, St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Arlington Historical Society, the Friends of Robbins Library, the Knights of Columbus, and the churches of St. James, St. Camillus, and St. Agnes. All of these experiences uniquely allow Bob to reach across generations and perspectives to view concerns from multiple vantage points and to find solutions that respect all of Arlington’s citizens. Bob is a man of impeccable integrity, steadfast dedication, caring compassion, and tireless energy. The only special interest group that Bob represents is the town of Arlington and ALL of it’s members.
Thus we respectfully ask your consideration in casting one of your two votes for selectman for Bob Tosi on April 5th.
Larry & Susan Greco – Dodge Street
- Kenney Letter – “Bob is a Tireless Worker”
I’m writing in support of Bob Tosi for Arlington’s Board of Selectmen. Bob is a tireless worker with an impressive list of community service: 27 years as Town Meeting Member, 12 years on the Finance Committee, 9 years with the Arlington Council on Aging all while volunteering his time at the Arlington Food Pantry, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and with the Special Needs Association. That’s just to name a few, the list goes on.
Bob is a man of integrity who will listen to his constituents. You can be sure his actions will be in support of all Arlington citizens. He will definitely not cater to special interests, that’s not in his character.
Bob is committed to maintaining high standards in our school system and in serving the needs of Arlington’s senior citizens. I’m confident he’ll do a great job as selectman and I ask you to join me in voting for Bob Tosi on April 5th.
Pete Kenney –
Cutter Hill Rd
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 20, 2014
Jackson Letter – “Bob Tosi for Selectman”
Bob Tosi has worked his whole life to make Arlington a great town to live, work, go to school, drive and shop in. He has helped make Arlington a wonderful place to grow up in and to grow old in. Bob is one of our towns most dedicated volunteers. He has been a Town meeting member for 27 years, Food Pantry volunteer for over 10 years, Council on Aging board member and associate member, a friendly visitor volunteer to our senior citizens, 15 years as an Arlington special needs activities and programs volunteer, plus has volunteered for the Housing Corporation of Arlington, Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Arlington Finance Committee member, etc. He knows first hand all about Arlington.
Bob has given years of service as a volunteer to Arlington’s youth and senior population. That is why I am asking you to vote for Bob Tosi for Selectman on April 5. I am confident he will do a great job as an Arlington Selectman and will do his best to keep Arlington a town we can all be proud of!
Maureen Jackson, Lansdowne Road
- Feeney Letter – ” Pleased to Endorse Bob Tosi”
I am pleased to endorse Bob Tosi for Arlington Selectman.
I met Bob a few years ago as a fellow CCD instructor and have been impressed with his enthusiasm and commitment to this community. We teach Christian Cathechism to 9th graders together at St. Agnes’ Church. preparing students for their sacrament of Confirmation. I looked up to Bob, as I was new to St Agnes’.
I am originally from North Quincy, but I married a man from Arlington where we now live with our family. I feel fortunate to have met Bob, who welcomed me into our parish and as a new teacher allowed me to learn from him. I have always admired how well Bob interacted with his students and his willingness to take on a leadership role in the program, assisting two of the former Directors whenever he could. We fellow teachers really needed that leadership.
Bob’s passion for the needy in our townis evident as he encourages students to volunteer for Arlington Housing Corporation’s Annual Walk and, especially, for the Postal Service Food Drive that helps stock Arlington’s Food Pantry.
Bob cares for the youth and inspires their involvement with service, not only with words but also as a role model. I share in this compassion. I encourage my class and my family to always help wherever needed.
I am aware of Bob’s volunteer work at Arlington Boys & Girls Club as a former mentor and Incorporator.
As a mother of two teenage daughters; I feel confident that Bob will lead Arlington in the best interests of all residents, including our youth.
Bob Tosi has my respect and he has earned my vote. Please join me in voting Bob Tosi on April 5th.
Nancy Feeney – Howard St.
- Morel Letter – “Bob is One in a Million“
Bob is one in a million. To know him is to love him. He is not your typical politician. He cares about the schools, the elderly, and, most importantly, the people. He wants to be our voice.
He is running for selectman because he truly cares about Arlington. As a lifelong resident (76 years), I fully support Bob.
I know Bob through St. James Church and working at the Symmes Hospital meals on wheels program. However, I have known Bob for about 35 years, since he went to Arlington High School with my daughter Lori. As a fellow Town Meeting Member, a member of the Council on Aging Board (who joined after Bob’s 9 years and saw his positive influence and impact on the future), and seeing his presence in many other organizations, I know he will represent all of us. Bob is the epitome of a real public servant in Arlington.
