Great Work Recognized: Congratulations to School Traffic Supervisors Joan Barbarisi and Toni Piemonte for their actions during the following incident:
At about 3:05 PM on March 15, 2019 School Traffic Supervisors Barbarisi and Piemonte were assigned to their post at Bennington Street and Ashley Street in East Boston when they noticed heavy smoke coming from a building at 1141 Bennington Street. While crossing children from the Curtis Guild School, they immediately began to divert the children away from the smoke. Both Barbarisi and Piemonte remained on scene for hours keeping pedestrians and vehicles away from the smoke and fire until the scene was under control.
For their dedicated efforts, outstanding work, and sheer selflessness, School Traffic Supervisors Barbarisi and Piemonte are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.