Event Notices

State Senate Candidates Forum Set for Thursday Night


Save Our North End Waterfront, a community-organizing arm opposed to the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel project, will host the first forum for State Senator candidates of the First Suffolk and Middlesex district on Thursday, March 3 at 6 pm at The Pilot House.

The first of the special election cycle, the forum will focus on proposed developments to Boston’s waterfront and climate preparedness in the district, which includes Boston’s North End, Beacon Hill, East Boston, Revere, Winthrop and parts of Cambridge. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End/Waterfront, is set to deliver opening remarks at the forum.

Save Our North End Waterfront has gathered over 1,100 petition signatures in opposition to the proposed large-scale luxury hotel on Lewis Wharf. The four Boston At-Large Councilors, State Representative Michlewitz, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, and Boston City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina have joined neighbors in strong opposition to the proposed Lewis Wharf project.

State Senator Petruccelli last year announced his plan to resign from the State House, ending his 16-year career representing the North End in the legislature. Seven candidates from across the district have joined the race to fill his seat in an election this May.

WHAT: First forum for First Suffolk & Middlesex candidates

WHEN: Thursday, March 3
6 p.m.

WHERE: Pilot House
2 Atlantic Avenue,
Boston, MA 02110

Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop)
Lydia Edwards (D-East Boston)
Diana Hwang (D-East Boston)
Jay Livingstone (D-Beacon Hill)
Dan Rizzo (D-Revere)

Opening remarks by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will also have a membership table at the event.