As a former Park Commissioner for 16 years, I know Bob cares greatly about preserving the environment and making Arlington a naturally beautiful and healthy place. Through his work with the Arlington Land Trust and the Vision 2020 Environment Committee (which he helped found), he has shown his strong support for the natural world.
As the former Vice President of the Pierce schools, I recognize his passion for education and our school system. In aiming to improve this town for all, Bob is starting with the schools because for him the kids represent Arlington’s future.
He has done a great deal to enhance Arlington’s diversity. Now, with his love for Arlington and its residents, and with our support, he will lead us to make our Arlington a town worthy of even greater respect. Join me in voting for Bob Tosi on April 5th for Arlington Selectman.
Joanne Morel –
Former Arlington Park Commissioner
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 13, 2014
- Crewe Letter – “Bob will Represent You“
I met Bob many years ago while teaching CCD at the St. Agnes Confirmation Program in Arlington. His compassionate personality came through very quickly. He cares about the teens of Arlington and works very hard on his own time to educate and lead by example on how to give back to the community. We suggested ideas for more social events like dances to keep the teens of Arlington more engaged in the community. Also, we organized a night out for the teachers to unify the program and share experiences.
After I left the program, as my youngest son Brendan graduated high school, I found out that Bob continued to work in the program for 5 (or more) years. This is in addition to his participation in many other charities around town including the Food Pantry. In fact, Bob has given his time and energy to so many charities in Arlington it is hard to imagine anyone else that has given more. Moreover, the dedication to Arlington’s well being goes deeper when you think of the time given as Town Meeting Member (27 years), Arlington Finance Committee (12 years), and volunteer for Arlington Seniors (20 years).
The issues and problems of Arlington are many and have been discussed and debated for years at Town Meeting, and even daily at the Senior Center. Knowing we have someone that really understands these issues and cares about the impact choices made by the Board of Selectmen have on the people is important. That is why I hope you join me on April 5, 2014 in voting for Bob Tosi, Jr. for Selectman who will represent you well in making the decisions to enable Arlington to be the best it can be going forward into the 21st Century.
Maureen Crewe –
- Ferraro Letter – “Bob is Definitely Familiar with Town Issues“
Bob Tosi is a candidate for the Arlington Board of Selectmen and I believe he truly deserves this position. I’ve known Bob for over 30 years, since he and my son were classmates at Arlington High School. As a former school committee member, I know Bob is committed to our youth, their education, and ensuring appropriate investment is made to maintain all of our schools.
He has the leadership & people skills necessary to serve in the office. He is courteous; he listens with an open mind, and he is willing to explore new arguments and ideas.
Bob is definitely familiar with town issues, having served for years as a member of Town Meeting, the Finance Committee, and the Council on Aging Board. Bob and I both served on the Finance Committee which is a demanding position where you really understand the towns budget. I served there for 6 years and Bob doubled my service with 12 years of commitment so I can firmly attest that he is a forward thinking leader and one with first-class integrity. I am confident that Bob Tosi is the town selectman Arlington needs and I hope you will join me in giving him your vote on April 5th.
Deborah Ferraro, Grafton St.
Former School Committee Member
Former Finance Committee Member
- Comeau Letter – “Bob Cares has Great Experience & Offers a New Ideas”
When I think of Bob Tosi, it makes me think of this word: caring. Bob will go out of his way to help anyone who needs it. He creates and shows a real feeling that if you need help or even just a shoulder to lean on, he will always be there.
I have known Bob for almost a decade, since we first met at St. Camillus’ Church and also through a charity walk we did together.
Bob is well respected in the town by both the youth and the seniors. For years he has taught the CCD Confirmation class and is valued and appreciated by his students. Some have even said he was the best teacher they ever had.
Bob has served on numerous committees around Arlington. He does a great deal of volunteer work to give back to the town, so he understands the needs of the community on all fronts.
Each year he volunteers for the Friends of Council on Aging Road Race in town, which attracts people of all ages. I have seen Bob in action volunteering at the Food Pantry where he interacts with volunteers and clients with both dignity and respect. Whenever there is an event, Bob is always there to help out in whatever way.
Bob also has the experience to be an excellent Selectman. He has been in Town Meeting for almost 3 decades and with the Finance Committee for a dozen years. If you want to see how involved Bob really is please check out his website at www.BobTosi.com. Arlington needs Bob Tosi now. He offers a fresh perspective and new ideas.
Bob will make a great Selectman and he will really help everyone. Please join me in voting for Bob Tosi for Arlington Selectman on April 5th.
Marianne Comeau – Fisher Road
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 29, 2012
- Budnik Letter – “Tosi cares about community“
Bob Tosi walks the walk.
It seems he’s been doing this all his life… its called caring about our community.
Everything from being a Town Meeting member for about 25 years to being a founding member of Vision 2020’s Environment Committee. Bob works as a care manager for Minuteman Senior Services. It’s demanding. He helps the frail, disabled and elderly. I know how hard he works. I see it daily. I work there, too, for the SHINE organization.
His commitment includes all generations; having volunteered and been involved with Arlington special needs activities and programs, the Boys & Girls Club, the Food Pantry, being a friendly visitor for our senior citizens and a volunteer and former chairman of the Council on Aging board.
His financial background with a B.S. degree in accounting, prior accounting and business experience with State Street Bank, HealthSouth and as a Finance Committee member is particularly relevant for our economic times.
His is a commitment to our community that includes both the young and elderly. Taken together it’s called hands-on experience and taking responsibility to move our town forward. I think he would make a great selectman. Why not take a closer look?
Arthur Budnik, Washington Street
- Donovan Letter –“Tosi’s experience counts”
Please vote for Bob Tosi for the Board of Selectmen at the Tuesday, April 10 election.
A lifelong resident of Arlington, Bob has demonstrated time and time again his dedication to our community and all the people who live here, young and old. His background in business administration, particularly accounting, along with the work he has done on the Council on Aging, the Boys & Girls Club, the Food Pantry and special needs clearly indicates his commitment to all the residents of our town.
When experience counts, count on Bob Tosi. Please vote for this outstanding candidate on April 10. To learn more about Bob, please visit www.bobtosi.com.
Anne Donovan, Mass. Ave.
- Jackson Letter – “Tosi will make great selectman“
Bob Tosi has worked his whole life to make Arlington a better place for all to live, work, drive and shop in.
He has helped make Arlington a great place to grow up in and to grow old in. Bob is one of our town’s most dedicated volunteers. He has been a Town Meeting member for 24 years, Food Pantry volunteer for 10 years, Council on Aging board member and associate member for seven years, a friendly visitor volunteer to our senior citizens, 15 years as an Arlington special needs activities and programs volunteer, plus has volunteered for the Housing Corporation of Arlington, Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Arlington Finance Committee member, etc. He knows first hand all about Arlington.
Bob has given years of service to Arlington’s youth and senior population.
That is why I am asking you to choose Bob Tosi as one of your votes for selectman on April 10. I am confident he will do a great job as selectman and will help to keep Arlington a great place to live in!
Maureen Jackson, Lansdowne Road
- Bowler Letter – “Tosi a man of character“
Why should I or anyone else give Bob Tosi one of our two votes for selectmen in the upcoming town election on Tuesday, April 10? I am voting for Bob based on three basic fundamental principles that I feel all candidates should be judged by in this election: character, community service and experience in town government.
I know Bob to be a good and decent person. He is a person of faith. He believes in the creed that we are all called upon in this life to love God and to serve others. He is a caring, concerned and compassionate person. This claim is supported by his 22 years as a lecturer, extraordinary minister at St. James, St. Camillus and St. Agnes. He has participated in numerous fundraising activities to serve the poor, the needy, the elderly and the sick in our community.
Bob has been a volunteer at the Arlington Food for 10 years. Bob has been a member of St. Agnes Church St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference for eight years and is the current vice-president. This society offers person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in our community and beyond.
Bob is currently a member and formerly an associate member for the past seven years of the Arlington Council on Aging, serving as chairman of the council for the past three years. He has been a senior citizen volunteer for over 22 years.
Bob has been a member and a volunteer of the Housing Corporation of Arlington for six years. The HCA is a non-profit community development organization devoted to providing affordable housing opportunities and homelessness prevention solutions to low-income households in our community.
Bob has been and still is involved at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Bob was a member of the Arlington Finance Committee for 12 years. Bob has benefited from his experience on this committee and from his 24 years as a Town Meeting member.
Based on Bob’s belief, that one is called to be of service to others before self, and his record of community service that attest and confirm that belief, one of my two votes for selectmen will be for Bob Tosi Jr. I hope you all will feel the same way.
An informed and involved electorate breeds intelligent voting, which is the very essence of our democracy. Please vote. May God continue to bless our country and community.
Jack Bowler, Central Street
- McKinney Letter Excerpt – “Endorsing four“
My friends know me as a moderate and understated individual with a love of the participatory nature of our town government. The opportunity to recommend four excellent candidates in only one letter is a bargain not to be missed. Rather than dwell at length at the qualities that lead me to cast my ballots for these gentlemen, I will say only that I have been witness to their activities that have been of benefit to our town.
… Bob Tosi has demonstrated his concern and his capabilities in a score of challenging activities and responsibilities, most of which are there to serve people and make life better for them. Anyone who goes to work each day to help those who are least able to help themselves is the sort of person we need on our board. …
These are my choices, and my best to all those who take the time, the effort and the personal sacrifice to run for office. Let’s be sure to vote.
Laurence O. McKinney, Foster Street
- Kraemer Letter – “Tosi has great experience“
Experience counts! And what experience Bob Tosi would bring to the selectmen’s desk. Bob’s resume of volunteer experience in Arlington is unsurpassable. He has devoted countless hours to this community — and especially to people in need. His volunteer work at the Arlington Food Pantry, the Council on Aging, the Housing Corporation, the Boys & Girls Club — plus his professional experience — places him in good stead to represent very well those constituents.
And his volunteer experience as a Finance Committee member and a Town Meeting member puts him in good stead to represent all of us.
Bob’s gentle demeanor and his good listening skills are characteristics in demand for a good citizen representative.
Please give him one of your votes for Arlington selectman!
Patsy Kraemer, Columbia Road
- MacGowen Letter – “Tosi supports seniors“
I am writing in support of Bob Tosi’s candidacy for selectman. I have worked with Bob on several committees over the years and have seen firsthand Bob’s commitment to the people of Arlington. His proven dedication to the seniors of our town is evident. Bob understands the needs and challenges that face our senior population. He is uniquely qualified to make decisions that impact not only seniors, but also all citizens of Arlington.
My first choice for Arlington selectman is Bob Tosi. Please exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, April 10, and cast your vote for this excellent and qualified candidate. A vote for Bob is a vote for all seniors in our town.
Ann MacGowan, Mill Street
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 22, 2012
- Fuller Letter Excerpt – “Tosi, Curro for Selectmen”
In the campaign for Board of Selectmen, two candidates stand out from the field: Bob Tosi Jr. and Joe Curro.
Bob Tosi brings a wealth of experience to the table: over 20 years in Town Meeting, 12 years on the Finance Committee (where the budgetary heavy lifting is done), long involvement in the Council on Aging, and many other services to Arlington too numerous to list here. (Visit bobtosi.com for more information.) He cheerfully became my mentor when I joined him as a Precinct 20 Town Meeting representative and from this I soon learned what Bob Tosi is all about: service to others without blowing his own horn. This quiet and selfless man would make an excellent selectman
Last year’s override and health insurance reforms have loosened the Proposition 2 ½ noose around our collective neck, but it will inevitably tighten again: the Board of Selectmen will be front and center in dealing with the resulting budgetary issues. Of the five candidates, Bob Tosi and Joe Curro together offer the best combination of qualities — dedication, energy, experience, knowledge, good hearts and open minds — to be effective selectmen as the board deals with these financial matters and other as future policy issues that will confront Arlington. That’s why they have my two votes. I hope they will also have yours.
Peter Fuller, Kilsythe Road
- Cravotta Letter – “Curro, Tosi will Listen“
I have watched and participated in scores of policy-making board and committee meetings throughout my career in real estate management. I believe the best decisions and policies are made when individuals treat people with respect, truly hearing what others have to say, and allowing oneself to be persuaded to change perspective without hunkering down in a position of determined objection. The only way a board makes sound decisions is when members and the public are treated with respect and all opinions are valued and truly considered.
Joe Curro and Bob Tosi will bring these qualities to the Board of Selectmen. Joe has served on committees/boards where opinions were often stridently divided. On the Symmes Neighborhood Advisory Committee, he served as a voice of reason, and helped lead with a firm, yet gentle, well-reasoned mind. As a Human Rights commissioner, he provided smart, compassionate input and guidance. As a member of the School Committee, he dealt respectfully and thoughtfully with the varying positions and perspectives of his colleagues.
Bob Tosi has had to make hundreds of decisions for more than a quarter-century as a Town Meeting member, respecting his constituents and their concerns. For the past 12 years, he has helped to create our town’s budgets and has made tough decisions with clarity and thoughtfulness. He has volunteered countless hours of his time to groups where sensitive, personal issues required a compassionate, intelligent listener with the ability to offer thoughtful input and leadership.
Both of these men come to the table with the requisite years of experience in town government, managing our finances, handling sensitive human rights-related issues, helping special needs groups and our senior population and managing our public schools. I cannot think of better training grounds than the areas in which these two men have already served. But what I like most about both Joe and Bob is they possess the personalities and temperaments needed to be effective leaders. They do their homework, they listen to the positions of others and they allow their own minds to change.
Joe Curro and Bob Tosi have shown us repeatedly that they can be productive, well-informed, civil community leaders. They are consensus builders who always respect the positions of others and make their decisions based upon input from all involved, which is, in my opinion, a winning combination.
Thomas Cravotta, Raleigh Street
- Comeau Letter – “Bob is a Tireless Worker“
I am excited to endorse Bob Tosi as the best candidate for Arlington selectman.
With Bob, what you see is what you get. Bob is a true Arlingtonian — he always gives back and he is always there to help anyone in need. I can personally tell you that I have had more than my share of firsthand experiences of being personally helped by this very caring individual.
If you vote for Bob Tosi you will get a knowledgeable, loyal and committed individual. He is dedicated to Arlington and to any group, activity or roles that he partakes in and to all the people associated with these groups. Please join me in voting for Bob Tosi for Arlington’s Board of Selectmen.
Marianne Comeau, Fisher Road
- White Letter Excerpt – “Tosi is Deeply Committed”
All voters should turn out for elections on April 10. Democracy is not only a great privilege, but also our local politicians work directly for all of us to retain and improve our quality of life here in Arlington.
I can say with confidence that if you join me in making Bob Tosi your first choice for selectman, you will choose an intelligent, experienced individual who has deep commitment to Arlington and its residents.
One of the many excellent attributes about Bob is the way he can relate to people of all generations. This is revealed in his sincere dedication to young people as a religious education teacher and his devotion to Arlington’s seniors by his service on the Arlington Council on Aging Board. He has also served as a Town Meeting member for 24 years.
Are you worried about our town finances during these trying economic times? Be assured that Arlington’s funds will be carefully handled, thanks to Bob’s honest character and many years of experience on Arlington’s Finance Committee. Bob also volunteers for the Arlington Food Pantry. Bob willingly gives so much to Arlington that I honestly wonder when he has time to eat and sleep!
Bob is an active and supporting member of several community organizations such as the Arlington Historical Society and the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum. Bob enjoys attending every meeting and event that he can, nearly all of them. As a docent and photographer for the Dallin Museum, I can attest to that fact. The Dallin Museum has several photo albums of events such as gallery openings and statue unveilings. Looking through the albums, there is Bob. Turn a few pages. Oh, look, is that…? Yes. It’s Bob Tosi. Open another album. You guessed it — there’s Bob.
Bob Tosi is a man with good moral values who accepts all of his fellow human beings without judgments or complaints. He means what he says and he says what he means in a kind and sincere diplomatic manner. Is it any wonder that Bob brings out the best in people and helps to resolve issues? Please join me by voting for Bob Tosi as your first choice for selectman on Tuesday, April 10. …
Nancy A. White, Summer Street
- Sheehan Letter – “Tosi Gives to Town”
I am a legally blind lifelong resident of Arlington. I first met Bob Tosi when I was mainstreamed into Arlington Public Schools in 1977. At the young age of 10 Bob immediately made me feel welcome and a difficult time in my life a little better.
Since then, Bob has been like a part of my family and was always kind and caring to my now late parents. Bob helped me to complete an application for public housing where I now reside. I now feel more secure that I have an affordable place to call home. Although I am an independent person, Bob schedules my annual tax preparation, helps complete paperwork and assists with transportation as needed. Bob accompanies me to every election and assists in the completion of my ballot. I trust Bob to ensure my ballot is marked with my choices even when he supports another candidate.
I know that I am just one of the scores if not hundreds of Arlington citizens that Bob generously gives his time to assist. Bob and I both participated as youth in programs at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Serving as a mentor or as a corporator, Bob has given back to the Club, as he has to so many local causes. Bob is a brother of mine in the Arlington Knights of Columbus, but more importantly a close friend.
Bob Tosi is my first choice for Arlington selectman. He really cares about the town and the people who live here. He has been there for me for over 35 years and his caring nature is unparalleled to anyone I know. Please join me in giving my friend, Bob Tosi, your vote and support for Arlington selectman.
Ron Sheehan, Winslow Street
- Bruno Letter – “Support Tosi”
I work with Bob Tosi at Minuteman Senior Services, a non-profit agency caring for the elderly.
Bob is a very honest and hardworking individual. Because Bob is such a caring and compassionate person, he does a super job caring for his elderly clients
Bob has served his community as a Town Meeting member, as a member of the Finance Committee and volunteering his time with many Arlington organizations.
I am a lifelong resident of Arlington. I have never actively supported anyone running for political office. However, I feel strongly about endorsing Bob. He cares very much about Arlington and I know he would be an excellent selectman.
My husband, Tony, and I plan on voting for Bob. I hope you will consider Bob Tosi and give him your vote on election day.
Marilyn Bruno, Mayflower Road
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 8, 2012
- Worden Letter Excerpt – “Curro, Tosi for BOS”
The election season has brought us a wonderful opportunity to elect two outstanding community members to the Board of Selectmen. It is indeed a pleasant surprise that both Joe Curro and Bob Tosi have chosen to run for selectman. I have known them for many years.
Bob Tosi was a classmate of one of my sons (James) at Arlington High School and I have followed his progress since he graduated from Merrimack College. His accounting experience and years working on Arlington’s Finance Committee will be invaluable on the Board of Selectmen. His service as Town Meeting member has been exemplary as have his charitable work for the Food Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He has supported preservation of historic properties and open space together with affordable housing. But particularly superior are his care and attention to seniors’ issues. When I served on Arlington’s Housing Authority many of our clients were seniors and his skill and dedication in helping them was outstanding as is evident in his work with Minuteman Senior Services.
Please vote for these excellent candidates for the Board of Selectmen at the Tuesday, April 10 election and I want to tell my fellow Precinct 8 residents that I would be very grateful for one of your four votes to re-elect me as one of your Town Meeting members.
Patricia Barron Worden, Jason St.
- Baron Letter Excerpt – “Vote Curro, Tosi”
When the Board of Selectmen meets on April 16, two of the members will be brand new and one will be finishing his first 12 months.
We need two new selectmen who have worked on town commissions and committees, interacted with town staff and leadership, have a solid knowledge of the issues we are facing and will hit the ground running. In my opinion, Joe Curro and Bob Tosi best exemplify this readiness. Moreover, they embody all that is good about Arlington. Each of these men has shown a deep-rooted love of our community and all the people who live here — from the newly arrived to our senior population.
I hope that you will join me in voting for Joe Curro and Bob Tosi. At this crucial time, when our town faces serious financial, environmental and quality-of-life issues, there is no substitute for experience.
Sheri Baron, Raleigh Street
Letters to the Arlington Advocate March 1, 2012
- Sasso Letter – “Tosi for Selectman“
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my first choice for Arlington selectman, Bob Tosi.
Over the past 20-plus years, I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob and watching him mature and grow as a person. What has struck me most is that he has always been there to help. Whether in small ways at local activities, or in larger roles as a leader on various initiatives that benefit the town and its residents, Bob is always there. It wasn’t a surprise to me to learn about all of the areas where Bob has been active and not just for a token amount of time.
Bob is a dedicated individual, evident from the longevity of service in activities such as Town Meeting, his work with seniors, religious institutions, fraternal organizations, and the Finance Committee, just to name a few. I would go so far to say that he feels a responsibility to give back in exchange for the benefits he has gained in life. This even translated to his most recent career choice, that of a care manager for Minuteman Senior Services.
As a senior myself, I know he understands how this community needs to balance the desire to grow and provide the necessary services to its residents, but at a reasonable cost. For those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Bob, I think you will agree that his most enduring quality is his moral character. He doesn’t just talk about what needs to be done — he does it. I have also found Bob to be a great listener, wanting to understand the issues and make informed decisions that are in alignment with his reason for being. During his tenure with the Knights of Columbus he has been an active member, participating in the numerous fundraising and community service activities, including my favorite event, seeing him dress up as a costume character for the Patriots Day parade, eliciting smiles from the kids (my grandkids, especially).
I hope you will join me in casting one of your votes for selectman for Bob.
Virginia Sasso, Foster Street